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Dorothy M. Siaw-Asamoah

Clinical Assistant Professor
Organization and Human Resources Department


PhD, Communication, University at Buffalo
MBA, University at Buffalo School of Management
BS, University at Buffalo School of Management


  • LeaderCORE Development I 
  • Organizational Behavior and Administration
  • Career Strategies, Planning and Management
  • Communication Theory


  • Deception in physician-patient relationship
  • End-of-life conversation with culture as a factor
  • Cultural competency in health Communication
  • Communication in business  – The role of cultural differences

Other Experience

  • Program coordinator, UB School of Management Summer Finance Institute
  • Facilitator, Conflict Resolution and Stress Management Sessions, UB Department of Surgery
  • Facilitator, Cultural Communication in Medical Residency, UB School of Medicine
  • Assistant Director, Students Services, School of Management Graduate Programs Office
  • Human Resource Intern, General Mills Co.

Selected Conference Presentations/Papers

Siaw-Asamoah, D (2012). A Purposive Conversation about Advance Directives: A Grounded Theory Approach – Presented at the 40th North American Primary Care Research Group in New Orleans

Siaw-Asamoah, D. (2011). Patients Telling Lies to Physicians: Contents of Deception by Physicians and Patients in the United States - Presented at the 39th Annual Conference of North American Primary Care Research Group in Banff, Alberta, Canada

Professional Affiliations

  • American Management Association
  • North American Primary Care Research Institute
  • National Communication Association


  • WorkPlace Big Five certified practitioner
  • DiSC® certified practitioner
  • MBTI® certified practitioner
  • Faculty Fellow, Service Learning of Western New York
  • GGP Fellow, University of Virginia and American Academy of Family Medicine Physicians

Community Activities

  • Organize yearly medical and educational mission trips with teams of volunteers to Ghana
  • Board member and secretary, Hope For Sisi’s Kids (HOSIKIDS) Foundation
  • Board member, Child and Adolescent Treatment Services of Western New York
  • Board member, Medical Ethics Committee, Sisters of Charity Hospital
  • Volunteer, Food Bank of Western New York