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The Department of Surgery at NYC Health & Hospitals/Bellevue is highly regarded nationally and consists of surgeons who are recognized for their clinical expertise and academic achievements. Our team provides exceptional surgical care for adults and children across a wide spectrum of surgery and surgical specialties. Bellevue’s surgeons are also educators who serve as faculty members of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

The links below provide you with an overview of each specialty and important contact information.

If you have a patient who requires any of our services and you would like to transfer to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, please call our Transfer Center at (480) 428-7294.

Advanced GI Foregut Surgery

The faculty of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Department at NYC Health+Hospitals/Bellevue have particular expertise in the surgical management of benign foregut disease processes including achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and hiatal/paraesophageal hernias. Our surgeons have undergone advanced subspecialty training in institutions with a highly focused clinical practice dedicated to the management of these disorders. We utilize minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic and robotic) to perform the following procedures:

  • Heller myotomy
  • Nissen/Toupet fundoplication
  • Hiatal hernia repair
  • Paraesophageal hernia repairs

Our Advanced GI-Foregut Surgery Team:

Julia Park, MD
Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)

Contact: 212-562-3917 – Surgery Office
Physician Assistant: Moyosore Alade, PA-C
Email: moyosore.alade@nychhc.org

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Breast Surgery

As breast surgeons, we manage and treat patients diagnosed with breast cancer, patients at increased risk for developing breast cancer based on family history or have a known genetic mutation, and manage patients who need surgery for benign and high risk lesions. We work in a multi-disciplinary manner with a team of doctors to make sure that every patient gets the latest treatment approaches to breast cancer care. Our goal is to make sure that every patient is supported through the entire process from diagnosis through surgery. We have an entire team to help our patients through the process.

Operations performed:

  • Excisional Biopsies for benign tumors
  • Mastectomies
  • Nipple Sparing Mastectomies
  • Lumpectomies
  • Lumpectomies with Savi Scout Localization (wireless removal of tumors) or with Needle Localization
  • Sentinel Node Biopsies
  • Axillary Node Dissections
  • Terminal Duct Excisions (for Nipple Discharge)

We offer:

  • Access to Clinical Trials
  • Patient Navigation
  • Social Work
  • Genetic Testing
  • Tomosynthesis
  • MRI/MRI guided biopsy
  • DIEP Flap Reconstruction/Implants
  • Psychological Support
  • Lymphedema Treatment/Physical Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Radiation Oncology

Our Breast Surgery Team:


Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD
Chief, Breast Surgery Service, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)


Erica Friedman, MD
Breast Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)

Contact: (212) 562-2911 – Breast PA Office
Physician Assistant: Aline Bedrosian, PA
Email: aline.bedrosian@nychhc.org

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Cancer Surgery

Surgical Oncology is a specialty of Surgery that focuses on cancer surgery and surgical oncologists are surgeons who undergo extra learning so that they understand all types of cancer treatment in addition to surgery. At NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, we have both a surgical oncology hospital service as well as a clinic where all patients are discussed with a large group of cancer specialists so that every patient gets offered the best and most up-to-date cancer care. Bellevue patients also have access to clinical trials for cancer when this may be the best possible treatment for the patient. We also help evaluate new masses that have the potential to be cancerous or pre-cancerous, perform preventative surgery for patients with genetic predispositions to developing cancer, and treat complex disorders involving the liver and pancreas.

Cancers we treat:
Although NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue treats all types of cancers, the Surgical Oncology Service focuses on patients with the following tumor types.

