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

Email: fscohen@buffalo.edu
Phone: (917) 930-3862

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery

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

Gajdos, Csaba, MD, FACSClinical Associate Professor, Chief of General Surgery at the Buffalo VAMC
Email: csabagaj@buffalo.edu
Phone: 7168593779

Specialty/Research Focus:
Oncology; Surgery

Research 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.

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

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

Fumito, Ito
Ito, Fumito, MD, PhDAssociate Professor of Surgery / Associate Professor of Oncology - Dept. of Surgery / Surgical Oncology
Email: fumitoit@buffalo.edu
Phone: 7168451300

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery; Gene therapy; Immunology; Stem Cells

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

Liise, Kayler
Kayler, Liise, MDProgram Director Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Email: liisekay@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 289-8255

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery; Transplantation; Surgery - Transplant

Research Summary:
I conduct clinical outcomes research on hospital- and population-based data with a focus on donor selection, kidney transplantation outcomes, and delivery of high quality care. Over the last decade my research has focused on donor selection. In retrospective cohort studies of national and single center data I have examined outcomes of kidneys perceived to be suboptimal such as those declined by local centers and transplanted elsewhere, kidneys with prolonged cold ischemia time, small pediatric donor kidneys, dual kidney engraftments, kidneys with chronic lesions, donation after cardiac death donors, and donors with acute kidney injury in order to provide evidenced-based data on the magnitude of the risks associated with utilization of specific types of organs. As a result of these analyses, changes in perception of donor quality have resulted in increased kidney utilization at the centers where I have worked and invitations to share my work at other programs as well as national meetings. My research findings in this area have had a positive effect in the transplant realm since my work provides empiric evidence of acceptable outcomes of various types of kidneys that have traditionally been rejected, thus providing a basis for increased kidney utilization. With knowledge and expertise acquired through matriculation at the University of Michigan with a Masters in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis I am able to analyze data myself or communicate effectively with a biostatistician. During the last 14 years I have either conducted or participated in 85 retrospective and 17 prospective studies of transplant outcomes.

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

Molly, Moore
Moore, Molly, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: memoore@buffalo.edu
Phone: 859-4722

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

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

Specialty/Research Focus:
Oncology; Surgery

John, Ortolani
Ortolani, John, MDAssistant Professor, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Email: jbo4@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-4720

Specialty/Research Focus:
Colon and Rectal Surgery/Gastrointestinal; Surgery

Ajay, Panchal
Panchal, AjayClinical Assistant Professor
Email: panchal2@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 833-7112

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery

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

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

Mariel, Rivero
Email: mrivero2@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

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

Steven, Schwaitzberg
Schwaitzberg, Steven, MDProfessor and Chairman - Department of Surgery
Email: schwaitz@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-859-3779

Specialty/Research Focus:
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Gastrointestinal Surgery; Miniature Access Surgery; Surgery; Surgery - Laparoscopic

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

Specialty/Research Focus:
Oncology; Surgery

Email: wwtrain@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-859-4721

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

Ahmad, Zaaroura
Email: ahmadzaa@buffalo.edu
Phone: (919) 316-8193

Specialty/Research Focus:
Surgery; Surgery - Transplant; Transplantation