Program Faculty

Nearly all program faculty are full-time members of Roswell Park’s clinical and scientific staff and the Departments of Surgery, Urology, Otolaryngology and OB/GYN of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Faculty in Surgical Specialties, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Pathology, Radiology and Ancillary Services meet weekly to discuss new and complex cases, giving fellows the broad perspective of RPCI’s multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
 

  • Clinical rotations are disease-site specific and built around faculty members’ expertise in specific types of cancers. This enables fellows to take part in the full spectrum of case management, including preoperative evaluation, multidisciplinary discussion, treatment and postoperative follow-up of the same cohort of patients over several months.
     
  • Because RPCI faculty often provide long-term surveillance for their patients, fellows also may become familiar with follow-up strategies and the evaluation and treatment of recurrent disease.
     
  • Faculty in Surgical Specialties, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Pathology, Radiology and Ancillary Services meet weekly to discuss new and complex cases, giving fellows the broad perspective of RPCI’s multidisciplinary approach.
 
Helen H. Cappuccino, MD, FACS — Assistant Professor of Oncology, Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology
 
Stephen Edge, MD, FACS, FASCO — Vice President, Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, Professor of Oncology, Departments of Surgical Oncology and Cancer Prevention and Control
 
Steven Hochwald, MD, FACS — Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Vice Chair of Department of Surgial Oncology, Professor of Oncology
 
Fumito Ito, MD, PhD — Associate Profesor of Oncology, Department of Surgical Oncology, Member, Center for Immunotherapy
 
John M. Kane, III, MD, FACS — Professor of Oncology, Chair of Surgical Oncology, Chief, Melanoma/Sarcoma Service, Department of Surgical Oncology, Program Director, Surgical Oncology Fellowship
 
Moshim Kukar, MD — Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Surgical Oncology
 
Boris W. Kuvshinoff, II, MD, MBA — Chief Medical Officer, Professor of Oncology, Division of Gastrointestinal/Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology
 
Gary Mann, MD, FACS — Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Surgical Oncology
 
Steven Nurkin, MD, MS, FACS — Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Surgical Oncology
 
Roderich Schwarz, MD, PhD — Professor of Oncology, Department of Surgical Oncology, Co-Director, Liver and Pancreas Tumor Center
 
Joseph J. Skitzki, MD, FACS — Assistant Professor of Oncology, Associate Professor, Department of Immunology, Associate Professor of Surgery, Chair, Melanoma/Sarcoma Disease Site Research Group, Chair, Clinical Data Network Shared Resource Advisory Committee
 
Kazuaki Takabe, MD, PhD, FACS — Professor of Oncology, Clinical Chief of Breast Surgery, The Alfiero Foundation Endowed Chair in Breast Oncology, Breast Program Leader, Breast Disease Site Leader, Breast Oncology Fellowship Program Director
 
Jessica Young, MD — Assistant Professor of Oncology, Breast Surgery Division, Department of Surgical Oncology