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Buffalo General Medical Center
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

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Meet the Team

Vascular Surgeons

Maciej Dryjski, MD, PhD, FACS

Maciej Dryjski, MD, PhD, FACS
Co-director

Maciej Dryjski, MD, PhD, FACS, received his medical license from the Medical Academy Warsaw. He received his PhD from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm Sweden. Dr. Dryjski performed residencies at Karlinska Institute and Thomas Jefferson University. He received fellowship training at Sodersjukhuset, and Nacka Hospital, both in Stockholm Sweden, and at the University of South Florida. His specialty and research focus is in surgery-endovascular and vascular surgery.

Gregory Cherr, MD, FACS

Gregory Cherr, MD

A Diplomate, American Board of Surgery in general and vascular surgery, Gregory Cherr, MD, received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He did his residency and fellowship training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was a postdoctoral fellow, Pathology of Vascular Disease Program at the Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Richard Curl, MD, FACS

Richard Curl, MD, FACS

Richard Curl, MD, FACS, is a board-certified vascular surgeon. He received his medical degree from Tufts University Medical School and is well respected throughout the community for delivering complex vascular care. He specializes in abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid stenosis, dialysis access and peripheral vascular disease. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, American Academy of Surgeons, and International Society of Cardiovascular Surgery, among others.

Hasan Dosluoglu, MD, FACS

Hasan Dosluoglu, MD

Board-certified in surgery and vascular surgery, Hasan Dosluoglu, MD, received his medical degree from Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine. He did residencies at Marmara University Hospital, Morristown Memorial Hospital, and University at Buffalo Consortium Program. Dr. Dosluoglu received fellowship training at Medical Center of Delaware and University at Buffalo Consortium Program.

Linda Harris, MD, FACS

Linda Harris, MD

Board-certified in surgery and vascular surgery, Linda Harris, MD, attained her medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and did her internship at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she was also fellowship trained. She’s been part of the Physician Educator Program at the Royal College of Physicians and has dedicated her life to treating patients manage conditions of the circulatory system, including diseases of the arteries, veins and lymph vessels and blood disorders that affect circulation.

Brittany Montross, MD, RPVI

Brittany Montross, MD, RPVI

Bio to come

Sonya Noor, MD, FACS

Sonya Noor, MD, FACS

Board-certified, Sonya Noor, MD, FACS, received her medical degree from Calcutta Medical College. She completed a residency at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University followed by fellowships at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Arizona Heart Hospital. Dr. Noor specializes in abdominal aortic aneurysm endovascular and open repair, carotid surgery and stenting and atherectomy, as well as bypass and venous procedures.

Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Hashmat Ashraf, MD

Hashmat Ashraf, MD
Co-director

Hashmat Ashraf, MD, is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He received his medical degree from Mymensignh Medical College and did his residency in London, England. Dr. Ashraf also received fellowship training in adult and cardiac surgery.

Janerio Aldridge, MD, FACS

Janerio Aldridge, MD

Bio to come

Awad El-Ashry, MD

Awad El-Ashry, MD

Board-certified in general and thoracic surgery, Awad El-Ashry, MD, received his medical degree from Alexandria Main University Hospital. He did residencies in general surgery at University of Alabama, Yale University and New York Hospital/Weill Medical College of Cornell as well as fellowship training in cardiothoracic surgery at MD Anderson/UT Houston Memorial.

Gary Grosner, MD

Gary Grosner, MD

Board-certified in thoracic surgery, Gary Grosner, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut.

Interventional Cardiologists

Vijay Iyer, MD, PhD, FACC, FSCAI

Vijay Iyer, MD, PhD, FACC, FSCAI
Co-director

Vijay Iyer, MD, PhD, is an interventional cardiologist who received his medical license in internal medicine from Grant Medical College, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and his PhD in pharmacology from Drexel University. He was fellowship trained in interventional cardiology at the University of Minnesota and was a fellow in cardiovascular disease and a postdoctoral fellow in the division of cardiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Iyer is the recipient of several awards and honors and has pioneered several interventional cardiac procedures here in WNY.

William Morris, MD

William Morris, MD

William Morris, MD, is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He received his medical degree from the University of Ottawa and performed his residency in cardiology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Morris also received specialty training in internal medicine from the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He is a member of several associations including the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology.

David Zlotnick, MD

David Zlotnick, MD

David Zlotnik, MD, is an interventional cardiologist and is board-certified in internal medicine, vascular medicine, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography and ARDMS. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and did his residency in internal medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Zlotnik did fellowships in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as well, and a fellowship in interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular intervention at Ochsner Clinic Foundation.

Advanced Cardiac Imaging (CT/MRI)

James Youssef, MD

James Youssef, MD

James Youssef, MD, FACC, performed his residency in internal medicine at State University of New York at Buffalo. He did fellowships in cardiac MRI at New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, cardiovascular disease at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology at the University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Youssef has board certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine, Board of Nuclear Cardiology and Board of Echocardiography.

Umesh Sharma, MD, PhD

Umesh Sharma, MD, PhD

Umesh Sharma, MD, PhD, is a specialized cardiologist with training in advanced cardiac imaging. He performed his residency in internal medicine at Chicago Medical School, a fellowship in advanced cardiac imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Louisville. He got his PhD, molecular mechanisms of heart failure at University of Maasricht, his MS, medical immunology at the University of London and his MBBS at Tribhuvan University.