Meet the VEVS Team


Joseph A. Brazzo III

Co-President (2018-present)

Aspiring surgeon. MD/PhD student. PhD Thesis: Unraveling the mechanotransduction pathways of the cell as they relate to cardiovascular disease and cancer. Tissue engineering.

Contact: jbrazzo@buffalo.edu

Syed A. Ahmad

Co-President (2018-present)

I am interested in emergency medicine, trauma surgery, and global health. Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing sports and traveling.

Contact: syedahma@buffalo.edu


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Chong Li

Founder & President

Aspiring vascular surgeon. Favorite vessel is the aorta!

Free weights, poker and the Dodgers.

Check out my blog: http://www.ORjunkie.com


Gaurang Joshi

Founder & President

Aspiring Surgeon. Interested in Global Health and Surgery.

Love driving motorcycles, boxing, working out and basketball.




Linda Harris MD

Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Program Director Vascular Surgery, Professor of Surgery, Mentor of VEVS

Gregory Cherr

Gregory Cherr MD

Associate Professor, General Surgery Residency Program Director, Vice-Chair for Education


Hasan Dosluoglu MD

Associate Professor

Mariel Rivero MD; Department of Surgery; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; University at Buffalo; 2016

Mariel Rivero MD

Vascular Surgeon, Clinical Assistant Professor


Maciej L. Dryjski MD PhD

Professor of Surgery, Vice-Chair for Faculty Development, Medical Director for Vascular/Endovascular Surgery, Kaleida Health


James K. Lukan MD

Assistant Professor, Associate General Surgery Residency Program Director