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Filadora Named President of Great Lakes Cancer Care

Updated: 11/16/2018

Victor A. Filadora, MD, MBA, has been named president for Great Lakes Cancer Care.

Dr. Filadora will lead the collaborative oncology efforts between Kaleida Health, ECMC, Cancer Care of Western New York, General Physician PC, UBMD, Great Lakes Medical Imaging, Western New York Urology Associates and Windsong Radiology Group.

Jody Lomeo, president and CEO of Kaleida Health as well as the Great Lakes Health System of Western New York, said, “Great Lakes Cancer Care was born out of a simple idea; and that was to harness and organize our community’s top medical talent and most advanced technology in a unique partnership to diagnose, treat, and cure cancer. We are proud to have Victor lead this collaborative group. He brings tremendous experience in both oncology and healthcare administration.”

Dr. Filadora most recently served as the senior vice president and chief of clinical services at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

During this time in that role, he had responsibility for managing ambulatory services, perioperative services, sterile processing, pharmacy, patient and family experience, endoscopy services and therapeutic services programs. In addition to this, Dr. Filadora served as the clinical chief of perioperative medicine and associate dean for graduate medical education at Roswell Park and a clinical assistant professor within the department of anesthesiology at the University at Buffalo (UB) Jacobs School of Medicine.

Great Lakes Cancer Care comprises eight different organizations with more than two dozen locations (inpatient and outpatient) and offers medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, and other support services to provide patients with the most collaborative and effective cancer care possible.

Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., PhD, president and CEO of ECMC, said, “Great Lakes Cancer Care is blending the strength of many of the best cancer care providers in Western New York to provide the best quality care for our community. We are pleased to have a leader like Victor who is a collaborator that can bring the various disciplines in Great Lakes Cancer together for the benefit of patients.”

Dr. Filadora spent more than 15 years at Roswell, rising through the ranks of medical affairs and administration. He began his career as a practicing anesthesiologist and quickly assumed leadership responsibilities as the medical director for perioperative services. 

He joined Roswell from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where he served as chief resident for the Department of Anesthesiology. He served on the staff of Newton-Wellesley Hospital and the Tufts University School of Medicine faculty from 2004 to 2005, at which point he returned to Roswell as chief of Perioperative Medicine and director of the Center for Preoperative Evaluation.

A member of Roswell Medical Staff Executive Committee, he previously served on the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ Faculty Council and its Resident Grievance, Graduate Medical Education and Anesthesiology Admissions committees, and is a senior business and healthcare advisor to the UB School of Management.

He graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He also holds Master of Business Administration and Master of Science degrees from UB.

An accredited Royal College of Physicians educator, Dr. Filadora has helped lead several collaborative projects involving the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and UB School of Management. He frequently extends his expertise in perioperative services as a consultant to healthcare systems in the areas of operations and governance.

Kaleida Health and ECMC, along with UB, continue to build off of their collaborative success under the Great Lakes Health System of WNY (GLH) umbrella. Since the creation of GLH in 2008, our community has seen:

  • Consolidation of three heart programs here into the Gates Vascular Institute, which is home to the one of the nation’s strongest cardiac and stroke programs
  • Consolidating and growing the behavioral health program into a center of excellence at ECMC
  • Consolidating and growing the solid organ transplant program into a center of excellence at ECMC