Dr. M. Steven Piver Retiring

Dr. M. Steven Piver, Renowned Gynecologic Oncologist to Retire 

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Buffalo, NY – Dr. Piver will be retiring from Sisters of Charity Hospital, and Catholic Health is proud of and wants to commemorate his accomplishments.

With a career that spans more than five decades, Dr. Piver’s tireless efforts and research have had a great impact on the field of gynecologic oncology and his hard work and expertise have helped make Sisters Hospital a regional leader in women’s health. In addition to his affiliation with Sisters Hospital, he is also affiliated with Roswell Park Cancer Institute. His expertise in women’s health and caring and compassionate nature have made him a sought after care provider to women locally and throughout the United States.

He rose to national prominence in 1981, when he began a registry of women with familial ovarian cancer. Comedian Gene Wilder heard of Dr. Piver’s work and began a correspondence with him after the death of his wife Gilda Radnor from ovarian cancer. This relationship of research and star power helped bring much-needed attention to ovarian cancer prevention and how vital family history is in that prevention.

“Dr. Piver’s energy and dedication in providing the best in women’s health services and his care and commitment to his patients, associates and peers is second to none,” said Peter Bergmann, Sisters Hospital president & CEO. “We have been greatly blessed and honored to be able to include Dr. Piver as part of our healthcare team.”

Dr. Piver attended Temple School of Medicine, graduating in 1961. He went on to complete a residency program at Johns Hopkins and Pennsylvania Hospital and a fellowship at MD Anderson Hospital Tumor Institute. Throughout his career, Dr. Piver has had numerous articles published in the field of women’s health and women’s cancers, and became known specifically for his expertise in ovarian cancer.

In 2010, The M. Steven Piver MD Center for Women’s Health and Wellness, a state of the art facility and first of its kind in Western New York, opened at Sisters Hospital. When asked about his vision for the center, Dr. Piver said, “My hope is that this center will be a place where women can rejuvenate their mind, body and spirit, in a supportive, friendly atmosphere.” The Piver center has become a well-established cornerstone in women’s care and will continue to operate after Dr. Piver’s retirement.