Our partnership locations.

Great Lakes Anesthesiology is proud to manage the anesthesia departments at the following healthcare facilities. Learn how your institution can partner with us.

New York

Ambulatory Surgery Center of Niagara

6500 Porter Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14304-1529

Atlas Ambulatory Surgery Center

50 George Karl Boulevard
Williamsville, NY 14221

Eye Health Surgery Center

170 Maple Road
Williamsville, NY 14221-2930

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital

818 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203-1021

Kenmore Mercy Hospital

2950 Elmwood Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217

Olean General Hospital

515 Main Street
Olean, NY 14760-1513

Buffalo Ambulatory Surgery Center

3095 Harlem Road
Cheektowaga, New York 14225

Pennsylvania

Warren General Hospital

2 Crescent Park West
Warren, PA 16365

Employment locations

We’re constantly looking to add anesthesiologists and CNRAs to our best-in-class team. Learn about careers at Great Lakes or click on a location below for career openings at that site.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES: ANESTHESIOLOGISTS (Buffalo, NY & WARREN, PA) & Sr. MEDICAL BILLER & CHARGE ENTRY SPECIALIST (Admin Team, BUFFALO, NY)

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ATTENDING ANESTHESIOLOGIST (BUFFALO, NY):

Perform physical exams/medical assessment to formulate anesthetic plan; administer general/local anesthetics, reg. spinal, epidural/caudal anesthesia including nerve blocks.  MD deg. (or foreign. equiv. deg.), Completion of Residency in Anesthesiology and Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology + NYS medical license.  Salary starting at $400K.  Travel to unanticipated patient sites. Mail resume: Great Lakes Anesthesiology P.C., 1001 Main St., Ste K-3502, Buffalo, NY 14203.

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ANESTHESIOLOGISTS (Buffalo, NY - Oishei Children's Hospital)

OBSTETRIC AND PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIOLOGISTS (BUFFALO, NY)

Employment:

  • Provide unmatched anesthesiology care at Oishei Children’s Hospital – the predominant academic center in WNY.
  • Caseload includes OB/GYN, PEDS (General, Neuro, ENT, Dental, Urology, Orthopedics, Spine, and Interventional Radiology)
  • Follow Team Model including direction of Residents, Fellows, and CRNAs
  • Flexible schedule required depending on desired income
  • Full Time - Salary Range $400K-$600K depending upon coverage
  • Board Certification
  • Accredited Fellowship Training
  • NY License required
  • Ability to collaborate on a close-knit team of professionals
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package available including profit sharing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Anesthesiologist role offers top-tier compensation with outstanding quality of life in the Western New York region. For more information on this opportunity, please contact Great Lakes Anesthesiology’s HR Manager, Dragana Draca, at [email protected] or call 716-323-6581.

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ANESTHESIOLOGISTS (Warren, PA - Warren General Hospital)

BOARD CERTIFIED ANESTHESIOLOGIST (WARREN, PENNSYLVANIA)

Employment:

  • Provide unmatched anesthesiology care at Warren General Hospital - an established regional hospital in Northern Pennsylvania
  • Caseload includes OB/GYN, PEDS (General, Neuro, ENT, Dental, Urology, Orthopedics, Spine, and Interventional Radiology)
  • Follow Team Model including direction of CRNAs
  • Flexible schedule required depending on desired income
  • Full-Time - Salary Range: $400K-$600K depending upon coverage
  • Board Certification
  • Accredited Fellowship Training
  • PA License required
  • Ability to collaborate on a close-knit team of professionals
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package available including profit sharing 

Anesthesiologist role offers top-tier compensation with outstanding quality of life in the Northern Pennsylvania and Western New York Regions.  For more information on this opportunity, please contact Great Lakes Anesthesiology's HR Manager, Dragana Draca, at [email protected] or call 716-323-6581.

