Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Adds Brittany Montross, MD, Sikandar Khan, MBBS, and Raphael Blochle, MD, to Surgical Team

June 26, 2023

(NIAGARA FALLS, NY) – Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) is pleased to announce the addition of three vascular surgeons to its esteemed medical team. Dr. Brittany Montross, MD, RPVI, Dr. Sikandar Khan, MBBS, and Dr. Raphael Blochle, MD, have joined Memorial and will offer a certified non-invasive vascular lab service, providing excellent vascular care to the Niagara Falls community.

“The addition of these three highly accomplished vascular surgeons reinforces Memorial’s commitment to delivering advanced vascular care and improving patient outcomes,” said Joseph A. Ruffolo, President & CEO of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. “We are confident that their arrival will further strengthen our vascular surgery department and improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve.”

Dr. Brittany Montross, MD, RPVI, joins NFMMC after a tenure as a vascular surgeon with Kaleida Health and UBMD Surgery. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Montross also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor, actively teaching medical students, residents, and vascular fellows. She obtained her medical degree from the University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, and completed an Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency. With a special interest in women’s vascular health, Dr. Montross’ training covers both open and minimally invasive (endovascular) vascular surgery, which includes peripheral arterial disease, venous disease, carotid disease, hemodialysis access, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA), and thoracic aortic aneurysm.

Dr. Sikandar Khan, MD, is a highly experienced vascular surgery specialist with over 16 years of practice, graduating from King Edward Medical University in 2006 and completing his residency at Yale University of Medicine. Dr. Khan’s has expertise in endovascular and open surgical treatments for diseases such as peripheral arterial disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), thoracic aneurysms and dissections, carotid disease, venous disease, and dialysis access surgery. Dr. Khan is affiliated with ECMC Health Campus and holds multiple academic positions, including Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Raphael Blochle, MD, serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University at Buffalo and is an attending staff vascular surgeon for UBMD Surgery at Erie County Medical Center. Dr. Blochle holds multiple certifications from the American Board of Surgery for both General and Vascular Surgery, along with expertise in diagnostic medical sonography, cardiac life support, and trauma life support. His broad range of skills and certifications highlights his commitment to delivering comprehensive and high-quality vascular care. Dr. Blochle is also fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and German.


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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