General & Vascular Surgery

Surgery can be scary, but our team of experienced general surgeons put our patients at ease with compassionate quality care. The general surgery team at both Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center can diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, providing comprehensive quality care close to home.

Our general surgery team’s area of expertise include:
⦁ Central venous catheter and ports
⦁ Biopsies
⦁ Breast procedures; lumpectomy, mastectomy, benign breast disease
⦁ Hernias
⦁ Appendectomy
⦁ Intestinal obstruction
⦁ Small bowel resection
⦁ Colonoscopy
⦁ Colon cancer
⦁ Diverticulitis
⦁ Hemorrhoids
⦁ Rectal lesion
⦁ Gastric operations
⦁ Colorectal
⦁ Colostomy
⦁ Endoscopy
⦁ Fistula
⦁ Rectal lesion
⦁ IV access procedures
⦁ Gallbladders
⦁ Intestine surgery


Vascular and Endovascular Services Include

  • Carotid artery disease
  • Occlusive peripheral arterial disease
  • Aortic aneurysmal disease
  • Venous disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary embolisms

Meet our General Surgeons

Dr. Dadrie Baptiste, General Surgeon

Board certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Baptiste is a general surgeon serving patients at the 2nd Floor General Surgery Suite. Her education and training include a medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine, a general surgery internship and residency at Indiana University School of Medicine and a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital/Oakland University.

Dr. Eduardo Morales, General Surgeon

Dr. Morales is a general surgeon certified by the American Board of Surgery. He earned his medical degree from Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences, completed residencies at Hospital Episcopal San Lucas, Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center and New York Presbyterian. Dr. Morales completed his fellowship at Queens Hospital Center.


Dr. Safiullah Malik, General Surgeon

Safiullah Malik, MD is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and brings over 20 years of experience to our region. Dr. Malik completed medical school at King Edward Medical College, his internship at Providence Hospital, a residency at Lankenau Hospital and a surgical fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Malik specializes in general surgery and wound care.

Dr. Luis Gonzalez, General Surgeon

Luis Gonzalez

Dr. Gonzalez has served the Bradford community for 25 years. During his career, he has established his comprehensive surgical practice, offering general and laparoscopic surgery, comprehensive breast procedures, pacemaker insertion, oncology surgery, and colonoscopies. He is a pioneer in surgery, bringing an advanced laparoscopic approach for colon resection, hernia repair and gastric surgery for acid reflux and was one of the first 100 certified breast surgeons in the U.S. with breast ultrasound certification. Dr. Gonzalez is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is the currently president of the BRMC/Olean General Hospital medical staff, has served as chief of surgery at BRMC, as secretary and treasurer of the McKean County Medical Society and is a past UAHS board member.


Dr. Zahid Chohan, General & Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Chohan leads the Olean General Hospital Comprehensive Vascular Center team, where he brings his 30 plus years of experience and skills to the field of vascular surgery. He is a board certified general and vascular surgeon, and a fellow of American College of Surgeons. He completed his surgical training at the prestigious University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey from 1976-1981, and started his private surgical practice in 1981. Dr. Chohan is the director of Olean General Hospital Outpatient Surgery Center, president of the Cattaraugus County Medical Society, and clinical instructor in the Department of Surgery at The State University of New York at Buffalo.


Dr. Robert Jones, General Surgeon

Dr. Jones is a true general surgeon having the ability to adapt and address the needs of every patient through a diverse skillset. Dr. Jones sees patients on the 2nd floor of Olean General Hospital in the General Surgery Suite. He earned his medical degree from Texas A&M College of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residencies at University of Tennessee Medical Center, Steward Easton Hospital, and University of Illinois at Chicago, Mount Sinai Hospital.


Dr. Thomas Langan, Vascular/Endovascular Surgeon

A board-certified vascular surgeon, Dr. Langan provides the community with a full spectrum of vascular services. Dr. Langan earned a medical degree at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where he also completed his general surgery residency and vascular surgery fellowship. Dr. Langan earned a Master of Business Administration at the University at Buffalo. Patients can see Dr. Langan in the Comprehensive Vascular Center located at 623 Main Street, Ground Floor, Olean, NY 14760.


Other health questions or concerns? See our website for a complete list of our specialties or call us at (814) 368-4143 or (716) 373-2600.

Olean General Surgery Office

Bradford General Surgery Office

Comprehensive Vascular Center

Schedule an appointment

To make an appointment with Dr. Morales or Dr. Gonzalez, call 814-362-4345. To make an appointment with Dr. Baptiste, Dr. Malik, Dr. Morales or Dr. Jones, call the 2nd Floor General Surgery Suite at 716-701-1711. To make an appointment with Dr. Chohan or Dr. Langan, call the Comprehensive Vascular Center at 716-375-7035. You may also request an appointment by filling out the form below.