The Core Team

Medical Director: Leslie J. Kohman, MD, FACS

Note: While the physicians pictured below represent the core team, patients may be seen by other members of each specialty.

Ioana G Amzuta, MD
Ioana G Amzuta, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Sleep Medicine; Critical Care Medicine; Acute Bronchitis; Asthma; more
Education: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Research Interests:

Sleep Disorder Breathing and Diastolic Dysfunction

Education Interests:

Pulmonary Physiology

Clinical Interests:

Sleep Medicine

Associations/Memberships: American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP); American Thoracic Society (ATS); American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Jeffrey A Bogart, MD
Jeffrey A Bogart, MD
315 464-5276
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Radiation Oncology; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Esophageal Cancer; Lung Cancer; Prostate Cancer; Urologic Cancers; more
Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Research Interests:
  • Lung and prostate cancer
  • Clinical investigations through cooperative clinical trials
  • Chair: CALGB Radiation Oncology Committee
Clinical Interests:
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer including IMRT and brachytherapy
  • Breast cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Pediatric oncology
Associations/Memberships: American College of Radiology (ACR); Onondaga County Medical Society

Robert F Dunton, MD
Robert F Dunton, MD
315 464-6255
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Cardiopulmonary Surgery; Achalasia; Angina; Aortic Aneurysm; Aortic Valve Regurgitation; Aortic Valve Stenosis; more
Education: Albany Medical College, NY
Research Interests:

Reducing blood utilization in cardiac surgery

Education Interests:

Clinical ethics consultations in patient care

Clinical Interests:

Reducing hospital readmissions following cardiac surgery

Reducing healthcare disparities

Associations/Memberships: American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP); Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS); American Medical Association; Alpha Omega Alpha Honour Society; American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Ola El-Zammar, MD
Ola El-Zammar, MD
315 464-4750
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Anatomic Pathology; Clinical Pathology; Cytopathology; Breast Fine Needle Aspiration; Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules
Education: American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Research Interests: Thoracic oncology and inflammatory bowel disease.
Clinical Interests: Surgical pathology, cytopathology, pulmonary pathology, and gastrointestinal pathology.
Associations/Memberships: United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology; American Society for Clinical Pathology

Christine Feliu, NP
Christine Feliu, NP
315 464-1800
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Thoracic Surgery; Achalasia; Asbestos Exposure; Barretts Esophagitis; Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) Caused by Injury; Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) not Related to Injury; more

Ajeet Gajra, MD
Ajeet Gajra, MD
315 464-4353
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology; Hematology; Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Advanced Prostate Cancer; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; more
Education: University of Delhi, India
Research Interests: Clinical trials- phase II; Outcomes research in cancer; Prognostic factors in cancer
Clinical Interests: Aerodigestive Epithelial Malignancies including Non-small cell lung cancer, Small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma, head and Neck Cancers, esophageal cancer; Clinical trials; Geriatric Oncology

Vanessa R Gibson, MD
Vanessa R Gibson, MD
315 464-1800
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Thoracic Surgery; Achalasia; Esophageal Cancer; Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD); Hiatal Hernia; Hyperhidrosis; more
Associations/Memberships: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)

Rolf A Grage, MD
Rolf A Grage, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Diagnostic Radiology; Chest Pain (Heart Related); Chest Pain (Lung Related); Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta; Heart Disease; Hodgkin's Lymphoma; more
Education: Tulane University School of Medicine
Research Interests:

Percutaneous image-guided interventions for improved diagnosis and treat ment of lung cancer.

Education Interests:

Medical imaging for diagnostic and management of diseases of the heart and lungs.

Clinical Interests:

Cardiopulmonary Imaging

Associations/Memberships: American College of Radiology (ACR); Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Stephen L Graziano, MD
Stephen L Graziano, MD
315 464-4353
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Oncology; Hematology; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Lung Cancer; Mesothelioma; more
Education: University of Minnesota Medical School
Research Interests: Participation in Cancer and Leukemia Group B with  J. Bogart, L. Kohman, S. Lemke, J. Wright, B. Poiesz, K. Zamkoff, S. Grethlein and T. Coyle.
Clinical Interests: Prognostic Factors in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer; lung cancer clinical trials; participation in Cancer and Leukemia Group B studies.

