Todd Demmy

Todd Demmy

Address: Division of Thoracic Surgery
Roswell Park Cancer Institute,
Buffalo, NY 14263

Telephone: 716-845-5873

Education:

  • Tulpehocken High School, Valedictorian, 1978, Bernville, Pennsylvania
  • (Five Year Pre-Medical-Medical Cooperative Program)
  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1981
  • M.D., Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1983


Surgical Training:

  • 1983 - 1988 Resident in General Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • 1988 - 1991 Resident in Cardiothoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Academic Appointments:

  • July 1991 - Sept.1997 Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, MO.
  • July 1991 - Aug 2002 Co-Director Cardiac Transplant Program, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
  • January 1994 - Aug 2002 Chief of Thoracic Oncology, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Columbia, MO.
  • July 1995 - Aug 2002 Assistant Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program Director - University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
  • Sept. 1997 - Aug. 2002 Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, MO.
  • December 2002 - present Associate Professor of Surgery, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY


Hospital Appointments:

  • July 1991 - Aug. 2002 Attending Physician, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, MO.
  • October 1991 - Aug. 2002 Attending Physician, Harry S. Truman Veteran's Hospital, Columbia, MO.
  • July 1994 - May 1998 Consulting Physician, Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital, Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
  • Dec. 1994 - Aug. 2002 Consulting Physician, Columbia Regional Hospital, Columbia, MO.
  • Oct. 1, 1997 - Aug. 2002 Consulting Physician, Howard A. Rusk Rehabilitation Center, Columbia, MO.
  • Sept. 2002 - present Chair, Dept. of Thoracic Surgery, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY.
  • Oct. 2002 - present Consulting Physician, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Niagara Falls, NY.
  • Oct. 2002 - present Staff Physician, Kaleida Health Systems, Buffalo, NY.


FLEX Exam:
12/84 - Federal I.D. #600529002

Licensure:

  • Pennsylvania State License No. MD-031791-E ( eff.7-17-1984)
  • Texas State License No. G 7506 ( eff. 2-24-1985)
  • Missouri State License No. R3P91 (eff. 6-17-1991)
  • New York State License No. 225983 (eff. 8-14-2002)


Board Certifications:

  • Diplomate, The American Board of Surgery, November 7, 1989, No. 34694
  • Recertification Effective January, 1998 until December 31, 2008
  • Diplomate, The American Board of Thoracic Surgery, June 10, 1992, No. 5200 until December 31, 2002; (recertification: December 4, 2000 until 2012)
  • Certification of Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care American Board of Surgery, October 23,1992, No. 917 until July 1, 2013 (recertification: passed October 2002)


Honors and Awards:
College

  • Graduation with Highest Distinction, August 1981
  • U.S. President's Academic Freshman Award, July 1979


Medical School

  • Letter of Commendation in Biochemistry, 1979
  • Letter of Commendation in Introduction to Clinical Medicine, 1980
  • Election to Alpha Omega Alpha, 1983
  • Election to Hobart Amory Hare Honorary Medical Society, 1983


Residency Training

  • Jack A. Barney Award for Outstanding Resident Manuscript, Southwestern Surgical Congress, 1988
  • Basic Science Course Outstanding Performance Award, 1988
  • Cardiothoracic Residency Training: Best Resident Paper Presentation, Pennsylvania Association of Thoracic Surgery, 1990
  • First Prize, Resident Research Award, Resident Research Day, Allegheny General Hospital, 1990
  • Thoracic Surgery Directors Association Award Abstract, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 1991
  • First Prize, Resident Research Award, Resident Research Day, Allegheny General Hospital, 1991


Post training

  • The Best Doctors in America: Central Region 1996-1997, Woodward/White Inc, Aiken SC
  • Missouri representative for ACS Young Surgeons Workshop, Selection by Missouri Chapter of American College of Surgeons, April 27-28, 1997
  • The Best Doctors in America 1998, Woodward/White Inc, Aiken SC
  • 1998 Outstanding Young Man of American, OYA McLean, Virginia
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Chapter of the Association of Surgical Technologists, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, 2000
  • Marquis Who's Who in the World, 18th edition, March 21, 2000
  • Lifetime member, National Registry of Who's Who, July 14, 2000.
  • Special Contribution Award, Dept. of Veteran's Affairs, Oct. 10, 2001
  • Service Award, Dept. of Veteran's Affairs, Aug. 1, 2001
  • America's Top Doctors, 2003 Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • America's Top Doctors, 2004 Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.


