Sam Yi, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Executive Medical Director
W. Sam Yi, MD is the CEO of CCS Heathcare which is a multi-disciplinary medical practice that provides comprehensive clinical services in Western New York. Dr. Yi joined CCS Oncology as staff physician in 2006 and became the medical director and president in 2008. Under his leadership, CCS has grown tremendously in terms of geographical coverage and various medical services available for patients. The vision of CCS is to provide highly integrated medicine in a community-based model (not hospital-based).
Dr. Yi is a board-certified radiation oncologist (the American Board of Radiology) specializing in malignancies of breast, prostate, CNS, and lung. He completed his undergraduate studies at Columbia University in environmental engineering and medical education at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. For his residency, he stayed in Rochester and completed his training in radiation oncology at the James Wilmot Cancer Center/ Univerisity of Rochester Medical Center. He has been recognized for his research (awards and presentations) by various organizations (Radiological Society of North America, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology and Upstate NY Society of Radiation Oncology). In addition, he has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Satish Sharma, M.D., FACS
Satish Sharma, MD, FACS brings with him clinical and research experience of many years. Dr. Sharma served as an attending urologist with Department of Veteran Affairs for more than six years before joining CCS Healthcare. He remained on the adjunct faculty of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Surgery/Urology. He has been inducted as Fellow of American College of Surgeons (urology). Dr. Sharma received his medical degree in India and completed research and clinical fellowship in urologic oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY. He completed a research fellowship in renal transplantation at the Department of Surgery, Buffalo General Hospital. He also completed a clinical fellowship in urology at University of Bonn, Bonn Germany. He is the recipient of Union of International Cancer Control Award and a Norwegian Cancer Society fellowship award.
Dr. Sharma also serves in a leadership position with the University at Buffalo’s Translation Pharmacology Research Core in the NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences program to advance technology implementation and medical collaboration through a Global Infectious Diseases, Prevention and Treatment initiative. He provides leadership to a number of clinical research programs. Dr. Sharma is a member of American Urologic Association, American College of Surgeons and Union of International Cancer Control. He has many publications to his credit. With strong medical and research experience, Dr. Sharma intends to further enhance the steady growth of CCS.
Kandala Chary, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Kandala Chary, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of CCS Healthcare and has been a part of this organization since 2011. He was the founder of Century Medical Associates that provided medical oncology and hematology services in Western New York for the past several decades. The Century Medical group merged with CCS Oncology in 2011. Dr. Chary has always been committed to improving the quality of healthcare in our community. He has been a practicing board-certified medical oncologist for over 35 years specializing in the treatment of solid tumors.
Dr. Chary received his medical degree from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, NY. He fulfilled his fellowship requirements at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Dr. Chary has authored several publications in the field of medical oncology. He was past president of The Roswell Park Community Cancer Network, Sisters Hospital Medical Staff and Asian American Physicians Association. Business First honored him in 2000 as a “Healthcare Hero of Western New York”. He was also recognized by the Asian American Physician Association for his service to the community at large.