Dr. Elizabeth Conroy

Roswell Park Oncology Experts Named To Castle Connolly ‘Top Doctors’ List

37 Roswell Park physicians earn merit-based designation for expertise across 15 areas

Highlights
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors nominated by fellow physicians
  • 37 Roswell Park doctors recognized across 15 different areas of specialty
  • Only 7% of nation’s practicing physicians earn this merit-based designation

BUFFALO, N.Y. — National research and information resource Castle Connolly has named 37 Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center physicians to its 2022 Top Doctors List. These experts are nominated through surveys completed by fellow physicians across the country.

The Roswell Park physicians recognized as Castle Connolly Top Doctors spans across 15 different areas of specialty, including eight honored within Medical Oncology, four each in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery and Urology, and three in both Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Radiation Oncology.

“‘Top Doctors’ helps cancer patients and their loved ones to make informed decisions about where to get cancer care and assists in identifying experts best suited to meet their needs and priorities,” says Boris Kuvshinoff II, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer at Roswell Park. “Our team’s expertise across many disciplines and areas of focus is a centerpiece of our commitment to providing the best possible experience for each individual who entrusts us with their care.”

Only about 7% of the more than 850,000 practicing U.S. physicians are designated as Top Doctors through Castle Connolly’s merit-based selection process.

The Roswell Park faculty highlighted on the 2022 Top Doctors list are:

  • Barbara Bambach, MD, Associate Professor of Oncology in the Department of Pediatric Oncology and a staff physician with the Roswell Park Oishei Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Program — Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Renier Brentjens, MD, PhD, Deputy Director, Chair of Medicine, Professor of Oncology in the Departments of Medicine and Immunology and The Katherine Anne Gioia Endowed Chair in Cancer Medicine — Medical Oncology
  • Amy Case, MD, FAAHPM, Chair of Supportive Care, Associate Professor of Oncology in the Department of Internal Medicine and The Lee Foundation Endowed Chair of Palliative and Supportive Care — Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Elizabeth Conroy, MD, FAAD, Dermatologist at Roswell Park Dermatology within the Roswell Park Care Network — Dermatology
  • Oscar de Leon-Casasola, MD, Chief of Pain Medicine and Professor of Oncology in the Department of Anesthesiology — Pain Medicine
  • Amy Early, MD, Associate Professor of Oncology in the Department of Medical Oncology — Medical Oncology
  • Elisabeth Dexter, MD, FACS, FCCP, Associate Professor of Oncology, Attending Surgeon and Quality Assurance Officer in the Department of Thoracic Surgery — Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
  • Robert Fenstermaker, MD, Chair of Neurosurgery, Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology, and Director of the Neuro-Oncology Program — Neurological Surgery
  • Khurshid Guru, MD, Chair of Urology, Director of Robotic Surgery, Professor of Oncology and The Robert P. Huben Endowed Professor of Oncology — Urology
  • Mark Hennon, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Oncology and Director of Thoracic Surgery Training in the Department of Thoracic Surgery — Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
  • Francisco Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, MD, Chief of Lymphoma Section, Head of the Lymphoma Translational Research Lab, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Associate Professor in the Department of Immunology — Medical Oncology
  • Wesley Hicks Jr., MD, FACS, Chair Head & Neck/Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery — Otolaryngology
  • Meghan Higman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Oncology in the Department of Pediatric Oncology and a staff physician with the Roswell Park Oishei Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Program — Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Frederick Hong, MD, Medical Oncologist/Hematologist with Roswell Park Hematology Oncology Northtowns within the Roswell Park Care Network — Medical Oncology
  • John Kane III, MD, FACS, Chair of Surgical Oncology, Professor of Oncology and Chief of Melanoma/Sarcoma — Surgery
  • Eric Kauffman, MD, Assistant Professor of Oncology in the Departments of Urology and Cancer Genetics — Urology
  • Alan Klitzke, MD, FACNM, Assistant Professor of Oncology in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology — Diagnostic Radiology
  • Michael Krabak, MD, PhD, Medical Oncologist/Hematologist with Roswell Park Hematology Oncology Northtowns within the Roswell Park Care Network — Medical Oncology
  • Michael Kuettel, MD, PhD, MBA, Chair of Radiation Medicine, Professor of Oncology, Director of GU Radiation Services and The Barbara C. & George H. Hyde Chair in Radiation Medicine — Radiation Oncology
  • Boris Kuvshinoff II, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer and Professor of Oncology in the Department of Surgical Oncology, GI/Endocrine Surgery Division — Surgery
  • Dominick Lamonica, MD, Associate Professor of Oncology and Director of Nuclear Medicine in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging — Nuclear Medicine
  • Shashikant Lele, MD, FACOG, Clinical Chair of the Division of Surgical Subspecialties and Professor of Oncology in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology — Gynecologic Oncology
  • Ellis Levine, MD, Chief of Breast Medicine, Professor of Oncology and Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship Director in the Department of Medicine — Medical Oncology
  • Martin Mahoney, MD, PhD, Professor of Oncology in the Departments of Health Behavior and Internal Medicine, Medical Director of the Undiagnosed Cancer Clinic, Director of Cancer Prevention & Detection with the Employee Health Clinic and Associate Member of the Cancer Control, Prevention and Disparities Program — Internal Medicine
  • Philip McCarthy, MD, Professor of Oncology and Internal Medicine, Director Emeritus of the Transplant & Cellular Therapy Center and The Dr. Philip L. McCarthy Endowed Chair in Transplant & Cellular Therapy — Hematology
  • Laszlo Mechtler, MD, FAAN, FASN, Professor of Oncology and Chief of Neuro-Oncology — Neurology
  • James Mohler, MD, Chief of Inter-Institutional Academics, Professor of Oncology and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Urology — Urology
  • Chukwumere Nwogu, MD, PhD, FACS, Professor of Oncology and Attending Surgeon in the Department of Thoracic Surgery — Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
  • Tracey O’Connor, MD, Associate Professor of Oncology in the Department of Medicine — Medical Oncology
  • Anthony Picone, MD, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, FACS, Professor of Oncology in the Department of Thoracic Surgery — Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
  • Robert Plunkett, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery —  Neurological Surgery
  • Dheerendra Prasad, MD, MCh, FACRO, Professor of Radiation Medicine, Neurosurgery and Oncology, Director of Central Nervous System & Pediatric Radiation Services and Director of the Gamma Knife Center, Department of Radiation Medicine — Radiation Oncology
  • Denise Rokitka, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Oncology in the Department of Pediatric Oncology, Director of Pediatric & Adolescent Cancer Survivorship, Director of the Young Adult and Oncofertility Program, and a staff physician with the Roswell Park Oishei Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Program — Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Maureen Ross, MD, Professor of Oncology in the Department of Medicine — Medical Oncology
  • Thomas Schwaab, MD, PhD, Chief of Strategy, Business Development and Outreach and Associate Professor of Oncology in the Departments of Urology and Immunology — Urology
  • Brahm Segal, MD, Chair of Internal Medicine, Chief of Infectious Diseases and Professor of Oncology in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Immunology — Infectious Disease
  • Anurag Singh, MD, Professor of Oncology in the Department of Radiation Medicine, Director of Radiation Research and Director of Head & Neck and Lymphoma Radiation Services — Radiation Oncology

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