Wild Elected Chair of TLC Health Board

Wild-208x260IRVING –At their recent Annual Meeting, TLC Health Network’s Board of Directors elected James E. Wild, MD, FAAFP as Board Chair.  Dr. Wild is also TLC’s Medical Director and has served as a member of the Board since 2001 and as Vice Chair since 2013.  He will be assuming the position previously held be Hon. Timothy Cooper who will serve as Vice-Chair.  Virginia Cooper was elected Secretary/Treasurer.

TLC Health CEO John Galati states, “We are grateful for Judge Cooper’s service as Board Chairman for the past three years and his ongoing commitment to the communities served by TLC.  We look forward to Dr. Wild’s leadership as we enter a new phase of our history.  His outstanding reputation in this community and lifelong dedication to improving the health of Western New Yorkers make him well suited to the task.  He has been invaluable to TLC as our Medical Director, and will continue to do so in his new  role as our organization faces issues regarding affiliation, transformation, financial growth, and more in the years ahead.”

Dr. Wild adds, “I am honored to be asked to serve TLC Health Network and our community in this capacity.  There is no doubt that our organization has been working through its share of challenges in the last few years, but I believe we are positioned for an incredible period of growth and rebirth through pending partnerships with other healthcare organizations and through our own transformative efforts to reimagine the way that TLC provides care.  I welcome the chance to be a part of that effort in any way I can and know that I have a strong team of administrators and fellow Board members to help guide the way.”

Dr. Wild obtained his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo’s School of Medicine and completed his residency in Family Medicine at SUNY Buffalo, Deaconess, and Buffalo General Hospitals.  He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in family practice and received his fellowship designation from the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Along with positions held at TLC Health Network, Dr. Wild also runs a busy primary care practice (Tri-County Family Medicine Associates, PC) in Gowanda with his fellow family care provider and business partner Dana Anderson, MD.  He has also held various academic appointments with SUNY Buffalo over the years, including appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor and as a Teaching Fellow.  Recent accomplishments for Dr. Wild include being a two-time winner of the Community Preceptor of the Year Award by the University of Buffalo Family Medicine and being named as a “Healthcare Top 50” awardee by Buffalo Business First in 2014.

Other Board members that were elected for new terms were Dr. Dana Anderson, Brian Fenzl, Thomas Postle, Dr. Tariq Sheikh, and Dr. Steven Barnes (Medical Staff President).