Meet the Physicians
Shahriyour Andaz, MD, FACS – Director, Thoracic Oncology, Director, Clinical Research
A specialist in thoracic surgery and thoracic oncology, Dr. Andaz is especially interested in the early diagnosis of lung cancer through clinical assessment and via CT scan. He completed his surgical fellowship training at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and Glasgow, UK, his thoracic surgery residency at Maimonides Medical Center, and advanced fellowship training at UCLA Medical Center, with emphasis in thoracic oncology and extensive training in video-assisted thorascoscopy lobectomies, complicated chest wall resections, advanced surgery of the trachea and esophagus, lung volume reduction surgery and pleurectomy for mesothelioma. Using the da Vinci robot, Dr. Andaz performs procedures such as lobectomies, wedge resections, and other procedures that would normally be performed using conventional surgical techniques. Dr. Andaz is fluent in Hindi.
Ann L. Buhl, MD, FACOG, FACS – Director, Gynecologic Oncology
Dr. Buhl is board-certified in both OB/GYN and gynecologic oncology, dedicated to caring for women with cancerous and non-cancerous diseases of the female reproductive system. She is recognized as a skilled surgeon who utilizes minimally invasive approaches to diagnose and treat early-stage, advanced, or recurrent gynecologic cancers as well as non-malignant gynecologic conditions. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University, obtained her MD degree from New York Medical College, and completed residency training in OB/GYN at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. During her fellowship in gynecologic oncology at SUNY Downstate, Dr. Buhl has directed numerous clinical trials and has been an active contributor to scientific publications.
David A. Silver, MD, FACS – Director, Urologic Oncology
Dr. Silver is a pioneer in the application of robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgical techniques to urologic procedures. He has particular expertise in such areas as hematuria, PSA abnormalities, kidney-sparing surgery for renal tumors, cystectomy with continent urinary diversion, testicular tumor surgery, and multimodal management of bladder and prostate cancer. He completed his MD degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Silver also serves on the thirteen-member New York State Prostate and Testicular Cancer Detection and Education Advisory Council, which meet regularly throughout the year in Albany to advise the Department of Health on a range of men's health issues.
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