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James Lukan,
MD, FACS

Raphael Blochle, MD

Rajeev Sharma, MBBS, MS

Winnie S. Su, MD





Dr. Lukan is the Surgical Director of the Vascular Access Center at the Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care, the Medical Director of Diversified Clinical Services at the ECMC Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, and an attending staff surgeon at ECMC through the University at Buffalo Surgeons, Inc. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Formerly the Director of the Trauma Institute at the University of Louisville Hospital, Dr. Lukan has been the principal investigator on several clinical studies; the co-author of many peer-reviewed publications, abstracts, presentations, and book chapters; and an invited lecturer at grand rounds and symposia. He is certified in vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the Western New York Vascular Society.

Areas of Expertise

  • Vascular surgery
  • Surgical critical care
  • Wound care and hyperbaric medicine
  • Trauma and burn care
  • Cardiac life support

Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Vascular Surgery - University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • Fellowship, Trauma, Critical Care, Burn - University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Residency, General Surgery – State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
  • MD – State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Undergraduate Education – School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, MA
  • BS – Long Island University at Southampton, Southampton, NY

Dr. Blochle is an attending surgeon and director of the Wound Care Center at ECMC and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo. Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and German, Dr. Blochle is certified in both general surgery and vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

Areas of Expertise

  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Dialysis access
  • Wound care
  • General/trauma surgery
  • Aneurysmal disease
  • Endovascular interventions

Research Interest

  • Machine perfusion in organ preservation

Education & Training

  • Vascular Surgery Fellowship – State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • General Surgery Residency – State University of New York at Buffalo
  • MD – Universidad Autonoma

Dr. Sharma is a surgeon specializing in abdominal organ transplantation, both adult and pediatric, including liver, kidney, pancreas, intestine and multivisceral transplantation, auto islet transplantation, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy and donor organ procurement procedures. He is also trained in complex hepatobiliary surgery and surgery for portal hypertension in children, including Meso-Rex shunts. Dr. Sharma is a former Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Transplant Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and a Clinical Fellow in Transplantation Surgery at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and at the University of Virginia. His keen interest in clinical research includes the search for new biomarkers for predicting pancreas allograft rejection. He is also studying the immune response to BK virus infection in kidney transplant recipients and clinical outcomes in abdominal organ transplantation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Transplantation Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Gastroenterology

Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Fellowship, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
  • Fellowship, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Certification, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), USA
  • Senior Residency in Surgical Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Residency, S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur
  • MBBS, Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur
  • Internship, Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur

Dr. Su earned her medical degree at Queen’s University and served a residency in internal medicine at the University of British Columbia. She held a fellowship in nephrology at McMaster University and is currently a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Su has conducted extensive research in nephrology and has published journal articles on hemodialysis and other studies. She was awarded several prestigious scholarships for study and research at Queen’s University and the University of Toronto. Dr. Su is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American Society of Nephrology, and the Canadian Medical Association.

Areas of Expertise

  • Nephrology

Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Nephrology, McMaster University
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • MD, Internal Medicine, Queen’s University

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