October Science Events

The Future of Medicine: The Evolution of Practicing Medicine in the 21st Century

October 7, 2013
Golisano Center Lecture Hall, Room 101
Alumni Panel Discussion: Dr. Ryan DenHaese, ’94, Dr. Thomas Summers, ’84, and Dr. Jerome Andres, ’77

Discussion will be moderated by Dr. Peter Butera, chair of Niagara University's psychology department.

Dr. Ryan DenHaese, ’94

Dr. DenHaese, a 1994 Niagara University biology graduate, earned advanced degrees from the University at Buffalo.

Dr. DenHaese is a principal at Buffalo Spine Surgery, a Lockport-based practice that specializes in procedures, including artificial disc replacement, lumbar decompression, and hernia treatment, among others.

He is presently involved with the American Academy of Sports Medicine, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Thomas Summers, ’84

A 1984 graduate of Niagara University, Dr. Summers completed his medical school training at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse in 1988. Upon completing an internship at the Wilson Memorial Hospital in Binghamton, N.Y., Dr. Summers completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, Pa., and was chief resident from 1992 to 1993. Dr. Summers also completed a residency in pediatric radiology at the Penn State University Hospital at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Dr. Summers went on to the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, to complete his Fellowship training in cross-sectional imaging in 1994. Dr. Summers joined Windsong Radiology Group in 1994 and became president of the practice in 2012.

Dr. Summers was named to the 2012 “Who’s Who in Health Care” by Buffalo Business First.  He is a member of NU’s Board of Advisors, and specializes in women’s imaging, body imaging and musculoskeletal radiology.

Dr. Jerome Andres, ’77

Dr. Andres graduated summa cum laude from Niagara University with a B.S. in natural sciences/biology. He then went on to earn his M.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine. He completed his family practice residency at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center where he was chief resident. Dr. Andres is Family Practice Board Certified.

Dr. Andres is currently appointed as a staff physician at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital. In the past, Dr. Andres has served as both assistant director and director of the Family Residency Program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. He is also a former president of the medical staff at Memorial. He was the clinic physician director of the Tuscarora Indian Reservation Health Center for more than 10 years. He presently enjoys being a team physician for both of Niagara University's basketball teams. In 2013, he was named a Family Medicine “Top Doctor” by Buffalo Spree.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Andres’s interests include history, gardening and sailing. Dr. Andres was recently made a Lt. Col. in the Air National Guard. He is also a talented bass guitarist and demonstrates these talents in his band, the Jerry Andres Band. Dr. Andres resides with his family in Youngstown.

Notification of your planned attendance is appreciated, but not necessary. To do so, please contact Shana DiCamillo at 716.286.8297 or sdicamillo@niagara.edu.