Dr. Katherine O’Donnell has been a board certified general surgeon since 2000. During that time she has transitioned to the single focus of breast disease and recently became the Medical Director of the nationally accredited Windsong Breast Care (WBC) program. She received her BS in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Binghamton and attended Saint Louis University for a postgraduate degree in Pharmacology. She graduated summa cum laude from the Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences where she obtained her medical degree. While receiving her surgical training, Dr. O’Donnell participated in funded research and produced publications and abstracts. Multiple awards have been granted to her with the most recent in 2011, Business First’s Health Care 50 Award. She maintains active memberships with the Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons and participates in the nationwide Mastery of Breast Surgery Program.
Dr. O’Donnell’s commitment to patients and community is evident by her lead on a bi-weekly Question and Answer session for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. This one of a kind meeting affords breast cancer patients and families the opportunity to speak with members of the Windsong Breast Care team shortly after their diagnosis. As Medical Director of WBC, she is the Program Leader for a Multidisciplinary Conference with a team of Radiologists, Medical and Radiation Oncologists, Pathologists and local referring physicians.
During her time off she enjoys sailing, gardening and traveling.
Michael Peyser, MD, FACS joined Windsong Breast Care as a board certified surgeon with an extensive medical background in surgical oncology. Dr. Peyser received his medical degree and completed his surgical residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School. After medical school, Dr. Peyser completed a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and was a clinical instructor through the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. Prior to joining Windsong Breast Care, he practiced surgical oncology in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia for ten years, and was part of a large, multi-specialty group at Hampton Roads Surgical Specialists in Newport News and Williamsburg. He was also a clinical professor and instructed students and residents in Surgical Oncology and General Surgery at Riverside Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Peyser was the recipient of several outstanding achievement awards from the Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons; and was recognized by the Hampton Roads Magazine as a Top Doc. He has written and presented numerous articles relative to health and cancer, organized the Breast Cancer Program at Riverside Regional Medical Center, proctored other surgeons in techniques of breast cancer surgery, and formed committees to align physicians and the hospital with the cancer needs of the patients.
Dr. Peyser is continually researching and implementing new practices and is committed to providing the most progressive breast cancer treatment and care for his patients in a multi-modality fashion.
Judy Lemmon, ANP-C joined the breast center team with over twenty years of experience providing care to patients with breast cancer. She completed her training as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in 1999 continuing her surgical and oncology experience. During her career she has worked with some of the leading medical and surgical oncologists in the area, gaining an expertise in clinical care of breast disease patients. She has had a role with pharmaceutical advisory boards and serves as a mentor to the clinical staff. She works closely with the breast surgeons to evaluate breast disease patients; completing a diagnostic work up, creating treatment plans and the necessary surveillance options.
During her time off Judy enjoys running and spending time with family.
Kathleen Thomas, FNP has spent her career taking care of patients with a specialized focus on medical oncology. She earned her Nurse Practitioner degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1997 and is ANCC Certified. She provides follow up care for post operative breast disease patients in the breast surgeons office. She stays current in her knowledge of medical and surgical oncology by working as a Clinical Nursing Instructor for the State University of New York at Buffalo at the Roswell location.
During her time off she enjoys reading, walking and golfing.
CCS Oncology, led by its Executive Medical Director Dr. W. Sam Yi, provides Comprehensive Cancer Services with state-of-the-art technology and treatment options for all stages and types of cancer. Patients are given personalized attention and individualized treatment plans at convenient locations throughout Western New York. They offer medical and radiation oncology services with board certified physicians and specially trained clinical staff, providing all aspects of care for the patients.
CCS is continuously researching and implementing the most progressive and advanced technologies, offering NEW HOPE for even the most hard-to-treat cancers. The belief is that the care they provide to patients and their families is just as important as their medical treatments. The group provides the latest in chemotherapy, chemo prevention, hormone treatment and radiation therapy following the current NCCN guidelines for breast cancer in a comfortable community setting. Our team has received training and some of the most recognized cancer care treatment facilities in the country; John Hopkins, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical Center, Yale and Columbia. Nursing care is provided by RN’s with specialized knowledge and skills in diseases of the breast and infusion therapy.
Windsong Radiology Group began as a one-doctor practice back in 1987 with Dr. Janet Sung. Even in the beginning, the commitment was to provide the highest quality diagnostic imaging and service to the community. Windsong Radiology Group’s Mission is clear. “A diagnostic radiology center of excellence where personalized care, world-class imaging and compassion meet.”
The Dr. Janet Sung Women’s Imaging Suite opened in 2010 as a completely redesigned space to provide women a world class imaging center with the latest technology in a spa like setting. Our professional team of board certified Radiologists includes those fellowship-trained in Women’s imaging that personally provide the results of breast imaging and can accommodate same day additional tests or biopsy, if indicated. The facility is American College of Radiologist (ACR) accredited and has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE). They always strive to exceed the clinical standards of care and participate in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC) program of quality assurance. The Radiologist and certified technologist are able to complete screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasound, core and stereotactic biopsies, MRI and PET scans to ensure the most comprehensive diagnosis are provided to the breast surgeons and oncologists.
Windsong Radiology Group has 2 dedicated Certified Breast Patient Navigators (C-BPN) to assist breast cancer patients with scheduling appointments, answering questions, providing referrals and anticipating needs. The Navigators facilitate a bi-weekly question and answer session for newly diagnosed patients and provide an open line of communication for the patients and families to begin the journey to survivorship. The two BPN’s have extensive experience as radiology technicians with special focus on women’s imaging, breast health and breast disease. They provide information regarding resources and support services for patients and families, assist in the coordination of services throughout the continuum of breast cancer care and enhance the patients quality of life, sense of autonomy and self determination for managing her own health.