Fabrizio Michelassi, M.D.

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Fabrizio Michelassi

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Fabrizio Michelassi, M.D, F.A.C.S., is a world-renowned, board-certified gastrointestinal surgeon with a strong expertise in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal and pancreatic cancers as well as inflammatory bowel disease. He is the Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Surgeon-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Michelassi was recently featured in a story about his pioneering crohns surgery on the award-winning ABC-TV documentary series, "NY Med". To view the episode please click here: nymedshow.com/episodes/episode-8

A prolific author of more than 250 papers, book chapters and abstracts, Dr. Michelassi has contributed new insight in the surgical treatment of pancreatic and colorectal cancers, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. He has pioneered the development of important new techniques that ensure better outcomes and improved quality of life for patients with rectal cancer and ulcerative colitis. These techniques have resulted in a greater percentage of patients avoiding permanent stomas and maintaining urological and sexual function. His recognized expertise in the surgical treatment of pancreatic cancer has led many patients to seek his counsel; in turn, Dr. Michelassi has contributed new knowledge to this field through 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 bowel at the time of surgery and facilitating quiescence of the acute disease affecting the diseased intestinal loops. He has edited a book on “Operative strategies in inflammatory bowel disease” and has produced eleven instructional movies for surgeons on the surgical treatment of complications of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Internationally renowned as an outstanding clinician, researcher and teacher, Dr. Michelassi has been invited to be a visiting professor, deliver keynote lectures and named lectures at more than 80 national and international institutions.  He is Associate Editor of the Annuals of Surgical Oncology and serves on the editorial board of six prestigious medical journals including: Annals of Surgery, The British Journal of Surgery, Digestive Surgery, the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery,  Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Surgery. A recognized leader in the gastrointestinal surgical field, Dr. Michelassi has been appointed to many international and national task forces and panels.

Dr. Michelassi is President-Elect of the Society for the Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. He has served as President of the Society of Surgical Oncology, the Western Surgical Society, the Central Surgical Association, the Society of Surgical Chairs, the Illinois Surgical Society and the New York Surgical Society. A member of more than 45 professional societies in the United States and internationally, he serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons and he is Chair of the Committee on Clinical Congress Programs of the Advisory Council for General Surgery of the American College of Surgeons. He also serves as a Special Member Liaison for the International Relations Committee of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Michelassi has served as Director of the American Board of Surgery and is currently a Director of the James IV Association of Surgeons, Inc.

Dr. Michelassi has earned numerous awards for his innovative contributions to advancing the treatment of digestive diseases, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Award, the American Cancer Society Cancer Development Award and the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. His research on Crohn’s disease has been funded by the International Organization of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and numerous other foundations; his research on the genetics of gastrointestinal cancer has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society. He has been repeatedly recognized by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine and Chicago Magazine as one of the "Best Doctors in America."  Dr. Michelassi was selected as one of “America’s Top Doctors” by US News & World Report. He was chosen as one of “American’s Top Surgeons” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, and has been selected as one of New York's “Super Doctors” every year since 2008, an honor accorded to just 5 percent of all New York physicians.

Born in Pisa, Italy, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pisa School of Medicine, Dr. Michelassi completed his internship and surgical residency at New York University and a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University. In 1984, he joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery at the University of Chicago. He became Section Chief of General Surgery in 1994, tenured Professor in 1995, Vice Chair of the Surgery Department in 2000 and the Thomas D. Jones Professor of Surgery in 2001. He also served as Director of the Surgical Oncology Fellowship from 1988 through 1995 and Director of the General Surgery Residency Program from 1997 through 2004. He moved to his current position at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in 2004.

In 2009, in recognition of his many lifetime achievements, Dr. Michelassi was honored as an Official of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy with the rank of Commendatore, the most prestigious and important distinction awarded by the President of the Republic of Italy to Italian citizens of particular merit. He was also inducted as a member of the American Society of the Italian Legions of Merit (ASILM), the Italian-American society comprised of those 600 individuals who have been so decorated by the Republic of Italy. In 2010, Dr. Michelassi received the prestigious 2010 Golden Lion Award from the Order of the Sons of Italy in America and the “Campano d’Oro” medal from the University of Pisa, the highest honor that can be accorded to a University of Pisa alumnus. In 2012, he received the “Grand Award of Merit,” the most prestigious award of the American Society of the Italian Legions of Merit, in recognition of his accomplishments, dedication and leadership that have improved the lives of numerous Americans, Italians and Italian Americans. Previous recipients of the Grand Award of Merit include H.E. Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Republic of Italy, George W. Bush, former President of the United States, and US Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.

