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Our Faculty

The faculty is all full-time staff at RP and do not rotate to other hospitals or have clinical commitments beyond Rosewell Park. Each has a major focus in a disease or organ system (e.g. breast, upper GI, hepatobiliary, pancreas, colorectal, endocrine, sarcoma, melanoma, etc.) and specific areas of academic interest. Faculty in Surgical Specialties, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Pathology, Radiology and Ancillary Services meet weekly to discuss new and complex cases, giving fellows the broad perspective of Roswell Park’s multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

  • Clinical rotations are disease-site specific and built around faculty members’ expertise in specific types of cancers. This enables fellows to take part in the full spectrum of case management, including preoperative evaluation, multidisciplinary discussion, treatment and postoperative follow-up of the same cohort of patients over several months.
  • Because Roswell Park faculty often provide long-term surveillance for their patients, fellows also may become familiar with follow-up strategies and the evaluation and treatment of recurrent disease.
  • Faculty in Surgical Specialties, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Pathology, Radiology and Ancillary Services meet weekly to discuss new and complex cases, giving fellows the broad perspective of Roswell Park’s multidisciplinary approach.

Program Leadership & Faculty Members

Helen Cappuccino, MD, FACS

Helen Cappuccino, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Oncology
Breast Surgery Division, Department of Surgical Oncology

Stephen Edge, MD, FACS, FASCO

Stephen Edge, MD, FACS, FASCO

Vice President
Healthcare Outcomes and Policy

Steven Hochwald, MD, FACS

Steven Hochwald, MD, MBA, FACS

Chief
Gastrointestinal/Endocrine Surgery

Fumito Ito, MD, PhD, FACS

Fumito Ito, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Oncology Department of Surgical Oncology

John M. Kane III, MD, FACS

John M. Kane, III, MD, FACS

Chief
Melanoma/Sarcoma Service, Department of Surgical Oncology

Moshim Kukar, MD

Moshim Kukar, MD

Program Director of General Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Department of Surgical Oncology

Boris Kuvshinoff, MD, MBA

Boris Kuvshinoff II, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Gary Mann, MD, FACS

Gary Mann, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Surgical Oncology

Steven Nurkin, MD, MS

Steven Nurkin, MD, MS, FACS

Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Surgical Oncology

Roderick Schwarz, MD, PhD

Roderich Schwarz, MD, PhD

Co-Director
Liver and Pancreas Tumor Center

Joseph Skitzki, MD, FACS

Joseph Skitzki, MD, FACS

Chair
Melanoma/Sarcoma Disease Site Research Group

Kazuaki Takabe, MD, PhD, FACS

Kazuaki Takabe, MD, PhD, FACS

Clinical Chief
Breast Surgery

Jessica Young, MD

Jessica Young, MD

Assistant Professor of Oncology
Breast Surgery Division, Department of Surgical Oncology