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Breast Care

Meeghan Lautner, MD, MSc, FACS

General Physician Breast Care

Meeghan Lautner, MD, MSc, FACS, is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Her clinical practice focuses on the surgical management of malignant and benign breast disease. This includes procedures such as lumpectomy, skin-sparing mastectomy, nipple-sparing mastectomy and assessment of axillary lymph nodes. Her research interests include patient access to care for breast cancer and surgical outcomes. Dr. Lautner received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, her MS in Clinical Investigation from University of Texas Health Science Center and performed her residency in general surgery at University of Texas Health Science Center.  She received fellowship training in breast surgical oncology from University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has received numerous awards, is a member of a variety of associations, and is widely published.

Vivian Lindfield, MD, FACS

Western New York Breast Health

A board-certified specialist in the treatment of breast disease, Vivian Lindfield, MD, FACS, is the medical director of breast services for ECMC and the founder and medical director of Western New York Breast Health, the region’s only comprehensive breast care facility. She completed her surgery specialty training at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB), Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and UB-affiliated hospitals, and is currently a volunteer professor of surgery at UB. Dr. Lindfield is a national speaker on the topic of genetic testing and has also lectured extensively on topics related to breast cancer and breast care. She is a member of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, the American Society of Breast Disease, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Buffalo Surgical Society and the Erie County Medical Society. Dr. Lindfield’s areas of expertise include: breast care and treatment of breast disease.

Katherine O’Donnell, MD

Windsong Radiology Group

Katherine O’Donnell, MD, has been a board-certified general surgeon since 2000. During that time she has transitioned to the single focus of breast disease and recently became the Medical Director of the nationally accredited Windsong Breast Care (WBC) program. She received her BS in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Binghamton and attended Saint Louis University for a postgraduate degree in Pharmacology. She graduated summa cum laude from the Buffalo School of medicine and Biomedical Sciences where she obtained her medical degree. While receiving her surgical training, Dr. O’Donnell participated in funded research and produced publications and abstracts. Multiple awards have been granted to her with the most recent in 2011, Business First’s Health Care 50 Award. She maintains active memberships with the Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons and participates in the nationwide Mastery of Breast Surgery Program.

Michael Peyser, MD, FACS

Windsong Radiology Group

Michael Peyser, MD, FACS, joined Windsong Breast Care as a board-certified surgeon with an extensive medical background in surgical oncology. Dr. Peyser received his medical degree and completed his surgical residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School. After medical school, Dr. Peyser completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and was a clinical instructor through the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. Prior to joining Windsong Breast Care, he practiced surgical oncology in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia for ten years, and was part of a large, multi-specialty group at Hampton Roads Surgical Specialists in Newport News and Williamsburg. He was also a clinical professor and instructed students and residents in Surgical Oncology and General Surgery at Riverside Regional Medical Center. Dr. Peyser was the recipient of several outstanding achievement awards from the Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons and was recognized by the Hampton Roads magazine as a Top Doc.

Colorectal Surgery

Timothy Adams, MD

Delaware Surgical Group

Timothy Adams, MD, is a board-certified colorectal and general surgeon. He specializes in diseases and surgery of the colon, rectum and anus. He also does colonoscopies and performs general surgery with modern technologies such as laparoscopy and the da Vinci Surgical System. Dr. Adams holds a medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He completed his general surgery residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Erie County Medical Center and a colorectal fellowship from Saint Vincent’s Hospital in Erie, PA. Dr. Adams received a teaching award from the State University of New York at Buffalo and holds the title of Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Buffalo.

Steven Barone, MD

Delaware Surgical Group

Steven Barone, MD is a board-certified colorectal and general surgeon. He specializes in diseases and surgery of colon, rectum, anus and performs colonoscopies as well as general surgery with modern technologies, such as laparoscopy. Dr. Barone received his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, IL. He completed his residency from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Surgery and Colorectal Surgery and received fellowship training from Saint Vincent Health Center in Erie, PA.  Dr. Barone received a teaching award from the University at Buffalo and holds the title of Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Barone has participated in several research cancer programs.

