Surgical Oncology Team

Department ofSurgery

Offering a full range of special and subspecialty services

Surgical Oncology Team

N. Joseph Espat, MD, MS FACS
Director, Cancer Center
Chief, Surgical Oncology
Chairman of Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Boston University
Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs, Boston University

N. Joseph Espat, MD, MS FACS
  • For Appointments: 401-456-2077
  • Main Office: 401-456-4897
Medical School:
University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, Florida
Residency:
University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, Florida
Fellowships:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center-NY
Board Certification:
American Board of Surgery
Clinical Specialization:
General surgery: Surgery of the liver, bile ducts and pancreas.
Surgical oncology: gastrointestinal cancers; pancreatic cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, gallbladder cancer, liver metastases and advanced colorectal cancer.
Advanced Laparoscopy
Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish, French
Research Interests:
Chemo-sensitizing of pancreatic cancer, Cancer induced weight loss/metabolism, Thermal means of tumor ablation, Biomaterials for tissue regeneration

R. James Koness, MD
Director, Breast Health Program
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University

R. James Koness, MD
  • For Appointments: 401-456-2077
  • Main Office: 401-456-4897
Medical School:
SUNY- Buffalo School of Medicine New York
Residency:
General Surgery - Brown University
Fellowships:
Surgical Oncology-Roger Williams Medical Center, Brown University
Board Certification:
Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners; Diplomat, American Board of Surgery


Ponnandai Somasundar, MD
Assistant Chief, Surgical Oncology
Director, Geriatric Oncology Program
Associate Professor of Surgery, Boston University

Ponnedai Somasundar, MD
  • For Appointments: 401-456-2077
  • Main Office: 401-456-4897
Medical School:
Madras Medical College
Residency:
Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Fellowships:
Roger Williams Medical Center, Boston University Affiliate, Providence, RI
Board Certification:
American Board of Surgery
Clinical Specialization:
General Surgery- Laparoscopic surgeries
Surgical Onoclogy - Gastrointestinal Cancers, Endocrine malignancies, Breast, Skin Cancers (melanoma), Cancer
Languages Spoken:
English, Tamil
Research Interests:
Leptin, obesity and cancer, Immunotherapy, Clinical Trials


Steven C. Katz, MD
Director, Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program
Director, Surgical Immunotherapy
Associate Professor of Surgery, Boston University

Steven C. Katz, MD
  • For Appointments: 401-456-2077
  • Main Office: 401-456-4897
Academic Appointment:
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University
Medical School:
New York University
Residency:
New York University
Fellowships:
Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Board Certification:
General Surgery
Clinical Specialization:
Primary and metastatic liver cancer, colon cancer, sarcoma, GIST, melanoma, pancreas tumors, endocrine tumors
Languages Spoken:
English, Hebrew
Research Interests:
Tumor immunology, liver immunology

 

Keith M. Baldwin, DO

Steven C. Katz, MD
  • Surgical Oncology/Endocrine Surgery/General Surgery
  • For Appointments: 401-456-2077
  • Main Office: 401-456-4897
Academic Appointment:
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University
Medical School:
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency:
University of Massachusetts - Berkshire
Fellowships:
Surgical Oncology - Boston University - Roger Williams Medical Center
Board Certification:
America Board of Surgery - General Surgery
Society of Surgical Oncology - Certificate in Surgical Oncology
Clinical Specialization:
Endocrine/Head and Neck Surgery, Abdominal Surgical Oncology, Colorectal Surgery, Melanoma and Skin Cancers, Breast Cancer, General Surgery
Languages Spoken:
English
Research Interests:
Clinical and outcomes research pertaining to minimally invasive techniques and technology in colorectal and head/neck surgeries. Surgery and cancer in the developing world, particlarly rural western Kenya.

Abdul Saied Calvino, MD

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  • Surgical Oncology
  • For Appointments: 401-456-2077
  • Main Office: 401-456-4897
Medical School:
University of Panama, Panama
Residency:
University of Illinois, Chicago
Fellowships:
Surgical Oncology - Roger Williams Medical Center
Board Certification:
General Surgeon
Clinical Specialization:
Minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery, hepato-biliary and pancretic surgery and also treats the full specturm of general surgery conditions
Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Research Interests:
Investigating inflammatory pathways in pancreatic cancer

 

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