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Living Room Chat on the Reopening of Schools with Special Guest Dr. Stephen Turkovich

March 11, 2021

On Thursday, March 11, Dr. Stephen Turkovich joined myself, other board members, parents, teachers, community members, and a student for a very profound and educational chat on the reopening of schools in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recordings of this chat can be viewed in the two recorded videos below:

Board Member-at-Large Larry Scott (BPS Update)


Dr. Stephen Turkovich (Opening Remarks)

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Q & A with Dr. Turkovich & Board Member Larry Scott


Dr. Ann Rivera (Board Member-at-Large & Parent), Jennifer Mecozzi (Board Member, West District), Philip Marcello (student), Dr. Wendy Mistretta (DPCC President & Parent), Pastor Kenneth Simmons (MVP & Parent), Roberta Cates (BPTO Co-Chair), Keith Jones (BPTO & Parent), Susan Stephens (Parent), Laura Sabia (Parent), Megan Stewart (Parent), Deborah Glieco (Teacher), Dr. Daphne McNabb (Teacher), Latrice Martin (Parent), Holly Shaw (Parent), Michael Stevens (City Year)

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Background on Dr. Stephen Turkovich

Stephen J. Turkovich, MD, was named Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Oishei Children's Hospital in July 2014. Dr. Turkovich previously served as Quality and Patient Safety Officer at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. A resident of Buffalo, Dr. Turkovich received his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology as well as his medical degree from the University at Buffalo (UB). He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Rochester, Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong. He currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for UB.

Dr. Turkovich has won numerous awards and honors, including the Business First "Healthcare 50" designation and the UB School of Medicine's "Medical Alumni Award for Community Service and Commitment." He is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Turkovich was also named a 2021 Buffalo Spree Top Doctor.

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