Welcome to Suburban Rheumatology and Suburban Medical Group

Meet the members of our team! With years of experience each, they are all ready and equipped to help you.

Dr. Sadia Ahmed - Board Certified Rheumatologist

Dr. Ahmed completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the University at Buffalo. Following that, she completed her subspecialty Fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Rochester. Prior to her fellowship, Dr. Ahmed was the Chief Resident at the University at Buffalo Internal Medicine Program.

She is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology but focuses only on Rheumatology. She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology.


Audrey Glover - Nurse Practitioner

Audrey is a board certified nurse practitioner who completed her Master's degree in Family Medicine at Arizona State University in 2011. Prior to becoming an NP she worked for many years as a nurse in a large medical center in New York City. Her strong and unique nursing background helps her to provide the best care possible to each and every patient. She seeks to build long lasting and trusting relationships with patients and their families. In her free time outside of the office she enjoys reading, running, traveling, and spending time with her family.


Dr. Syed Ahmed - Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Syed Ahmed is a board-certified psychiatrist and has been in practice in the WNY are for the past 14 years. He is affiliated with University at Buffalo and carries a title of clinical assistant professor of psychiatry. He has also done fellowship in geriatric psychiatry from the University of Rochester New York. His area of interest is psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavior therapy.

He is expert in providing treatment for all acute and chronic mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic-stress disorder and schizophrenia. He has license for addiction treatment including opioid agonist therapy, Suboxone treatment and medical marijuana for conditions permitted by New York state law.

Katherine Smythe - LCSW-R,CCM, DAPA

With over 40 years of experience in mental health care at the VA Western New York Healthcare System, Katherine has been with the Suburban  Medical Group for 4 years. Her career at the VA has included work on an acute inpatient unit, day programs/residential care, Adult Day Health Care, Behavioral Health Clinic and Transition and Care Management for Veterans, Service members and family from the Iraq/Pakistan war. She has been a clinical supervisor since 1999.  She has extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT),  Family and Couples therapy and Trauma Counseling (PTSD).  Ms. Smythe accepts referrals from Military One. She is nationally certified as a Clinical Case Manager. She serves as the facility’s Employee Assistance Program Coordinator (EAP).

She has performed as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Buffalo and Daemen College. She has developed a number of programs in the VA and community.


Matthew D. Abrams, PH.D. - Licensed Psychologist


Maria Janda, PharmD - Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist