About Us

Kristen Smyers, MD, FACOG

Dr. Smyers is a graduate of Williamsville North High School and the Honors Program at the University at Buffalo magna cum laude. She was selected as an Early Assurance candidate to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in her sophomore year. She chose to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology and completed her residency training at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, among others. She has received the House Staff Teaching Award and Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Physician of the Year Award. After several years of partnership in private practice, she is proud to establish Legacy Gynecology PLLC as a place women can truly be heard and cared for in the manner they deserve.

Chelsea Schake, LPN

A lifelong Buffalo resident, Chelsea obtained her nursing degree through Erie 1 Boces. She is a licensed practical nurse. She has worked side by side with Dr. Smyers for the past seven years. Chelsea assesses vital signs, creates and maintains medical records, and assists with exams and procedures. She also gives injections. While not at work, she is raising her young family and planning her next Disney vacation!

Amanda Lewandowski, CMA (AAMA)

Born and raised in Buffalo, Amanda completed her schooling at ECC North campus. She is a certified medical assistant and is an active member of the American Association of Medical Assistants which means that she completes recertification every five years. Amanda has been working in the field of gynecology with Dr. Smyers for 10 years. She assists with all aspects of patient care including scheduling, procedures, and assisting patients with day to day needs. She enjoys camping and beach vacations with her husband and children.