 For more information about Dr. Michelassi's innovative surgical treatment for Crohn's Disease click on www.cornellsurgery.org/pro/services/colon-rectal/ssis.html.

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  • to view New York Times article on Dr. Michelassi's strictureplasty for crohns disease

 

Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [HMO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Health Care

Publications

See Dr. Michelassi's research publications
at the National Library of Medicine.

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES

1. Michelassi F, Mariotti S, Vitti P, Grasso L, Pacini F, Tosi M, Bindi S, Pinchera A: Indagini sulla natura degli autoantigeni tiroidei. Giornate Endocrinologiche Pisane 11:541-555, 1975

2. Roses DF, Harris MN, Gumport SL, Michelassi F, Coffey JA, Dubin N: Regional lymph node dissection for malignant melanoma of the extremities. Surgery 89(6):654-659, 1981

3. Michelassi F, Landa L, Hill RD, Lowenstein E, Watkins WD, Petkau AJ, Zapol WM: Leukotriene D4: A potent coronary artery vasoconstrictor associated with impaired ventricular contraction. Science 217:841-843, 1982

4. Michelassi F, Castorena G, Hill RD, Lowenstein E, Watkins WD, Petkau AJ, Zapol WM: Effects of Leukotriene B4 and C4 on coronary circulation and myocardial contractility. Surgery 94(2):267-275, 1983

5. Nardi GL, Michelassi F, Zannini P: Transduodenal sphincteroplasty: 5 - 25 year follow-up of 89 patients. Ann Surg 198(4):453-461, 1983

6. Castorena G, Lind S, Michelassi F, Huttemeier P, Watkins WD, Zapol WM: Zymosan activated plasma infusion in sheep: effects of ethanol administration. Prostaglandins 28(5):695-709, 1984

7. Michelassi F, Ranson JHC: Bile duct disruption by blunt trauma. J Trauma 25(5):454-457, 1985

8. Grillo HC, Zannini P, Michelassi F, Landa L: Complications of tracheal reconstructions. La Chirurgia Toracica 38:35-43, 1985

9. Grillo HC, Zannini P, Michelassi F: Complications of tracheal reconstruction: incidence, treatment and prevention. J Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 91(3):322-328, 1986

10. Robinson DR, Skoskiewicz M, Bloch KJ, Castorena G, Hayes E, Lowenstein E, Melvin C, Michelassi F, Zapol WM: Cyclooxygenase blockade elevates leukotriene E4 production during acute anaphylaxis in sheep. J Experimental Medicine 163:1509-1517, 1986

11. Michelassi F, Shahinian HK, Ferguson MK: Effects of leukotrienes B4, C4 and D4 on rat mesenteric microcirculation. J Surg Res 42:

475-482, 1987

12. Shahinian HK, Ferguson MK, Michelassi F: Effect of histamine and histamine receptor antagonists on rat mesenteric microcirculation.

J Surg Res 42:703-707, 1987

13. Michelassi F, Schuette A, Landa L, Zapol WM, Grillo HC: Pulmonary and systemic contribution to canine tracheobronchial blood flow. Ital J Surg Sciences 17(2):105-112, 1987

14. Michelassi F, Dieterich M, Montag AG, Bostwick DG, Clinton SK, Visek WJ, Block GE: Increased levels of ras oncogene protein product in carcinogen-induced rat colorectal adenocarcinomas. Surgical Forum 38:400-402, 1987

15. Ruol A, Stephens JK, Maiorana A, Lubienski MB, Michelassi F, Ferguson MK, Skinner DB, Little AG: Expression of ras oncogene p21 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Surgical Forum 38:445-447, 1987

16. Connolly MM, Dawson PJ, Michelassi F, Moossa AR, Lowenstein F: Survival of 1,001 patients with carcinoma of the pancreas. Ann Surg 206(3):366-373, 1987

17. Michelassi F, Leuthner S, Lubienski M, Bostwick D, Rodgers J, Handcock M, Block GE: Ras oncogene p21 levels parallel malignant potential of different human colonic benign conditions. Arch Surg 122:1414-1416, 1987

18. Michelassi F, Mishlove LA, Stipa F, Block GE: Squamous-cell carcinoma of the colon. Experience at the University of Chicago, review of the literature; report of two cases. Dis Colon Rectum 31(3):228-235, 1988

19. Ferguson MK, Shahinian HK, Michelassi F: Lymphatic smooth muscle responses to leukotrienes, histamine and platelet activating factor.

