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Our Team

An integrated interdisciplinary approach to surgery keeps us at the leading edge of patient care and research that is advancing the field.

As part of a major academic health center, Department of Surgery faculty work with physicians and multi-disciplinary teams in our areas of specialization.

Acute Care Division

Mark L. Gestring, M.D.

gestringAssociate Professor of Surgery and Director of
the Kessler Trauma Center

Chief of Acute Care Division

Paul E. Bankey, M.D., Ph.D.


Professor of Surgery 

Julius D. Cheng, M.D., M.P.H.

chengProfessor of Surgery and Pediatrics and
Professor of Clinical Nursing at the
School of Nursing 

Yanjie Qi, M.D.

Yanjie QiAssistant Professor of Surgery

Ayodele T. Sangosanya, M.D.

sangosanyaAssociate Professor of Surgery

Nicole A. Stassen, M.D.

stassenProfessor of Surgery and Medical Director of the Kessler Family Burn/Trauma ICU

Michael Vella, M.D., M.B.A.

Michael VellaAssistant Professor of Surgery


Bariatric & Gastrointestinal Surgery Division

Joseph A. Johnson, M.D., F.A.C.S.

JohnsonAssociate Professor of Surgery
Chief of Surgery at Highland Hospital

David E. Burns, Jr., M.D.

Burns Assistant Professor of Surgery

William E. O'Malley, M.D., F.A.C.S

Omalley Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery and Director,
Bariatric Surgery Center at Highland Hospital

Aaron Sabbota, M.D., Ph.D.

Aaron Sabotta Assistant Professor of Surgery

Basic Science Research Division

Eileen M. Redmond, Ph.D.

RedmondAssociate Professor of Surgery and
of Pharmacology & Physiology


Cancer Control

Gary R. Morrow, Ph.D., M.S.

MorrowBenefactor Distinguished Professor
and Director of Cancer Control

Javier Bautista, M.S., M.B.A.

Javier BautistaSenior Research Associate

Eva Culakova, Ph.D.

Eva CulakovaResearch Assistant Professor

Nikesha J. Haynes-Gilmore, Ph.D.

Nikesha J. Haynes-Gilmore, Ph.D.Research Assistant Professor

Julia Inglis, Ph.D.

Julia InglisResearch Assistant Professor

Michelle Janelsins, Ph.D.

JanelsinsAssociate Professor

Charles Kamen, Ph.D.

KamenAssistant Professor

Ian Robert Kleckner, Ph.D.

KlecknerAssistant Professor

Gilberto Lopez, Sc.D., M.P.H.

Gilberto Lopez, Sc.D., M.P.H.Research Assistant Professor

Supriya Mohile, M.D., M.S.

MohileAssociate Professor

Luke Peppone, Ph.D.

PepponeAssistant Professor


Cardiac Surgery Division

Sunil M. Prasad, M.D.

PrasadDr. Jude S. Sauer Family Distinguished Professorship
and Chief
Division of Cardiac Surgery

Mohamed Algahim, M.D.

Photo Not AvailableAssistant Professor of Surgery

George M. Alfieris, M.D.

AlfierisTansukh, Sarla and Rejesh
Gantara Distinguished Professor
in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Brian Barrus, M.D.

BarrusAssistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery

Igor Gosev, M.D.

Igor GosevAssistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

George L. Hicks, M.D.

hicksProfessor of Surgery

Peter A. Knight, M.D.

KnightMajorie B. Morris Endowed
Professor in Cardiac Surgery

Neil G. Kumar, M.D.

KumarAssistant Professor of Surgery

Michael Swartz, Ph.D.

SwartzAssistant Professor of Surgery


Colorectal Surgery Division

Larissa Temple, M.D.

TempleProfessor of Surgery and Chief,
Division of Colorectal Surgery

Lisa M. Cannon, M.D.

Photo Not AvailableAssociate Professor of Surgery

Christina Cellini, M.D.

CelliniAssociate Professor of Surgery

Fergal J. Fleming, M.D.

FlemingAssistant Professor of Surgery
and Oncology

Gabriela Poles, M.D.

PolesAssistant Professor of Surgery

Rabih M. Salloum, M.D.

SalloumProfessor of Surgery; Medical Director, Nutrition Support Services;
General Surgery Residency Program Director

Jenny R. Speranza, M.D.

SperanzaAssociate Professor of Colorectal Surgery
and Oncology


General Surgery

Brian P. Watkins, M.D., M.S.

Brian P. Watkins, M.D., M.S.Assistant Professor and Chief of Clinical Surgery

Adam J. Basler, M.D., M.S.

Adam Basler, M.D., M.S.Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Du Van Nguyen, M.D. M.S.

