Juan A. Sanchez, MD, FACS
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Juan A. Sanchez, MD, FACS, is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Saint Mary’s Hospital. His particular expertise centers on video-assisted thoracic procedures and minimally-invasive surgical techniques.
Dr. Sanchez received his medical degree from the University of Florida. He completed residencies in general surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center and cardiothoracic surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. He was a post-doctoral research fellow in heart transplantation at Columbia University.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Society of University Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and holds memberships in many other professional organizations. He has authored and co-authored more than 110 scientific and professional publications and received numerous honors, which include being named to the lists of Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors in New York and Connecticut.
J. Alexander Palesty, MD is a surgical oncologist and general surgeon. He specializes in the surgical management of cancer of the esophagus, colorectal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, bile duct cancer and skin cancer as well as colorectal diseases.
Dr. Palesty received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. He completed his residency in general surgery at Saint Mary’s Hospital, a research fellowship in plastic surgery at Yale University and a fellowship in surgical oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York.
Dr. Palesty is a former member of the medical staff at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, in the Department of Surgical Oncology. He currently serves as Assistant Director, Program in Surgery and Surgical Director of Clinical Cancer Research at Saint Mary’s and as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Connecticut Health Center.
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