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Our Team

The surgeons in the Division of Thoracic & Foregut Surgery, all members of the faculty of the University of Rochester School of Medicine, are nationally and internationally renowned specialists in diseases of the esophagus, stomach, lung, and chest cavity. They are board-certified surgeons and leaders in the diagnosis and management of:

Pulmonary Disease:
  • Lung and chest wall malignancies
  • Benign lung diseases
  • Pleural and pleural space disorders
  • Thoracic trauma
  • Mediastinal surgery
Foregut Disorders:
  • Esophageal/Gastric cancer
  • Antireflux surgery
  • Motility disorders

World-Class Surgeons Pushing the Frontiers of Patient Care

Always researching new and better ways to care for patients, they have pioneered innovative procedures, including:

  • Minimally invasive lung, esophageal and gastric surgery including robotic procedures for the treatment and cure of malignancies:
    • Lung resections
    • Thymectomy
    • Tracheal surgery
    • Esophageal resections (MIE)
  • Management of GERD and esophageal motility disorders including:
    • Endoscopic approaches
    • Robotic/minimally invasive myotomies and antireflux procedures

State-of-the-art diagnostic and esophageal motility laboratories are an integral part of the practice. This division has been instrumental in the clinical development of ambulatory pH and impedance motility testing and promoting foregut diagnostics throughout the world.

Motility Lab Testing Includes:

  • Flexible endoscopy (including fluoroscopy)
  • pH/impedance monitoring
  • Manometry
  • BarrX RF ablation
  • Stents
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • POEM (Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Laser therapy to airway
  • Stents
  • Brachytherapy
  • EBUS
  • Cryotherapy

Meet Our Surgeons

JonesCarolyn E. Jones, M.D. 
Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery

placeholderRyan Campagna, M.D., M.Ed.
Assistant Professor of Surgery

KaufmanDavid C. Kaufman, M.D. 
Professor of Surgery; Director of the Surgical ICU

Dr. LadaMichal J. Lada, M.D. 
Assistant Professor of Surgery

FeingoldPaul Feingold, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery

PeyreChristian G. Peyre, M.D. 
Associate Professor of Surgery

Meet Our Advanced Practice Providers

CarmelTammy Carmel, N.P.

 FrelierAlicia Frelier, N.P.

FeeneyOlga Feeney, N.P.

HurleyWendy Hurley, PA-C

MestickKara Mestnik, N.P.

placeholdTaylor McCabe, N.P. 

 MonnatStephanie Monnat, N.P.

PoirierMegan Poirier, PA-C


Meet Our Nurse Navigator


Melissa Sayles, R.N.
Lung and Esophageal Cancer Nurse Navigator

Phone number: (585) 276-5150

Navigator for patients with lung cancer and esophageal cancer