Our New President: Dr. Stan Pietrak (2020 - 2021)
Our new President, Dr. Stanley J. Pietrak, is a Gastroenterology/Internal Medicine Specialist in Williamsville, NY and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Union College Medical School in Albany, NY in 1979 and served as Chief Medical Resident at the Erie County Medical Center. Dr. Pietrak then completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology, and is board certified in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Pietrak has made a significant mark in the local medical community, having served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine from 1984 to present. He was Director of the Medical Emergency Department of Erie County Medical Center from June 1984 to December 1991;Chairman of Emergency Medical Services Committee to Erie County Medical Center from February 1986 to December 1991; Acting Chief at the Division of Gastroenterology at Sisters Hospital from October 1993 to April 1994; and was the chief of the division of gastroenterology from April, 1994 until July of 2018.
Dr. Pietrak had a noteworthy and heroic start to his career. While serving in the United States Army Reserves, Dr. Pietrak was mobilized to Bosnia in 1996, amidst the Bosnia-Herzegovina War. While serving in the United States Army, Dr. Pietrak was later stationed to Wurzberg, Germany and put his skills to great use when he set up a GI Unit at the 65th Combat Support Hospital there. While in Germany, Dr. Pietrak performed GI procedures on patients with conditions ranging from liver disease to severe Crohns disease.
Our new President, Dr. Pietrak, has been very active in our medical community at both the local and state-wide level. Throughout his career, Dr. Pietrak has served on the New York State Society of Internal Medicine, the Buffalo Academy of Medicine, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Erie County Medical Society, the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Local Emergency Planning Committee from 1986 to 1991, the WNY GI & Liver Society, and the Medical Society of the State of New York.
Dr. Pietrak’s tenure did not end there. He also served on the Advisory Board of WREMS from 1986-1991, the Sisters Hospital Medical Staff Treasurer 2010 to 2011, and acted as Secretary of Sisters of Charity Hospital Medical Staff from 2011 to 2012., Vice president from 2012 to 2013 and President of the Sister’s Hospital Advisory Board 2013 to 2014 Additionally, Dr. Pietrak served as Vice President of Medical Staff at CHS Sisters of Charity Hospital from 2013 to 2014.
Currently, President Stanley J. Pietrak, MD practices at Gastroenterology Associates, LLP (www.gastrowny.com) and is affiliated with Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo and the Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, NY.
The Medical Society of Erie County is proud to welcome such a dedicated and longstanding Physician Leader, such as Dr. Stanley Pietrak, to serve as our new President.
Like Father Like Son
Dr. Stanley J. Pietrak, III, the son of President Dr. Stanley Pietrak, also pursued a path in gastroenterology. Dr. Pietrak, III is a board-certified gastroenterologist at Georgetown’s MedStar Washington Hospital center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Pietrak is well-regarded for performing advanced procedures at Georgetown (endoscopic ultrasound) and possesses one of only 61 advanced spots for his practice area in the nation.
Dr. Pietrak received his medical degree from Albany Medical College, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed a three-year residency in internal medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He then joined Drexel University College of Medicine for a three-year fellowship in gastroenterology, where he was Chief Fellow, and serve a 4th year advanced fellowship in advanced procedures again at Georgetown University Hospitals.
Stanley J. Pietrak, III, MD is passionate about the early detection and management of patients with pancreatic cysts.