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First Annual ‘Beyond the Knife’ Lecture

University at Buffalo’s Department of Surgery launched an annual lecture called ‘Beyond the Knife,’ designed to address and mitigate the effects of systemic racism and inequality in health care. Focused on social justice and health care inequity, The Department of Surgery welcomed inaugural speaker Dr. Cornel West, Harvard University professor, bestselling author, political activist and public…
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UB Surgery Lecture Highlights Outreach Initiatives

University at Buffalo’s Department of Surgery is launching a lecture series and mentorship program to help address systemic racism and healthcare inequality. Research initiatives include opportunities for underrepresented students interested in the field of surgery within Buffalo, NY. Students will develop meaningful relationships in the local Fruit Belt and Delavan-Grider communities in Buffalo neighborhoods where UB…
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Vascular Surgeons Dr. Harris and Dr. Dryjski publish book

Vascular Surgeons Dr. Harris and Dr. Dryjski publish book

UBMD Vascular Surgeons Dr. Linda Harris and Dr. Maciej Dryjski recently published a book titled, “Complications in Endovascular Surgery: Peri-Procedural Prevention and Treatment”.  Associate editors included Dr. Elad Levy, Dr. Hasan Dosluoglu. Nationally and internationally renowned authors included Dr. Gregory Cherr, Dr. Brittany Montross, Dr. Richard Curl, Dr. Sikandar Khan, Dr. Adnan Siddiqui, and Dr.…
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Schwaitzberg on Future of Medicine insights with Jacobs Institute Podcast

Steven Schwaitzberg, MD took part in the Jacobs Institute’s Future of Medicine podcast to discuss the future of medicine with Bill Maggio, CEO of the Jacobs Institute.  The Jacobs Institute is a non-profit medical device innovation center in Buffalo, NY, with a focus on accelerating the development of technologies to treat heart attack, stroke &…
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Colon and Rectal Cancer Awareness

Colon and Rectal Cancer remain a major cause of cancer death in the United States.  With a trend toward more advanced disease in men and women less than 50 years old. Early detection and treatment can lead to improved outcomes and cures.  Colon and rectal cancer awareness are important as risk factors include: A family…
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Recent Changes to NYS Seat Belt Law

Dr. William Flynn, Trauma Surgeon at ECMC, is educating about recent changes to New York State’s seatbelt laws. Effective, November 1, 2020, all passengers in both the front and rear seats in a vehicle are required to wear a seatbelt. These laws have existed for many years for anyone under the age of 16 but…
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Dr. Chopko and ECMC are Asking for Blood Donations

Dr. Michael Chopko, Trauma and General Surgeon at ECMC, is asking for blood donations to help save lives.  ECMC works with ConnectLife, Western New York’s only community blood bank, ensuring that all blood donations stay local for patients in need.  It is vital ECMC’s trauma center and other surgical services have blood available at a…
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Dr. Butsch Performs 1000th Robotic Surgery

During the last week in June, UBMD Surgery celebrates as Dr. Butsch performs his 1000th robotic surgery! Dr. Butsch and his team helped start the minimally invasive surgery program in 2012 and now serves as the Director of Robotic Surgery at Buffalo General Medical Center. Robotic surgery can be used for procedures such as cholecystectomies,…
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UBMD CareConnect Telemedicine Service

CareConnect Telemedicine UBMD Surgery is committed to providing quality care to its patients, families, and caregivers by minimizing risks whenever possible. As this pandemic continues to evolve the safety and well- being of our patients, staff, and surgeons remains our top priority. We will continue to provide safe, efficient, and equitable options to those who…
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UBMD SURGERY Members Recognized for Moments of Excellence in Education

The Department of Surgery is pleased to announce the following recognition of three of our faculty members and a PGY3 resident. The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences recently launched the Moments of Excellence in Education: Recognition and Inspiration (MEE:RI) Program that gives students a way to recognize exemplary moments of teaching they encounter.…
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