Making a Greater Impact
in the World

At Great Lakes Anesthesiology, our contributions extend far beyond the operating room. From supporting local causes to forming strong academic partnerships, our company and anesthesiologists are devoted to advancing the science of anesthesia and enhancing the communities where we live, work, and play.

Community engagement and outreach.

Great Lakes proudly supports numerous charitable organizations, initiatives, and events in our local communities.

Alex Rice Peace Park Foundation

The Alix Rice Skate Park honors the legacy of Alexandria “Alix” Rice, who lost her life due to a drunk driver on July 8, 2011, by providing a safe, centrally located skate park in Amherst, NY.

AutismUp

A non-profit organization based in Rochester, NY, that supports individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder through a variety of programs, workshops, services, events, and services. Learn more

Bryce Buchholz Memorial Skate Park

A BMX bike and skate park in Lancaster, NY, to honor the memory of Bryce Buchholz, whose life was tragically cut short by a drunk driver on May 3, 2012.

Festivals of Trees

An annual holiday tradition in Buffalo, NY, to support the patients and caregivers at Oishei Children’s Hospital.

Niagara Memorial Medical Center Foundation

The foundation raises funds to purchase equipment, institute programs that enhance patient care, improve facilities, and promote health education at Niagara Memorial Medical Center in Niagara Falls, NY. Learn more

IN THE NEWS

SRNA Summer Social 2022, Patrick’s Rooftop @ 500 Pearl

Publications

We encourage our anesthesiologists to pursue research and academic endeavors outside of their clinical practices. Our current and former team members have authored textbooks, contributed to research papers, and presented their research at conferences around the world.

Cote & Lerman’s Practice of Anesthesia For Infants & Children

Text Book, 5th Edition, 2012

By Dr. Charles J. Cote. Charles, Dr. Jerrold Lerman, and Dr. Brian J. Anderson.

Information and purchase


Manual of Pediatric Anesthesia With an Index of Pediatric Syndromes

Text Book, 6th Edition, 2009

By Dr. Jerrold Lerman, Dr. Coté, and Dr. Steward

Information and purchase


Neonatal Anesthesia

1st Edition, 2015

By Dr. Jerrold Lerman

Information and purchase

Academic and institutional partnerships

Great Lakes has built solid partnerships with academic centers to keep our anesthesiologists on the leading edge and to empower the next generation of medical professionals.

Success stories

Great Lakes has implemented exclusive anesthesia partnerships for a wide range of healthcare facilities, including urban hospitals, rural hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers. We approach each new partnership with an open mindset to overcome unique hurdles, ensure a smooth transition, and set the engagement up for long-term success.

Stephen Turkovich, VP & Chief Medical Officer, Oishei Children’s Hospital

“Oishei Children’s Hospital is proud to partner with the specially trained pediatric and OB anesthesiologists at Great Lakes Anesthesia to ensure the absolute highest quality and safest care for all our patients.”

Stephen Turkovich, VP & Chief Medical Officer, Oishei Children’s Hospital

Have a question?

To learn more about what Great Lakes has to offer, fill out the short form below or call our administrative office at 716.323.6570. We look forward to talking with you.

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, expressing herself through art, music, fashion, or interior design, spending time with her Pomsky Lola, reading, 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.

Christopher Heard, MD

Christopher Heard, MD

Site Director - University Pediatric Dental, Site Director - Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky

Dr. Heard is the Site Director for both University Pediatric Dental and Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology (1998) with a subspecialty certification in Critical Care Medicine (1999) and is a fellow of the Royal College of Anesthetists UK.

A 1986 Graduate of University of Edinburgh in Scotland, Dr. Heard completed residencies at Tyne & Wear and Yorkshire in England and University at Buffalo in 1994 and 1995, respectively. Additionally, he is fellowship-trained in Pediatric Critical Care in the UK, and in Adult Critical Care at University at Buffalo.

Robert Ramsdell MD, MBA

Robert Ramsdell MD, MBA

Site Director, Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Dr. Ramsdell serves on the GLA Board of Directors, and is the site director at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. He was board certified by the American Board of Education in 2008, earning a subspecialty certification in Pediatric Anesthesiology in 2015.

