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Richard                        Cheney

Richard T. Cheney MD

Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

Clinical Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Clinical Affairs

Specialty/Research Focus

Anatomic Pathology; Autopsy; Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine; Clinical Pathology; Cytopathology; Dermatopathology - Anatomic Pathology

 
Professional Summary:

My clinical interests have been in diagnostic anatomic pathology with a focus on non- small cell lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies, soft tissue sarcoma, and all aspects of dermatopathology including inflammatory dermatoses, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer and the cytologic evaluation of fine needle aspiration biopsy material. Participation as a panel member in the NCCN‘s development of empirically based guidelines for clinical care of cancer patients with thoracic malignancies and non melanoma skin cancer was a major focus during the previous decade.
My career focus has evolved over time such that currently mentoring of faculty and participation in the development of innovative approaches to medical education occupies the vast majority of my effort.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Dermatopathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (U of Pennsylvania) (1993)
  • Fellowship, Cytopathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (U of Pennsylvania) (1987)
  • Residency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (U of Pennsylvania) (1986)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (Columbia University) (1981)
  • MD, Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine (1980)
Employment:
  • Clinical Professor, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2017-present)
  • Associate Professor, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2005–2016)
  • Professor and Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2003–2016)
  • Assistant Research Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (1996–2016)
  • Attending Pathologist and Dermatopathologist, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (1995–2016)
  • Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2002–2003)
Awards and Honors:
  • Castle Connelly Top Doc (2017)
  • Castle Connelly Top Doc (2016)
  • Edith E. Sproul Teaching Award (2008)
  • Volunteer Faculty of the Year, Department of Dermatology (1998)
  • NCI/NIH Tuition Scholarship for Clinical Cytology (1986)
  • National Research Merit Service Award (1983)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (1979)


Journal Articles:
  • Pidhorecky I, Cheney RT, Kraybill WG, Gibbs JF. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors: current diagnosis, biologic behavior, and management.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2000; 7(9).
  • Sabel MS, Gibbs JF, Cheney R, McKinley BP, Lee JS, Kraybill WG. Evolution of sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma at a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.. Surgery. 2000; 128(4).
  • Gibbs JF, Huang PP, Zhang PJ, Kraybill WG, Cheney R. Accuracy of pathologic techniques for the diagnosis of metastatic melanoma in sentinel lymph nodes.. Ann Surg Oncol. 1999; 6(7).

Professional Memberships:
  • United States-Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • American Society of Dermatopathology
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • College of American Pathology, Fellow

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Contact Information

206 Farber Hall
233 Sherman Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-829-5213
Email: rtcheney@buffalo.edu

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