Meet the Team

"Feeling like I was sought after made me feel like I wanted to work here; even as a student, my work was valued,” she says.

Vince Paluch, RN, AAS, did not set out to be a nurse. He was looking for a job in education when he decided to explore healthcare as a career.

There are still a handful of people at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center who were here when a duck pond welcomed patients near the main entrance. Kelley Watson, RN, BSN, is one of them.
"Being a researcher to me means I am always asking questions and looking for answers, which means I am constantly learning."
“Our main focus is to evaluate patients who may have inherited forms of cancer, where it would make a difference in the management of their disease or the management of their family’s risk,” says Joseph F. Maher, MD.
“I had never set foot in Buffalo and had no connections here. People ask me, ‘Why did you choose Roswell then?’ It’s simple: the people."
The Phlebotomy Department includes 15 technicians who work quickly to draw blood for important laboratory tests necessary for patients to get the care they need, with results processed in a matter of hours. 
“Taking a hands-on approach to lymphedema management and consistently updating the patient on their plan of care represents the gold standard of care."
"I knew once I graduated that Roswell Park was where I wanted to be.”
Oncology nursing provides the opportunity and privilege to interact with patients and their families at a difficult time in their lives. We are caregivers, cheerleaders, confidants and, in many cases, close friends.
"When I was in medical school, I found that my interest really lay in neurology. I didn't know what part of neurology exactly until I did my rotation in neuro-oncology and everything just clicked."
When asked what interests her more about her work – being a clinician or a researcher – Dr. Griffiths answers that both do.