Dr. Peter Muscarella Appointed as Chief of Surgery at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

June 14, 2023

(NIAGARA FALLS, NY) – Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Peter Muscarella as its Chief of Surgery, effective July 1, 2023. Dr. Muscarella will lead the surgical team in providing exceptional care and advancing surgical advancements, further solidifying NFMMC’s commitment to delivering outstanding healthcare services.

“Dr. Muscarella’s appointment as our Chief of Surgery is a testament to his exceptional skills, leadership, and dedication to his craft,” said Joseph A. Ruffolo, President & CEO of NFMMC. “We are confident that his extensive experience and passion for patient care will enhance the surgical department and further elevate our commitment to providing outstanding healthcare services to the Niagara Falls community.”

Dr. Muscarella joined NFMMC in 2021 as a general surgeon, where he quickly demonstrated his commitment to providing exceptional patient care. Before his tenure at NFMMC, he held esteemed positions, including Associate Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University and Professor of Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Muscarella has also contributed significantly to the surgery field, co-authoring numerous publications, including over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, showcasing his dedication to advancing medical knowledge. His involvement in research projects and clinical trials highlights his commitment to staying at the forefront of surgical innovation.


Founded in 1895, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) has a long tradition of serving the Niagara community. NFMMC’s hospital and primary stroke program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, and its primary care network is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Memorial’s inpatient services include a cardiac/stroke unit, a medical–surgical unit, an ICU, a Labor and Delivery unit, and an Adult Inpatient Psychiatry unit, the only one of its kind in Niagara County. Memorial serves as a Center for Community Health by operating five primary care centers, a large outpatient adult mental health clinic, a Health Home, and several innovative community-based services.   Thanks to a partnership with Catholic Health, Kaleida Health, and Erie County Medical Center, NFMMC operates the only cardiac catheterization laboratory in Niagara County. Memorial is also home to the Golisano Medical Oncology Center, which operates in collaboration with Roswell Park Comprehensive Care Center.

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