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, 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, 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.
Basem Goueli, MD, PhD, is our clinical director of Hematology and Medical Oncology. He is also Associate Chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology, and Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Goueli obtained his double major in biochemistry and genetics/cell biology at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and completed his MD and PhD degrees at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He did his internal medicine residency at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and completed four months of training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Goueli did his clinical fellowship in hematology and medical oncology and his post-doctoral fellowship in biochemistry at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.
Haider Khadim, MD, is an assistant professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/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.
An internationally renowned cancer and nutrition expert has joined Great Lakes Cancer Care Collaborative, and will serve as Vice President of Oncology Services. He will also direct a new center focusing on nutrition and cancer – the only center of its kind in Western New York.
Roberto Pili, MD, is a professor of medicine, chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology and associate dean for cancer research in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions.
In his role as Vice President, Oncology Service, Dr. Pili will be responsible for clinical quality, the clinical trials program and program accreditation, as well as assisting with the strategic direction and management of the program.
Dr. Pili, who specializes in genitourinary cancer and nutritional treatment of cancer patients, is familiar with Buffalo. After serving nine years on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University, he joined Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center as professor of oncology and leader of the genitourinary program before moving to Indiana University.
"With Dr. Pili’s recruitment, the University at Buffalo and Great Lakes Cancer Care Collaborative have brought in a leader to develop and expand the oncology programs to offer new treatment options for patients in Western New York and beyond,” said Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School. "We are excited to welcome him back to Buffalo to assume these critical leadership roles."
During his tenure at Indiana University (2015-20), Dr. Pili served as the Robert Wallace Miller Professor of Oncology at Indiana University. He was also co-leader of the Experimental and Developmental Therapeutics Program and the Indiana Genitourinary Cancers Research Consortium at the Indiana University-Simon Cancer Center.
As associate dean for cancer research and integrative oncology, Dr. Pili will be tasked with building the academic infrastructure for innovative and collaborative cancer research at UB and on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, particularly in the areas of immunotherapies, drug development and delivery, epigenetics and life style-dietary interventions.
Dr. Pili will also be the inaugural director of the new Sciences, Nutrition and Cancer (SNAC) Center that will constitute the building block to establish a Program for Integrative Oncology, where dietary interventions, exercise and mind-body medicine will be integrated into cancer patient care.
Dr. Pili is a graduate of the Catholic University School of Medicine in Rome, Italy. He completed training in internal medicine there, followed by an internal medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He did a postdoctoral fellowship in biological chemistry at the National Institutes of Health and a clinical-research fellowship in medical oncology at Johns Hopkins.