Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Welcomes Dr. Merna George to Golisano Center for Community Health


Written by workbeacmc

April 22, 2024

Niagara Falls, NY— Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC), an independent regional medical center serving the Greater Niagara region in northwestern New York, is pleased to announce that Dr. Merna George, MD, will join Golisano Center for Community Health as a primary care physician this September.

Originally from Mississauga, Ontario, Dr. George specializes in family medicine and community health. Dr. George is a graduate of St. George’s University, where she received a Bachelor’s in Premedical Sciences and a Doctor of Medicine degree. She is completing her Residency training at the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. George also taught medical students and residents at the University Medical Center outpatient clinic and Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa, focusing on clinical scenarios and pathologies across various specialties, including pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, inpatient medicine, and outpatient family medicine.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. George join our primary care team,” said Joseph Ruffolo, President and CEO of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. “Her expertise in family medicine and passion for community health is a perfect fit for our mission to provide accessible, high-quality healthcare.”

Patients can start scheduling appointments with Dr. George in early September. Those seeking to establish care are encouraged to contact the Golisano Center for Community Health at 716-278-4151. The all-ages center provides integrated health services to adults with special needs and their families, along with a range of services and programs for the community.


Founded in 1895, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) has a long tradition of serving the Niagara community. NFMMC’s hospital and primary stroke program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, and its primary care network is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Memorial’s inpatient services include a cardiac/stroke unit, a medical–surgical unit, an ICU, a Labor and Delivery unit, and an Adult Inpatient Psychiatry unit, the only one of its kind in Niagara County. Memorial serves as a Center for Community Health by operating five primary care centers, a large outpatient adult mental health clinic, a Health Home, and several innovative community-based services.   Thanks to a partnership with Catholic Health, Kaleida Health, and Erie County Medical Center, NFMMC operates the only cardiac catheterization laboratory in Niagara County. Memorial is also home to the Golisano Medical Oncology Center, which operates in collaboration with Roswell Park Comprehensive Care Center.

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