Dr. Helen Cappuccino Helen Cappuccino, MD, FACS

Helen Cappuccino

MD, FACS

Specializing In:

Breast Cancer Benign Breast Disease

Special Interests:

Growth and progression of breast carcinoma Therapeutic hypothermia

About Me

Biography:

I am delighted to be on staff at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. After a decade in private general surgical practice, where I treated many women with breast cancer, I accepted an invitation to join Roswell exclusively in 1999. I felt it gave me an opportunity to do two things that are important to me: develop long-term relationships with my patients, and help them by surgically treating breast cancer. Being at an institute which has a multi-disciplinary approach to cancer, emphasizes state-of-the-art treatment, and offers many resources immediately available to my patients was especially important to me. Also, I like that Roswell gives my patients access to research protocols. As a Board-certified surgeon, I feel it’s important to stay current on the new and effective treatments available to treat breast diseases. I have written chapters in surgical textbooks, and published in scientific journals, as I do my share to contribute to the body of medical knowledge.

When not in the hospital, my husband Andy (a spine surgeon, medical inventor, and a team doctor for the Buffalo Bills) and I enjoy time with our six children, currently aged 16-30. We both heed the call of civic duty, and I am active on several local non-profit boards, including the University of Buffalo and the Albright Knox Art Gallery. My husband and I travel to Africa for medical mission work, and have brought a number of children from abroad here for much-needed surgery they couldn’t get in their home countries. I consider it a privilege to care for patients, and believe strongly that the doctor patient relationship should be one based on mutual respect, openness and honesty.


Credentials

Positions

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology
  • Breast Surgery Division, Department of Surgical Oncology
State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Background

Education and Training:

  • MD - University at Buffalo School of Medicine (Cum Laude), Buffalo, NY

Residency:

  • Monmouth Medical Center, Long Beach, NJ
  • Jersey Shore Memorial Medical Center, Neptune, NJ
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Surgery
  • Certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Advanced trauma Life Support

Professional Memberships:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Medical Alumni Association SUNY Buffalo

Publications

Breast Implant Publications:

Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL): A Case Report. Evren S, Khoury T, Neppalli V, Cappuccino H, Hernandez-Ilizaliturri FJ, Kumar P. Am J Case Rep. 2017 May 31;18:605-610.

Systemic Hypothermia as Treatment for an Acute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury in a Professional Football Player: 9-Year Follow-Up. Cappuccino A, Bisson LJ, Carpenter B, Snyder K, Cappuccino H. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2017 Mar/Apr;46(2):E79-E82.

Impact of American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z11 on surgical training at an academic cancer center. Gabriel E, Attwood K, Young J, Cappuccino H, Kumar S.. J Surg Res. 2016 Apr;201(2):266-71. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2015.11.014. Epub 2015 Nov 30

Systemic hypothermia for the treatment of acute cervical spinal cord injury in sports. Dietrich WD, Cappuccino A, Cappuccino H. Curr Sorts Med Rep; 2011 Jan-Feb;10(1):50-4

The use of systemic hypothermia for the treatment of an acute cervical spinal cord injury in a professional football player. Cappuccino A, Bisson, LJ, Carpenter B; Marzo J, Dietrich WJ III, Cappuccino H. Accepted for Publication in Spine 2010

Cappuccino H, Stratoulias C, Thompson R, Heliotis T. Foramen of Morgagni : Hernia Diagnosis with Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Contemporary Surgery 1996;48(2) 81-88.

Cappuccino H, Heliotis T. Pulmonary Blastoma as a Unique Cause of Fatal Respiratory Distress in a Newborn. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 1995;30(6) 886-888.

Cappuccino H, Gornish A, Schwartz M, Averbach D. Letter to the Editor of Surgery, accepted for publication.

Cappuccino H, Campinile F, Knecht J. Laparoscopic-Guided Drainage of Hepatic Abscess. Journal of Laproendoscopic Surgery 1994; 4(3) 234-237.

