Program Faculty & Fellows

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 Roswell Park’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 Roswell Park 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 Roswell Park’s multidisciplinary approach.

Faculty

Helen Cappuccino, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Breast Surgery Division, Department of Surgical Oncology
Stephen Edge, MD, FACS, FASCO
Vice President
Healthcare Outcomes and Policy
Steven Hochwald, MD, FACS
Chief
Gastrointestinal/Endocrine Surgery
Fumito Ito, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Surgical Oncology
John M. Kane III, MD, FACS
Chief
Melanoma/Sarcoma Service, Department of Surgical Oncology
Moshim Kukar, MD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Surgical Oncology
Boris Kuvshinoff, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Gary Mann, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Surgical Oncology
Steven Nurkin, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Surgical Oncology
Roderick Schwarz, MD, PhD
Co-Director
Liver and Pancreas Tumor Center
Joseph Skitzki, MD, FACS
Chair
Melanoma/Sarcoma Disease Site Research Group
Kazuaki Takabe, MD, PhD, FACS
Clinical Chief
Breast Surgery
Jessica Young, MD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Breast Surgery Division, Department of Surgical Oncology

Fellows

Irada Ibrahim-Zada, MD, PhD
Fellow, Complex General Surgical Oncology
Department of Surgical Oncology
Vikas Satyananda, MD
Fellow, Complex General Surgical Oncology
Department of Surgical Oncology
Daniel Joyce, MD
Fellow, Complex General Surgical Oncology
Department of Surgical Oncology
Daniel Kagedan, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Fellow, Complex General Surgical Oncology
Department of Surgical Oncology
Fellow, Complex General Surgical Oncology
Department of Surgical Oncology
Hideo Takahashi, MD
Fellow, Complex General Surgical Oncology
Department of Surgical Oncology
Konstantinos Chouliaras, MD
Fellow, Complex General Surgical Oncology
Department of Surgical Oncology
Jing Li Huang, MD
Fellow, Complex General Surgical Oncology
Department of Surgical Oncology