J Surg Res 44:172-177, 1988

20. Michelassi F, Montag AG, Block GE: Adenosquamous-cell carcinoma in ulcerative colitis. Dis Colon Rectum 31(4):323-326, 1988

21. Michelassi F, Vannucci L, Montag A, Goldberg R, Chappell R, Dytch H, Bibbo M, Block GE: Importance of tumor morphology for the long term prognosis of rectal adenocarcinoma. Am Surg 54(6):376-379, 1988

22. Michelassi F, Vannucci LE, Montag A, Chappell R, Rodgers J, Block GE: Ras oncogene expression as a prognostic indicator in rectal adenocarcinoma. J Surg Res 45:15-20, 1988

23. Michelassi F, Block GE, Vannucci L, Montag A, Chappell R: 5- to 21-year follow-up and analysis of 250 patients with rectal adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg 208(3):379-389, 1988

24. Berkelhammer CH, Baker AL, Block GE, Bostwick DG, Michelassi F: Humoral hypercalcemia complicating adenosquamous carcinoma of the proximal colon. Dig Dis Sci 34(1):142-147, 1989

25. Michelassi F, Vannucci LE, Montag AG, Dytch HE, Bibbo M: Nuclear morphometric measurements in rectal adenocarcinoma cells of patients of different races. Anal Quant Cytol Histol 11(3):173-176, 1989.

26. Michelassi F, Erroi F, Roncella M, Block GE: Ras oncogene and the acquisition of metastasizing properties by rectal adenocarcinoma.

Dis of Colon Rectum 32(8):665-668, 1989

27. Michelassi F, Erroi F, Dawson PJ, Pietrabissa A, Noda S, Handcock M, Block GE: Experience with 647 consecutive tumors of the duodenum, ampulla, head of the pancreas and distal common bile duct. Ann Surg 210(4):544-556, 1989

28. Michelassi F, Dieterich M, Clinton SK, Olson LM, Erroi F, Bostwick DG, Montag AG, Visek WJ: Expression of ras oncogene in N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine-induced rat colon tumors. Res Surg 1(3):113-117, 1989

29. Michelassi F, Erroi F, Angriman I, Westbrook C: Chromosome 5 allele loss in human gastric, ampullary and pancreatic carcinomas.

Ital J Surg Sciences 19(4):341-344, 1989

30. Bibbo M, Michelassi F, Bartels PH, Dytch H, Bania C, Lerma E, Montag AG: Karyometric marker features in normal-appearing glands adjacent to human colonic adenocarcinoma. Cancer Res 50:147-151, 1990

31. Michelassi F, Pietrabissa A, Ferrari M, Mosca F, Vargish T, Moosa HH: Bullet emboli to the systemic and venous circulation.

Surgery 107(3):239-245, 1990

32. Montag AG, Fossati N, Michelassi F: Pancreatic microcystic adenoma coexistent with pancreatic ductal carcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol 14(4):352-355, 1990

33. Ruol A, Stephens JK, Michelassi F, Segalin A, Chiarelli S, Peracchia A, Skinner DB, Little AG: Expression of ras oncogene p21 protein in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. J Surg Oncol 44:142-145, 1990

34. Michelassi F, Vannucci L, Ayala JJ, Chappell R, Goldberg R, Block GE: Local recurrence after curative resection of colorectal adenocarcinoma . Surgery 108(4):787-793, 1990

35. Michelassi F, Grad G, Erroi F, Roncella M, Romagnoli J, Handcock M: Relationship between ras oncogene expression and clinical pathological features of colonic carcinoma. Hepatogastroenterology 37(5):513-516, 1990

36. Michelassi F, Pietrabissa A, Ferrari M, Mosca F, Vargish T, Gewertz BL: Bullet emboli to the systemic and pulmonary circulation.

