Charles LeVea, MD, PhD

Professor of Oncology
Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Areas of Expertise: 
Colon cancer
Rectal cancer
Gastrointestinal surgical pathologist
Oncologic Surgical Pathology Fellowship and UB Resident education
Graduate and medical school education
Departmental leadership
Special Interests: 
Signaling pathways involved in upper and lower gastrointestinal cancers
Gastrointestinal Pathology Disease Site Research Group
Digital pathology
Machine learning and artificial intelligence applications to pathology


Charles M. LeVea MD, PhD, was appointed Chair of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine in July 2017. Before that appointment, he was Vice Chair and Director of Surgical Pathology at Roswell Park. Dr. LeVea has a doctorate in experimental pathology from the University of Pennsylvania. His medical degree is from Stony Brook University, and he completed residency and fellowship training at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital /Wilmot Cancer Center.


Education and Training: 
1996 - MD - State University of New York at Stony Brook, Brookhaven, NY
1992 - PhD - Experimental Pathology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MS - University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
1996-2000 - Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
2000 - 2003 - Wilmot Fellowship, EGFR Signaling & Surgical Pathology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Board Certification: 
2001 - Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology
2001 - Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology
Professional Memberships: 
Association of Pathology Chairs
College of American Pathologists
United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology
American Society for Clinical Pathology
Western New York Society of Surgical Pathologists
Honors and Awards: 
2007-2012 - University at Buffalo Outstanding ACGME Accreditation Award
2010 - Dr. Edith E. Sproul Teaching Award for outstanding commitment and dedication to fellow education
2013-2014 - University at Buffalo Outstanding ACGME Accreditation Award
Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston Massachusetts (Eoin W. Trevelyan, D.B.A.)
Executive Development RV Rhodes
Pathology Leadership Academy by Association of Pathology Chairs