Du Van NguyenAssistant Professor of Surgery

John Philip Risolo, M.D.

John Philip Risolo, M.D.Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Luke O. Schoeniger, M.D., Ph.D.

SchoenigerProfessor of Surgery and Oncology and 
Chief of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and
Gastrointestinal Surgery

Eva Galka, M.D.

GalkaAssociate Professor of Surgery

David C. Linehan, M.D.

LinehanProfessor of Surgery, Oncology and
Seymour I. Schwartz Professor and 
Chair of Surgery


Pediatric Surgery Division

Marjorie Arca, M.D.

Marjorie ArcaJoseph M. Lobozzo II Professor in Pediatric Surgery
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Surgeon-in-chief, Golisano Children's Hospital

Walter Pegoli, Jr., M.D.

pegoliProfessor of Pediatric Surgery

Derek S. Wakeman, M.D.

wakemanAssistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics;
Pediatric Trauma Medical Director

Michael Livingston, M.D.

Photo Not AvailableAssistant Professor of Surgery

Plastic Surgery Division

Howard N. Langstein, M.D.

LangsteinProfessor of Surgery and Chief,
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Ashley Amalfi, M.D.

AmalfiAssistant Professor of Surgery

Derek E. Bell, M.D.

BellAssociate Professor of Surgery;
Burn Director for the Kessler Burn Center

Ronald P. Bossert, M.D.

bossertAssociate Professor of Surgery and
Director of the Life After Weight
Loss Program

Elaina Y. Chen, M.D.

Alaina Y. Chen, M.D.Assistant Professor of Surgery

Jose G. Christiano, M.D.

christianoAssociate Professor of Surgery

Jonathan I. Leckenby, M.B.B.S., B.Sc.

Jonathan I. Leckenby, M.B.B.S., B.Sc.Research Assistant Professor

Clinton S. Morrison, M.D.

MorrisonAssistant Professor of Surgery and Director,
Cleft and Craniofacial Center,
Golisano Children's Hospital

Patrick Reavey, M.D., M.S.

Photo Not AvailableAssistant Professor of Surgery


Oncology Surgery Division

Kristin A. Skinner, M.D., F.A.C.S.

SkinnerAssociate Professor of Surgery and
Oncology and Chief and Director of the
Wilmot Cancer Institute of Comprehensive
Breast Care at Pluta

Rachel L. Farkas, M.D.

FarkasAssistant Professor of Surgery

Jessica Gooch, M.D.

Jessica GoochAssistant Professor of Surgery, Surgical Oncology

Jacob Moalem, M.D., FACS

MoalemAssociate Professor of Surgery

Ann Therese Olzinski-Kunze, M.D.

Ann Therese Olzinski-Kunze, M.D.Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

James L. Peacock, M.D.

PeacockProfessor of Surgery and Oncology

Peter A. Prieto, M.D., M.P.H.

PrietoAssistant Professor of Surgery and


Abdominal Transplant and Liver Surgery Division

Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro, M.D.

HernandezProfessor of Surgery and Chief,
Division of Abdominal Transplant and Liver Surgery

Mark S. Orloff, M.D.

OrloffProfessor of Surgery and Associate Vice Chair for
Clinical Operations and Regional Development

Randeep S. Kashyap, M.D.

KashyapAssociate Professor of Surgery;
Surgical Director of Kidney and Pancreas
Transplant Program

Koji Tomiyama, M.D. 

tomiyamaAssistant Professor of Surgery

Thoracic & Foregut Surgery

Carolyn E. Jones, M.D.

JonesAssociate Professor of Surgery and
Chief of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery

David C. Kaufman, M.D.

KaufmanProfessor of Surgery; 
Director of the Surgical ICU

Michal J. Lada, M.D.

Michal J. Lada, M.D.Assistant Professor of Surgery

Christian G. Peyre, M.D.

PeyreAssociate Professor of Surgery

Joseph J. Wizorek, M.D.

WizorekAssociate Professor of Surgery


Vascular Surgery Division

Michael C. Stoner, M.D.

StonerProfessor of Surgery and Chief of 
Vascular Surgery Division

Adam Doyle, M.D.

DoyleAssistant Professor of Surgery

Jennifer L. Ellis, M.D.

EllisAssociate Professor of Surgery;
Director of Vein Center

Roan Glocker, M.D.

GlockerAssistant Professor of Surgery;
Director of Surgical Clerkship

Doran S. Mix, M.D.

Photo Not AvailableAssistant Professor of Surgery

Kathleen G. Raman, M.D.

RamanAssociate Professor of Surgery

Christopher D. Scibelli, M.D.

ScibelliAssociate Professor of Clinical Surgery and
Clinical Imaging Sciences