Why did you decide to go into medicine?
Because of a deep desire to help others and my fascination with human anatomy and physiology. I consider being able to do surgery as one of the greatest privileges anyone could have
To me, treating people well means:
Considering the person as a whole, explaining to the best of my ability what the problem is and how we can try to help, and allowing each person to participate in the decision making process regarding the options for treatment
One thing people are surprised to learn about me:
I was born in Dominican Republic
Member of BMG Since:
Colon and Rectal Surgery
MD Summa Cum Laude from Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
General Surgery Specialty Training in the Yale University Affiliated Surgical Residency Program at Bridgeport Hospital
Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and UB-affiliated Hospitals
Sisters of Charity Hospital and Millard Fillmore Hospital
United States Chapter of the International College of Surgeons Regent, Vice President and Chair of the Colorectal Specialty Group. Program Director, University at Buffalo Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Sisters of Charity Hospital, Member of the Association of Program Directors for Colon and Rectal Surgery, Chairman Board of Directors, Buffalo Medical Group,Member of the Manpower Committee, BMG, Member of the Quality Assurance Committee, BMG
Areas of Interest:
Minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery including Laparoscopic-assisted Surgery and robotic surgery with natural orifice specimen extraction. Surgery for rectal cancer avoiding a permanent colostomy. Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease.