INTRODUCING NEW FACULTY: Breast Surgeon (Dr. Patricia A. Farrelly) + General Surgeon, Intensivist, Laparoscopist (Dr. John H. Wang) + Neurotologist (Dr. David A. Schessel) + Vascular Laboratory Director (Dr. Nicos Labropoulos) + Vascular Surgeon (Dr. Andrea J. Hendrzak)
We are very pleased to introduce Patricia A. Farrelly, MD, who has joined our Division of Surgical Oncology as assistant professor of surgery. She comes to Stony Brook from a private practice in New York, specializing in breast surgery. She was an attending physician at Lenox Hill Hospital. She had been assistant director of surgery there.
Board certified in surgery, Dr. Farrelly will focus her practice at Stony Brook on the medical and surgical management of the breast, including both benign and malignant lesions; and will also include the management of high-risk patients for screening and care of breast diseases.
Dr. Farrelly was selected for inclusion in the 2007 edition of Guide to America's Top Surgeons, published by the Consumers' Research Council of America.
Dr. Farrelly received her medical doctorate from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in 1987. She completed her residency training in general surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. She became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) in 1995.
For consultations/appointments with Dr. Farrelly, please call 631-638-1000.
We are very pleased to introduce John H. Wang, MD, who has joined our Division of General Surgery, Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Burns as assistant professor of surgery. He comes to Stony Brook following fellowship training in surgical oncology at the City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, CA.
Board certified in both surgery and surgical critical care, Dr. Wang will focus his practice at Stony Brook on the management of diseases of the gastrointestinal system; surgical treatment of cancers; minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; chronic severe heartburn), achalasia (severe swallowing difficulty), common bile duct stones, inguinal hernia; colorectal surgery, gallbladder removal, and spleen removal.
Dr. Wang was selected for inclusion in the 2007 edition of Guide to America's Top Surgeons, published by the Consumers' Research Council of America.
Dr. Wang received his medical doctorate from the University of Maryland in 1997. He was trained in general surgery at New York Medical College (Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers). He then completed fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery at St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ, and also at SUNY-Stony Brook; surgical critical care at the University of Hawaii; and surgical oncology at the City of Hope Medical Center.
For consultations/appointments with Dr. Wang, please call 631-444-4545.
We are very pleased to introduce David A. Schessel, MD, who has joined our Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery as associate professor of surgery. He comes to Stony Brook following 15 years of academic practice as associate professor of otolaryngology and neurosurgery at George Washington University and Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. He also served as consultant at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda Naval Hospital, and the United States Peace Corps.
Board certified in otolaryngology and with subspecialty certification in neurotology, Dr. Schessel will focus his practice at Stony Brook on pediatric and adult neurotology/otology; diagnosis and treatment of ear and skull base problems, including dizziness, vertigo, hearing loss; cochlear implants; skull base surgery; diagnosis and treatment of acoustic neuromas, Ménière's disease, otosclerosis, ear infections, and cholesteatoma.
In 2005, Dr. Schessel was honored as a "Top Doctor" selection in Washingtonian Magazine. He was also selected for inclusion in the 2007 edition of Guide to America's Top Physicians, published by the Consumers' Research Council of America. He was awarded the medal for service excellence by the U.S. Army for his work at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Dr. Schessel received his medical doctorate in 1985 from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he also received his doctorate in neuroscience for studies on the vestibular system. He completed his internship in general surgery at Montefiore Hospital Medical Center, and residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Jacobi Medical Center; both hospitals are affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He then completed fellowship training in neurotology at the University of Toronto.
For consultations/appointments with Dr. Schessel, please call 631-444-4121.
We are very pleased to introduce Nicos Labropoulos, PhD, RVT, who has joined our Division of Vascular Surgery as professor of surgery, and will serve as director of the Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory. Dr. Labropoulos comes to Stony Brook from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Previously, he was on the faculty of surgery and director of the vascular laboratory at Loyola University Medical Center, in Chicago, IL, and director of research at Vascular Diagnostics Ltd, in Park Ridge, IL.
Dr. Labropoulos is certified in non-invasive vascular technology by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, and is a registered vascular technologist (RVT).
A world-renowned scholar, Dr. Labropoulos is the author of more than one hundred peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as four textbooks. His book, Vascular Diagnosis, published by Elsevier-Saunders in 2005, is widely considered the bible of non-invasive vascular diagnosis.
Dr. Labropoulos serves on the editorial board of Annals of Vascular Surgery, International Venous Digest, Journal of Vascular Surgery, Seminars in Cardiology, Spanish Journal of Surgical Research, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (deputy editor), and Venous Digest. In addition, he is a reviewer for Archives of Surgery, British Journal of Surgery, Clinical Physiology, European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, International Angiology, Lancet, Stroke, and Surgery.
Dr. Labropoulos received his PhD in cardiovascular medicine from the University of London in 1995, subsequent to his receiving his master's degree in vascular medicine from there. He was trained in vascular diagnostics at St. Mary's Hospital (London).
For speak with Dr. Labropoulos, please call 631-444-1279.
We are very pleased to introduce Andrea J. Hendrzak, MD, who has joined our Division of Vascular Surgery as assistant professor of surgery. She comes to Stony Brook from Wayne State University where she just completed her two-year fellowship training in endovascular and vascular surgery at Detroit Medical Center.
Board certified in surgery and board eligible in vascular surgery, Dr. Hendrzak's practice at Stony Brook will focus on
minimally invasive endovascular surgery for the management of carotid disease, aortic aneurysms, lower extremity vascular disease, and venous disease.
Her practice will include surgery for stroke prevention (carotid endarterectomy), aortic aneurysms, lower extremity vascular reconstruction, and dialysis access; and also the treatment of spider veins (laser and sclerotherapy).
Dr. Hendrzak was selected for inclusion in the 2007 edition of Guide to America's Top Surgeons, published by the Consumers' Research Council of America.
Dr. Hendrzak received her medical doctorate from Temple University in 1994. She was trained in general surgery at Easton Hospital (Pennsylvania). She then completed a year of fellowship training in vascular surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, after which she practiced general and vascular surgery.
For consultations/appointments with Dr. Hendrzak, please call 631-444-4545.
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