Physician Joins Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Department

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

BUFFALO, NY - Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) announced Yashodhara Satchidanand, MD has joined the Anesthesiology and Pain Management department as a physician and Assistant Professor in Oncology, with a specialty in palliative care. Dr. Satchidanand came to RPCI from St. Joseph’s Hospital in Cheektowaga, New York, where she served as the Director of Palliative Care.

She was honored with the “Hope, Care and Dignity” award for Physician of the Year from Hospice Buffalo in October 2008. Dr. Satchidanand recently gave a presentation on palliative care for non-cancer patients at an International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation meeting.

Dr. Satchidanand graduated from Gandhi Medical College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. She completed residencies in pathology at Barnet General Hospital in Hertfordshire, U.K. and anatomic pathology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Dr. Satchidanand also did a fellowship in anatomic pathology at Buffalo General Hospital.

Before joining St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dr. Satchidanand was a physician with Hospice Buffalo. She also has experience working with long-term care providers on palliative care programs. Dr. Satchidanand is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology and the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Care.She is a member of the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. RPCI, founded in 1898, was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email

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