Mark Falvo, MD

Delaware Surgical Group

Mark Falvo, MD, is a board-certified colorectal and general surgeon. He specializes in diseases and surgery of the colon, rectum and anus. He performs colonoscopies, as well as general surgery incorporating the latest techniques and technology including laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Dr. Falvo received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He completed his residency and fellowship at UB, Department of Surgery and Colorectal Surgery.  Dr. Falvo most recently served as Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery for Kaleida Health and is a clinical associate professor with the University.

John B. Ortolani, MD

UBMD Surgery

John B. Ortolani, MD, specializes in gastrointestinal and colorectal surgery, and is assistant professor, colorectal surgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where he received his medical degree. He was fellowship-trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Ortolani is a member of several medical societies.

Jeffrey Visco, MD

Buffalo General Medical Center

Jeffrey Visco, MD, is a board-certified colorectal and general surgeon.  He received his medical degree and fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery from the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB), Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Visco also received specialty training at UB affiliated hospitals. He has authored and co-authored articles for several medical publications and is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

Endocrine Surgery

Jeffrey Brewer, MD

UBMD Surgery

Jeffrey Brewer, MD, is a Diplomate, American Board of Surgery in general surgery. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and performed his internship and residency in general surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Brewer is a member of a variety of professional associations.
 

John Butsch, MD, FACS

UBMD Surgery

John Butsch, MD, FACS, is a general surgeon and clinical assistant professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery. His areas of expertise are bariatrics, gallbladder disease and hepatobiliary surgery.

Steven Schwaitzberg, MD

UBMD Surgery

A former Army major, general surgeon Steven Schwaitzberg, MD, FACS, received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and his Master of Arts in surgery from Harvard University. He is a member of numerous medical associations, served/serves on dozens of medical committees and has been a presenter on a wide range of topics at nearly 150 events. Dr. Schwaitzberg has served as co-investigator, consultant or principal investigator for nearly two dozen grants, and has sponsored many research projects. He has been widely published in journals, books and book chapters, and evaluative studies and case reports, and is the recipient of many awards and honors.

Gastroenterology Oncology

Jad Z. Bou-Abdallah, MD

UBMD Internal Medicine

Board-certified in internal medicine and geriatrics, Dr. Bou-Abdallah, MD, is an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut and was fellowship-trained in both gastroenterology and geriatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University.  He has had several journal and abstracts published, and lectures often.

Paula Burkard, MD

UBMD Internal Medicine

Paula Burkard, MD, PhD, is a gastroenterologist and clinical associate professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Burkard received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and Yale University and was fellowship-trained at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She received her PhD from Washington University. She has published many journal articles and abstracts and serves as a reviewer of articles submitted to “Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.”

James G. Corasanti, MD

General Physician Gastroenterology

James G. Corasanti, MD, is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. He is a member of the Colorectal Steering Committee at Kaleida Health and Medical Director of the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit at Buffalo General Medical Center.  He received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB), Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.  He also received his Masters of Arts in Biochemistry and Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Corasanti did his internship and residency in internal medicine at UB, served as chief medical resident at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, and was fellowship trained in digestive diseases at Yale University School of Medicine. He is a member of several associations and the recipient of numerous awards.

Jan M. Novak, MD

UBMD Internal Medicine

A former Major in the Air Force, Jan Novak, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist and an attending physician at ECMC. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and served residencies in internal medicine at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center and Strong Memorial Hospital. He also received fellowship training in internal medicine and gastroenterology from Yale University. Dr. Novak is active in several professional membership organizations, both nationally and locally.

Ramon E. Rivera, MD

UBMD Internal Medicine

Ramon E. Rivera, MD, is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine.  He received his medical degree from Universidad IberoAmericana, did residencies in internal medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and received fellowship training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and Drexel University College of Medicine.  An assistant professor and chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Dr. Rivera’s research interests span the field of interventional endoscopy. He is involved in a number of professional organizations and service activities.

General Surgery/Oncology

John Butsch, MD, FACS

UBMD Surgery

John Butsch, MD, FACS, is a general surgeon and clinical assistant professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery. His areas of expertise are bariatrics, gallbladder disease and hepatobiliary surgery.

