New Surgeon For St. James

May 31, 2017

HORNELL, NY – St. James Hospital reports that they’ve hired Dr. Dennis Blom, MD, to replace Dr. Rizvi, as Dr. Rizvi is relocating to Maryland.
See statement below:

St. James Mercy Hospital Welcomes New General Surgeon

HORNELL, N.Y. – St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) is pleased to welcome General Surgeon, Dennis Blom, MD to Hornell. Dr. Blom has replaced the outgoing Dr. Rizvi at the 460 Canisteo Street office. Dr. Rizvi is relocating his practice to the Baltimore area.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Blom to St. James Mercy Hospital,” said Jennifer L. Sullivan, President and CEO. “Dr. Blom brings an impressive resume of training and experience that will benefit providers and patients. We are extremely fortunate to have such an experienced and expert surgeon here to serve the Hornell community.”

Dr. Blom’s clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, gastrointestinal disease/surgery, treatment of gastroesophageal reflux, esophageal motility disorders, and esophageal/gastric cancer.

Dr. Blom received his medical education at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. He completed surgical residencies at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry in Rochester, NY, and clinical fellowships at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, and the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. He also served in the United Stated Army Medical Corps, notably during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Most recently, he operated a private surgical practice based in Utica, NY.

St. James Mercy Hospital was founded in 1890 and now provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency, acute medical and surgical, imaging, and laboratory. Specialty services include orthopedics, general surgery, physical therapy, Express Care, mammography, digital imaging, a Coumadin clinic, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, and a personal emergency response system called MercyLine. The Hospital works on an ongoing basis to build collaborative relationships with a host of regional partners, in order to ensure the continued continuity of critical health care services in the Hornell community.