Buffalo, New York

Thamer Robert Qaqish MD

Thamer Robert Qaqish, MD

The Department of Surgery is pleased to welcome Dr. Thamer Robert Qaqish to the team as a member of the Division of Thoracic Surgery led by Dr. Yaron Perry.  Dr. Robert Qaqish will serve as the Director of Thoracic Surgery at Erie County Medical Center. Together, he and Dr. Perry will focus their efforts and expertise in building a state-of-the-art thoracic surgery program across the Great Lakes Health System. Dr. Qaqish completed his thoracic surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. After he completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Toronto, Dr. Qaqish obtained his medical doctorate at Ross University School of Medicine, where he graduated with highest honors. Dr. Qaqish then interned and completed his general surgery residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore (an affiliate teaching hospital of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine). During his general surgical training, he was awarded β€œResident of the Year” by the Department of Surgery at Sinai for his dedication to patient care. Dr. Qaqish also completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in lung transplantation at the Latner Thoracic Surgery Laboratories in the Toronto General Research Institute (University of Toronto). He has authored numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed publications in various areas of general thoracic surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery (2019).

Areas of Expertise:

Surgical Subspecialty

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To learn more about UBMD Surgery’s Division of Thoracic Surgery or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Qaqish, please call 716-898-3948.