Our Surgeons

General Surgery


Theodor I. Kaufman, MD General Surgery

Theodor I. Kaufman, M.D.Center of Excellence Hernia Surgery

Current Appointments

  • Division Chief, UR Medicine Regional Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Specialties

  • Board Certified Surgeon
  • Trained Robotic Surgeon

Education

  • BA in Biology, SUNY New Paltz, New York
  • MD, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn College of Medicine, Brooklyn, New York

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

  • Internship and Residency in General Surgery, Mary Imogene Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, New York

Contact Phone Number

585-978-8350


Dr. David Peter

A. David Peter, M.D.Center of Excellence Hernia Surgery Center of Excellence Robotic Surgery

Current Appointments

  • American College of Surgeons

Specialties

  • Board Certified in General Surgery- Trained in da Vinci surgery,
  • Trained in da Vinci surgery, multiport and Single Port Cholecystectomy

Education

  • M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, 2004- B.S. in Cell Biology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2000
  • B.S. in Cell Biology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2000

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

  • General Surgery Internship and Residency, UPMC-Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Publications/Presentations/Poster Sessions

  • Peter AD. Morre DJ. Morre DM, “A light-responsive and periodic NADH oxidase activity of the cell surface of Tetrahymena and of human buffy coat cells.” Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, 2000. Volume: 2(2), Pages: 289-300 – Morre DJ. Peter AD. Morre DM. Van Alstine JM, “Effect of centrifugation on separation by
  • Morre DJ. Peter AD. Morre DM. Van Alstine JM, “Effect of centrifugation on separation by aqueous two-phase partition of an early and late endosome model using inside-out plasma membrane vesicles from plants”, Journal of Chromatography. B, Biomedical Sciences & Applications, June, 98. Volume: 711(1-2), Pages: 195-201
  • Jones, LM, Corcos, AC, Peter, AD. “Burns.” In Surgical Intensive Care Medicine. Second ed. Edited by O’Donnell, JM, Nacul, FE. -. New York, NY, US|USA: Springer, November 2009.

Contact Phone Number

(585) 978-8350

 


Andrew Powers, MD General Surgeon

Andrew Powers, M.D.Center of Excellence Hernia Surgery

Specialties

  • Board Certified Surgeon
  • Trained Robotic Surgeon

Education

  • Bachelor Degree, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
  • Doctor of Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

  • Residency in General Surgery, Mary Imogene Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY

Contact Phone Number

585-978-8350


Dr. Joseph A. Talarico

Joseph A. Talarico, M.D.Center of Excellence Robotic Surgery Center of Excellence Hernia Surgery

Current Appointments

  • American College of Surgeons- American Medical Association
  • American Medical Association – American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
  • American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery – Society of American Gastroenterological and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastroenterological and Endoscopic Surgeons – Surgical Society of the Alimentary Tract
  • Surgical Society of the Alimentary Tract
  • Association of Academic Surgeons
  • Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons

Specialties

  • Board Certified by the American College of Surgeons- Trained da Vinci Robotic Surgeon and Proctor
  • Trained da Vinci Robotic Surgeon and Proctor- Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery

Education

  • M.D., University of Toledo, College of Medicine, 2002- B.S. in Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, 1997 (cum laude)
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, 1997 (cum laude)

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

  • Fellowship, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation- Residency, General Surgery, University of Illinois, Metropolitan Group Hospitals
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of Illinois, Metropolitan Group Hospitals
  • Clinical Research Fellowship, Surgery, University of Illinois & Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital

Awards & Honors

  • Karl Storz Endoscopy Award, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, ASMBS, 2009- John Halverson Award: Young Investigator of the Year, ASMBS, 2008
  • John Halverson Award: Young Investigator of the Year, ASMBS, 2008- Vijay K. Maker Award for Academic Excellence, University of Illinois, 2008
  • Vijay K. Maker Award for Academic Excellence, University of Illinois, 2008- Lloyd Nyhus Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008
  • Lloyd Nyhus Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008

Contact Phone Number

(585) 978-8350


Gynecologists


Dr. Jillian J. Babu

Jillian J. Babu, M.D.