Br J Surg 77:466-472, 1990

37. Michelassi F, Hayman JA, Handcock M, Goldberg R, Erroi F, Lashner BA, Hanauer SB: Ras oncogene protein product in ulcerative colitis. Res Surg 2(3):138-142, 1990

38. Michelassi F, Ayala JJ, Balestracci T, Goldberg R, Chappell R, Block GE: Verification of a new clinicopathologic staging system for colorectal adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg 213(7):11-18, 1991

39. Wasylyshyn ML, Neuman WL, Angriman I, Snyder LA, Montag AG, Westbrook CA, Michelassi F: Evidence for a new tumor-suppressor gene involved in gastrointestinal malignancies. Surg 110(2):265-268, 1991

40. Montag AG, Bartels PH, Dytch HE, Lerma-Puertas E, Michelassi F, Bibbo M: Karyometric features in nuclei near colonic adenocarcinoma. Statistical analysis. Anal Quant Cytol Histol 13(3):159-167, 1991

41. Goldberg RD, Michelassi F, Montag AG: Osteoclast-like giant cell tumor of the pancreas: immunophenotypic similarity to giant cell tumor of bone. Human Pathology 22:618-621, 1991

42. Michelassi F, Balestracci T, Chappell R, Block GE: Primary and recurrent Crohn's disease: Experience with 1,379 patients. Ann Surg 214(3):230-240, 1991

43. Michelassi F, Montag A, Bartels PH, Dytch H, Bania C, Lerma E, Bibbo M: Nuclear changes in the perineoplastic colonic mucosa: is the mucosa near a colon cancer normal? Res Surg 3(2):127-132, 1991

44. Neuman WL, Wasylyshyn ML, Jacoby R, Erroi F, Angriman I, Montag A, Brasitus T, Michelassi F, Westbrook CA: Evidence for common molecular pathogenesis in colorectal, gastric and pancreatic cancer. Genes,Chromosomes and Cancer 3:468-473, 1991

45. Michelassi F, Pomidor W, Montag, AG, Stephens J, Goldberg RD, Handcock M: Quantification of variation in reading immunohistochemical assays. Res Surg 4(1):35-38, 1992

46. Michelassi F: Sphincter-saving procedures for rectal adenocarcinoma. Hepatogastroenterology 39(3):193, 1992

47. Michelassi F, Ewing C, Montag A, Vannucci L, Segalin A, Panozzo M, Bibbo M, Dytch H, Chieco-Bianchi P: Prognostic significance of ploidy determination in rectal cancer. Hepatogastroenterology 39(3):222-225, 1992

48. Michelassi F, Block GE: Morbidity and mortality of wide pelvic lymphadenectomy for rectal adenocarcinoma. Dis Colon Rectum 35(12):1143-1147, 1992

49. Michelassi F, Block GE: A simplified technique for ileal J-pouch construction. Surg Gynecol Obstet 176:290-294, 1993

50. Michelassi F, Testa G, Pomidor WJ, Lashner BA, Block GE: Adenocarcinoma complicating Crohn's disease. Dis Colon Rectum 36(7):654-661, 1993

51. Michelassi F, Stella M, Block GE: Prospective assessment of functional results after ileal J pouch - anal restorative proctocolectomy.
Arch Surg 128:889-895, 1993

52. Michelassi F, Stella M, Balestracci T, Giuliante F, Marogna P, Block GE: Incidence, diagnosis and treatment of enteric and colorectal fistulae in patients with Crohn's disease. Ann Surg 218(5):660-666, 1993

53. Lichtiger S, Present DH, Kornbluth A, Gelernt I, Bauer J, Galler G, Michelassi F, Hanauer S: Cyclosporin in severe ulcerative colitis refractory to steroid therapy. NEJM 330(26):1841-1845, 1994

54. Michelassi F, Takanishi DM, Pantalone D, Hart J, Chappell R, Block GE: Analysis of clinicopathologic prognostic features in patients with gastric adenocarcinoma. Surgery 116(4):804-810, 1994

55. Kelemen PR, Yaremko ML, Kim AH, Montag A, Michelassi F, Westbrook CA: Loss of heterozygosity in 8p is associated with microinvasion in colorectal carcinoma. Genes Chromosome Cancer 11:195-198, 1994

56. Sinicrope FA, Hart J, Brasitus TA, Michelassi F, Lee JJ, Safar AR: Relationship of P-glycoprotein and CEA expression in human colon carcinoma to local invasion, DNA ploidy, and disease relapse. Cancer 74:2908-2917, 1994

57. Yaremko ML, Wasylyshyn ML, Paulus KL, Michelassi F, Westbrook CA: Deletion mapping reveals two regions of chromosome 8 allele loss in colorectal carcinoma. Genes,Chromosomes and Cancer 10:1-6, 1994

