Department of Pediatric Surgery Research Fellowship Position


The Department of Pediatric Surgery, directed by David Rothstein, MD, MS, at the recently-opened John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, a Kaleida Health facility, is seeking individuals who are looking for a dedicated research experience in areas of Pediatric Surgery. This position offers research opportunities in basic science, translational and clinical research focused on best practices, cost-effectiveness evaluation, and innovations in a wide range of topics (trauma, wound care, minimally invasive surgery, thyroid cancer and vascular anomalies). The research fellow will participate in mentor-directed research and the educational activities within the department. The department consists of a diverse faculty, AAPs, a pediatric surgery fellow, general surgery residents and medical students. Research Fellows may also have some exposure to our clinical service, including opportunities to operate and participate in the senior resident call schedule. Clinical call is required, some evenings and weekends.

This is a 2-year position with openings for 2020 and 2021. Residents interested in a career in pediatric surgery are most encouraged to apply.


Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in general surgery and be able to obtain a New York State medical license.

Research projects and opportunities focused on

  • Pediatric trauma simulation, team training, mass casualty
  • Outcomes research using a variety of national databases (NTDB, TQIP, NSQIP, KID, PHIS), as well as the local trauma, thyroid and vascular anomalies databases
  • Pediatric burn care
  • Pediatric wound care
  • Global health (a richly diverse local immigrant/refugee community and a collaborative project in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Participation in department meetings including

  • Research meetings: collaborate as one of three research fellows
  • Academic teaching conferences: trauma performance improvement and patient safety, grand rounds, journal club, morbidity and mortality, case conference, pediatric surgery fundamentals, solid tumor board, thyroid tumor board, pathology/radiology

To apply

Please send a CV, letter of interest and contact information to Dr. David H. Rothstein.

Heart of Gold Gala raises funds for Haven House

Heart of Gold Gala

Tickets still available for Nov. 7th Gala

With the first annual Heart of Gold Gala less than two weeks away, there is still time to
donate, sponsor and purchase tickets for the Nov. 7 event.

The UB Association of Women’s Surgeons and Department of Surgery are hosting the
event, which aims to raise funds for the Haven House of Buffalo. The black-tie optional event will be held 7-9:30 p.m. at the Lafayette Hotel and tickets cost $65 for students, residents nurses, APPs and administrative staff, and $100 for the general public. Guests can enjoy an art exhibition and dance performances by Premier Dance Arts, music, a photo booth, food and an open bar. UB AWS and the Department of Surgery are also accepting luxury item donations for the gala’s silent auction. This year’s gala benefits Haven House, which works to prevent domestic violence, offering services including an emergency shelter and transitional housing.

Kelly Wagner, a UB surgical resident and the president of UB AWS, said she hopes to
host the gala yearly to raise funds for various local charities.

“As part of an initiative to give back to the community we serve we have organized this annual event to raise funds for local charities… ” Wagner said in a press release. “We pride ourselves on being the City of Good Neighbors, and [Haven House] truly embodies that motto. As such, we are thrilled to raise funds for them this year and hope you will be able to contribute.”

Tickets for the event are available until Nov. 7, and are worth the price –– for only $65- 100, guests receive a night of luxury, a silent auction and celebration, and help a great local organization.

Silent auction items currently include Buffalo Bills signed memorabilia, a jump with
Western New York SkyDiving, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra tickets and various distillery and spa gift cards.

Those who would like to donate can do so via the Buffalo AWS Gives website for opportunities to sponsor the event as well as donate items for the silent auction or fiscal donations for Haven House.

Wagner said she hopes the gala will encourage community members to get involved and better their city.

“In the words of someone with far greater experience than myself, Winston Churchill,
‘We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”

JACKLYN WALTERS – Health Journalist

First Annual Heart of Gold Gala

The UB Association of Women Surgeons and The UB Department of Surgery will be hosting our First Annual Heart of Gold Gala.

As part of an initiative to give back to the community we serve we have organized this annual event to raise funds for local charities. This year all proceeds will benefit The Haven House of Buffalo. This is a wonderful local organization that helps victims of domestic violence with leaving their situation, creating a new life, and the healing process. They provide plans, counseling, therapy, and temporary housing for victims and their families. This group helps so many men, women, and children in Buffalo every year. They really are a great example of an organization that helps to better this city and strengthen the community. We pride ourselves on being the City of Good Neighbors, and they truly embody that motto.

Fundraising will take part online over the next six weeks and will culminate in a black tie affair at the lovely Lafayette Hotel. This evening will include socializing with a diverse group of Buffalo professionals, food, open bar, live music, and dance performances. As part of the event we will also be hosting a silent auction. We are asking donors to contribute either a luxury item that can be auctioned on the evening of the Gala or alcoholic beverages to enhance the merriment of the evening. We will happily accept fiscal donations in lieu of an auction item. All donors will be recognized for their contributions. All charitable donations are tax deductible. Above all we would love to see you and your friends at the event! ​

Tickets and the opportunity to donate will be available online this Friday!

Join Team ‘Great Lakes Cancer Care’!

Dr. Meeghan Lautner and her Breast Care Team will be participating in the Susan G. Komen walk. Our team name is Great Lakes Cancer Care. The event is being held at Buffalo River Works, Saturday, June 8, 2019. The first 10 people to register are free by using the code GLH2019. Here is the link to our team page Event information: Buffalo RiverWorks 359 Ganson Street Buffalo, NY 14203 7:00 am – 9:00 am – Event Day on-site registration 8:00 am – 9:00 am – Survivor Breakfast & HOPE Village activities Top Fundraisers MVP Reception 9:15 am – Pathway of HOPE and Opening Ceremony 10:00 am – MORE THAN PINK Walk™ begins