Our Team The Division of Cardiac Surgery encompasses nationally recognized, certified surgeons who deliver the most modern and comprehensive care to patients of all ages. The surgeons are responsible for all pediatric cardiac surgery case from Utica to Buffalo, as well as serve as the only tertiary care center for patients with end stage heart failure, complex aortic disease, and high risk cardiac procedures. Cardiac Surgeons Sunil M. Prasad, M.D. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief George Hicks, M.D. Professor of Surgery George Alfieris, M.D. Professor of Surgery Francisco Gensini, M.D. Assistant Professor of Surgery Juan LeHoux, M.D. Assistant Professor of Surgery Peter Knight, M.D. Professor of Surgery Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon George Alfieris, M.D. Professor of Surgery Francisco Gensini, M.D. Assistant Professor of Surgery Learn more about Golisano Children's Hospital Cardiac Surgical Research Michael Swartz, Ph.D.