Hector Nava, MD, FACS

Hector Nava, MD, FACS

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Associate Professor of Oncology (Endoscopy)
State University of New York at Buffalo
Professor of Surgery
Areas of Expertise: 
Barrett’s esophagus
Colon cancer
Esophageal cancer
Pancreatic cancer
Stomach cancer
Special Interests: 
Effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy on molecular esophageal tumor markers
Endoscopic ablation of obstructing esophageal and colon tumors with Nd-YAG laser therapy
Endoscopic ablation of obstructing esophageal and colon tumors with photodynamic therapy (PDT)
Endoscopic mucosal resection for esophagus and stomach cancer
Role of PDT in the treatment of patients with high-grade dysplasia in Barrett’s esophageal metaplasia
Treatment modalities for esophageal cancer
Board Certification: 
American Board of Surgery
Fellowship: 
Surgical Oncology - Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
Residency: 
General Surgery - Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY
Education and Training: 
MD - Facultad de Medicine, Universidad de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico
Professional Memberships: 
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)
Society for Surgical Oncology (SSO)
World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus (OESO)
Honors and Awards: 
2007 - Surgical Oncology Fellows Apple Teaching Award, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
2006 - 100 of Western New York’s Top Docs, Buffalo Spree Magazine, Unbeatables Inc., Rye Brook, NY
1995 - Hispanic American Hall of Fame - Field of Medicine For work with lasers and cancer
1995 - The American Series - Hispanic American Poster #1
1986 - Research Surgeon Award, Presented by the National Columbus Day Committee
1969-1970 - Bronze Star, Captain Battalion Surgeon, 23rd Medical Battalion, American Division, Republic of Viet Nam