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Visiting Professor of Surgery 2023 - Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS

Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Visiting Professor of Surgery, Dr. MichelassiFabrizio Michelassi, MD, was the Visiting Professor of Surgery for Surgical Academic Week 2023 (March 13-16).  

A world-renowned gastrointestinal surgeon with a strong expertise in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal and pancreatic cancers as well as inflammatory bowel disease, Dr. Michelassi has contributed new insight in the surgical treatment of pancreatic and colorectal cancers, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease through research and participation in multiple clinical trials. His experience and expertise in treating Crohn’s disease led him to develop a novel bowel-sparing procedure, now known as the Michelassi strictureplasty, designed to avoid sacrificing large amounts of the bowel at the time of surgery and facilitating quiescence of the acute disease affecting the diseased intestinal loops. Dr. Michelassi has an abiding interest in educating and training the next generation of academic surgeons.

Sansum Clinic’s Visiting Professor of Surgery Program provides expert educational seminars for practicing Santa Barbara surgeons and physicians.  More importantly, the program allows surgical residents in training at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital the chance to interact with the icons, leaders and outstanding teachers of the art of surgery.

Dr. Michelassi presented a public lecture on Thursday, March 16 at the Wolf Education & Training Center at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center at Sansum Clinic.   

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This unique educational program is made possible by generous support from the Title Sponsor Cottage Health, and grateful patients, medical groups, individual community surgeons and physicians, and corporate donors.