David L. Crooks, MD, FACS, is a board-certified surgeon specializing in general and oncologic surgery. He earned his medical degree from The Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland and completed post-graduate surgical training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Stanford University Hospital. Dr. Crooks received the Stanford University Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Award. He is trained in minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery. Dr. Crooks remains involved in research, lecturing and mid-level/graduate medical education.
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.
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, 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, 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.