SUNY Buffalo Hosts NYS Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah

Nirav Shah, New York State Commissioner of Health

Published June 29, 2012

The University at Buffalo SUNY School of Public Health and Health Professions welcomed Dr. Nirav Shah, the 15th New York State commissioner of health, as the keynote speaker of the school’s 10th commencement ceremony on May 12.

A native of Buffalo, Dr. Shah heads one of the nation’s leading public health agencies and administers the state’s public health insurance programs. The department also regulates hospitals and other health care facilities, conducts research, and supports public health and prevention initiatives.