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Faculty Profiles

Raphael, Blochle
Blochle, Raphael, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: rblochle@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 898-5283

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery; Surgery - Vascular

Jeffrey, Brewer
Brewer, Jeffrey, MDClinical Assistant Professor, Director of Surgical Clerkships, Associate General Surgery Residency Program Director
Email: jbrewer@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 898-5104

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery; Surgery - Burn; Surgery - Laparoscopic; Surgery - Trauma

John, Butsch
Butsch, John, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: jbutsch@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-4024

Specialty/Research Focus:
Bariatric Surgery; Surgery; Surgery - Laparoscopic

Michael, Chopko
Chopko, Michael, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: mschopko@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 898-5283

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery; Surgical Critical Care - Surgery; Surgery - Trauma

Clairice, Cooper
Cooper, Clairice, MDAssistant Professor of Surgery
Email: cbakker@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-898-5104

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery; Surgery - Trauma; Surgery - Laparoscopic

Todd, Demmy
Email: tdemmy@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 845-8675

Specialty/Research Focus:
Cardiopulmonary physiology; Surgery; Surgical Critical Care - Surgery; Thoracic Surgery; Regulation of metabolism

Hasan, Dosluoglu
Dosluoglu, Hasan, MDAssociate Professor
Email: hdosluog@buffalo.edu
Phone: 862-6078

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery; Surgery - Vascular

Research Summary:
The practice of vascular surgery has changed dramatically in the last decade, largely as a result of rapid adoption of technologic advances by most vascular surgeons, and I am proud and happy to be a part of this evolution. We the vascular surgeons do not consider ourselves as just surgeons, but "therapists" of vascular disease. This mainly stems from our better understanding of the natural history of vascular diseases, and their treatment. Our capability of doing both surgery and minimally-invasive procedures puts us in the best position on treat the millions of complicated patients with vascular disease. I am privileged to work with veterans with very complicated vascular problems, and we perform about 700 vascular and endovascular interventions yearly. My main areas of clinical and research interests are abdominal aortic aneurysms (esp. stent graft repair), limb salvage interventions (bypasses and angioplasty/stenting procedures), and carotid artery disease. I also have an interest in wound healing, and hold a wound clinic once a week. Hasan H. Dosluoglu, MD

Stephen, Edge
Email: edge@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 845-2918

Specialty/Research Focus:
Oncology; Surgery

Research Summary:
Research and Professional Goals: 1. Clilnical research program: Our work at Roswell Park Cancer Institute focuses on translational research in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, including collaborations with other clinicians and scientists in biological markers of cancer and cancer progression. 2. Health Services Research: Using a variety of data sources, we are working on methods to define and improve the quality of cancer care. The models used for this work include administrative claims data from regional payers, and multi institutional databases through national consortiums. 3. Clinical activities: We maintain a high volume, multidisciplinary program in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Teaching, clinical trials and translational research are integrated into this program at all levels.

William, Flynn, Jr.
Flynn, Jr., William, MDInterim Chair, Chief, Division of Critical Care, Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs, Associate Professor
Email: wflynn@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 898-5283

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery; Surgery - Burn; Surgery - Laparoscopic; Surgery - Trauma; Surgical Critical Care - Surgery

Eleanor, Fung
Fung, Eleanor, MDClinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Email: ecfung@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-898-5186

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery; Surgery - Laparoscopic; Miniature Access Surgery; Gastrointestinal Surgery

John, Gibbs
Gibbs, John, MDProfessor, Associate General Surgery Residency Program Director, Vice-Chair for Research
Email: jfgibbs@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Oncology; Surgery

Philip, Glick
Glick, Philip, MD, MBAProfessor, Vice-Chair for Finance
Email: glicklab@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-7731

Specialty/Research Focus:
Pediatric Surgery; Pediatric Urology; Pulmonary Disease; Surgery; Surgical Critical Care - Surgery; Thoracic Surgery; Surgery - Trauma; Surgery - Laparoscopic; Prenatal Diagnosis; Fetal Surgery; Miniature Access Surgery; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Molecular Basis of Disease

Research Summary:
-To be a recognized leader in academic pediatric surgery (clinical surgery, clinical/basic science research, teaching and administration), -To build a state of the art surgical department, divisions, and programs congruent withthe mission goals, and needs of institutions (university, hospital, other departments), patients and their families and faculty (full time and volunteer) -To create the requiste environment for students, residents, and faculty to optimize career development -To maintain a busy clinical pratice of open and miniature access surgery for fetuses, infants, children -To cross train students (MD, RN, DDS, Phar D.,MPH, Basic Science, Residents and Fellows(all specialties), Faculty (all Health Science Schools),and Community Healthcare Professionals in the requisite MBA Skill Sets, Entrepreneurism, and Big Data analysis to optimize their professional development, careers and their patients‘ outcomes in this complicated and ever changing Healthcare environment -To be actively involved in teaching and practicing Interprofessional Care (IPC) and Interprofessional Education (IPE) -To continue to train and mentor academic gerneral surgeons -To continue to train and mentor academic pediatric surgeons -To continue to teach and mentor students at various levels -To continue laboratory and clinical incestifations in the following areas: lung development, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, fetal physiology, birth defects, prenatal diagnosis of surgical problems, fetal surgery, the genetic aspects of surgical disease, fetal frowth factors, the physiology miniature access surgery, surgical robotics, ECMO, trauma, the education process for students, residents, and fellows virtual reality, surgical simulation, telelmedicine, telesurgery, teleconferencing, telementoring, and computer applications in medicein -To continue research and development with corporate biomedical parners -To continue to advocate for children and children‘s health care

