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Surgical Oncology Team

The Surgical Oncology Center team has extensive experience in clinical cancer research and uses preoperative chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatments prior to oncologic surgery. Our cancer surgeons are skilled in the most advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments to provide superior, comprehensive cancer care. 

We work with you, your family and your primary care physician—as well as a team of social workers; physical, occupational and speech therapists; pain management specialist; and psychiatric liaison consultation services—to provide the care and support of a team on your journey toward recovery.


Stephen Ettinghausen, MD, FACS

Medical Director, Surgical Oncology

EttinghausenStephenCollege: Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Medical School: Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY
Intern & Residency: Intern & Assistant Resident, Department of Medicine, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Assistant Resident, Department of Pathology, The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY; Intern & Assistant, Senior & Chief Resident, Department of Surgery, The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Certification: American Board of Surgery
Medical Staff Appointments: Attending Surgeon, Rochester General Hospital; Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Memberships: Association for Academic Surgery, Society of Surgical Oncology, American College of Surgeons (Fellow), American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
Clinical Interests & Expertise: Hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer; upper and lower gastrointestinal tract cancers, including recurrent rectal cancer; retroperitoneal and visceral sarcomas; melanoma; and breast cancer

Lori Medeiros, MD, CM, FRCSC, FACS

Medical Director, Rochester General Breast Center
Adjunct Clinical Faculty, RIT

Medical School: McGill University
McGill University
General Surgery, American Board of Surgeons, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Breast Ultrasound American Society of Breast Surgeons
American Society of Breast Surgeons, Mastery of Breast Surgery Continuing Quality Initiative, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Board of Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Surgical Executive Committee, RGH Medical Board, RGH Cancer Committee, American Medical Association, Monroe Medical Society
Clinical Interests & Expertise: Breast diseases; breast surgery; and frequent presenter to community, media and professional groups on breast cancer, diseases of the breast and breast surgery

Support Staff

  • Jana Cooper, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
    Education:  Master of Science – Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Rochester; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Binghamton University
    Certification:  ANCC Certification – Family Nurse Practitioner
    Memberships:  American Society of Breast Surgeons, Oncology Nursing Society
  • Sarah Hossenlopp, MS, PA-C
    Education: Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies, LeMoyne College, Bachelor of Arts, Wesleyan University
    Certifications: Certified Physician Assistant
    Memberships: Rochester Regional Physician Assistant Association