Thank You Dr. Daniel Deziel!

Dr. Steven Schwaitzberg with Dr. Daniel Deziel
Dr. Steven Schwaitzberg (left) with Dr. Daniel Deziel (right) at Grand Rounds

Dr. Deziel is a professor and Helen Keith Chari Emeritus at Rush University’s Department of Surgery. The UB Department of Surgery would like to recognize and thank Dr. Daniel Deziel for his amazing presentation at this week’s grand rounds on “Gallbladders of Buffalo: The Prim, The Perverse, The Impossible.”

Thank You Dr. Nancy Perrier!

The UB Department of Surgery would like to give special thanks to Dr. Nancy Perrier for coming to Buffalo last week to present at our annual Winfield Butsch Lecture.

Nancy Perrier, MD, FACS is a Surgical Oncologist and tenured and endowed Professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX. She completed her surgical training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and fellowship training in both Endocrine Surgical Oncology and Outcomes Based Research in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco. She was a National Institute of Health funded T32 research fellow. She is a graduate of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University, with a certificate in Health Care Management as well as the Harvard Business School – Value Measurement for Health Care Executive Education program. Dr. Perrier has had a career interest in endocrine neoplasms. Her scholarly works, of more than 340 publications and 42 book chapters, range from safe implementation of new medical technology to value based cost of care. She currently serves as a Director on the American Board of Surgery which provides oversight of more than 30,000 surgeons with regard to training, certification and professionalism policies governing surgery in the United States. Regarded as an expert, Dr. Perrier serves in multiple capacities at MD Anderson including Director of Value for the Division of Surgery, Section Chief and medical director. Nationally, her influence extends across multiple societies and organizations including senior authorship of guidelines for care and lead editing of the American Joint Commission on Cancer 8th Edition Manual for staging of cancers. She is highly regarded for her clinical excellence, integrity, initiative, effectiveness and as a consummate leader for her peers.

Grand Rounds

Join us Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 6:45am-7:45am for the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presented by Dr. Susana Vagas Pinto, one of our graduating Chiefs! Grand Rounds are held at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, room #2120B.

Dr. Shawn Rangel presents at Grand Rounds

Dr. Rangel with Dr. David Rothstein

Dr. Rangel is a Pediatric General Surgeon and currently serves as the Senior Surgical Advisor for Quality & Safety; Weitzman Family Chair for the Advancement of Quality & Safety at Boston’s Children’s Hospital. The topic of his presentation at Surgical Grand Rounds was ‘The Past, Present & Future of Pediatric NSQIP: Evolution from Safety Registry to a Comprehensive Comparative Performance Platform’.

Dr. Rangel is seen here with Dr. David Rothstein, Associate Professor, Associate Program Director, Pediatric Surgeon Oishei Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo, Department of Surgery

Dr. Juan Carlos Parodi presents at the First Annual Dr. Syde A. Taheri Lectureship

Dr. Parodi and the Vascular Surgery Team

The Department of Surgery/Division of Vascular Surgery held it’s first Annual Syde A. Taheri Lectureship on December 13, 2018. Dr. Syde A. Taheri is known nationally and internationally for his multiple inventions. He is one of the co-inventors of the Talent Endovascular Aortic Stent Grafts, primarily now used in its Thoracic role, as well as significant contributions to Venous Valve Surgery and Disease. We were honored to have Dr. Juan Carlos Parodi present, “Innovations in Vascular Surgery that Revolutionized the Specialty”. Dr. Parodi is widely regarded as the leader of the endovascular revolution in vascular surgery, overcoming a host of obstacles to develop specialty-changing aneurysm endograft technology. Dr. Parodi is seen here with the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery Program.

Dr. Parodi  Drs. Dryjski and ParodiDrs. Dryjski, Harris, and Parodi

Dr. Carla Pugh presents at Grand Rounds

Drs. Lukan and Carla PughMembers from the UB Department of Surgery posing with Carla Pugh during her visit for Grand RoundsOur thanks to Dr. Carla Pugh, Professor of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine for presenting at our Grand Rounds on 12/6/18, “Hacking Healthcare with Sensors: Unfolding the Metrics of Physician Expertise”. Dr. Pugh is also the Director of the Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement (T.E.C.I.) Center. She is the first surgeon in the United States to obtain a PhD in Education and has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. In 2011, Dr. Pugh received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Barak Obama. We greatly appreciate your support of resident education!

Dr. Mary Brandt presents at the Winfield Butsch Lectureship

Thank you to Dr. Mary Brandt, Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics, and Ethics at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Brandt was our esteemed speaker at the annual Department of Surgery Winfield Butsch Lectureship, which was held at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on September 7&8, 2018. Dr. Brandt is pictured here with Dr. Steven Schwaitzberg, Professor and Chairman, UniversityDr. Mary Brandt with Dr. Steven Schwaitzberg at the annual Department of Surgery Winfield Butsch Lectureship at Buffalo Department of Surgery.Dr. Mary Brandt presented with an award by Dr. Steven Schwaitzberg