University and Hospital Committees:

  • October 1991 - Aug. 2002 Infection Control Committee of the Medical Staff, University Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, MO
  • October 1991 - Aug. 2002 Medical Record Committee of the Medical Staff, Truman Veteran's Hospital, Columbia, MO
  • April 1993 - Aug. 2002 CALGB (Cancer and Leukemia Group B) Thoracic Surgery Committee Representative, University of Missouri Hospital and Ellis Fischel Hospital, Columbia, MO.
  • October 1993 - 1995 Search Committee for Chief of Surgery at the Harry S. Truman Veteran's Hospital, Columbia, MO.
  • October 1994 - June 1996 Ad Hoc CPR Committee of the Medical Staff of the University Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, MO.
  • December 1994 - June 1995 Department of Surgery Core Curriculum Committee and the Clinical Curriculum Design Committee for the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO.
  • February, 1995 - July 1996 Search Committee for Chief of Anesthesiology at the Truman Veteran's Hospital, Columbia, MO.
  • February 1999 - Aug. 2002 Department of Surgery Research Committee for the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO.
  • July 2000 - Aug. 2002 Member of the Clinical-Outcomes Review Committee.
  • August 2000 - Dec. 2000 Co-Chairman of Laboratory Re-Engineering Committee part of Operation Redesign Program of the University Hospital and Clinics.
  • September 2000 - present Health Science Strategic Planning Committee Core Operations Work Group
  • January 2000 - Nov. 2000 Member of the E-Healthcare Committee. University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO.
  • November 2000 - Aug. 2002 University Physicians Electronic Technology Committee
  • January 2002 - Aug. 2002 Member Ellis Fischel Cancer Center's-Cancer Education Subcommittee
  • September 2002 - present Member Strategic Leadership Council, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • September 2002 - present Lung Biology Working Group, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • December 2002 - present Conflict of Interest Task Force, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • May 2003 - present Clinical Practice Plan Governing Board, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • May 2003 - present Disease Site Research Group Steering Advisory Committee, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • September 2003 - present Information Technology Advisory Board, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • August 2004 - present Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee, Roswell Park Cancer Institute


Editorial Appointments:

  • Manuscript Reviewer, Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Manuscript Reviewer, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Manuscript Reviewer, New Surgery
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Surgical Research
  • Mail Reviewer, NIH/Center for Scientific Review
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Chest
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Oncology


Professional Organizations:

  • American Medical Association
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Missouri Chapter-American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Missouri State Medical Association
  • Boone County Medical Society
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • Michael DeBakey International Surgical Society
  • Southwestern Surgical congress
  • Missouri Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • ASAIO -- American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
  • CALGB -- Cancer and Leukemia Group B Member
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • American College of Surgeons Oncology Group
  • 21st Century Surgical Society
  • Missouri Surgical Society
  • The International Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Interest Group (Charter Member)
  • General Thoracic Surgical Club
  • Medical Society of the State of New York and Erie County
  • Buffalo Surgical Society
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology


Professional Activities:

  • February 1995 - June 1998 - Education Committee of the Missouri Chapter of American College of Surgeons
  • May 1995 - present - Thoracic Core Committee of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB)
  • June 1995 - June 1998 - Council of the Missouri Chapter of American College of Surgeons
  • October 1995 - June 1996 - Operations Committee of the Missouri Chapter of American College of Surgeons
  • October 1996 - June 1997 - Planning Committee of the Missouri Chapter of American College of Surgeons
  • June 1997 - July 1998 - Chairman, Accrual Management Committee for CALGB, Renamed Patient Issues Committee.
  • June 1998 - Aug. 2002 - Missouri District #2 Committee on Applicants of the American College of Surgeons
  • May 1998 - present Surgical Chair, CALGB 9795 Protocol Study-- (NCIC BR 10): "A Phase III Prospective Study of Adjuvant Chemotherapy with Vinorelbine and Cisplatin in Completely Resected Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with Companion Tumor Marking Evaluation" CALGB
  • June 1998 - June 1999 - Elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Missouri Chapter of American College of Surgeons
  • August 1998 - present - Member CALGB CARE Committee (Research Communication, Advocacy, and Ethics), formerly patient issues
  • October 1998 - June 1999 - Membership Committee of the Missouri Chapter of American College of Surgeons
  • June 1999 - June 2000 - Vice President of Missouri Chapter of American College of Surgeons
  • June 1999 - present - Credentialed Surgeon for CALGB 39802: Video-Assisted Lobectomy for Peripheral: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Phase II Feasibility Study - and other VATS protocols
  • October 1999 - present - Granted Full Membership to the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG).
  • September 1999 - Dec 1999 - Millennium Health Care: Professional Development Course participant, Office of Clinical Outcomes and Medical Management University Missouri Health Sciences Center. Also Refresher Course held in May 2000, May 2001, May 2002
  • January 2000 - Aug. 2002 - Department of Surgery representative to Clinical Outcomes Review Committee; Quality Assurance and Improvement
  • March 2000 - Aug. 2002 - E-Healthcare Strategic Task Force of the University of Missouri School of Medicine.
  • May 2000 - Sept. 2000 - Web Site Development Meeting of the American College of Surgeons & Web Mentor, American College of Surgeons
  • June 2000- June 2001 - President, Missouri Chapter of American College of Surgeons
  • July 2000 - Society of Thoracic Surgeons - 5 year review survey for HCFA Cardiothoracic Surgical Reimbursement Committee
  • June 2001- June 2002 - Secretary-Treasurer, Missouri Chapter of American College of Surgeons
  • July 2002 - present Member - Executive Committee of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (3 year term)
  • January 2003 - present - Member, Scientific Advisory Board of the Lung Cancer On Line Foundation


