Meet the Surgical Oncology Physicians
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Meet the Surgical Oncology Physicians

Team Leaders

Libutti, Steven K., MD

Libutti, Steven K., MD Surgery
Title Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery
Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care
Associate Director, Albert Einstein Cancer Center
Medical Education Columbia Univ College of Physicians and Surgeons Board Certified Surgery

Team Members

Abbott, Ira R., MD

Abbott, Ira R., MD Pediatrics - Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery
Medical Education Baylor College of Medicine Board Certified Neurological Surgery, Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Bellemare, Sarah, MD

Bellemare, Sarah, MD Surgery
Medical Education Universite Laval Faculte de Medecine
 

Berlin, Arnold W., MD

Berlin, Arnold W., MD Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Medical Education New York University School of Medicine Board Certified Surgery

Bhargava, Amit, MD

Bhargava, Amit, MD Cardiothoracic Surgery (Heart), Surgery
Medical Education University of Wisconsin Medicine and Public Health Board Certified Cardiothoracic Surgery
 

Borenstein, Steven H., MD

Borenstein, Steven H., MD Pediatrics - Surgery
Medical Education Dalhousie University

Braunschweig, Ira, MD

Braunschweig, Ira, MD Medical Oncology (Cancer), Hematology (Blood), Internal Medicine
Medical Education New York University School of Medicine Board Certified Internal Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology
 

Chapochnick Friedmann, Javier, MD

Chapochnick Friedmann, Javier, MD Surgery
Medical Education Universidad De Chile Facultad De Medicina

Flamm, Eugene S., MD

Flamm, Eugene S., MD Neurological Surgery
Medical Education University of Buffalo Board Certified Neurological Surgery
 

Geller, David S., MD

Geller, David S., MD Orthopaedic Surgery
Title Director, Sarcoma and Soft-Tissue Oncology Service
Medical Education Sackler School of Medicine, New York Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgery

Ghavamian, Reza, MD

Ghavamian, Reza, MD Urology
Title Director, Urologic Oncology and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urology and Director, Robotic Surgical Program, Montefiore and Professor, Clinical Urology, Einstein
Medical Education Boston University School of Medicine Board Certified Urology
 

Goldberg, Gary L., MD

Goldberg, Gary L., MD Gynecologic Oncology (Cancer)
Medical Education University of Cape Town Board Certified Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Goodrich, James T., MD, PhD

Goodrich, James T., MD, PhD Neurological Surgery, Pediatrics - Neurological Surgery
Title Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Medical Education Columbia University Board Certified Neurological Surgery, Pediatric Neurological Surgery
 

Gordon, David S., MD

Gordon, David S., MD Neurological Surgery, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Medical Education Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Board Certified Neurological Surgery

Grucela, Alexis L., MD

Grucela, Alexis L., MD Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Medical Education Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Board Certified Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
 

Jan, Dominique M., MD

Jan, Dominique M., MD Pediatrics - Surgery
Title Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Director, Pediatric Transplantation Surgery
Medical Education Pierre et Marie Curie Universite

Keller, Steven M., MD

Keller, Steven M., MD Cardiothoracic Surgery (Heart)
Title Director, Thoracic Surgery, Weiler Division
Medical Education Albany Medical College Board Certified Cardiothoracic Surgery
 

Kennedy, Timothy J., MD

Kennedy, Timothy J., MD Surgery
Medical Education Georgetown University School of Medicine Board Certified Surgery

Kinkhabwala, Milan M., MD

Kinkhabwala, Milan M., MD Surgery
Medical Education Cornell University Medical College Board Certified Surgery
 

Laird, Amanda M., MD

Laird, Amanda M., MD Surgery
Medical Education Louisiana State University Board Certified Surgery

Lasala, Patrick A., MD

Lasala, Patrick A., MD Neurological Surgery
Medical Education Columbia Univ College of Physicians and Surgeons Board Certified Neurological Surgery
 

Levine, Rebecca A., MD

Levine, Rebecca A., MD Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Title Colorectal Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist, Department of Surgery
Medical Education Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Board Certified Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Maria, Pedro P., DO

Maria, Pedro P., DO Urology
Medical Education Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
 

Montgomery, Leslie L., MD

Montgomery, Leslie L., MD Surgery
Title Chief, Division of Breast Surgery
Medical Education University of California at San Francisco Board Certified Surgery

Ow, Thomas J., MD

Ow, Thomas J., MD Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT)
Medical Education Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Board Certified Otolaryngology
 

Papalezova, Katia T., MD

Papalezova, Katia T., MD Surgery
Title Surgical Oncologist, Department of Surgery
Medical Education Sofia Medical School, Bulgaria Board Certified Surgery

Rabbani, Farhang, MD

Rabbani, Farhang, MD Urology
Title Urologic Oncologist, Department of Urology
Medical Education University of British Columbia Board Certified Urology
 

Schiff, Bradley A., MD

Schiff, Bradley A., MD Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT)
Title Attending Physician
Medical Education New York University School of Medicine Board Certified Otolaryngology

Shamamian, Peter, MD

Shamamian, Peter, MD Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Title Vice President and Chief Quality Officer
Vice Chairman, Quality Improvement and Performance
Medical Education Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Board Certified Surgery
 

Shiminski-Maher, Tania J., NP

Shiminski-Maher, Tania J., NP NP in Pediatrics
Medical Education Columbia University School of Nursing Board Certified NP in Pediatrics

Smith, Richard V., MD

Smith, Richard V., MD Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT)
Title Vice Chairman, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery,
Medical Education University of Vermont Board Certified Otolaryngology
 

Statter, Mindy B., MD

Statter, Mindy B., MD Pediatrics - Surgery
Title Attending Surgeon, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Medical Education Emory University School of Medicine Board Certified Surgical Critical Care, Pediatric Surgery, Surgery

Tassler, Andrew B., MD

Tassler, Andrew B., MD Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT)
Medical Education Georgetown University School of Medicine Board Certified Otolaryngology
 

Weinberg, Gerard, MD

Weinberg, Gerard, MD Pediatrics - Surgery
Medical Education Albert Einstein College of Medicine Board Certified Pediatric Surgery, Surgery

Wiechmann, Lisa S., MD

Wiechmann, Lisa S., MD Surgery
Title Attending Surgeon, Division of Breast Surgery
Medical Education Universita Degli Studi Di Firenze Board Certified Surgery
 

Yassari, Reza, MD

Yassari, Reza, MD Neurological Surgery
Medical Education Medical University of Vienna