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Division of Cardiac Surgery
Bryan Barrus, M.D.

BarrusDr. Bryan B. Barrus attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA, where he graduated in the top five percent of his class. He later completed his residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Dr. Barrus is the recipient of numerous awards and honors and has been involved in several cardiothoracic and cardiovascular research studies. He is a member of professional organizations including American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Thoracic Surgery Resident Association. Dr. Barrus performed missionary work in Costa Rica and frequently


Division of Surgical Oncology​
Peter Prieto, M.D. 

PrietoA native of New York, Dr. Peter A. Prieto chose to dedicate his life to conquering cancer after losing his father to sarcoma. Dr. Prieto, completed his general surgery residency at Yale University School of Medicine where he took three years off and completed a surgical oncology research fellowship and a one of its kind immunotherapy fellowship in the surgery branch of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health under the mentorship of Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg where he was co-investigator on numerous clinical trials.
He went on to complete his chief residency at Yale and then completed a two year clinical complex surgical oncology fellowship at the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas where he spent an additional year doing a post-doctoral research fellowship under the mentorship of Drs. Jennifer A. Wargo and Funda Meric-Bernstam. At MD Anderson Dr. Prieto was instrumental in the development and analysis of a novel phase II trial looking at neoadjuvant targeted therapy in high-risk resectable stage III BRAF mutant melanoma, which has changed the practice in this challenging patient population.
Dr. Prieto is triple board certified in general surgery, complex general surgical oncology and medical quality. As a fully trained tumor immunotherapist and surgical oncologist, he has expertise in the treatment of primary, regionally advanced and metastatic melanoma, soft tissue sarcoma and breast cancer. His research interests and laboratory investigate mechanisms of immune evasion by tumor to targeted and immune checkpoint blockade and prognostic markers of response to immune based therapies including adoptive cell therapy.
In addition to authoring numerous high impact publications, Dr. Prieto is the recipient of several prestigious awards and honors. He frequently presents on topics related to surgical oncology and melanoma at the national and international levels. Dr. Prieto's personal mission is to treat all of his patients as if they were his own family.

Division of Cardiac Surgery
Igor Gosev, M.D.

GosevUR Medicine Heart and Vascular is pleased to announce the addition of Igor Gosev, M.D. Prior to joining UR Medicine, Dr. Gosev worked as a cardiac surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and was a Instructor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Most recently, he was a cardiac surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
Dr. Gosev is dual Board Certified in general and cardiac surgery. He has a clinical focus in ventricular assist devices, heart transplantation and minimally invasive approaches to aortic and mitral valve disease. In addition to authoring numerous publications, he has been involved in several research studies focusing on heart failure and mechanical assist devices, aortic valve stenosis and post-operative outcomes in patients with pulmonary embolism, among others. Dr. Gosev frequently presents on topics related to thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the national and international levels.

Division of Colorectal Surgery
Larissa K.F. Temple, M.D.

TempleDr. Larissa KF Temple has been named Chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery at UR Medicine and Director of SHORE. Dr. Temple completed General Surgery and Surgeon Scientist Program at the University of Toronto. She then moved to New York City and completed fellowships in Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Colorectal Surgery at St. Luke's Roosevelt. Most recently she was a member of the Colorectal Surgery Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Temple has expertise in the management of colorectal diseases, and in particular, colorectal malignancies. She performs minimally invasive procedures, including robotic surgery to complex multi-surgeon pelvic procedures. Dr. Temple was the Director of the Colorectal Survivorship Program and the Vice Deputy Physician in Chief for Quality and Safety. She was named as one of New York City's Top Doctors in 2016.
Dr. Temple has a national reputation in colorectal cancer and surgical quality. She presents nationally on outcomes after colorectal malignancies. She is a member of ASCO program committee and the American College of Surgeons Rectal Cancer Standards Operative Workgroup. Dr. Temple chairs the Quality Assessment Committee for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. She is a member of the Surgery Standing Committee for the National Quality Forum, the American College of Surgeons Performance Measurement Work group, the Society of Surgical Oncology Quality Committee and the planning committee for the Quality Symposium for the American Society of Clinical Oncology.