Supplemental Surgical Coursework

  • January 2000 Certificate, Microsurgery Training laboratory, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh PA
  • October 2002 Completed Postgraduate Course #2, Ultrasound for Surgeons, Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA


Grants Awarded:

  • July 1993 - June 1996 American Heart Association, Dallas Texas. "Validation of a New Biventricular Isolated Rat Heart Model and Its Use in Right Heart Function". $86,680. Principal Investigator.
  • Dec.1994 - November 2000 National Cancer Institute, Cancer and Leukemia Group B Protocol "9334: Sclerosis of Pleural Effusion by Talc Thoracoscopy vs. Talc Slurry: A Phase III Study." $70,000. Local PI.
  • April 1998 - January 2000 University of Missouri Research Board, "Predicting Atrial Fibrillation And A Novel Therapy." $34,155. Principal Investigator.
  • September 1998 - present Ellis Pharmaceutical Consulting, Inc, Princeton, NJ and Dr. F. Kohler Chemie GmbH of Federal Republic of Germany. "Prospective Randomized Multicenter Phase III Study Comparing Two Methods of Myocardial Protection in Coronary Bypass Surgery: HTK Cardioplegic Solution (Custodiol?) vs. Plegisol?". $250,000. Principal Investigator & Lead Investigator.
  • January 2000 - June 2000 Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Unrestricted Gifts for Research. Pilot Study on "Selective Lung Chemotherapeutic Perfusion for Treatment of Pulmonary Metastases (Feasibility Study)". $5,000. Principal investigator. Local PI.
  • January 2000 - Jan. 2001 National Cancer Institute, Cancer and Leukemia Group Protocol "9761: Occult Micrometastases In Stage I NSCLC" $54,250 ($1750.00 per patient.) Local PI.
  • January 2000 - Sept. 2001 National Cancer Institute, Cancer and Leukemia Groups Protocol "39802: VATS Lobectomy: A Feasibility Study." $21,000 ($1750.00 per patient.) Local PI.
  • October 2001 - present National Cancer Institute, Cancer and Leukemia Groups Protocol "30102: Phase III Comparison of Catheter Based Therapy of Pleural Effusions in Cancer Patients (OPEC)" ($1750/patient for 530 patients) Study Chair.
  • Pending Support: 2004 "A Pilot Study to Establish Peripheral Blood Diagnostic Test for Lung Cancers." Roswell Park Cancer Institute Alliance Foundation Co-Investigator, 5%, $20,000


Projects:

  • March 1996- June 1997 Immunex Study: "A Multicenter Phase III Trial to Evaluate the efficacy of Recombinant Human GM-CSF (rhu GM-CSF) for Prophylaxis of Postoperative Infection" Dr. Michael Metzler, Division of General Surgery, University Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, MO.
  • April 1996 Auto Suture Corporation. "Joint Video Thoracoscopy Lab for Advanced Techniques of Minimally Invasive Lobectomy and Mobilization of the Internal Mammary Artery for Coronary Artery Bypass". Joint venture with Dr. Brent Jones, DVM of the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine, Columbia, MO.
  • January 2003 Technical enhancement laboratory for minimally invasive esophagectomy


Grants Submitted:

  • January 2001 NIH Modular R-01, "Thoracoscopically Enabled High Dose Lung Chemotherapy." $580,000

CME Courses

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