Csaba Gajdos, MD

UBMD Surgery

Trained in general surgery and surgical oncology, Csaba Gajdos, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of Szeged (Hungary) Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Alabama Hospital and fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System and is board-certified in surgery. Dr. Gajdos remains very active in cancer research. He has published over 70 scientific papers in prestigious medical and surgical journals. He has presented several studies at various national and international meetings. He is the recipient of faculty teaching awards at the University of Colorado and Stamford Health.

Alan R. Posner, MD

UBMD Surgery

Alan Posner, MD, is a board-certified surgeon who received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo and was fellowship-trained at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Posner is  a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Surgery for the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Ahmad Zaaroura, MD

UBMD Surgery

Ahmad Zaaroura, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, completed a fellowship at Duke University Medical Center and was a clinical fellow at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He completed his residency at Makassed General Hospital at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from Al-Baath University School of Medicine in Syria.

Genetics

Herbert Duvivier, MD

General Physician Cancer Care

Herbert Duvivier, MD, a retired captain of the National Guard, is board-certified in hematology and medical oncology. Dr. Duvivier treats patients with all types of oncology and hematology diseases and disorders and has a keen interest in head and neck cancers, lung and breast cancers and hematologic diseases. He has taken the American Society of Clinical Oncology University Cancer Genetics Program, the Arcadia University Genetic Counseling Program and University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Office of Continuing Professional Development Online Review Course in Medical Genetics and Genetic Counseling. Dr. Duvivier received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital. He received fellowship training in hematology and medical oncology from City of Hope National Cancer Center.

Gynecological Oncology

Trudy Baker, MD

General Physician Cancer Care

Trudy Baker, MD, has dedicated her life to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with gynecologic malignancies. She received her medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina, performed her OB/GYN residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo and was fellowship-trained in gynecologic oncology at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has authored numerous publications on a variety of topics specific to the management of cancer.

David Marchetti, MD

General Physician Cancer Care

Board-certified in obstetrics, gynecology and gynecologic oncology, David Marchetti, MD, is well known for his radical upper abdominal and extended pelvic resection surgical technique and his successful post-operative care. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and was fellowship-trained at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Head and Neck Oncology

Mark Burke, MD, FACS

ECMC (Jonah Center)

A native son of Buffalo, Mark Burke, MD, FACS, is proud to serve as part of a team of experts in the medical and surgical management of head and neck cancer as well as complex plastic and reconstructive surgery at ECMC. Prior to joining ECMC, Dr. Burke completed a plastic and reconstructive surgery residency in Akron, Ohio. Previously, he advanced his medical training with a fellowship in head and neck cancer treatment at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Burke graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and has dedicated his medical career to the service and compassionate care of Western New York cancer patients and their families. Dr. Burke’s areas of expertise are: breast reconstruction, throat cancer, microvascular reconstruction, oral cancer, plastic and reconstructive surgery, sinus cancer, thyroid and parathyroid gland cancer.

Christopher J. Hughes, MBBS, FRACS, FAHNOS

ECMC (Jonah Center)

Christopher J. Hughes, MBBS FRACS, FAHNOS, is an internationally recognized head and neck surgeon from Sydney, Australia. He proudly welcomed the opportunity to join the Head and Neck Department at ECMC in 2018. Dr. Hughes obtained his medical degree (MBBS) at the University of Sydney in 1985. Thereafter, he completed his General Surgery training at Royal Prince Hospital in Sydney (FRACS) and completed a fellowship in advanced head and neck oncologic surgery at the prestigious Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City-the only Australian surgeon to have ever done so. Moreover, Dr. Hughes excelled at his time at MSKCC and in 1994 was awarded the Resident Research Award at the International Head & Neck Cancer Conference in Paris, France. Dr. Hughes returned to Australia where he has practiced in head and neck cancer surgery at the premier teaching hospitals across Sydney and New South Wales. He has cared for more than 10,000 patients in over 25 years of clinical practice in Australia and performed over 4,000 surgeries. He looks forward to contributing to the future care and well-being of head and neck cancer patients at ECMC, with both his skill set and his engaging personality. Dr. Hughes’ areas of expertise are: thyroid/parathyroid gland surgery, salivary gland surgery, squamous cell cancer of the H&N Mucosal Tract, and skin cancer of the H&N.

