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Edward Kubek, MD

Edward Kubek, MD

Medical School – Michigan State University

Internship – Michigan State University KCMS

Residency – Carolinas Medical Center


Dr. Kubek completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University with an initial focus on Fine Art and later Biology. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 2007 and completed his General Surgery residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC in June 2012. His primary interests are Head/Neck/Abdominal reconstruction, correction of congenital deformities, cleft lip and palate, craniomaxillofacial surgery, and repair of injuries secondary to trauma. In addition, Dr. Kubek works to expand medical/surgical care and education to underserved and marginalized communities through improved implementation of Short Term Medical Missions. In addition to work in the rural United States, he has worked in Mexico, Brazil, Honduras, Ecuador, and Guatemala. In 2001 he helped found the first student chapter of Timmy Global Health (TGH) at Indiana University, Bloomington, with Dr. Dionissi Aliprantis and Dr. Charles Dietzen. Today TGH (www.timmyglobalhealth.org) has student led chapters on nearly 40 university campuses in the United States and Puerto Rico (University of Colorado and Colorado State University among them) with over 500 student volunteers annually, making it the largest student run global health organization in the world.



Kelly Currie, MD

Kelly Currie, MD

Medical School – University at Buffalo, School of Medicine

Internship – Bassett Healthcare Cooperstown, NY

Residency – Bassett Healthcare Cooperstown, NY


Kelly is a native of Buffalo, NY and earned her Doctorate of Medicine from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, graduating with research honors. She completed her General Surgery training at Bassett Medical Center (affiliated with Columbia University) in Cooperstown, NY. During residency she was very active in multiple committees, including Ethics, the Joint Advisory Committee, and Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, and was the founder of the institution’s Housestaff Quality Council. She was also very active in research and presented her work at several national meetings.



Michelle Haslinger, MD

Michelle Haslinger, MD

Medical School – University at Buffalo, School of Medicine

Residency – University at Buffalo, School of Medicine


The Department Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery would like to welcome our 2014 Resident, Dr. Michelle Haslinger. Dr. Haslinger went to medical school at University at Buffalo School of Medicine and completed her General Surgery Residency at University at Buffalo. She also participated in research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York.

In her free time, Dr. Haslinger enjoys running, yoga and skiing.