Genesee Surgical Associates

Appointments: 585-383-8830

About Us

Our Surgeons

Christopher B. Caldwell, MD

Christopher B. Caldwell, MD

Dr. Caldwell is from Vermont and attended Bowdoin College, where he received a B.S. in chemistry and biology. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Caldwell completed his surgical residency at the University of Rochester. He later completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Following his training, Dr. Caldwell returned to Rochester and joined the practice in 1990.

Dr. Caldwell is a frequent presenter to patient and community organizations. Dr. Caldwell has co-authored research papers, and contributed to chapters in medical texts related to his specialty areas.  Dr. Caldwell is certified by the American Board of Surgery.


Matthew P. Schiralli, M.D.

Matthew P. Schiralli, M.D.

Dr. Schiralli is a lifelong resident of Western New York.  Dr. Schiralli completed his undergrad at the University of Rochester, followed by medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.  Dr. Schiralli returned back to Rochester, and completed his surgical residency the University of Rochester.

Dr. Schiralli has presented projects and published articles related to surgical education, wound care, and mechanical circulatory support.

Dr. Schiralli interests include advanced laparoscopy, endocrine, gastrointestinal, hernia, breast, and melanoma surgeries.  Dr. Schiralli is certified by the American Board of Surgery.


Robert J. Tripp, MD

Robert J. Tripp, MD

Dr. Tripp was born and raised in Rochester and attended McQuaid Jesuit High School. Dr. Tripp earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He subsequently earned his medical degree from Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Tripp completed his surgical residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Tripp joined the practice in 1994.

Dr. Tripp has a special interest in endocrine, gastrointestinal, hernia, and oncologic surgeries.  Dr. Tripp is certified by the American Board of Surgery.


Brian P. Watkins, MD

Brian P. Watkins, MD

Dr. Watkins is originally from Washington State and attended Seattle University where he received a B.S. in general science. He then attended the Medical College of Wisconsin where he earned both a masters degree in anatomy as well as his medical degree. Dr Watkins completed his surgical residency at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. After residency, Dr. Watkins was an attending physician at a Mayo Clinic hospital in Wisconsin. Dr Watkins moved to Rochester in 2006, and became an attending surgeon at Rochester General Hospital. Dr. Watkins joined Genesee Surgical Associates in 2009.

Dr. Watkins has a special interest in advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques and endocrine surgery.  Dr. Watkins is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

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