Cancers of the gastrointestinal tract

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Appendiceal cancer
  • Liver cancer (both those that arise in the liver and those that spread to the liver)
  • Gallbladder and bile duct cancers
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs)
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Retroperitoneal sarcoma
  • Peritoneal cancers (both those that arise from the peritoneum and those that spread to the peritoneum)

Skin and soft tissue cancers

  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Benign/non-cancerous soft tissue masses
  • Melanoma
  • Other rare or advanced skin cancers (such as merkel cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell
  • carcinoma)

Complex non-cancerous hepatobiliary disease

  • Pancreatic cysts
  • Choledochal cysts
  • Liver cysts
  • Bile duct injuries

Procedures we perform:
In addition to standard surgical removal of the above cancers, we offer the following unique/complex procedures:

  • Robotic and laparoscopic colon and rectal cancer surgery
  • Transanal minimally invasive surgery
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Total gastrectomy
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Lymph node dissections
  • Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Hepatectomy
  • Bile duct resections
  • Whipple procedure/pancreaticoduodenectomy

Our Cancer Surgery Team (also known as the Surgical Oncology Team):


Russell Berman, MD
Chief of Surgical Oncology, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)


Steven Cohen, DO
Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care)


Nabil Dagher, MD
Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)


Michael Grieco, MD
Chief of Colorectal Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery (Colon & Rectal Surgery)


Ann Lee, MD
Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)

Contact: (212-) 562-3917 – Surgery Office
Physician Assistant: Jyoti Narang, PA MBS
Email: jyoti.narang@nychhc.org

To make an appointment:
Patients and referring physicians can make an appointment for themselves through the following ways:
1) Call the NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Cancer Center via the Contact Center 1-844-NYC-4NYC (1-844-692-4692)
2) Email surgical oncology PA Jyoti Narang – Jyoti.Narang@nychhc.org

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Colon and Rectal Surgery

As Colon and Rectal Surgeons, our dual board certified and fellowship trained surgeons specialize in the treatment of patients with cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and benign disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus. We have expertise in sphincter preservation and minimally invasive surgery such as laparoscopic surgery (small incisions in the abdomen), robotic surgery (surgeon controlled tools via small incisions in the abdomen), and transanal minimally invasive surgery (small tools in the rectum) which can lead to a better recovery. We believe that a team approach and coordinated care leads to better outcomes for patients.

Cancer Care:
Our colorectal cancer management includes cancers of the anus, appendix, colon, gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), rectum and presacral lesions. Our multidisciplinary team approach includes advanced gastroenterologists, pathologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and radiologists reviewing cases from each perspective. The team approach combined with thorough discussion with the patient about the best operative and nonoperative options results in a personally tailored treatment plan based on the patient’s goals. When clinically appropriate we can offer advanced organ preserving treatment plans which can preserve continence and avoid surgical removal of the colon, rectum or anus.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease:
Our surgical management of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Ulcerative Colitis (UC), Crohn’s disease (CD) and indeterminate colitis (IC) is done in partnership with the gastroenterology IBD subspecialists at NYC Health+Hospitals/Bellevue’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease clinic. In addition to gastroenterology, these cases are also reviewed in a multidisciplinary manner with IBD subspecialist physicians in pathology, and radiology. If patients need surgery we can offer the most advanced minimally invasive (robotic and laparoscopic) and traditional approaches for small bowel resection, ileocolic resection, strictureplasty, colorectal resection, bowel sparing techniques, and reconstruction with ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA), also known as J pouch, to avoid a permanent ileostomy.

Benign Disease:
We treat a broad spectrum of benign anorectal disease including anal fissures, anal fistulas, perianal abscesses, pilonidal disease, and symptomatic hemorrhoidal disease. We offer sphincter preserving approaches to avoid and decrease risk of damage to anal muscles that control incontinence including botox injection and ligation of intersphincteric fistula tract (LIFT).

Operations Performed:
Minimally invasive and traditional approaches for colectomy, partial colectomy, right colectomy, extended right colectomy, left colectomy, extended left colectomy, sigmoidectomy, subtotal colectomy, total colectomy, proctectomy, low anterior resection (LAR), abdominal perineal resection (APR), sphincter preserving surgery, reoperative surgery, ileocecectomy, ileal pouch anal anastomosis (J Pouch).

