Boris Kuvshinoff II, MD, MBA

Boris Kuvshinoff II, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer
Professor of Oncology
Division of Gastrointestinal/Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Surgery
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo
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Areas of Expertise: 
Liver tumors
Neuroendocrine tumors
Islet cell tumors of pancreas
Pancreas cancer
Stomach cancer
Gallbladder cancer
Bile duct cancer
Ampullary cancer
Duodenal cancer
Hepatocellular cancer
Microwave ablation
Whipple procedure
Liver resection
Special Interests: 
Laparoscopic liver and pancreas resection
Microwave ablation
Multidisciplinary treatment of neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumors
Outcomes in liver and pancreas surgery
Nanoknife ablation
Liver and pancreas tumors
Quality improvement in cancer surgery


I am the Chief Medical Officer at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. My primary interest is the diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and stomach. Another major area of interest and experience is the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors, both carcinoid and pancreatic islet cell. I also have expertise in minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery to remove tumors of the liver and pancreas. This includes 15 years of experience in performing radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of liver tumors.

My research interests focus on surgical outcomes in liver and pancreas surgery, neuroendocrine tumors, and surgical simulation. I am currently a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Pancreas Cancer Committee; this group continually updates treatment guidelines that help physicians manage patients with pancreatic cancer.

I am a member of American College of Physician Executives, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and Society of Surgical Oncology. I serve as a peer-reviewer for Annals of Surgical Oncology, the Journal of Surgical Oncology, and World Journal of Surgery. I have authored or co-authored more than 120 journal articles, abstracts, books, and book chapters, and have given numerous presentations around the country concerning gastrointestinal cancers.


Education and Training: 
MD - University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
MBA - Yale University, New Haven, CT
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Board Certification: 
American Board of Surgery
Professional Memberships: 
Buffalo Surgical Society
American College of Surgeons
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
National Cancer Institute
Society of Surgical Oncology
Society of Surgery of the Alimentary
BioMed Central

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