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.
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.
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.
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.