Dr. Ramsdell received his education from the University at Buffalo, completing his medical degree in 2002, residency in 2006, and fellowship training in Pediatric Anesthesia in 2007. Dr. Ramsdell also earned his MBA from Canisius College.

In addition to his role at GLA, Dr. Ramsdell serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at University at Buffalo. He is also a proud veteran of the United States Air Force Reserve.

Michael Marino, MD

Michael Marino, MD

Treasurer

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 Treasurer for GLA’s Board of Directors.

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.

Marybeth Sgroi, CPC

Marybeth Sgroi, CPC

Billing Manager

Marybeth Sgroi has more than 30 years of professional experience. She joined the GLA team in 2007, and is currently our Billing Manager.

“Being part of the GLA team for the past 15 years has given me the opportunity to watch the corporation grow and work with an exceptional team of providers and administrative staff.”

Her education is in business, in which she holds an associate’s degree from SUNY Canton. Marybeth is also an AAPC Certified Medical Coder.

Outside of GLA, Marybeth is an active volunteer with Churches in Action, and a Black Belt in Karate.

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Huseyin Tunceroglu, MD

Site Director, Olean General Hospital

Dr. Huseyin Tuncerloglu is the anesthesia Site Director at Olean General Hospital in Olean, NY, and a member of the Great Lakes Anesthesiology board of directors. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology.

After earning his bachelor's degree at Yale University, Dr. Tuncerloglu attended medical school at SUNY University at Buffalo. He returned to Yale University for his residency, then completed a Pediatric Fellowship at Emory University. Dr. Tuncerloglu joined Great Lakes Anesthesiology in 2018 to "Be part of an outstanding team of anesthesia providers delivering the highest quality care while helping to shape and educate future anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists."

In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Tuncerloglu maintains an academic affiliation with SUNY University at Buffalo. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, and New York State Society of Anesthesiologists.

Mark Thompson, MD

Mark Thompson, MD

Director of Regional Anesthesia

Dr. Thompson is the Director of Regional Anesthesia at Great Lakes Anesthesiology.

With nearly two decades of experience, he specializes in neurasthenia, regional anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, and ambulatory anesthesia. Dr. Thompson is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and has demonstrated ongoing excellence through Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) since 2014.

Dr. Thompson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster, MA. He then completed medical school, his internship, and his residency at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA. Additionally, he is fellowship-trained in pediatric anesthesiology from Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, CO.

He joined Great Lakes in 2015 and appreciates the company’s collaborative solutions, team spirit, and commitment to the community. Beyond his practitioner duties, Dr. Thompson is a Clinical Associate Professor at SUNY University at Buffalo. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, and New York State Society of Anesthesiologists.

Outside of work, Dr. Thompson devotes his time and attention to family, fitness, and faith.

Cyrus Tanhaee, MD

Secretary

Dr. Cyrus Tanhaee is the Educational/Clinical Committee Representative at Great Lakes Anesthesiology. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology with subspecialty board certification in pediatric anesthesiology.

Dr. Tanhaee attended Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. He completed his residency and fellowship in pediatric anesthesia at SUNY University at Buffalo. In addition to his practitioner duties, Dr. Tanhaee is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at SUNY University at Buffalo.

Lilleigh Stein, CRNA

Clinical Coordinator - Olean General Hospital

Lilleigh Stein is the Clinical Coordinator at Olean General Hospital in Olean, NY. She’s been a member of the Great Lakes Anesthesiology team since 2019 and appreciates the group's family atmosphere.

Lilleigh conducted her undergraduate studies at Trocaire College and Daemen College, then attended graduate school at Gannon University. She completed her nurse anesthesia residency at UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA), Pennsylvania Association.

Baiba Senbruna, MD

Baiba Senbruna, MD

Director of Obstetrics Anesthesiology, Oishei Children's Hospital

Dr. Baiba Senbruna is the Director of Obstetrics Anesthesia at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. With nearly a decade of experience, her specialties include high-risk obstetrical anesthesia and pediatric anesthesia.