Thom R. Loree, MD, FACS

ECMC (Jonah Center)

Thom R. Loree, MD, FACS, is Chief of the Department of Head & Neck and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at ECMC. Dr. Loree realized his passion for cancer treatment early in his career. Before joining ECMC as the director of the department, he received his doctorate of medicine from George Washington University and general and plastic surgery training from St. Lukeʼs-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. He continued to expand his expertise as a head and neck surgery and oncology fellow with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and as an attending physician at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center for nearly 20 years. During the last 12 years of his Roswell Park tenure, Dr. Loree was chairman of the Department of Head & Neck/Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Loree currently holds an appointment as an associate professor of surgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where he continues to conduct research and publish extensively. His areas of expertise are: head and neck surgery, plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery, oral cancer, throat cancer, sinus cancer, skull base surgery, thyroid and parathyroid gland, breast reconstruction, and microvascular reconstruction.

Saurin R. Popat, MD, MBA, FACS, FRCSC

ECMC (Jonah Center)

Director, Head and Neck Center
A distinguished surgeon with an international resume, Saurin Popat, MD, MBA, FACS, FRCSC, is currently a clinical assistant professor of otolaryngology at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Prior to joining ECMC, Dr. Popat was assistant professor of surgical oncology and attending surgeon at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. A skilled and experienced administrator, Dr. Popat was also Director of Head & Neck Surgical Oncology and attending surgeon at the University of Rochester Medical Center, as well as a member of several medical advisory boards in Rochester and Buffalo. Dr. Popat has made countless presentations at meetings, conferences, and grand rounds throughout North America and is the author of many research papers and textbook chapters relative to his medical and surgical specialties. Dr. Popat’s areas of expertise include: head and neck surgery, surgical oncology microvascular reconstruction, skull base surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, endoscopic sinus and laser surgery, health care finance policy, and robotic head and neck surgery.

Hepatobiliary/Liver/Pancreas/Biliary Surgery

John Butsch, MD, FACS

UBMD Surgery

John Butsch, MD, FACS, is a general surgeon and clinical assistant professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery. His areas of expertise are bariatrics, gallbladder disease and hepatobiliary surgery.

Csaba Gajdos, MD

UBMD Surgery

Trained in general surgery and surgical oncology, Csaba Gajdos, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of Szeged (Hungary) Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Alabama Hospital and fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System and is board-certified in surgery. Dr. Gajdos remains very active in cancer research. He has published over 70 scientific papers in prestigious medical and surgical journals. He has presented several studies at various national and international meetings. He is the recipient of faculty teaching awards at the University of Colorado and Stamford Health.

Andrew H. Talal, MD

UBMD Internal Medicine

Andrew Talal, MD, MPH, specializes in hepatology (liver), gastroenterology and infectious disease. He is a professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center and his Master of Public Health in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, where he also received fellowship training in gastroenterology and medicine. Dr. Talal enjoys teaching and research, and has authored several journal articles, abstracts and evaluative studies and case reports.

Ahmad Zaaroura, MD

UBMD Surgery

Ahmad Zaaroura, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, completed a fellowship at Duke University Medical Center and was a clinical fellow at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He completed his residency at Makassed General Hospital at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from Al-Baath University School of Medicine in Syria.

Medical/Hematology Oncology

Naheed Alam, MD

ECMC (Jonah Center)

Naheed Alam, MD, specializes in hematology oncology. She received her medical degree from Foreign Medical School and completed residency at the State University of New York at Albany. She also did an internal medicine residency and fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and Princess Margaret Hospital.

Farid Berenji, MD

General Physician Cancer Care

Farid Berenji, MD, is board-certified practitioner in hematology, oncology, and internal medicine. Dr. Berenji has also been an instructor as teaching attending and hospitalist at Rochester General Hospital and clinical senior instructor of medicine at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services in Tehran, Iran, as well as performing his residency in anatomical and clinical pathology there. He completed an internal medicine internship at Rochester General Hospital and received fellowship training in hematology and oncology at Wilmot Cancer Center, Strong Memorial Hospital and University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Herbert Duvivier, MD

General Physician Cancer Care

Herbert Duvivier, MD, a retired captain of the National Guard, is board-certified in hematology and medical oncology. Dr. Duvivier treats patients with all types of oncology and hematology diseases and disorders and has a keen interest in head and neck cancers, lung and breast cancers and hematologic diseases. He has taken the American Society of Clinical Oncology University Cancer Genetics Program, the Arcadia University Genetic Counseling Program and University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Office of Continuing Professional Development Online Review Course in Medical Genetics and Genetic Counseling. Dr. Duvivier received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital. He received fellowship training in hematology and medical oncology from City of Hope National Cancer Center.