Anna Luise A Katzenstein, MD
Anna Luise A Katzenstein, MD
315 464-7125
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Anatomic Pathology; Surgical Pathology; Pulmonary Pathology; Lung Cancer; Lung Disease; Lung Disorders; more
Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Research Interests: Interstitial lung disease, idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, vasculitis, lung cancer
Clinical Interests: Surgical Pathology, Pulmonary Pathology
Associations/Memberships: College of American Pathologists (CAP); American Society for Clinical Pathology; American Thoracic Society (ATS); American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP); United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Kamal K Khurana, MD
Kamal K Khurana, MD
315 464-4750
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Anatomic Pathology; Clinical Pathology; Cytopathology; Gynecologic Problems; Human Papillomavirus (HPV); Vaginal Cancer; more
Education: University College of Medical Sciences Delhi University, India
Research Interests: Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration, Head & Neck Cytology
Clinical Interests: Interventional cytopathology
Associations/Memberships: American Medical Association; American Society for Clinical Pathology; American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)

Leslie J Kohman, MD, FACS
Leslie J Kohman, MD, FACS
315 464-1800
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Thoracic Surgery; Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) Caused by Injury; Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) not Related to Injury; Esophageal Cancer; Hyperhidrosis; Lung Cancer; more
Education: Pennsylvania State University
Research Interests: All aspects of thoracic oncology and lung cancer. Clinical trials in solid organ cancers.
Clinical Interests: General thoracic surgery, Multidisciplinary evaluation of lung cancer patients, Thymoma/thymectomy for myasthinia gravis, Clinical trials in thoracic malignancy.
Associations/Memberships: American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS); Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS); Women in Thoracic Surgery; American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP); American Surgical Association (ASA); Association of Women Surgeons; General Thoracic Surgical Club; Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO); American College of Surgeons (ACS); American Medical Women's Association (AMWA); Medical Society of The State of New York; Onondaga County Medical Society

Robert Lenox, MD
Robert Lenox, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Critical Care Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Internal Medicine; Acute Bronchitis; Asbestos Exposure; Asthma; more
Education: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Research Interests:

Bronchoscopic methods and yields.

Education Interests:

Pneumoconiosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Thromboembolic Diseases

Clinical Interests:

Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung Cancer, Intervential Bronchoscopy, EBUS

Associations/Memberships: American Thoracic Society (ATS); American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP); New York State Thoracic Society

Dragos N Manta, MD
Dragos N Manta, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Critical Care Medicine; Sleep Medicine; Acute Bronchitis; Asbestos Exposure; more
Education: Carol Davila University of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania
Research Interests:

Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders, Sleep Deprivation During Medical Training

Clinical Interests:

Sleep Medicine (Sleep Apnea, Insomia, Parasomnias), Lung Cancer, Smoking-Related Lung Disease

Associations/Memberships: American Thoracic Society (ATS); American College of Physicians (ACP); American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP); American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Anupa Nadkarni, MD
Anupa Nadkarni, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Anesthesiology; Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Critical Care Medicine; Acute Bronchitis; Asthma; more
Education: Goa Medical College, India

Kaushal B Nanavati, MD
Kaushal B Nanavati, MD
315 464-4686
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Family Medicine; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients; Chronic Disease Management; Family-centered Care; Geriatrics; more
Clinical Interests:

Primary Care; Integrative and Holistic Medicine

Associations/Memberships: American Academy of Family Physicians; New York State Academy of Family Physicians (NYSAFP); American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin; Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)

Barbara Robinson, MD
Barbara Robinson, MD
315 464-1800
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Thoracic Surgery; Chest Pain (Lung Related); Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) Caused by Injury; Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) not Related to Injury; Diaphragmatic Hernia; Esophageal Cancer; more

Birendra P Sah, MD
Birendra P Sah, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Critical Care Medicine; Acute Bronchitis; Asthma; Bronchiectasis; more
Education: B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Science, Dharan, Nepal
Associations/Memberships: American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP); American Thoracic Society (ATS); Society of Critical Care Medicine

Ernest M Scalzetti, MD
Ernest M Scalzetti, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Diagnostic Radiology; Cardiovascular MRI; Computed Tomography; Cardiomyopathy; Chest Pain (Heart Related); Chest Pain (Lung Related); more
Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Research Interests:
  1. Percutaneous image-guided interventions for improved diagnosis and treat ment of lung cancer.
  2. Observer performance in thoracic imaging.
Education Interests:

Medical imaging for diagnostic and management of diseases of the heart and lungs.

Clinical Interests:

Cardiopulmonary imaging; Lung cancer.