Dr. Senbruna completed medical school at Riga Stradins University in Latvia and fulfilled her residency at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. She is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia and serves as volunteer faculty at SUNY University at Buffalo.

A member of Great Lakes Anesthesiology since 2017, Dr. Senbruna appreciates, among other attributes, our “progressive, supportive environment that encourages individual professional growth and provides opportunities in clinical leadership.” She is an avid traveler who enjoys learning and experiencing different cultures and embarking on medical missions.

Jad Dughayli, MD

Director of Fellowship Recruitment

Dr. Jad Dughayli is the Director of Fellowship Recruitment. He also serves as Staff Anesthesiologist at Olean General Hospital and Oishei Children's Hospital.

Prior to joining Great Lakes Anesthesiology in 2018, Dr. Dughayli attended medical school at the American University of Integrative Sciences in Barbados, then completed his residency at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He maintains an academic affiliation with SUNY University at Buffalo.

Ravinder Devgun, DO

Ravinder Devgun, DO

Site Director, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Dr. Ravinder Devgun is the Site Director at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and a board of directors member of Great Lakes Anesthesiology. She is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology with a subspecialty certification in pediatric anesthesiology.

Dr. Ravinder Devgun graduated from the NY Institute of Technology, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency and fellowship at SUNY University at Buffalo.

Dené Dainotto, CRNA, DNP

Clinical Coordinator - UB SRNA Program at KMH

Dené is the Clinical Coordinator of the UB SRNA Program at Kenmore Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY. She joined Great Lakes in 2020, and her areas of interest include regional anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, and obstetric anesthesia.

Dené completed her education and training at SUNY University at Buffalo, earning her B.S. and then her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nurse Anesthesia. She has practiced at several hospitals and surgery centers around Western New York and holds the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.

Returning to her alma mater, Dené serves as adjunct faculty at SUNY University at Buffalo. She is a member of the American Association for Nurse Anesthesiologists and the New York State Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Her favorite aspects of working at Great Lakes include caring for diverse patient populations and the group's teaching and learning environment. In her personal time, Dené is a national judge for the United States Powerlifting Association.

Richard Boneberg, CRNA

Clinical Coordinator - UB SRNA Program at OCH/NFMMC

Richard Boneberg is Great Lake Anesthesiology's Clinical Coordinator for the UB SRNA Program at Oishei Children's Hospital in Buffalo, NY, and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in Niagara Falls, NY. He has 17 years of experience specializing in pediatric nurse anesthesia, and has been a member of the Great Lakes team since 2005.

Richard earned a B.A. in Psychology at Canisius College, a B.S. in Nursing at D'Youville University, and a Master of Science from the SUNY University at Buffalo Nurse Anesthetist Program. He holds numerous certifications, including Basic Life Support Provider, Pediatric Life Support Provider, Adult Cardiac Life Support Provider, Registered Professional Nurse, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

An avid supporter of education, Richard serves as an adjunct professor at two institutions – SUNY University at Buffalo and SUNY Albany – and is a co-facilitator with Statewide Peer Assistance for Nurses (SPAN). He is also a member of the American Association for Nurse Anesthetists.

After two decades of being part of Great Lakes Anesthesiology, Richard describes the group as feeling like family. "There is a cohesive, caring atmosphere. The group's uniqueness is exemplary." In his personal time, Richard is an advocate and consultant for substance abuse. He enjoys cycling, playing with his dogs, and spending time with his family.

Dayle Cotter

Dayle Cotter

Executive Chief of Staff

Dayle Cotter is Great Lake Anesthesiology's Executive Chief of Staff, providing strategic support to the CEO, CFO/COO, and Board to ensure our success and growth. She joined Great Lakes in January 2022 and appreciates the company's best-in-brand philosophy and family atmosphere.

Dayle earned her B.A. from Brock University in St. Catharine's, Ontario, Canada. She completed Disney's Approach to Quality Service & Business Excellence from the Disney Institute. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, public relations, process implementation, and event planning. She is also an NYS Notary Public. Dayle loves to travel and enjoys playing golf and tennis.