Roswell Park Cancer Institute Appoints Physician in Thoracic Surgery

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Elisabeth Dexter, MD appointed as Director, Community Thoracic Oncology Outreach Program and Thoracic Surgery Training Program

Buffalo, NY – Elisabeth Dexter, MD has joined the department of Thoracic Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI). Dr. Dexter comes to RPCI from SUNY Upstate Medical University and Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Syracuse, New York, where she served as an Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Dexter completed her residency in cardiothoracic surgery at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She also completed two fellowships: the first in thoracic surgery at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and a second in cardiac surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Dexter is the co-author of three textbooks on thoracic surgery. She serves as a peer reviewer for several prominent journals and is a presentation reviewer for the annual meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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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