58. Takanishi DM, Angriman I, Yaremko ML, Montag A, Westbrook CA, Michelassi F: Chromosome 17p allelic loss in colorectal carcinoma: clinical significance. Arch Surg 130:585-589, 1995

59. Sinicrope FA, Hart J, Michelassi F, Lee JJ: Prognostic value of bcl-2 oncoprotein expression in Stage II colon carcinoma. Clinical Cancer Research 1:1103-1110, 1995

60. Hurst RD, Finco C, Rubin M, Michelassi F: Prospective analysis perioperative morbidity in one hundred consecutive colectomies for ulcerative colitis. Surgery 118(4):748-755, 1995

61. Kotani N, Lin CY, Wang JS, Gurley JM, Tolin FP, Michelassi F, Lin HS, Sandberg WS, Roizen MF: Loss of alveolar macrophages during anesthesia and operation in humans. Anesth Analg 81:1255-1262, 1995

62. Fleshner, PR, Michelassi F, Rubin M, Plevy SE, Hanauer SB, Targan SR: Morbidity of subtotal colectomy in patients with severe ulcerative colitis unresponsive to cyclosporin. Dis Colon Rectum 38:1241-1245, 1995

63. Sudakoff GS, Gasparaitis A, Michelassi F, Hurst R, Hoffmann K, Hackworth C: Endorectal color doppler imaging of primary and recurrent rectal wall tumors: preliminary experience. Am J Roentgenology 166:55-61, 1996

64. Michelassi F: Side-to-side isoperistaltic strictureplasty for multiple Crohn's strictures. Dis Colon Rectum 39(3):345-349, 1996

65. Michelassi F, Finco C, Balestracci T, Stella M, Giuliante F, Block GE: Incidence, diagnosis and treatment of abdominal abscesses in Crohn's patients. Research in Surgery 8(1): 00-00, 1996

66. Hurst RD, Molinari M, Chung TP, Rubin M, Michelassi F: Prospective study of the incidence, timing and treatment of pouchitis in 104 consecutive patients after restorative proctocolectomy. Arch Surg 131:497-502, 1996

67. Takanishi DM, Hart J, Covarelli P, Chappell R, Michelassi F: Ploidy as a prognostic feature in colonic adenocarcinoma. Arch Surg 131:587-592, 1996

68. Arenas RB, Fichera A, Mok P, Blanco MC, Michelassi F: Introduction of human adenomatous polyposis coli gene into Min mice via cationic liposomes. Surgery 120(4):712-718, 1996

69. Takanishi DM, Kim SY, Kelemen PR, Yaremko ML, Kim AH, Ramesar JE, Horrigan SK, Montag A, Michelassi F, Westbrook CA: Chromosome 8 losses in colorectal carcinoma: localization and correlation with invasive disease. Molecular Diagnostics 2(1):3-10, 1997

70. Fichera A, Guo Y, Romero L, Michelassi F, Arenas RB: Quantitation of in vivo gene delivery by restriction enzyme PCR generated polymorphism. J Surg Res 69:188-192, 1997

71. Takanishi DM, Michelassi F: More on the treatment of anal margin carcinomas. Oncology 11:629-630, 1997

72. Hurst RD, Molinari M, Chung TP, Rubin M, Michelassi F: Prospective study of the features, indications and surgical treatment in 513 consecutive patients affected by Crohn's disease. Surgery 122(4):661-668, 1997

73. Arenas RB, Fichera A, Mhoon D, Michelassi F: Incidence and therapeutic implications of synchronous colonic pathology in colorectal adenocarcinoma. Surgery 122(4):706-710, 1997

74. Hurst RD, Michelassi F: Strictureplasty for Crohn's disease: techniques and long-term results. World J Surg 22:359-363, 1998

75. Arenas RB, Fichera A, Mhoon D, Michelassi F: Total mesenteric excision in the surgical treatment of rectal cancer: a prospective study. Arch Surg 133:608-612, 1998

76. Fichera A, Michelassi F, Arenas RB: Selective expression of carcinoembryonic antigen promoter in cancer cell lines. Targeting strategy for gene therapy in colorectal cancer. Dis Colon Rectum 41(6):747-754, 1998

77. Hurst RD, Chung TP, Rubin M, Michelassi F: The implications of acute pouchitis on the long-term functional results after restorative proctocolectomy. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 4(4): 280-284, 1998