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SENIOR MEDICAL BILLER (FULL-TIME) 

Position Summary:

  • High volume AR/Claims follow-up
  • Assess denials and determines proper resolution
  • Enter a large amount of anesthesia charges daily

Skills & Competencies Requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge of insurance
  • Familiar with local insurance provider portals
  • Must be able to multi-task and desire to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Expertise in entire revenue cycle of medical billing
  • Medical Billing: 3 years (Required)                                                                                                                             

Compensation:

  • $40,000-$50,000 depending on experience

Contact: Dragana, Human Resources Manager at 716.323.6581

Email: [email protected]

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MEDICAL CHARGE ENTRY SPECIALIST

Pay: $18.00/hour depending on experience

Great Lakes Anesthesiology, P.C. is seeking an entry-level Medical Charge Entry Specialist. This position will be based at our Administrative Office located at 1001 Main St. Buffalo, NY. 

The job duties include entering a large number of anesthesia charges daily from various locations and other duties as assigned. The ideal candidate is extremely motivated and has the ability to self-manage and organize their work day in order to complete daily tasks. Must be a self-starter and eager to learn the medical industry. Experience with medical insurance, medical software, a moderate level of understanding of CPT and ICD 10 codes, and familiarity with some of our local EMR systems would be great!

We offer amazing benefits which include: company-paid health insurance, paid holidays, PTO, employee assistance program, 401k, company-paid parking, and much more.

For consideration, send your resume to Dragana: [email protected] 

Great Lakes Anesthesiology, P.C. is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and considers all employees and applicants for positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran by applicable federal, state and local laws.

Ambulatory Surgery Center of Niagara

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Oishei Children’s

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Olean General Hospital

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Warren General Hospital

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Oishei Children’s

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Ambulatory Surgery Center of Niagara

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Olean General Hospital

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Warren General Hospital

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Jerrold Lerman, BASc, MD, FRCPC, FANZCA

Jerrold Lerman, BASc, MD, FRCPC, FANZCA

Vice President|Site Director, Buffalo Ambulatory Surgery Center (BASC)|Co-Site Director, Warren General Hospital

Dr. Jerrold Lerman is Vice President of the board of directors at Great Lakes Anesthesiology. He is also the Site Director, Buffalo Ambulatory Surgery Center (BASC) and Co-Site Director, Warren General Hospital.

Dr. Lerman has over 40 years of clinical experience and is board certified in the United States and Canada. He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Waterloo before attending medical school at the University at Toronto in Ontario, Canada. He completed his internship at Toronto General Hospital and residency at the University at Toronto.

His areas of interest include pediatric Anesthesia and research. He serves as the Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at Jacob's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Lerman is affiliated with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA). He is also a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists; Society of Pediatric Anesthesia; AUA; New York State Society of Anesthesiologists; APA; FEAPA;

Dr. Lerman has been a member of Great Lakes Anesthesiology since 2002 and views the company as "a wonderful family that supports each other both at work and outside of work."

Navyugjit S. Virk, MD

Navyugjit S. Virk, MD

President, Operating Room Coordinator, Oishei Children’s Hospital, Buffalo NY & Co-Site Director, Warren General Hospital

Dr. Virk is the President and CEO of Great Lakes Anesthesiology, as well as the OR Coordinator at Oishei Children’s Hospital, and Co-Site Director at Warren General Hospital in Warren, PA. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and specializes in obstetric anesthesia and pediatric anesthesia, in which he is Fellowship trained.

After completing his undergraduate studies at SUNY University at Buffalo, Dr. Virk graduated from medical school at the University of Silesia in Poland. He returned to Western New York for his residency in anesthesia at SUNY University at Buffalo. Dr. Virk joined Great Lakes in 2014.

Dr. Virk maintains an academic affiliation with SUNY University at Buffalo. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, and the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists. He is passionate about community advocacy and advancing the patient-centric care model.

M. Karim Kechli, MD

M. Karim Kechli, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, SUNY at Buffalo

Dr. Kechli is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at SUNY at Buffalo and is a shareholder of Great Lakes Anesthesiology.

Prior to joining Great Lakes Anesthesiology in 2018, Dr. Kechli attended medical school and completed his residency at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. After his studies, he began an academic affiliation with the SUNY University at Buffalo where he remains involved today. In addition, he is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Dr. Kechli is not only an expert physician and teacher but also a master in his niche, where he focuses on pediatric and obstetrical anesthesia. Having completed fellowships in this field and teaching students today to be the exceptional doctors of tomorrow makes Dr. Kechli an excellent addition to Great Lakes Anesthesiology.

Douglas Kahn, MD

Douglas Kahn, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor Anesthesiology, SUNY at Buffalo

Dr. Kahn is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at SUNY at Buffalo. He was certified in 1992 by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Kahn received his education at the Sackler School of Medicine, University of Tel Aviv in Israel in 1981. He held his anesthesia residency in Cleveland, Ohio in 1990 at the Metro Health Center.

Dr. Kahn’s professional focuses include regional, adult and pediatric anesthesia.

Justin Eckler, MD PhD

Justin Eckler, MD PhD

Clinical Instructor of Anesthesiology, SUNY at Buffalo

Dr. Eckler is a Clinical Instructor of Anesthesiology at SUNY at Buffalo. He has been certified since 2019 from the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Eckler attended medical school at SUNY at Buffalo and earned his Ph.D in pharmacology and toxicology in 2002. This is where he also held his anesthesia residency in 2012 and his pediatric anesthesia fellowship in 2013.

Dr. Eckler’s research interests include opioid receptors, obstructive sleep apnea, pain management, pharmacodynamics, and dental sedation.

Michael Weinberg, BS MD

Michael Weinberg, BS MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, SUNY at Buffalo

Dr. Weinberg is part of the UJF New Leadership Committee in the Physicians’ Division and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at SUNY at Buffalo. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology since 1995.

Dr. Weinberg received his education from SUNY at Buffalo in 1987 and had both his anesthesia residency and pain medicine fellowship there in 1994 and 1995.

Michelle Raczka, MD

Michelle Raczka, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, SUNY at Buffalo

Dr. Raczka is the Department Compliance Officer at Kaleida Health and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at SUNY at Buffalo. Dr. Raczka is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology as of 2008 and received a subspecialty board certification in 2013 from Pediatric Anesthesiology.

She received her education at SUNY at Buffalo in 2003 where she also worked her anesthesia residency in 2007 and completed her fellowship in 2009.

Stephan Nebbia, BSc MD

Stephan Nebbia, BSc MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, SUNY at Buffalo

Dr. Nebbia serves as a clinical assistant professor of Anesthesiology at SUNY at Buffalo. He was certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1995 and subsequently earned a subspecialty certification in Pediatric Anesthesiology in 2017.

Dr. Nebbia attended Rutgers Medical School in Newark, NJ. He did an internship in Pediatrics at Emory before starting Anesthesia residency at Vanderbilt. He then moved to Canada completing his residency in 1992 and completed a fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia in 1993. He is also board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Ramiro Mireles, MD

Ramiro Mireles, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, SUNY at Buffalo

Dr. Mireles received his certification from the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1994 and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at SUNY at Buffalo.

He received his education from Mount Sinai School of Medicine of NYU in 1989 and conducted his residency at Bellevue Hospital Medical Center in 1993 in New York. Following his time in NY, Dr. Mireles took on a fellowship in Washington DC at the Children’s National Medical Center in 1994 and continues to specialize in pediatric anesthesia.

Max Chudy, BS MD

Max Chudy, BS MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, SUNY at Buffalo

Dr. Chudy serves as the Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at SUNY at Buffalo. This position holds significant honor being an alum of the University, as he completed both his pediatric anesthesia fellowship and anesthesia residency there in 1984-1985 leading into his career.