Cappuccino H, Cargill S, Ngyuen T. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:563 Cases at a Community Teaching Hospital and a Review of 12,201 Cases in the Literature. Journal of Laproendoscopic Surgery 1994; 4(3) 213-221.

Doerr R, Cappuccino H et al. Use of the Falciform Ligament to Repair a Perforated Duodenal Ulcer. Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics 1990 170(2); 167-168.

Bernstein Z, Cappuccino A, Cappuccino H. Platelet Aggregation with Spent Media Used to Support Tumor Cell Structures. Blood 1988, December Supplement.

Bernstein Z, Cappuccino A, Cappuccino H. Cessation of Thrombocytopenia with Platelet IgG and IgM. Blood 1987, December Supplement.

Bernstein Z, Cappuccino A, Cappuccino H, Small B. Effect on platelet Aggregation of Serum from Patients with HIV-associated ITP. Blood 1986, December supplement.

Hess H, Sweeney J. The effect of Warfarin Formulation on Anticoagulation Control. Blood 1985; December supplement. t-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL): A Case Report. Evren S, Khoury T, Neppalli V, Cappuccino H, Hernandez-Ilizaliturri FJ, Kumar P. Am J Case Rep. 2017 May 31;18:605-610.

Systemic Hypothermia as Treatment for an Acute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury in a Professional Football Player: 9-Year Follow-Up. Cappuccino A, Bisson LJ, Carpenter B, Snyder K, Cappuccino H. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2017 Mar/Apr;46(2):E79-E82.

Impact of American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z11 on surgical training at an academic cancer center. Gabriel E, Attwood K, Young J, Cappuccino H, Kumar S.. J Surg Res. 2016 Apr;201(2):266-71. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2015.11.014. Epub 2015 Nov 30

Systemic hypothermia for the treatment of acute cervical spinal cord injury in sports. Dietrich WD, Cappuccino A, Cappuccino H. Curr Sorts Med Rep; 2011 Jan-Feb;10(1):50-4

The use of systemic hypothermia for the treatment of an acute cervical spinal cord injury in a professional football player. Cappuccino A, Bisson, LJ, Carpenter B; Marzo J, Dietrich WJ III, Cappuccino H. Accepted for Publication in Spine 2010

Cappuccino H, Stratoulias C, Thompson R, Heliotis T. Foramen of Morgagni : Hernia Diagnosis with Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Contemporary Surgery 1996;48(2) 81-88.

Cappuccino H, Heliotis T. Pulmonary Blastoma as a Unique Cause of Fatal Respiratory Distress in a Newborn. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 1995;30(6) 886-888.

Cappuccino H, Gornish A, Schwartz M, Averbach D. Letter to the Editor of Surgery, accepted for publication.

Cappuccino H, Campinile F, Knecht J. Laparoscopic-Guided Drainage of Hepatic Abscess. Journal of Laproendoscopic Surgery 1994; 4(3) 234-237.

Cappuccino H, Cargill S, Ngyuen T. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:563 Cases at a Community Teaching Hospital and a Review of 12,201 Cases in the Literature. Journal of Laproendoscopic Surgery 1994; 4(3) 213-221.

Doerr R, Cappuccino H et al. Use of the Falciform Ligament to Repair a Perforated Duodenal Ulcer. Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics 1990 170(2); 167-168.

Bernstein Z, Cappuccino A, Cappuccino H. Platelet Aggregation with Spent Media Used to Support Tumor Cell Structures. Blood 1988, December Supplement.

Bernstein Z, Cappuccino A, Cappuccino H. Cessation of Thrombocytopenia with Platelet IgG and IgM. Blood 1987, December Supplement.

Bernstein Z, Cappuccino A, Cappuccino H, Small B. Effect on platelet Aggregation of Serum from Patients with HIV-associated ITP. Blood 1986, December supplement.

Hess H, Sweeney J. The effect of Warfarin Formulation on Anticoagulation Control. Blood 1985; December supplement.

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