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George F. Sheldon Visiting Professor: Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, Professor and Chair of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
September 18, 2019 @ 7:15 am - 8:15 am
George F. Sheldon Visiting Professor
Fabrizio Michelassi, MD
The Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor of Surgery
Chair of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi is a gastrointestinal surgeon with expertise in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal cancers and inflammatory bowel diseases.
His experience and expertise in treating Crohn’s disease led him to develop a novel bowel-sparing procedure, now known as the Michelassi strictureplasty. He has edited a book on operative strategies in inflammatory bowel disease and has produced many motion pictures on the surgical treatment of complications of Crohn’s disease.
Internationally renowned as an outstanding clinician, researcher and teacher, Dr. Michelassi has delivered many named and keynote lectures around the world; has been invited to be a visiting professor at 32 national and international institutions; and has delivered over 180 national and international presentations. He is on the editorial board of nine prestigious medical journals including: The Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery, The British Journal of Surgery, Annals of Surgery, Digestive Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology and Hepatology and The World Journal of Surgery. He currently serves as Secretary of the Society of the Alimentary Tract and has served as Vice-President of the International Society of Digestive Surgery.