Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Cardiothoracic surgery is the field of medicine involving surgical treatment of diseases affecting organs inside the chest, including heart disease and lung disease. General Physician’s group of cardiothoracic surgeons include some of Western New York’s most tenured and well-respected surgeons.

Our Cardiothoracic Practitioners:

(Click on each practitioner to learn more)

Janerio Aldridge, MD, FACS

Janerio Aldridge, MD, FACS

Buffalo General Hospital
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-859-7600
Fax: 716-859-2885
Map/Directions

Hours:
Mon-Fri 7:00am – 5:00pm

  • Area of Specialization: Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Education: State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Special Procedures:
    • Coronary artery bypass grafting – on and off pump
    • Aortic and Mitral valve surgery
    • General thoracic surgery – minimally invasive thoracic surgery and video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Convergent procedure for atrial fibrillation
  • Accreditations/Associations: Society of Thoracic Surgeons; American College of Chest Physicians; American College of Surgeons

Hashmat Ashraf MD, FRCS

Hashmat Ashraf MD, FRCS

Buffalo General Hospital
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-859-7607
Fax: 716-859-2885
Map/Directions

Hours:
Mon-Fri 7:00am – 5:00pm

  • Area of Specialization: Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Profile: Chief, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Kaleida Health
  • Education: Mymensingh Medical College
  • Residency: London, England
  • Fellowship: Adult cardiac surgery, Buffalo General Hospital; Pediatric cardiac surgery, Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
  • Accreditations/Associations: Society of Thoracic Surgeons; American College of Cardiology

Gary Grosner MD

Gary Grosner MD

Buffalo General Hospital
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-859-2243
Fax: 716-859-2885
Map/Directions

Hours:
Mon-Fri 7:00am – 5:00pm

  • Area of Specialization: Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Education: M.D. University of Connecticut
  • Accreditations/Associations: Board Certified Thoracic Surgery

 

Hiroshi Takita MD (Lung)

Hiroshi Takita MD (Lung)

Buffalo General Hospital
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-859-2243
Fax: 716-859-2885
Map/Directions

Hours:
Mon-Fri 7:00am – 5:00pm

  • Area of Specialization: General Thoracic Surgery & Thoracic Surgical Oncology
  • Special Prodedures:
    • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
    • Special interest in surgical therapy of lung cancer and innovative combined modality therapy of locally advanced lung cancer.
  • Degree:
    M.D.: School of Medicine Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
    DSC (PhD): Cancer Research Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
    Residency: London, England
  • Accreditations/Associations: Society of Thoracic Surgeons; American College of Surgeons; American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Publications:
    H. Takita et al. Intra cavitary photodynamic therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Semin Surg Oncol. 11:369, 1995
    H. Takita et al. Intra tumor injection of GM-CSF for treatment of metastatic cancer. AACR 43:748, 2002
    H. Takita et al. Induction therapy of loco regional non small cell lung cancer with reliable response and low toxicity. Lung Cancer, 63:387, 2009

Robert Gambino, RPAC

Robert Gambino, RPAC

Buffalo General Hospital
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-859-7607
Fax: 716-859-2885
Map/Directions

Hours:
Mon-Fri 7:00am – 5:00pm

  • Area of Specialization: Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Special Procedures: Endoscopic radial artery harvest, endoscopic vein harvest, over 13 years of CT surgery experience.
  • Degree: D’Youville College
  • Accreditations/Societies: AAPA
  • Awards/Honors: Summa Cum Laude, 4th Year Excellence Award Recipient

Meagan Miller RPA-C

Meagan Miller RPA-C

Buffalo General Hospital
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-859-7607
Fax: 716-859-2885
Map/Directions

Hours:
Mon-Fri 7:00am – 5:00pm

  • Area of Specialization: Cardiothoracic Surgery – Physicians Assistant
  • Special Procedures: Endoscopic radial artery harvest, bronchoscopy/endoscopy, thorocentisis & chest tube placement
  • Degree: D’Youville College Bachelor’s Biology; D’Youville College BS/MS Physicians Assistant
  • Accreditations/Associations: National Commission Certification of Physician Assistants; WNY Physician Assistant Association; D’Youville College Adjunct Faculty Member; NCCPA Cardiothoracic CAQ; Association of Physician Assistants in Cardothoracic Surgery
  • Awards/Honors: D’Youville College Presidents List; Graduation with Honors; Outstanding Prevention Community Service Project

Mary Murphy, RPAC

Mary Murphy, RPAC

Buffalo General Hospital
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-859-7607
Fax: 716-859-2885
Map/Directions

Hours:
Mon-Fri 7:00am – 5:00pm

  • Area of Specialization: Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Special Procedures: Endovascular vein harvesting, Convergent MAZE
  • Degree: D’Youville College
  • Accreditations/Associations: AAPA
  • Awards/Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Award for Outstanding Community Service

Alyson Nyitrai, RPA-C

Alyson Nyitrai, RPA-C

Buffalo General Hospital
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-859-7607
Fax: 716-859-2885
Map/Directions

Hours:
Mon-Fri 7:00am – 5:00pm

  • Area of Specialization: Cardiothoracic Surgery – Physician’s Assistent
  • Special Procedures: Endoscopic vein harvest
  • Degree: SUNY Geneseo – Bachelor’s of Science Biology; D’Youville College Masters in Physician Assistent
  • Accreditations/Associations: Tri Beta Biological National Honor Society at Geneseo; National Commission on Certifications of Physician Assistants, WNY Physician Assistant Association, American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants
  • Awards/Honors: Summa Cum Laude