Weidun Alan, Guo
Guo, Weidun Alan, MD, PhD, FACSAssociate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Email: waguo@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 898-5283

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery; Surgical Critical Care - Surgery; Surgery - Trauma; Surgery - Laparoscopic; Pathophysiology

Research Summary:
I am an acute care surgeon board-certified in both surgery and surgical critical care. The most important part of my job is providing compassionate care to my patients, who are often acutely injured and/or critically ill. I have a deep awareness of, and empathy for my patients’ suffering, and I do my best to alleviate it. My clinical focus is in trauma, critical care and emergency general surgery. I also perform laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery (small bowel, colorectal and biliary), complex hernia surgery, as well as endoscopy and wound care. My research is focused on improving care for injured and critically ill patients, including topics in gut-origin bacterial translocation, aspiration and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), damage control resuscitation and imaging in trauma. I was a co-investigator on NIH-funded grants for evaluation of aspiration biomarkers in trauma and surgery, as well as on an SIS multicenter study on duration of antibiotics for abdominal infection. I encourage medical students and residents to approach me for collaborative research opportunities. The research experience will enable them to develop critical thinking and help shape their practice of medicine. I have mentored numerous surgical residents and medical students in research, which has led to them receiving national research awards. I have a passion for teaching medical students and residents. I find satisfaction in sharing my knowledge and experience with those in the training phase of their careers. In return, their questions help me stay current in my field and ultimately help me render the best care to my patients. I am the course director of the elective internship in trauma. I also give lectures on traumatology to medical students. As a surgeon, role model and educator, I have inspired many medical students to pursue surgery as a career.

Linda, Harris
Harris, Linda, MDChief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Program Director Vascular Surgery, Professor of Surgery
Email: lmharris@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-859-4225

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery; Surgery - Endovascular; Surgery - Vascular

James, Hassett
Email: jhasset@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-3556

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery; Surgical Critical Care - Surgery; Surgery - Trauma

Research Summary:
My main area of expertise is in surgery, trauma and medical education.

Mark, Hennon
Hennon, Mark, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: hennon@buffalo.edu
Phone: (412) 334-3846

Specialty/Research Focus:
Oncology; Surgery

Aaron, Hoffman
Hoffman, Aaron, MD, FACSClinical Associate Professor, Division Chief of General Surgery, University of Buffalo Department of Medicine, Chief of Surgery for Kaleida Health, Medical Director of Adult Services at Women and Children‘s Hospital
Email: abh2@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-7581

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery; Surgery - Laparoscopic; Bariatric Surgery; Gastrointestinal Surgery

David, Hohn
Email: hohn@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 845-5772

Specialty/Research Focus:
Oncology; Surgery

Jeffrey, Jordan
Jordan, Jeffrey, MD, PhDAssistant Professor
Email: jeffreyj@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 898-5186

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery; Surgery - Trauma; Surgery - Laparoscopic; Gastrointestinal Surgery; Infectious Disease; Immunology; Microbial Pathogenesis; Molecular Basis of Disease

John, Kane, III
Kane, III, John, MDAssociate Professor GFT
Email: johnkane@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 845-3284

Specialty/Research Focus:
Oncology; Surgery

Constantine, Karakousis
Email: ckarakou@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-3349

Specialty/Research Focus:
Oncology; Surgery

Research Summary:
My current research interests and expertise are in the following areas: limb salvage for sarcomas and other tumors; node dissections in malignant melanoma; regional chemotherapy; debulking of disseminated abdominal tumors; intraperitoneal chemotherapy; intraoperative radiation; resection of difficult or unresectable tumors. 1)resection of difficult "unresectable" tumors which can be rendered resectable through special surgical techniques; e.g. retroperitoneal sarcoma limb preserving surgery and resection of extremity sarcomas. 20 surgical treatment of malignant melanoma, stages I-IV. Other research interestes: 1) Tumor Immunology; 2) Regional chemotherapy; 3) The development of a predictable, reliable chemosensityiveity assay in vitro.

Meeghan, Lautner
Lautner, Meeghan, MD, MScAssistant Professor Department of Surgery
Email: meeghanl@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-859-1350

Specialty/Research Focus:
Oncology; Surgery

Thom, Loree
Loree, Thom, MDAssociate Professor
Email: loree@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Oncology; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Surgery

James, Lukan
Lukan, James, MDAssistant Professor, Associate General Surgery Residency Program Director
Email: jlukan@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 898-5283

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery; Surgical Critical Care - Surgery; Surgery - Vascular; Surgery - Burn

Hector, Nava
Email: hrnava@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 845-5195

Specialty/Research Focus:
Oncology; Surgery

Alan, Posner
Posner, Alan, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: arposner@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-3196

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery; Surgical Critical Care - Surgery; Surgery - Trauma; Surgery - Laparoscopic

Joseph, Skitzki
Skitzki, Joseph, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: josephsk@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 845-5873

Specialty/Research Focus:
Oncology; Surgery

Kaveh, Vali
Vali, Kaveh, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: kavehval@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Pediatric Surgery; Surgery

Charles, Wiles, III
Wiles, III, Charles, MDClinical Professor, Associate General Surgery Residency Program Director
Email: cewiles@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 898-5283

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery; Surgery - Trauma; Surgical Critical Care - Surgery

Neal, Wilkinson
Wilkinson, Neal, MDClinical Associate Professor
Email: nw5@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 845-5738

Specialty/Research Focus:
Gastrointestinal Surgery; Oncology; Surgery; Surgery - Laparoscopic