Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Adds Niagara-Based Surgeons Dr. Hodge and Dr. Schratz to Surgical Team


Written by workbea

June 20, 2023

(NIAGARA FALLS, NY) – Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of locally renowned surgeons, Dr. Robert Hodge, MD and Dr. Jeffrey Schratz, MD, to its esteemed surgical team, effective July 1, 2023.

“In the Greater Niagara Region, Dr. Hodge and Dr. Schratz have earned exceptional reputations for their unwavering humility, profound compassion, and extensive experience,” stated Joseph A. Ruffolo, President & CEO of NFMMC. “We are privileged to welcome both doctors to our esteemed team warmly. Their surgical expertise will undoubtedly bring immense benefits to not only the residents of Niagara County but also to all those who seek their exceptional care.”

Throughout his 34-year career, Dr. Hodge has made significant contributions to prestigious medical institutions such as Mount Saint Mary’s Hospital and Health Center and Eastern Niagara Hospital – Lockport. He earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville and completed his surgical residency at the University at Buffalo.

With a focus on general surgery, Dr. Schratz has been an invaluable member of the medical team at Eastern Niagara Hospital since 1991. He also maintains a strong affiliation with Kenmore Mercy Hospital. Dr. Schratz earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and gained valuable experience at the Immunology Lab at Harvard Medical School, further enriching his expertise.

“I am truly honored to join the exceptional team at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center,” stated Dr. Robert Hodge, MD. “The unwavering commitment of Memorial to providing outstanding healthcare services strongly aligns with my own values and dedication to patient care. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue serving the patients in Niagara County, and I am eager to contribute my expertise to further establish Memorial’s reputation as the premier full-service medical center in the region.”

The addition of Dr. Hodge and Dr. Schratz to NFMMC’s surgical team represents a remarkable enhancement of the center’s capabilities and reinforces its commitment to providing exceptional healthcare services to the community.


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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