Csaba Gajdos MD, FACS

Csaba Gajdos
MD, FACS

Clinical Associate Professor, Chief of General Surgery at the Buffalo VAMC

Department of Surgery

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Oncology; Surgery

Contact Information
Department of Surgery
University of Buffalo
100 High Street d-351
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: 7168593779
Fax: 7168597349
csabagaj@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

Following his training in general surgery and surgical oncology, Dr. Gajdos was on the faculty at the University of Colorado, Department of Surgery for over seven years rising to the rank of Associate Professor of Surgery. He also served as Chief of Surgical Oncology at the Denver VA Medical Center. He quickly became one of the busiest surgical oncologists at UC and performed surgery at both hospitals on a regular basis prior to joining Stamford Health in late 2016.

Dr. Gajdos has extensive experience in the surgical treatment of complex melanomas, gastrointestinal cancers (esophageal , gastric, pancreatic, hepatobiliary, colorectal) gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) other sarcomas and peritoneal surface malignancies and chronic pancreatitis.

A graduate of the University of Szeged (Hungary) Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Gajdos completed his residency at the University of Alabama Hospital and fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System. He 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.

Dr Gajdos started as the Chief of General Surgery at the Bullaflo VAMC and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery, University of Buffalo in late March.


Education and Training:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University Medical School (2002)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical Cancer Research, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2000)
  • Residency, Surgery, Geza Hetenyi County Hospital (1997)
  • MD, University of Szeged (1995)

Employment:

  • , Surgery, Stamford Hospital (2016–2018)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado (2015–2016)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Denver VAMC (2015–2016)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Denver VAMC (2009–2015)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado (2007–2015)

Awards and Honors:

  • Faculty Teaching Award for General Surgery Resident Education (2017)
  • Peak Performer Award General Surgery 2014 (2014)
  • Best Clinical Paper Award Finalist (2014)
  • Faculty Teaching Award for General Surgery Resident Education (2013)
  • Docs Rock Awardee (2013)
  • Research highlights: Patients with ESRD are at increased risk of complications and death after major elective vascular surgery. (2013)

Research Expertise:

  • Clinical activities: Multidisciplinary/surgical treatment of complex gastrointestinal malignancies of the esophagus stomach, small bowel, colorectum, peritoneal surface malignancies, liver pancreas bile duct disease, melanoma and other skin cancers, sarcomas
  • Research: Surgical outcome research and quality improvement in surgical oncology and general surgery. My current research is focused on understanding the effect of institutional type and surgical/institutional volume on long-term survival of complex gastrointestinal malignancies, soft tissue tumors and melanomas.

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Service Activities:

  • Chief of General Surgery; Buffalo VA Medical Center; Director (2018–present)
  • Quality Research and Simulation Committee; Department of Surgery Stamford Health; Advisor (2017–2018)
  • Cancer Committee for the Cancer Program at the Bennett Cancer Center; Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC ); Advisor (2016–2018)
  • Cancer Liaison Physician for the Cancer Program at the Bennett Cancer Center; Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC); Director (2016–2018)
  • Department of Surgery Quality Improvement Initiative (UTI); University of Colorado Physician-in-charge; Chair (2014–2016)
  • Chief of Surgical Oncology; Denver VAMC; Director (2014–2016)
  • Department of Surgery Quality Council; University of Colorado; General Surgery representative; Advisor (2014–2016)
  • Assistant Surgical Director; Surgical Outcomes and Applied Research (SOAR); University of Colorado, Department of Surgery; Co-Director (2014–2016)
  • Cancer Liaison Physician; Cancer Program at the University of Colorado accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC); Professional Committee (2013–2016)
  • General Surgery Residency Program Core Faculty Member; University of Colorado; Advisor (2013–2016)
  • Surgical Count Task Force Committee; University of Colorado; Advisor (2013–2016)
  • American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project; Steering Committee, University of Colorado, Department of Surgery; Advisor (2013–2016)
  • Master’s of Medical Science an Anesthesiology; Advisory Committee, University of Colorado; Advisor (2013–2016)
  • Procedures and Sedation Committee; University of Colorado; Advisor (2013–2016)
  • Scientific Reviewer; Annals of Oncology Annals of Surgical Oncology European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology JAMA Surgery Journal of Surgical Oncology Journal of Pancreas American Journal of Surgery Saudi Medical Journal Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology International Journal for Quality in Health Care Journal of Gastro-Intestinal Surgery; Reviewer (2007–2018)

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Contact Information

Department of Surgery
University of Buffalo
100 High Street d-351
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: 7168593779
Fax: 7168597349
csabagaj@buffalo.edu

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