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Our Team

Principal Investigator

GhaziAhmed Ghazi, M.D., M.Sc.
I am a believer of new modalities, such as robotic technology and other minimally invasive techniques, that provide the most recent and efficient treatment options for my patients. Rapid recovery is one of my main concerns – and I feel that personalized patient care is fundamental in the management and convalescence of my patients. 

Since I have always believed that a well-informed patient is the best patient, I educate my patients on the benefits, risks and potential consequences of their procedure. I also collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of experts to provide the best possible care. 

Training under the supervision of various pioneers in the field of minimally invasive urology has widened my scope of practice, especially in dealing with difficult cases. I peruse clinical research and stay up to date with innovative techniques that are proven to improve patient outcomes. 

Research Staff

RachelRachel Melnyk

Lead Engineer of Simulation Technologies

Project Manager (All) 

(585) 273-1600

SabaPatrick Saba

Simulation Technologies Researcher

Projects: Coronary Artery Bypass, IPP, Kidney TransplantRobotic Nerve-sparing Radical Prostatectomy, Hysterectomy, Major Vascular Injury, Mechanical Testing

TylerTyler Holler

Simulation Research Coordinator

Projects: PCNL, Partial Nephrectomy, Head-Mounted Eye Tracking: Gaze and Cognitive Load

SchulerNathan Schuler

Simulation Technologies Researcher

Projects: Robotic Nerve-sparing Radical Prostatectomy, Cholecystectomy

CookAndrew Cook

Co-op Student

Projects: HoLEP Simulation and Computational Fluid Dynamics

Melnyk PParker Melnyk

Co-op Student

Projects: TRUS Biopsy Model, HoLEP Simulation and Computational Fluid Dynamics


TracyTracy Bubel

Lab Manager/Tech Associate II

Phone: (585) 275-1191


SteinmetzAlexis Steinmetz, PGY5

Projects:TRUS Biopsy Model, UVA Anastomosis Model

YuenKit Yuen, PGY5

Projects:TRUS Biopsy Model, UVA Anastomosis Model

timTimothy Campbell, PGY1

Projects: Head-Mounted Eye Tracking: Gaze and Cognitive Load, Cholecystectomy

Medical Students

SchulerAbbie Chase


Projects: TRUS Biopsy Model