Sam Yi ’99M (MD), ’04M (Res)
Dr. W. Sam Yi is CEO of Comprehensive Cancer Services (CCS) Oncology, PC, a multi-disciplinary medical practice that provides comprehensive cancer services to patients in Western New York. Under his leadership, CCS has expanded its medical services and has grown geographically to include five locations in greater Buffalo and Niagara Falls, New York. CCS Oncology’s vision is to provide highly integrated medicine in a community-based model.
Dr. Yi received his bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Columbia University in 1994 and went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1999. After completing an internship in general surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, he returned to Rochester in 2001 to complete his residency in radiation oncology at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. He joined CCS as a staff physician in 2006 and two years later was named medical director and president. Board-certified in radiation oncology, Dr. Yi specializes in treating malignancies of the breast, central nervous system, lung, and prostate. His research has been recognized by several professional organizations including the Radiological Society of North America, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, and the Upstate NY Society of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Yi has published numerous abstracts and articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Deeply committed to helping make a medical education accessible to talented and promising students, he supports the Medical Student Support Fund and established an endowed fund, the Sam Yi, MD Scholarship, to provide scholarships for students at the School of Medicine and Dentistry in perpetuity. A member of the George Eastman Circle, the University’s annual leadership giving society, Dr. Yi gives generously to the Radiation Oncology Research Annual Fund at the Wilmot Cancer Center. Engaged with the University through various alumni events, he hosted an event for the deans of the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the School of Nursing in 2014. Dr. Yi currently serves on the board of directors at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
He and his wife, Sung-Eun Koh Yi ’96E, ’02E (MM), live in Clarence Center with their two children, Elsa and Jonathan.