Haider Khadim, MD

General Physician Cancer Care

Haider Khadim, MD, is an assistant professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Department of Medicine, Division of Hemalotogy/Oncology in Syracuse, NY. His medical degree is from King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan. He completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Khadim’s accreditations and associations include American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) American Society of Hematology (ASH) American College of Physicians (ACP). While in Syracuse, he actively participated in prospective and retrospective oncological research.

Oral Oncology

Paul Canallatos, DDS, MS

ECMC (Jonah Center)

Paul Canallatos, DDS, MS, is a maxillofacial prosthodontist in ECMC’s Department of Dentistry, Division of Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics. After completing his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Canallatos was awarded a certificate of completion of general practice residency from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and a certificate of completion of an implant fellowship from University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine. While completing his implant fellowship, he was an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo, and worked in a private practice. Dr. Canallatos completed his advanced prosthodontics specialty training in conjunction with a Master of Science degree at West Virginia University. His recent alma mater is the University of California, Los Angeles, where he completed a fellowship in maxillofacial prosthetics. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American College of Prosthodontists, and the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics.

Amanda Colebeck, DDS, MS

ECMC (Jonah Center)

Amanda Colebeck, DDS, MS, is a maxillofacial prosthodontist in the Department of Dentistry, Division of Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics at ECMC and is a member of the clinical faculty in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the State University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. After earning her DDS degree, summa cum laude, Dr. Colebeck completed a residency in prosthodontics, a master's in oral sciences at the State University at Buffalo and a fellowship in maxillofacial prosthetics at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Her expertise is in the rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients as well as those with craniofacial anomalies. She is a member of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, American College of Prosthodontists and the American Dental Association.

Peter A. Davidow, DDS

ECMC (Jonah Center)

Peter A. Davidow, DDS, is a staff clinician in ECMC’s Department of Dentistry, Division of Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics. He also works in private practice as an associate in the Western New York area. Dr. Davidow is a member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association and Eighth District Dental Society. He has published research related to novel therapies for oropharyngeal candidiasis. Dr. Davidow’s areas of expertise include: oral surgical procedures, restorative dentistry, implantology, prosthetics, endodontics and periodontal therapy.

Jennifer Frustino, DDS, PhD

ECMC (Jonah Center)

Jennifer Frustino, DDS, PhD, is a staff clinician and the director of oral cancer screening and diagnostics in the Division of Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics in the Department of Dentistry at ECMC. Her previous roles include serving as an attending dentist and associate in surgery at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Institute in Boston. Dr. Frustino's areas of expertise are oral medicine; management of dental care to oncology patients; and screening, diagnosis and management of oral cancer and premalignant lesions.

Nicole Hinchy, DDS

ECMC (Jonah Center)

Nicole Hinchy, DDS, is a staff clinician in the Department of Dentistry and Division of Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics at ECMC. She is also a member of the clinical faculty in the Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences at the UB School of Dental Medicine. Her research activities include studies of drug induced osteonecrosis of the jaw and autofluorescence detection of oral malignancies. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Dr. Hinchy’s areas of expertise are oral cancer diagnosis, gingival cancers, and management of drug-induced osteonecrosis, CAD CAM technology and restorative dentistry.

Elizabeth Kapral, MS, DDS

ECMC (Jonah Center)

Elizabeth Kapral, MS, DDS, is a staff clinician in ECMC's Department of Dentistry, Division of Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, where her specialties include oral cancer issues, oral surgical procedures, restorative dentistry and care of patients with developmental disabilities. She is also a clinical instructor at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in the Oral Diagnostic Sciences Department. Dr. Kapral has published and presented her research on oral cancer screening, assessment of smoking cessation education, and the relationship of bite force and temporomandibular joint mechanics.