Dr. Chudy received his education at U Autonoma de Guadalajara and earned his BS degree and MD in 1979. During his studies, Dr. Chudy took great interest in pediatric anesthesia and continues his practices in this field today.

Barbara Williams

Sr. Medical Biller/Certified Medical Coder

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Donna Kibler

Sr. Medical Biller

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Melissa A. Klopfer

Credentialing Specialist

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Danielle Washington

Medical Charge Entry Specialist

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Jennifer Polizzi

Sr. Medical Biller/Certified Medical Coder

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Dawn Henderson

Credentialing Specialist

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Jenna Weiss

Sr. Medical Biller/Certified Medical Coder

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Dianne Adams, MAOL

Dianne Adams, MAOL

Executive Assistant to the CFO/COO

Dianne Adams is Executive Assistant to Andrea Watkins, our CFO/COO. She joined the GLA team in late 2021, but boasts over 35 years of experience. She cites the diversity of ideas and the clear, open communication between the team as her favorite thing about working here.

Dianne earned an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Science/Office Management from ECC, and two degrees from Medaille College: a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, and a Master’s of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership (MAOL).

Additionally, Dianne is a Certified Clerk typist and specializes in Medical Transcription.

Dragana Draca, MBA

Dragana Draca, MBA

Human Resource Manager

Dragana Draca is Great Lakes Anesthesiology’s HR Manager, joining the team in 2021. Company culture is her favorite part of working at GLA. “We are Empowered to Grow,” she says.

Dragana holds undergraduate degrees in Paralegal Studies and Business Administration, and a Master of Business Administration Degree, with a concentration in Leadership and Change from Canisius College.

She is active in the Society for Human Resource Management and when she is not working, Dragana can be found baking in the kitchen, spending time with her Pomsky Lola, traveling or cheering on her favorite football team. Go Bills!

Megan A. Roemer

Megan A. Roemer

Office Manager & Scheduling Specialist

A GLA team member for over 20 years, Megan Roemer is Great Lakes Anesthesiology’s Office Manager and Scheduling Specialist.

Megan is a certified Surgical Tech, and has an Associate’s Degree in Surgical Technology from Niagara County Community College.

A team member since 2002, Megan knows a great deal about the teamwork culture at GLA.

“When all clinical and nonclinical staff collaborate effectively, healthcare teams can improve patient outcomes and increase patient satisfaction.”

Stacey Watt, MD, MBA, MHPE, FASA

Stacey Watt, MD, MBA, MHPE, FASA

Site Director - Oishei Children's Hospital, Chief of Anesthesia - Kaleida Health

Dr. Watt wears many hats, serving as the Chief of Anesthesia for Kaleida Health, Site Director for Oishei Children’s Hospital, and the Program Director of the Anesthesia Residency & Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship at University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She was board certified by the American Board of Education in 2007, earning a subspecialty certification in Pediatric Anesthesiology in 2014.

Dr.Watt followed her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2001 with a residency at University at Buffalo in 2005, where she was also fellowship-trained in Pediatric Anesthesia in 2007.

Like many of her GLA colleagues, Dr. Watt serves as a Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Her other specialities include malignant hyperthermia, heat related illness and injury, and trauma and emergency preparedness.

Michael Marino, MD

Michael Marino, MD

Board of Directors At Large Member

Dr. Marino earned his board certification from the American Board of Anesthesiologists (ABA) in 1997, and a subspecialty certification in Pediatric Anesthesiology from the ABA in 2016. He serves as an At Large Member of the Board of Directors at Great Lakes Anesthesiology.

Dr. Marino earned a medical degree from the University at Buffalo in 1990, and completed a residency at the school in 1995. He is fellowship-trained in Adult Critical Care Medicine from the University at Buffalo.

Dr. Marino serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at University at Buffalo. His other specialties are in Regional and Pediatric Anesthesia.