We offer minimally invasive approaches, which minimizes pain, incision size, hernias, scarring, length of stay and in some cases avoiding incisions entirely including:

  • Robotic
  • Laparoscopic
  • Single incision surgery
  • Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS)
  • Intracorporeal anastomosis

We offer:

  • Access to Clinical Trials
  • Enhanced recovery pathways
  • Multiple modality pain control
  • Transversus abdominis plane blocks
  • Plastic Reconstruction
  • Urologic Reconstruction
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Gynecology Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Psychological Support
  • Genetic Testing and Counselling
  • Patient Navigation
  • Social Work

Our Colon & Rectal Surgery Team:


Joseph Carter, MD
Associate Medical Director, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery (Colon & Rectal Surgery)


Michael Grieco, MD
Chief of Colorectal Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery (Colon & Rectal Surgery)

Contact: (212) 562-3917 – Surgery Office
Physician Assistant: Jyoti Narang, PA
Email: jyoti.narang@nychhc.org

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Endocrine Surgery

Endocrine Surgery is a surgical subspecialty that focuses on the surgical treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. These glands normally secrete hormones that help regulate most bodily functions. Health problems may arise when these glands produce too little or too much of a hormone. In collaboration with your endocrinologist and primary care provider, we are dedicated to a patient-centered multidisciplinary approach to provide a comprehensive and specialized care to patients requiring surgery for the following conditions:

  • Graves’ disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Multinodular goiter
  • Thyroid nodule
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Adrenal mass/tumor (incidentaloma)
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Aldosteronoma
  • Paraganglioma
  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Adrenocortical carcinoma

Operations performed:

  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroid lobectomy
  • Neck dissection
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Adrenalectomy – laparoscopic or open

Our Endocrine Surgery Team:


Insoo Suh, MD
Endocrine Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)

Contact: (212) 562-3917 – Surgery office
Physician Assistant: Helen Chen, PA
Email: helen.chen@nychhc.org

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General Surgery

General Surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses primarily on disorders of the abdominal wall and its contents including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts. Our surgeons are all board-certified and have many years of experience managing and treating disorders in these organs.

Although the list of surgical procedures that general surgeons perform is vast, some examples include:

  • Colectomy for diverticular disease (diverticulitis)
  • Gallbladder removal for acute cholecystitis (pain due to gallstones)
  • Spleen removal for hematologic disorders
  • Adrenalectomy for hormonal issues or cancers
  • Hernia repairs for abdominal or groin defects
  • Removal of cysts or lipomas anywhere on the body

Our General Surgery Team:


Joseph Carter, MD
Associate Medical Director, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery (Colon & Rectal Surgery)

Patricia Chui, MD, PhD
Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board Surgery (Surgery)

Mark Hochberg, MD
Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board Surgery (Surgery)


Manish Parikh, MD
Chief, Perioperative Services, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Chief, Bariatric Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board Surgery (Surgery)

Julia Park, MD
Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)


Robert Reader, MD
Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)


Akuezunkpa Ude Welcome, MD
Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)

Contact: (212) 562-3917 – Surgery office
Physician Assistant: Moyosore Alade, PA-C
Email: moyosore.alade@nychhc.org


Hernia Center

Hernias occur when there is a protrusion of fatty tissue or internal organs through a weakness or an opening of the abdominal muscles, causing a noticeable bulge on your stomach that can be painful and prevent you from performing your daily activities. Our surgeons at the NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Hernia Center have expertise in all types of hernia repair, including inguinal (groin), umbilical (belly button), ventral and incisional (due to scars from prior surgeries). We have a particular focus on optimizing your health and other medical conditions prior to surgery in order for you to obtain the best and most durable hernia repair – this includes working with patients to improve their diabetes, stop smoking, and lose weight. We are able to perform hernia repairs using either traditional open techniques with a larger incision, or using minimally invasive techniques which use smaller incisions – all of these options can be discussed during your initial consultation and individualized for each patient’s specific needs.