Kathryn Korff, DDS

ECMC (Jonah Center)

Kathryn Korff, DDS, is a staff clinician and director of continuing dental education in the Department of Dentistry, Division of Oral Oncology & Maxillofacial Prosthetics as well as associate program director of the General Practice Dental Residency Program at ECMC. She was formerly an attending dentist and associate professor in the Department of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Prosthetics at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research interests include osteonecrosis of the jaw and autofluorescence detection of oral malignancies. A member of the American Dental Association, Dr. Korff's areas of expertise are oral surgical procedures, complex restorative dentistry and management of oncology patients.

Terrence McLean, DDS

ECMC (Jonah Center)

Terrence McLean, DDS, is a skilled maxillofacial prosthodontist with over 30 years of experience in the prosthetic rehabilitation of cancer patients. He is currently a member of the Division of Oral Oncology & Maxillofacial Prosthetics at ECMC. Prior to joining ECMC, he was a maxillofacial prosthodontist at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. McLean left as clinical associate professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, after having served 30 years to concentrate full-time at ECMC.

Rachael Rossitto, DDS

ECMC (Jonah Center)

Rachael Rossitto, DDS, is the director of the accredited General Practice Dental Residency Program and a staff clinician in the Department of Dentistry, Division of Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics at ECMC. Academically, Dr. Rossitto is currently assistant professor, Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Her areas of expertise include oral surgical procedures, restorative dentistry, and implant retained prosthetics. 

Maureen Sullivan, DDS

ECMC (Jonah Center)

Maureen Sullivan, DDS, is the chief of dentistry at ECMC leading both the Department of Dentistry and the Division of Oral Oncology & Maxillofacial Prosthetics. Dr. Sullivan holds appointments as an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Oral Diagnostics at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, and clinical assistant professor of otolaryngology at the State University of New York at Buffalo School, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She has been involved in research regarding cancers of the oral cavity and head and neck throughout her career and has presented her research both nationally and internationally.

Pain Management

Thomas Suchy, MD

Thomas Suchy, MD, is a specialist in pain management. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Mentored by world-renowned physicians at Yale and the Cleveland Clinic while completing his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in pain medicine, he has experience in the full range of chronic pain management treatment options. Dr. Suchy treats those suffering from headache, neck and back pain, upper/lower limb pain and abdominal/pelvic pain. He uses the latest multimodal analgesics and interventional procedures, such as spinal cord stimulation and nerve blocks to usher in a new direction for pain management in Western New York.

Palliative Care

Rebecca K. Calabrese, MD

ECMC

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Kathleen Grimm, MD

ECMC

Kathleen Grimm, MD, is a supportive care and palliative medicine physician. She graduated cum laude from the State University of New York School of Medicine. Dr. Grimm completed her residency in combined internal medicine/pediatrics, where she served as chief resident during her last year of residency. After completion of residency, she worked in private practice for more than a decade, where she participated in teaching residents and medical students. In 2008, she completed a masters in Bioethics from the University of Toronto Joint Center for Bioethics.

Mehak Swami, DO

ECMC

Mehak Swami, DO, is a palliative medicine and hospice trained physician. She received her medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Queens Hospital Center. She completed fellowship training in palliative care and hospice medicine at the State University of Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Interests include medical student and resident education, community work and focus on a team based approach to patient care. Dr. Swami currently serves as an assistant professor of medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Radiation Oncology

Michael Duff, MD

Cancer Care of Western New York

Michael Duff, MD, is a board-certified radiation oncologist and graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He completed an internship in internal medicine in Buffalo and trained in radiation oncology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Duff is an active member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO). He specializes in RapidArc IMRT and the management of prostate, breast, head and neck cancers.

Dhiren K. Shah, MD

Cancer Care of Western New York

Dhiren K. Shah, MD, is a board-certified radiation oncologist. He graduated with honors from Lehigh University with a degree in electrical engineering and completed his radiation oncology training at Robert Wood Johnson/Cooper Hospital in New Jersey. He is a member of many clinical societies, including the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), is a fellow of the American College of Radiation Oncology and is a former vice chair of the prestigious New York State Board of Medicine.

Matthew Thurman, MD

Cancer Care of Western New York

Radiation oncologist Matthew Thurman, MD, is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine where he also completed his internship and residency. Dr. Thurman is a member of many clinical societies including the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology (ASTRO), and is actively engaged in a number of research projects.

