Skitzki Lab Members

Joseph Skitzki, MD, FACS
I stayed on staff after completing my surgical oncology fellowship at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. I earned my medical degree at Penn State and completed general surgery residency training at Case Western Reserve University. I am a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. The singular goal of my lab is to eliminate cancer from the human condition.

Minhyung Kim, MD
I am from South Korea and earned my medical degree from University of Seonam Medical School. I completed internship and general surgery residency training at the University of Catholic Medical School Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, South Korea and then worked as a military surgeon for three years in Osan Air Base, South Korea.

I came to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center as a research fellow in 2011. I joined the Skitzki lab and I am having a great experience. I am interested in microsurgery, vascular surgery, hepatocyte transplantation and regional therapy in melanoma. I have developed the world’s first mouse model of isolated limb perfusion for melanoma and am looking forward to using this model.

Daniel Fisher, PhD
I completed my BS at SUNY Geneseo in 2003 and am now a post-doc in the Immunology Department at RPCI in Dr. Sharon Evans’ laboratory, and also collaborate with the Skitzki lab. I am interested in the particular interactions between circulating T cells and tumor microvessels and identifying how thermal stress alters adhesion in these vessels. I have several areas of expertise, including intravital microscopy which allows us to observe interactions at the cellular level in real-time.