Surgery Residency Faculty

James Nitzkorski, MD
Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Dr. James Nitzkorski serves as the Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program, and the Director of Gastrointestinal and Cutaneous Oncology program at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.  He is an attending Surgical Oncologist specializing in Gastrointestinal Cancer, Melanoma, complex and rare tumors.  Dr. Nitzkorski is a passionately dedicated to outstanding clinical care, research, and education.  Dr. Nitzkorski has served as the principal investigator for several cooperative group trials at Vassar Brothers, and is currently running a phase-II melanoma gene therapy trial.

Dr. Nitzkorski was raised in the Hudson Valley.  He earned his medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan.  He completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia and has been on staff at Vassar Brothers Medical Center since 2011.

Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Faiz Bhora, MD
Associate Program Director
Thoracic Surgery

Pranat Kumar, MD
Associate Program Director
General Surgery

Ryan Swan, MD
Associate Program Director
General Surgery & Surgical Oncology

Cliff Connery, MD
Core Faculty
General Surgery & Surgical Critical Care

Elvita Genelus-Dominique, MD
General Surgery and Trauma Surgery

Sean Lee, DO
Core Faculty
General Surgery &
Trauma Surgery

Haitham Al Shetawi, MD, DMD
Head and Neck Surgery

Carrine W. Anderson, MD
Faculty
Breast Surgery

Susan K. Boolbol, MD
Faculty
Breast Surgery

John Choi, MD
General Surgery

Mohamed Y. Elsagga, DO
Faculty
Vascular Surgery

Lee Farber, DO
General Surgery

James Nitzkorski, MD
General Surgery & Surgical Oncology

Andreas Spirig, MD
Vascular Surgery

Huan Huan Sun, MD
Faculty
Thoracic Surgery

Sanjay Thomas, MD
General Surgery

Fausto Vinces, DO
General Surgery & Surgical Critical Care

Zubair Zoha, MBBS
Faculty
General Surgery & Surgical Critical Care

Northern Dutchess Hospital

Brian Binetti, MD
General Surgery

Vadim Meytes, DO
General Surgery

Gregory Zale, MD
General Surgery

Residents PGY1

Laura Morales

Helene Rached

William Wing