We offer:

  • Open or minimally invasive hernia repair surgeries using laparoscopic or robotic techniques
  • Repair of inguinal, umbilical, ventral, or incisional hernias
  • Repair of recurrent or complex hernias, using plastic surgery component separation techniques to attain a more functional abdominal wall
  • Multidisciplinary approach towards optimizing patient health prior to surgery in order to attain the best and most durable outcome – referrals to smoking cessation clinics, internal medicine, and bariatric surgery can be provided

Our Hernia Center Team:

Patricia Chui, MD, PhD
Director, Hernia Center, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board Surgery (Surgery)

Contact: (212) 562-3917 – Surgery office
Physician Assistant: Moyosore Alade PA-C
Email: moyosore.alade@nychhc.org

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Pediatric Surgery

Our pediatric surgeons have advanced training in general and thoracic surgery to treat a wide range of conditions on children from newborns to teens. Our operative expertise includes abdominal surgery, head and neck surgery, thoracic (chest) surgery, hernia repair, neonatal/congenital malformations, pediatric gynecology and trauma care. We do many of our operations using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopy and thoracoscopy). Some of the conditions we care for and operations we perform include:

  • Acute appendicitis
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Inguinal hernias, hydroceles
  • Umbilical hernias
  • Undescended testis
  • Circumcision
  • Drainage of chest infection after pneumonia
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Colon pull-through procedures
  • Removal of spleen and gall bladder
  • Esophageal disorders
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Pilonidal cysts
  • Intestinal atresias
  • Abdominal wall defects (gastroschisis, omphalocele)

Our Pediatric Surgery Team:


Jason Fisher, MD
Pediatric Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery), American Board of Preventive Medicine (Clinical Informatics)


Howard Ginsburg, MD
Pediatric Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board Surgery (Pediatric Surgery)


Keith Kuenzler, MD
Pediatric Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board Surgery (Pediatric Surgery), American Board Surgery (Surgery)


Jun Tashiro, MD, MPH
Pediatric Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board Surgery (Surgery)


Sandra Tomita, MD
Director, Pediatric Trauma, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board Surgery (Surgery), American Board Surgery (Pediatric Surgery)

Contact: (212) 562-3917 – Surgery office
Pediatric Trauma Program Manager: Blanca Agosto
Email: Blanca.agosto@nychhc.org

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Trauma Surgery

Trauma surgery is a surgical specialty that uses both operative and non-operative management to treat traumatic injuries primarily in the acute setting. NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue is an American College of Surgeons-verified Level 1 Adult Trauma Center. Our trauma surgeons and surgical specialists have the expertise to manage all types of injuries anywhere in the body. In addition, all of our trauma surgeons have additional training and American Board of Surgery-certification in surgical critical care, which involves the management in an intensive care unit of patients with acute, life-threatening (or potentially life-threatening) conditions following injury or complex surgery.

Our Trauma Team:


Spiros Frangos, MD, MPH, FACS
Chief of Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Director of Trauma/Emergency General Surgery/Surgical Critical Care, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care)


Cherisse Berry, MD
Associate Medical Director, Trauma, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care)


Marko Bukur, MD
Medical Director, Trauma, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care)


Michael Klein, MD
Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care)


Leandra Krowsoski, MD
Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care)

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Manish Tandon, MD
Assistant Director of Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Director of Surgical Quality, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care)

Contact: (212) 562-8990 – Trauma Surgery office
Physician Assistant: Mary Dmuchowski, PA
Email: dmuchowm@nychhc.org

Trauma Program Manager: Margaret Ewen, PA
Email: Margaret.ewen@nychhc.org

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Vascular Surgery

The vascular surgery team at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to our patients with arterial and venous disease. We treat a wide variety of disease including aortic aneurysms, aortic dissections, carotid stenosis, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), varicose veins, and deep venous thrombosis (DVT). We also create vascular access for hemodialysis. We are available 24/7 for vascular trauma and vascular emergencies. We have a state-of-the-art vascular lab to perform non-invasive diagnostic studies for our patients. Our physicians are involved in clinical research and clinical trials dedicated to the advancement of treatment and technology used to cure vascular disease.