78. Pedrazzoli S, DiCarlo V, Dionigi R, Mosca F, Pederzoli P, Pasquali C, Kloppel G, Dhaene K, Michelassi F: Standard versus extended lymphadenectomy associated with pancreaticoduodenectomy in the surgical treatment of adenocarcinoma in the head of the pancreas: a multicenter, prospective, randomized study. Ann Surg 228(4):508-517, 1998

79. Mani S, Kugler JW, Sciortinon DF, Garcia JC, Ansari RH, Humerickhouse R, Michelassi F, Posner MC, Shulman KL, Schilsky RL, List M, Vokes EE, Benner S: Phase II trial of uracil/tegafur (UFT) plus leucovorin in patients with advanced pancreatic carcinoma: A University of Chicago phase II consortium study. Ann Onc 9:1-3, 1998

80. Sinicrope FA, Hart J, Hsu HA, Lemoine M, Michelassi F, Stephens LC: Apoptotic and mitotic indices predict survival rates in lymph node-negative colon carcinomas. Clinical Cancer Res 5:1793-1804, 1999

81. Michelassi F, Hurst RD: Restorative proctocolectomy with J-pouch ileo-anal anastomosis. Arch Surg 135:347-353, 2000

82. Michelassi F, Melis M, Rubin M, Hurst RD: Surgical treatment of anorectal complications of Crohn's disease. Surgery 128:597-603, 2000

83. Buell JF, Rosen S, Yoshida A, Labow D, Limsrichnrern S, Cronin DC, Bruce DS, Michelassi F, Millis JM, Posner MC: Hepatic resection: effective treatment for primary and secondary liver tumors. Surgery 128:686-93, 2000

84. Michelassi F, Hurst RD, Melis M, Rubin M. Cohen R, Gasparitis A. Hanauer SB, Hart J: Side-to-side isoperistaltic stricturerplasty in extensive Crohn's disease: prospective longitudinal study. Ann Surg 232:401-408, 2000

85. Lew JI, Kim RK, Guo Y, Michelassi F, Arenas RB: The inhibition of intestinal neoplasia with adenomatous polyposis coli gene therapy and cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors. Surgical Forum LI: 275-276; 2000

86. Rosen S, Buell J. Krszuba S, Yoshida A, Michelassi F, Hurst R, Millis J, Posner M: Initial presentation with stage IV colorectal cancer: how aggressive should we be? Arch Surg 135:530-535, 2000

87. Pedrazzoli S, Michelassi F: Extent of lymphadenectomy in the surgical treatment of adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas. J Gastrointest Surg 4:229-230, 2000

88. Jaskowiak N, Michelassi F: Adenocarcinoma at a strictureplasty site in Crohn's disease. Dis Colon Rectum 44(2):284-287, 2001

89. Fichera A, Melis M, Michelassi F: Prospective assessment of functional results after proctectomy with coloanal anastomosis. J Gastrointest Surgery 5:153-157, 2001

90. Hurst RD, Crucitti P, Melis M, Rubin M, Gottlieb L, Michelassi F: Primary closure of complicated perineal wounds with myocutaneous and fasciocutaneous flaps after proctectomoy for Crohn's disease. Surgery 130:767-773, 2001

91. Lew JI, Hart J, Michelassi F: Natural history of mucinous ductal ectasia of the pancreas: a case report and review of the literature. American J Gastroenterol 97:2127-2132, 2002

92. Lew JI, Guo Y, Kim RK, Vargish L, Michelassi F, Arenas RB: Reduction of intestinal neoplasia with adenomatous polyposis coli gene replacement and COX-2 inhibition is additive. J Gastrointest Surg 6:563-568, 2002

93. Michelassi F, Lee J, Rubin M, Fichera A, Kasza K, Karrison T, Hurst RD: Long term functional results after ileal pouch anal restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis: a prospective observational study. Ann Surg 238:433-445, 2003

94. Sarr MG, Traverso WL, Fernandez-del Castillo C, Ahrendt SA, Wilson S, Aranha GV, Evans D, Conlon K, Gillanders W, Gibbs JF, Michelassi F, et al: The potent somatostatin analogue Vapreotide does not decrease pancreas-specific complications after elective pancreatectomy: a prospective multi-center, double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. JACS 196:556-565, 2003

95. Fichera A, Hurst R, Michelassi F: Current methods of bowel-sparing surgery in Crohn's disease. Adv Surg 37:231-251, 2003

96. Michelassi F, