Program Faculty

Nearly all program faculty are full-time members of Roswell Park’s clinical and scientific staff and the Departments of Surgery, Urology, Otolaryngology and OB/GYN of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Faculty in Surgical Specialties, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Pathology, Radiology and Ancillary Services meet weekly to discuss new and complex cases, giving fellows the broad perspective of RPCI’s multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
 

  • Clinical rotations are disease-site specific and built around faculty members’ expertise in specific types of cancers. This enables fellows to take part in the full spectrum of case management, including preoperative evaluation, multidisciplinary discussion, treatment and postoperative follow-up of the same cohort of patients over several months.
     
  • Because RPCI faculty often provide long-term surveillance for their patients, fellows also may become familiar with follow-up strategies and the evaluation and treatment of recurrent disease.
     
  • Faculty in Surgical Specialties, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Pathology, Radiology and Ancillary Services meet weekly to discuss new and complex cases, giving fellows the broad perspective of RPCI’s multidisciplinary approach.

     

Andrew J. Bain, MD — Assistant Professor of Oncology, Chief of Endoscopy, Department of Surgical Oncology
 
William G. Cance MD FACS — Chair, Department of Surgical Oncology, Surgeon-in-Chief
 
Helen H. Cappuccino, MD, FACS — Assistant Professor of Oncology, Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology
 
Steven Hochwald, MD — Vice Chair of Department of Surgical Oncology, Chief of GI Surgery
 
John M. Kane, III, MD FACS — Associate Professor of Oncology, Chief, Division of Sarcoma and Melanoma Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology
 
Shicha Kumar, MD — Assistant Professor of Oncology, Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology
 
Boris W. Kuvshinoff, II, MD, FACS MBA — Chief Medical Officer, Professor of Oncology
 
Hector R. Nava, MD, FACS — Professor of Oncology, Chief, Division of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Department of Surgical Oncology
 
Joseph J. Skitzki, MD, FACS — Assistant Professor of Oncology, Division of Sarcoma and Melanoma Surgery, Departments of Surgical Oncology & Immunology