Piero Marco Fisichella, MD, MBA, FACS

Adjunct Associate Professor, Surgery

Piero Fisichella
(857) 203-6205
Boston VA Medical Center – 1400 VFW Parkway

Biography

P. Marco Fisichella was raised in Catania, Italy. After graduating from the University of Catania School of Medicine in 1994, he started a General Surgery Residency in Catania and he graduated in 2000. In 1999 he visited the Center for the Study of Gastrointestinal Motility and Secretion at the University of California San Francisco where he subsequently spent 2 years after completing his general surgery training in Italy. In 2000, he started a General Surgery Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After completion of his residency in 2007, he started a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatrics at the University of California San Francisco. In 2008 he joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery of Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine as Assistant Professor and the Director of the Swallowing Center. In 2013 he raised to the rank of Associate Professor. In 2014, he was named Associate Chief of Surgery at the Boston VA Healthcare System, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Fisichella’s main areas of interest and research involve the application of minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of benign esophageal diseases and the pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease and other benign esophageal disorders. He has authored over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as numerous book chapters, videos and abstracts. He is the co-editor of two books: “The surgical treatment of benign esophageal disorders: the Chicago approach” and “Esophageal diseases: pathophysiology to treatment”. He has delivered over 100 research presentations in national and international meetings. He is in Associate Editor of BMC Gastroenterology and in the Editorial Board of 5 peer-reviewed journals in surgery and gastroenterology, including the American Journal of Surgery and the Journal of Surgical Research. He has been Guest Editor for several peer-reviewed journals including Digestive and Liver Diseases and Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques. He also serves as peer reviewer for 11 journals on surgery and gastroenterology, including Annals of Surgery and JAMA. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including Best Paper by New Member, Central Surgical Association, and Dean’s Office Clinical Scholar Award, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine.

He is member of numerous scientific organizations including the American College of Surgeons, the Society of University Surgeons, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and the International Surgical Society. He directed a $4.5M Simulation Center at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and the Surgical Subspecialty Clinics at Hines Jr. VA Medical Center with a combined annual volume of 85,000 clinic visits. Dr. Fisichella also holds a Master in Business and Administration from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Education

  • Università degli Studi di Catania, MD
  • Northwestern University, MBA

Publications

  • Published on 10/1/2017

    Andolfi C, Plana A, Furno S, Fisichella PM. Erratum to: Paraesophageal Hernia and Reflux Prevention: Is One Fundoplication Better than the Other? World J Surg. 2017 Oct; 41(10):2572. PMID: 28547131.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/1/2017

    Fisichella PM, Andolfi C, Orthopoulos G. Evaluation of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. World J Surg. 2017 Jul; 41(7):1672-1677. PMID: 28258460.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/15/2017

    Sidwa F, Moore AL, Alligood E, Fisichella PM. Surgical Treatment of Extraesophageal Manifestations of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. World J Surg. 2017 May 15. PMID: 28508234.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/8/2017

    Andolfi C, Plana A, Furno S, Fisichella PM. Paraesophageal Hernia and Reflux Prevention: Is One Fundoplication Better than the Other? World J Surg. 2017 May 08. PMID: 28484816.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/25/2017

    Chen Q, Oriel BS, Rosen AK, Greenan MA, Amirfarzan H, Mull HJ, Shapiro M, Fisichella PM, Itani KMF. Detection and potential consequences of intraoperative adverse events: A pilot study in the veterans health administration. Am J Surg. 2017 Nov; 214(5):786-791. PMID: 28464998.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/10/2017

    Soliani G, De Troia A, Portinari M, Targa S, Carcoforo P, Vasquez G, Fisichella PM, Feo CV. Laparoscopic versus open incisional hernia repair: a retrospective cohort study with costs analysis on 269 patients. Hernia. 2017 Aug; 21(4):609-618. PMID: 28396956.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/22/2017

    Fisichella PM. A Revitalizing Look at Simulation, Education, and at New Paradigms of Training in Surgery, Robotics, and in the Operating Room. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2017 May; 27(5):449. PMID: 28328297.

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  • Published on 2/27/2017

    Gould JC, Wendling MR, Oeschlager BK, Mittal SK, Komanduri S, Perry KA, Cleary S, Galandiuk S, Scott DJ, Fisichella PM, Shaheen NJ, Haisley KR, Hunter JG. Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus and Early Esophageal Cancer; Summary of the Kelly and Carlos Pellegrini SSAT/SAGES Luncheon Symposium. J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 Aug; 21(8):1342-1349. PMID: 28243981.

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  • Published on 2/21/2017

    Baffy G, Fisichella PM. Gastrointestinal Surgery and Endoscopy: Recent Trends in Competition and Collaboration. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jun; 15(6):799-803. PMID: 28235574.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/1/2017

    D'Andrea MS, Fisichella PM. Improvement of Postoperative Pain Control Processes and Outcomes in Veterans of a Surgical Intensive Care Unit. World J Surg. 2017 Feb; 41(2):419-422. PMID: 27704172.

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