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Kulaylat Named Medical Director, Colorectal Services at Buffalo General Medical Center

Updated: 4/7/2014

Mahmoud N. Kulaylat, MD, has been named medical director, colorectal services at Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC).

In this new role, Kulaylat will concentrate on quality assurance and program outreach, including surgeon recruitment.

"Dr. Kulaylat always leads by example; caring for the sickest patients and most complex colorectal cases throughout Western New York, right here at BGMC," said Aaron Hoffman, MD, interim chief of service, surgery at Kaleida Health.

"His dedication to teaching colorectal surgery has impacted hundreds of our residents over the years, which prepared them for practice and motivated many to pursue advanced fellowship training,” continued Hoffman. “Dr. Kulaylat is known by his peers as always willing to lend a hand in the operating room when needed- no matter the hour- and he draws on his vast experience to give advice on the most challenging cases."

Kulaylat has served as an attending surgeon (general and colorectal) in the Department of Surgery at BGMC since 1993. He is also an attending surgeon at Erie County Medical Center and Veteran’s Administration Medical Center.

“I am happy that the role the colorectal service and its surgeons play in the future growth of BGMC is recognized by our administrators,” said Kulaylat. “I look forward to partnering with my colleagues in the gastroenterology department to create a robust destination of choice for patients needing treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and any colorectal conditions.”

Board-certified in general and colorectal surgery, Kulaylat has been the recipient of nearly two dozen awards and recognitions including being listed as a 2013 Top Doctors, Buffalo Spree Magazine, and Consumers’ Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians, for several years.

He has co-authored nearly 80 articles, as well as abstracts, book contributions and letters to the editor and has conducted presentations on dozens of topics throughout the United States and internationally, in Hungary, Greece, Austria, France, India, and Japan.

Kulaylat is an associate professor, Department of Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo. At BGMC, he is a member of the executive operating room committee; chairman, focus review committee; and member, peer review committee.

A resident of Snyder, Kulaylat received his Bachelor of Science from American University of Beirut and his medical degree from Cairo University Medical Center.