Our Team

Division Chief: Gregory W Fink, MD

George M Alfieris, MD
George M Alfieris, MD
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, NY, 1994
  • Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, NY, 1992
  • MD: Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1987

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Surgery; Cardiopulmonary Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Karikehalli A Dilip, MD
Karikehalli A Dilip, MD
315 464-6255

Education & Fellowships

  • MD: St. John's Medical College, Bangalore University, India
  • Fellowship: Albany Medical Center Hospital, 2002, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Fellowship: University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals, 1997, Cardiac Surgery
  • Additional Training: University of Southampton, Faculty of Medicine, UK, 1991, Cardiac Surgery
  • Fellowship: University of Delhi, India, 1990, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Residency: Post Graduate Medical Institute, Services Hospital, 1985, Surgery

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Cardiopulmonary Surgery; Thoracic Surgery; Aortic Aneurysm; Aortic Valve Regurgitation; Aortic Valve Stenosis; Arch Aneurysm; more

Robert F Dunton, MD
Robert F Dunton, MD
315 464-6255

Education & Fellowships

  • MS: Union College, Schenectady, NY, 2010, Bioethics
  • Fellowship: New England Deaconess Hospital, 1988, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Residency: Hartford Hospital, 1986, Surgery
  • MD: Albany Medical College, NY, 1981

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Cardiopulmonary Surgery; Achalasia; Angina; Aortic Aneurysm; Aortic Valve Regurgitation; Aortic Valve Stenosis; more

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)

Gregory W Fink, MD
Gregory W Fink, MD
315 464-1800

Education & Fellowships

  • BS: Bucknell University
  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Thoracic
  • Fellowship: University of South Florida, Research
  • MD: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency: University of South Florida, General Surgery

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Thoracic Surgery; Cardiopulmonary Surgery; Aortic Aneurysm; Aortic Valve Regurgitation; Aortic Valve Stenosis; Arch Aneurysm; more

Clinical Interests

  • Adult cardiac, aortic,and congestive heart failure surgery , ventricular assist devices, atrial fibrillation surgery (MAZE), MV/AV repair, biventricular pacing, minimally invasive cardiac surgery

Jessie M Fisk, NP
Jessie M Fisk, NP
315 464-8668

Charles J Lutz, MD
Charles J Lutz, MD
315 464-1800

Education & Fellowships

  • BS: Hamilton College
  • Fellowship: University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • MD: SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Thoracic Surgery; Cardiopulmonary Surgery; Aortic Aneurysm; Aortic Valve Regurgitation; Aortic Valve Stenosis; Arch Aneurysm; more

Research Interests

  • Therapies that reduce the detrimental effects of cardiopulmonary bypass

Clinical Interests

  • Aortic valve surgery, Ross procedure, MAZE procedure, Robotic cardiac surgery, cardiovascular surgery