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Our Team

Jason M. Wallen, MD

The Division of Thoracic Surgery at SUNY-Upstate Medical University has a longstanding history of excellence in the care of patient’s with chest diseases. The program gained regional and national prominence under the guidance of Leslie Kohman, MD. During her tenure, the division trained numerous thoracic surgeons in the thoracic surgery training program. Her vision for a comprehensive multidisciplinary clinic is continues to be realized today through our Thoracic Oncology Program.

The division is currently lead by Jason Wallen, MD who has grown the division exponentially since his arrival in 2016. The division provides comprehensive thoracic surgery services including the management of malignant and benign diseases of the chest and foregut. The recruitment of Mark Crye, MD and Michael Archer, DO to the division has enhanced patient care by bringing fellowship-trained thoracic surgeons to the region to provide the latest in surgical approaches to our patients. Using the resources of a tertiary, academic medical center, the division leverages regional and national research protocols and clinical trials to advance the management of chest diseases and to provide patients with the most current treatments.


Jason M Wallen, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP
Division Chief
Jason M Wallen, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP

315 464-1800


Michael A Archer, DO
Michael A Archer, DO
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery; Achalasia; Barretts Esophagitis; Bronchiectasis; Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD); more
Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Research Interests:

Molecular and genetic drivers of thoracic malignancies. Simulation in surgical training. Impact of social media on the dissmenation of scientific and surgical peer-reviewed publications

Education Interests:

Surgical education and simulation in surgical training

Clinical Interests:

Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Robotic thoracic surgery, Benign esophageal disorders, Chest wall tumors.

Associations/Memberships: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS); General Thoracic Surgical Club; Association for Academic Surgery; Medical Society of The State of New York; American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Mark J Crye, MD
Mark J Crye, MD
315 464-1800
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery; Achalasia; Barretts Esophagitis; Bronchiectasis; Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD); more
Research Interests:

Clinical outcomes in thoracic surgery

Clinial trials in thoracic surgery

Education Interests:

Minimally invasive surgery

Clinical Interests:

Robotic and minimally invasive thoracic surgery

Lung cancer screening

 

Associations/Memberships: General Thoracic Surgical Club; Onondaga County Medical Society; Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS); American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Sarah E Hunt, NP
Sarah E Hunt, NP
315 464-1857
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Thoracic Surgery

Leah L Marinelli, NP
Leah L Marinelli, NP
315 464-1808

Jason M Wallen, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP
Jason M Wallen, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP
315 464-1800
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Thoracic Surgery; Achalasia; Barretts Esophagitis; Bronchiectasis; Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD); Chest Pain (Lung Related); more
Research Interests:

Lung cancer, lung infections, surgery in patients with limited pulmonary capacity, minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic procedures.

Education Interests:

Surgical Education

Clinical Interests:

Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Thymus Cancer

GERD/Gastroesophageal Reflux, Hiatal Hernia, Achalasia, Esophageal Diverticula

Minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, endoscopic surgery


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