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Remembering SGO Member M. Steven Piver, MD

May 25, 2022

M. Steven Piver, MD

SGO regrets to announce that M. Steven Piver, MD, died at age 87 on May 7, 2022, surrounded by his family in his home. 

According to his official obituary: After earning his medical degree from the Temple University, Dr. Piver served in the Air Force and did post-graduate work at Nazareth Hospital, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital and the University of Texas MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute.  

Dr. Piver joined Roswell Park Memorial Institute, now Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, in 1971 as associate chief of the gynecologic oncology department. He became chief of the department in 1984 and served until 1998, when he was named chairman emeritus and special assistant to Roswell Park’s president and chief executive officer. 

At Roswell Park, he became renowned as one of the nation’s top cancer surgeons. His research led to more than 400 articles in professional publications and eight textbooks. For developing his Method of Enhancing the Efficacy of Antitumor Agents, he was named Inventor of the Year by the Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law Association.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The M. Steven Piver, MD Center for Women’s Health & Wellness, C/O Sisters Hospital Foundation, 2157 Main St., Buffalo, New York 14214 or friendsofnightpeople.com. Arrangements by MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME, INC. Please share online condolences at mesnekoff.com.