Sarcoma

Csaba Gajdos, MD

UBMD Surgery

Trained in general surgery and surgical oncology, Csaba Gajdos, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of Szeged (Hungary) Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Alabama Hospital and fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System and is board-certified in surgery. Dr. Gajdos remains very active in cancer research. He has published over 70 scientific papers in prestigious medical and surgical journals. He has presented several studies at various national and international meetings. He is the recipient of faculty teaching awards at the University of Colorado and Stamford Health.

Urology

Philip J. Aliotta, MD, MSHA, FACS, CPI

Western New York Urology

Philip J. Aliotta, MD, MSHA, FACS, CPI, earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where he also completed his residency training in urology. Dr. Aliotta is board-certified and holds clinical certifications in hand- assisted laparoscopy, laparoscopy, brachytherapy, microsurgery and laser surgery.

Eric D Arnone, MD

Western New York Urology

Eric D. Arnone, MD, is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB), Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences where he also completed his internship and residency. While at UB, he served as chief resident and as a member of the residents’ committee. Dr. Arnone is a member of numerous clinical societies including the American Medical Association and American Urological Association. He is also certified in da Vinci robotics.

Kevin J Barlog, MD

Western New York Urology

Kevin J. Barlog, MD, a board-certified physician, is an honors graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where he also completed his urologic training. Dr. Barlog has specialty training in sexual dysfunction, cancer surgery, female urology and laparoscopic surgery.

Louis Baumann, MD

Western New York Urology

Louis Baumann, MD, is a board-certified physician and graduate of the Chicago Medical School. He did his general surgery at Tufts University and urologic training at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Baumann’s areas of interest include female urology and stone disease.

John J. Bodkin III, MA, MD

Western New York Urology

John Bodkin III, MA, MD, earned his master of arts in physiology and his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Upon completion of his medical degree, Dr. Bodkin completed his general surgery internship and urology residency in Buffalo, NY. In addition to being published in respected peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Bodkin has been the recipient of numerous academic honors and awards. He is a member of the American Urologic Association, the American Medical Association, and the Underwater and Hyperbaric Medical Society.

Mark D. Chazen, MD

Western New York Urology

Mark D. Chazen, MD, is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his urology residency and a general surgery internship at the State University of New York at Buffalo where he utilizes his board-certified urology training as an assistant clinical instructor in urology and surgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

K. Kent Chevli, MD

Western New York Urology

Kent Chevli, MD, has been a physician at Western New York Urology Associates since 1994 and currently serves as President of Western New York Urology Associates and Cancer Care of Western New York,  He is also Director of Kaleida Health oncology services. After graduating with honors at Washington University and Saint Louis University Medical School, he completed an internship in general surgery and a urologic residency at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is the Director of Urology for Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, an Operations committee member for Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and Treasurer of the Medical Staff for Kaleida Health. Dr. Chevli serves as clinical associate professor of urology at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine. Today, Dr. Chevli is involved with several collaborative oncologic research projects with various organizations including SUNY Buffalo, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland Clinic and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. As an American Board of Urology certified physician and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Chevli contributes his time to numerous professional organizations and committees including Chair of the Great Lakes Health System Oncology Professional Steering Committee.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors, American Medical Association, American Association of Clinical Urologists, American Urological Association (AUA) including the Northeastern Section of the AUA and the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons.

Mark J. Doerr, MD, MS

Western New York Urology

Mark J. Doerr, MD, MS, received his MS. degree in natural sciences from SUNY - Buffalo/Roswell Park Cancer Institute. During his urology residency at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Doerr was recognized for his leadership abilities by being made chief urology resident during his final year. Dr. Doerr is a member of the American Urological Association (AUA), the Minnesota Urological Society and has received numerous academic awards and honors.

Abeer Eddib, MD

Western New York Urology

Abeer Eddib, MD, a board-certified physician, completed her residency in OB/GYN at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine. Her focus is urogynecology and she is also certified in da Vinci robotics. Dr. Eddib’s expertise is in managing complex types of pelvic surgery that includes the treatment of all forms of pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, uterine fibroids, pelvic pain, endometriosis and other diseases and conditions. Dr. Eddib is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, International Academy of Pelvic Surgeons, and the American Urogynecologic Society.