Operations Performed:

  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Carotid stenting
  • Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair
  • Endovascular treatment of aortic dissection
  • Lower extremity angiogram and endovascular treatment of arterial blockage
  • Lower extremity bypass treatment of arterial blockage
  • Vein ablation for varicose veins
  • Vein thrombolysis for DVT
  • Varicose vein removal
  • Arterial-venous fistula creation

Non-invasive vascular assessment:

  • Arterial ultrasound
  • Ankle brachial index (ABI and ABI/PVR)
  • Venous ultrasound
  • Venous insufficiency ultrasound
  • Graft surveillance

Our Vascular Surgery Team:


Joanelle Lugo, MD
Chief, Vascular Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)


Michael Barfield, MD
Vascular Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care), American Board of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)


Mikel Sadek, MD
Vascular Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)

Contact: (212) 562-3917 – Surgery office | (212) 562-6009 – Vascular lab
Physician Assistant: Victoria Golovatenko, PA
Email: victoria.golovatenko@nychhc.org

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Wound Care Center

At our wound care center, our specialized team is dedicated to all aspects of wound healing. We offer wound excisional debridement (i.e. the surgical removal of unhealthy or infected tissue) and negative pressure wound therapy, which hastens the growth of new blood vessels leading to faster healing. Whether the wound is a result of diabetes mellitus or pressure, our specialists will evaluate it, take a comprehensive history, and then provide you with their recommendations to ensure timely healing.

Our Wound Care Center Team:


Robert Reader, MD
Wound Care Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)

Contact: (212) 562-3917 – Surgery office
Physician Assistant: Moyosore Alade PA-C
Email: moyosore.alade@nychhc.org


Surgery Team


Spiros Frangos, MD, MPH, FACS

Chief of Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Director of Trauma/Emergency General Surgery/Surgical Critical Care, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care)


Michael Barfield, MD

Vascular Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care), American Board of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)


Russell Berman, MD

Chief of Surgical Oncology, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)


Cherisse Berry, MD

Associate Medical Director, Trauma, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care)


Marko Bukur, MD

Associate Medical Director, Trauma, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care)


Joseph Carter, MD

Associate Medical Director, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery (Colon & Rectal Surgery)


Patricia Chui, MD

Director, Hernia Center, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board Surgery (Surgery)


Steven Cohen, DO

Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care)


Nabil Dagher, MD

Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)


Jason Fisher, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery), American Board of Preventive Medicine (Clinical Informatics)


Erica Friedman, MD

Breast Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)


Michael Grieco, MD

Chief of Colorectal Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery (Colon & Rectal Surgery)


Mark Hochberg, MD

Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board Surgery (Surgery)


Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD

Chief, Breast Surgery Service, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)


Michael Klein, MD

Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care)


Leandra Krowsoski, MD

Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care)


Keith Kuenzler, MD

Pediatric Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board Surgery (Pediatric Surgery), American Board Surgery (Surgery)


Ann Lee, MD

Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)


Joanelle Lugo, MD

Chief, Vascular Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)


Manish Parikh, MD

Chief, Perioperative Services, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Chief, Bariatric Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board Surgery (Surgery)


Julia Park, MD

Chief, Perioperative Services, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Chief, Bariatric Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board Surgery (Surgery)


Robert Reader, MD

Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)


Mikel Sadek, MD

Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)


Insoo Suh, MD

Endocrine Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)


Manish Tandon, MD

Assistant Director of Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Director of Surgical Quality, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care)


Jun Tashiro, MD

Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)


Sandra Tomita, MD

Director, Pediatric Trauma, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board Surgery (Surgery), American Board Surgery (Pediatric Surgery)


Akuezunkpa Ude Welcome, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)

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