INTRODUCING NEW FACULTY: Traumatologist, Intensivist, and General Surgeon (Dr. Michael F. Paccione) + Surgical Oncologist and Breast Surgeon (Dr. Colette R.J. Pameijer) + Head and Neck Oncologic Surgeon (Dr. Kepal N. Patel) + Colon and Rectal Surgeon (Dr. William B. Smithy)
We are very pleased to introduce Michael F. Paccione, MD, DDS, who has joined our Division of General Surgery, Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Burns as assistant professor of surgery. He comes to Stony Brook from Westchester Medical Center (New York Medical College) in Valhalla, NY, where he recently completed his training in general surgery and surgical critical care.
Dr. Paccione’s practice in general surgery will include management of diseases of the gastrointestinal and endocrine systems; treatment of soft tissue disease, including hernias; and surgical treatment of cancers. He is skilled at both conventional and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery.
As a member of our trauma/surgical critical care team, Dr. Paccione will be responsible for the surgical management of injured patients—all aspects of traumatology; and the pre- and post-operative critical care of adult surgical patients.
Dr. Paccione’s research experience has included both clinical and basic science research. He is currently interested in wound healing and tissue manipulation using customized appliances.
Dr. Paccione received his medical doctorate from New York Medical College in 1995. His dental doctorate (1990) is from New York University College of Dentistry.
For consultations/appointments with Dr. Paccione, please call 631-444-4545.
We are very pleased to introduce Colette R.J. Pameijer, MD, who has joined our Division of Surgical Oncology as assistant professor of surgery. She comes to Stony Brook from City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she recently completed her fellowship training in surgical oncology.
As a surgical oncologist, Dr. Pameijer will focus on the management of all patients with cancer. She has a special interest in treating soft tissue tumors, particularly melanoma, sarcoma, and breast cancer. She is also interested in the management of patients with advanced malignancies and in palliative surgery.
At City of Hope, in addition to her clinical training, Dr. Pameijer carried out research in cellular therapy, mainly in designing T-cells to target cancer. She will continue this work at Stony Brook.
Dr. Pameijer received her medical doctorate from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1995. She completed her residency training in general surgery in 2003 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, following training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania-Hahnemann University Hospitals in Philadelphia.
For consultations/appointments with Dr. Pameijer, please call 631-444-2565 (general) or 631-4550 (breast).
We are very pleased to introduce Kepal N. Patel, MD, who has joined our Division of Surgical Oncology as assistant professor of surgery. He comes to Stony Brook from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where he recently completed his fellowship training in head and neck oncologic surgery.
Board certified in general surgery, Dr. Patel will practice surgical oncology with emphasis on the management of head and neck disorders. His practice will emphasize the multidisciplinary management of complex head and neck problems, including upper aerodigestive, thyroid/parathyroid, and salivary gland tumors.
Dr. Patel’s current research interests include the use of new molecular targets for aggressive thyroid cancer. He intends to continue this translational research and do related work on genetic profiling in the progression of thyroid cancer. Last year, he received a Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Dr. Patel received his medical doctorate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick in 1996. He completed his residency training there in general surgery in 2002, and then went to do his fellowship training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
For consultations/appointments with Dr. Patel, please call 631-444-4121.
We are very pleased to introduce William B. Smithy, MD, who has rejoined our Division of Surgical Oncology. He originally joined our faculty as clinical instructor of surgery in 1988, coming to Stony Brook from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, in New Brunswick, NJ, where he completed his fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery. Board certified in colon and rectal surgery and general surgery, Dr. Smithy will provide a full range of consultative, diagnostic, and therapeutic services involving surgery for patients with diseases of the small bowel, colon, rectum, and anus. His operative skills include use of laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery and other minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of colorectal diseases, including cancer.
Dr. Smithy was promoted to assistant professor of surgery in 1992. In 1998, he left his full-time position at Stony Brook to go into practice private, and to serve as a member of our voluntary faculty with operating privileges at University Hospital. He has been recognized in recent editions of the Castle Connolly Guide, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, as one of the “Doctors of Excellence” in our region.
Dr. Smithy received his medical doctorate from Columbia University in 1981. He completed his residency training in general surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, in New York in 1987, and then went to do his fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
For consultations/appointments with Dr. Smithy, please call 631-444-4545.
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