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Angelo M. DelBalso MD, DDS, FACR, Celebrated for Success in Education and Radiology

Over the course of his career, Dr. DelBalso has served on a multitude of hospital and university committees

He has written over 35 peer-reviewed articles, and has made over 100 presentations in the US, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands and Germany.

    EAST AMHERST, NY, July 30, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Angelo M. DelBalso MD, DDS, FACR, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Renowned for his proficiency in radiology, Dr. DelBalso has contributed his expertise to the University at Buffalo as the chairman of the department of radiology from 1996 to 2016. During this time, he simultaneously influenced countless generations of students as a professor within the aforementioned department before achieving emeritus status in 2017. Dr. DelBalso previously excelled at the University at Buffalo as the chief of oral and maxillofacial radiology at the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine from 1985 to 1991. From 1985 to 1988, he served as a clinical associate professor in the School of Dental Medicine as well as in the Department of Radiology, UB Medical School. He was promoted to rank of associated professor in both the Schools of Dental Medicine and Medicine in 1988. In 1991, he became interim chair of UB's Medical School Department of radiology and was appointed permanent chair of radiology in 1996, and advanced to the academic rank of professor in 1998. During his academic career, Dr. DelBalso gave innumerable lectures/presentations and conferences at all levels. These included; undergraduate dental and medical students, residents in various disciples, preparations for boards, as well as post graduate/CME courses at the local, national and international levels. As part of his medical school teaching activities, he conducted monthly elective preceptorships for third and fourth year students. These preceptorships were conducted on a daily basis, and usually included 5 to 7 students. The goal of these preceptorships was to introduce the students to the basics of medical imaging, radiographic anatomy and radiographic pathology. His preceptorships were well received and highly evaluated. He provided career guidance for medical students wishing to pursue careers in radiology, and estimates that during his career he wrote Chair's Letter for over 100 medical students who went on to become radiologists. Dr. DelBalso is honored to have received the Louis and Ruth Siegel Award Excellence for Teaching from the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He retired as chair of radiology in 2016 and retired from the University as Emeritus professor in 2017. Although retired from full time University service, he has been involved in a number of career conferences involving medical and health science students.

Dr. DelBalso initially obtained a Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) from Canisius College in 1968. Soon thereafter, he earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery and a Master of Arts in pharmacology from the University at Buffalo in 1972 and 1973, respectively. He then served from 1973-1975 in the Division of Basic Sciences of the US Army Institute of Dental Research (USAIDR) at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In this capacity, he conducted research in wound healing, pathosis of various oral and pulpal diseases as well as providing basic science lectures to post graduate dental residents enrolled in various dental specialty programs. He was also actively involved in a number of the Army's continuing dental education program. In addition to his research and educational activities, he was actively involved in the clinical practice of dentistry 1 to 2 days a week. Dr. DelBalso left active duty in 1975 and entered the University of Buffalo School of Medicine, obtaining his medical degree in February 1978. He then transferred to the US Navy Reserve as a Lieutenant Commander and entered a Surgical Internship at the National Navel Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Following the completion of an internship at the National Naval Medical Center in January 1979, Dr. DelBalso served as a general medical officer until July 1979. This service included a 3-month deployment to the Arctic and North Atlantic on the USS Sumter (LST-1181) in charge of the ship's medical department. Upon completion of the deployment, he returned to the National Naval Medical Center as a resident in diagnostic radiology from 1979 to 1982. He then served as an attending radiologist at the National Naval Medical Center until 1984. He was also an active member of the Radiology Department of the Uniformed Services University School of the Health Sciences. Following completion of his active naval service, he joined the radiology department at Providence Hospital in Washington, DC from 1984 to 1985. He returned to Buffalo in 1985 with academic appointments at the UB's School of Dental Medicine, UB's Medical School, and the Erie County Medical Center. Continuing his career at the Erie County Medical Center, he found much success outside of academia as an attending radiologist from 1985 to 2000 and the chief of radiology from 1990 to 2000. For over 15 years thereafter, Dr. DelBalso worked as the chief of radiology and an attending radiologist for the VA Western New York Healthcare System.

In addition to his civilian professional career, Dr. DelBalso served a total of 25 years in both the active and reserve components of the US Army and Navy. He served in an active duty capacity in the US Army Dental Corps from 1973-1975 and subsequently in a reserve capacity (1975-1977). Upon completion of medical school in 1978 he transferred to the US Navy as a lieutenant commander. He served on active duty from 1978 to 1984 and subsequently served in a reserve capacity from 1984 to 1987. His naval service included: completion of both his internship and radiology residency, service as a general medical officer as well service as a staff radiologist. Dr. DelBalso was promoted to the rank of Commander in 1982.

Dr. DelBalso laterally transferred back to the US Army Reserve in 1987 in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was assigned to the National AMEDD Augmentation team, and monthly drilled with the 338th General Hospital. In this capacity, he served as Chief of Radiology. Two notable events occurred in 1990. He was promoted to rank of full Colonel and completed the 3-year Army's Command and General Staff College with the distinction of being the Commandant's List for excellence. His military awards include: the Navy Achievement Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medals, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with hourglass, Army Service Ribbon and the Navy Sea Service Ribbon. Dr. DelBalso retired from the US Army Reserve in the rank of Colonel in July 1997, and officially retired from the US Army in 2006.

Dr. DelBalso is a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He is fellow of the American College of Radiology and the Society of Emergency Medicine. Throughout his career, Dr. DelBalso has maintained his professional affiliations with the American College of Radiology, American Society of Head and Neck Radiology, American Society of Maxillofacial Imaging Radiology, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Imaging Radiologists, Radiological Society of North America, New York State Radiological Society and the Buffalo Radiological Society. He has served in various leadership positions, including presidency, in the Buffalo Radiological Society and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He has also served as NYS delegate to the American College of Radiology. He has also served on a number of University and hospital committees.

Additionally, he has written over 35 peer-reviewed articles, and has made over 100 presentations in the US, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands and Germany. He has also authored a number of non-peer review articles. He has been a reviewer for several dental radiology and medical radiology journals. In 1989 co-edited and wrote chapters in "Panoramic Radiology" His most notable publishing achievement is editing "Maxillofacial Imaging" in 1990. He was the main author of 12 of the 22 chapters included in this text.

Dr. DelBalso is married to Carol Fink, PhD and has three grown daughters. His hobbies include amateur radio and has held the amateur radio call sign of WA2NNZ since 1960; gourmet Italian cooking, accordion playing, woodworking and gardening. He is currently serving as Vice President of the University Emeritus society.

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