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Hector                         Nava

Hector R. Nava MD

Department of Surgery


Specialty/Research Focus

Oncology; Surgery


Education and Training:
  • BS, Escuela Preparatoria #2, Universidad de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
  • MD, Facultad de Medicine, Universidad de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
  • Internship, Memorial Medical Center, Corpus Christi
  • Residency, Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo
  • Fellowship, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo

Research Expertise:
  • G.I. Endoscopy/Colonoscopy, Photodynamic Therapy
  • Surgical Oncology/Upper GI

Journal Articles:
  • Khushalani N, Proulx G, Nava HR, Leichman CG, Bodnar L, Smith J, Nava E, Pendyala L, Smith PF, Greco W, Burdzik J, Douglass H, Leichman LP. Oxaliplatin in Combination with Protracted Infusion 5-Fluorouracil and Radiation: Report of a Clinical Trial for Patients with Esophageal Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2002; 12(20).
  • Gergel TJ, Leichman L, Nava HR, Blumenson LE, Loewen GM, Gibbs JE, Khushalani NI, Leichman CG, Bodnar LM, Douglass HO, Smith JL, Kuettel MR, Proulx GM. Effect of concurrent radiation therapy and chemotherapy on pulmonary function in patients with esophageal cancer: dose-volume histogram analysis.. Cancer J. 2002; 8(6).
  • Chu QD, Al-kasspooles MF, Smith JL, Nava HR, Douglass HO, Driscoll D, Gibbs JF. Is glucagonoma of the pancreas a curable disease?. Int J Pancreatol. 2002; 29(3).
  • Gergel TJ, Proulx G, Leichman L, Nava H, Blumenson L, Khusalani N, Leichman C, Bodnar L, Gibbs J, Douglass H, Smith JL, Kuettel M. Effect of Concurrent Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy on Pulmonary Function in Patients with Esophageal Cancer: Dose-Volume Histogram Analysis.. Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics.. 2002; 8(6).
  • Gergel T, Proulx G, Leichman L, Nava H, Kuettel M. Diagnostic dilemmas in oncology: case 3. Pericardial effusion after esophageal radiation.. J Clin Oncol. 2001; 19(23).
  • Pendyala L, Smith P, Leichman C, Clark K, Khushalani N, Nava H, Nava E, Booker B, Proulx G, Greco W, Leichman L. A molecular correlates study of oxaliplatin, 5-fluorouracil and radiation in cancer of the esophagus. Int. J. Mol. Med. 2001; 8(01).
  • Maibenco DC, Smith JL, Nava HR, Petrelli NJ, Douglass HO. Carcinoma of the gallbladder.. Cancer Invest. ; 16(1).
  • Hoshi H, Wilkinson NW, Smith JL, Douglass H, Nava H, Gibbs J. Preoperative Endoscopic Ultrasound Staging Inaccurately Predicts Postoperative Tumor Depth for Esophageal Carcinoma.. SAGES. 2003; 17.

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Contact Information

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263
Phone: (716) 845-5195
Fax: (716) 845-1278

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