Faculty & Staff
The Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has a proud tradition of high-quality, post-graduate medical education that dates back to mid-1970s.
The founder of the original (allopathic) Family Practice Residency Program, Dr. Melvin B. Dyster, remains active as a faculty member and preceptor.
Our faculty includes:
Jeffrey O. Burnett, D.O.
- Board certified primary care physician
- Graduate of Canisius College and the University of New England School of Osteopathic Medicine
- Clinical assistant professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo
- In private practice since 2003, on staff at Lifetime Urgent Care since 2004
- 2011 University at Buffalo Family Medicine Preceptor of the Year
Melvin B. Dyster, M.D.
- Board certified in Family Practice
- Graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine
- Private Practice, 1954-present
- Founder and Director of Memorial's Family Practice Residency Program, 1976-1994, 2003-2005
- Director Emeritus, 1994-2003, 2005-present
- Chief, Department of Family Practice, 1975-2000, 2005-present
- Medical Director Mount St. Mary's Nursing Home, 1969-2003
- Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University at New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Don McLean, M.S., M.A.Director of Behavioral Science
Barbara KennedyProgram Coordinator