Dr. Misiti moving medical practice to Medina Memorial Hospital

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 26 January 2022 at 7:57 am

Orleans Community Health expanding surgical services

MEDINA – Dr. Joseph Misiti of Medina has announced he will donate his practice and move it to Orleans Community Health as an opportunity for the future of healthcare in the area. Misiti will remain full time in the new location.

Dr. Joseph Misiti

“Dr. Misiti is a home-grown Medina native who has dedicated more than 40 years to the health of the community,” said Kim Gray, CNO/director of surgical services at Orleans Community Health. “This expansion into Medina Memorial Hospital will also include three new providers. This is a moment of growth and one we should all be excited about.”

Dr. Misiti will be joined in this new location by Dr. Jennifer Griffith, Dr. Thomas Russo and Sean Yeckley, physician assistant. In addition to the many services and state-of-the-art equipment currently at Medina Memorial Hospital, this team will be able to offer a complete spectrum of services, the hospital announced.

Dr. Misiti received his doctorate at the University of Buffalo and completed his residency at Erie County Medical Center. He is currently serving as medical director at Orleans Community Health.

Dr. Griffith, a board-certified general surgeon, received her doctorate at the University of Buffalo and completed her general surgery residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. With more than 20 years of experience, she is currently serving as chair of the Department of Surgery at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Dr. Thomas Russo, a board-eligible general surgeon, received his doctor of osteopathic medicine from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa. and completed his residency in general surgery at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Trenton, Mich.

Yeckley was born and raised in rural central Pennsylvania. His undergraduate education was completed at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa., where he received a bachelor of science in health science with a minor in biology. He remained in Loretto at St. Francis University to complete his graduate education and receive a masters of physician assistant science.

Immediately after graduation, he worked for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in vascular surgery at their Altoona campus. When new opportunities arose, he moved to Buffalo and has since been working in general surgery with Rochester Regional Health at United Memorial Medical Center and Orleans Community Health.