Current Appointments

  • Member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology- Member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • Member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

Specialties

  • Board Eligible Physician in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology- Trained da Vinci Robotic Surgeon
  • Trained da Vinci Robotic Surgeon
  • Special Interests include Endometriosis, Chronic Pelvic Pain, and Minimally Invasive and Fertility Preserving Surgery

Education

  • Doctor of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, 2008- B.S., Daemen College, 2004 (summa cum laude)
  • B.S., Daemen College, 2004 (summa cum laude)

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

  • Internship and Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rochester School of Medicine, 2012

Awards & Honors

  • University of Rochester Obstetrics and Gynecology Department Award, 2012- AAGL Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures Award, 2012
  • AAGL Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures Award, 2012- Ambulatory Award, University of Rochester Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, 2011
  • Ambulatory Award, University of Rochester Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, 2011- “Strong Star” 2010 & 2011 (Patient nomination for excellent care and service)
  • “Strong Star” 2010 & 2011 (Patient nomination for excellent care and service)- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society,
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, 2008- Obstetrics and Gynecology Departmental Award, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, 2008
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Departmental Award, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, 2008

Contact Phone Number

(585) 393-2800



Dr. Robert W. Scott

Robert W. Scott, M.D.

Current Appointments

– Chief of Obstetrics/Gynecology, F.F. Thompson Hospital, 1998-2006, 2007-present- Member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

– Member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology- American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

– American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

Specialties

– Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology – American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education

– M.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1990- B.S.,

– B.S., State University of New York at Brockport, 1984

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

– Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, State University of New York at Buffalo

– Graduate Medical/Dental Education Consortium Program, OB/GYN House Officer, 1990-1994

Awards & Honors

– Russel J. VanCoevering, Sr., M.D. Award for “recognition of outstanding ability in caring for the whole patient”

– Honorary Resident in the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists for “excellence in endoscopy”

Contact Phone Number

(585) 393-2800

Urologists


Dr. Guan Wu

Guan Wu, M.D., Ph.D.

Current Appointments

– Associate Professor, Department of Urology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

– Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

– Associate Professor, Cancer Center Specialties

Specialties

– Board Certified Urology, American Board of Urology

Education

– Ph.D., Urology, China-Beijing Medical University, 1989

– M.D., Medicine, China-Beijing Medical University, 1983

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

– Residency in Urology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2002-2006

– Residency in Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2001-2002

– Internship in Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2000-2001

Awards & Honors

– Honored Visiting Professor of the Second Medical School and Tianjin Institute of Urology, Tianjin Medical University in Tianjin, China, 2008

– The AUA Northeastern Section Young Investigator Award, 2007

– Praecis Pharmaceuticals/AUA Gerald P. Murphy Scholar, 2004

– The Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award, 1996

– Smithkline-Beecham Travel Award, Society for Basic Urologic Research, 1995

– Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Beijing Medical University, 1985

– Outstanding Medical Student Award, Beijing University, 1982

Contact Phone Number

(585) 393-9119 or (585) 275-1700 and ask for Rosemary or Kathy

Colorectal


Dr. Steven Ognibene

Steven Ognibene, M.D.

Current Appointments

– Member of the American Board of Surgery

– Member of the American Board of Colon-Rectal Surgeons

– Clinical Assistant Professor in the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Specialties

– Board Certified Surgeon

– Trained Robotic Surgeon

Education

– Doctor of Medicine, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1999

– Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude), State University of New York at Buffalo, 1995

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

– General surgical residency at the University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, 2004

– Colorectal surgery fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, CA, 2005

Areas of Special Interest

– Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, colorectal cancer and anorectal disorders

Contact Phone Number

585-222-6566