Richard N. Gilbert, MD

Western New York Urology

Richard N. Gilbert, MD, a board-certified physician, is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He completed his urologic training at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Gilbert has specialty training in sexual dysfunction, prostate cancer, female urology and laparoscopic surgery. He is also certified in da Vinci robotics.

Joseph M. Greco, MD

Western New York Urology

Joseph M. Greco, MD, is a board-certified physician and completed his urologic training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Greco’s training at Johns Hopkins included a one-year fellowship in conjunction with the American Cancer Society on the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

Christopher Kopp, MD

Western New York Urology

Christopher Kopp, MD, is board-certified and received his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. He completed his urologic residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Kopp’s interests include cancer surgery and evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence.

Benjamin Luong, MD

Western New York Urology

Benjamin Luong, MD, is a graduate of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery internship and urology residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Following his residency, Dr. Luong completed a fellowship in urologic oncology and robotic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida. Dr. Luong is a member of many clinical societies, has been published in respected peer reviewed journals, and has presented his work at Upstate New York Urologic Association and American Urological Association meetings.

Carlo Perfetto, MD

Western New York Urology

Carlo M. Perfetto, MD, earned his medical degree from Northeastern University, Dominican Republic. He completed his postgraduate training in internal medicine at Mercy Hospital and trained in urologic surgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine. Dr. Perfetto’s specialty areas include cancer surgery and infertility.

John V. Pinski, MD

Western New York Urology

John Pinski, MD, is a board-certified physician who earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland. He completed his residency in urology at the State University of New York at Buffalo and general surgery at Easton Hospital, Easton, PA. Dr. Pinski is also an appointed associate clinical instructor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Brian D. Rambarran, MD, MPH

Western New York Urology

Brian D. Rambarran, MD, MPH, received his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York. He completed his general surgery internship and urology residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo where he was also named administrative chief resident. Dr. Rambarran’s special interests include radiotherapy and the treatment of prostate cancer.

Anthony R. Ricottone, MD

Western New York Urology

Anthony R. Ricottone, MD, is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. His urologic residency through the University at Buffalo included training at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the former Women & Children’s Hospital. Dr. Ricottone is board-certified and his specialty areas include female and pediatric urology. He is also certified in da Vinci robotics.

John M. Roehmholdt, MD

Western New York Urology

John M. Roehmholdt, MD, is a board-certified physician who received his degree from Albany Medical College of Union University where he graduated cum laude. He completed his urologic training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital. Dr. Roehmholdt is a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons as well as the American Medical Association, American Urologic Association and the Medical Society of New York State.

John M. Rutkowski, MD

Western New York Urology

John M. Rutkowski, MD, received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He remained at the University to complete his general surgery internship and urology residency and then completed his clinical fellowship in urologic oncology at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida. Dr. Rutkowski’s multidisciplinary urologic and oncologic training has given him unparalleled exposure to the latest methods of diagnosing and treating urologic disease.

Phillip J. Seereiter, Jr., MD

Western New York Urology

Phillip J. Seereiter, Jr., MD, is a native of Buffalo and obtained his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where he completed his general surgical and urologic residencies. He also trained at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. His areas of interest include laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

Christopher J. Skomra, MD

Western New York Urology

Christopher J. Skomra, MD, is a medical honors graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Skomra is board-certified and completed his urologic training at George Washington University, which included specialization in cancer surgery, laparoscopic surgery and pediatric and female urology. He is also certified in da Vinci robotics.

Peter J. Walter, MD, FACS

Western New York Urology

Peter J. Walter, MD, FACS, is a board-certified physician and graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He completed his general surgical and urological training at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. He is well versed in the medical and surgical treatment of urologic cancers, prostate disorders, stone disease, erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence. Dr. Walter has a special interest in the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer.

Ryan G. White, MD

Western New York Urology

Ryan G. White, MD, is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science. He performed his general surgical training and completed his urological training at the Albany Medical Center Hospital. Dr. White's interests include the treatment of erectile dysfunction, stone disease, urologic cancers, as well as male and female voiding dysfunction.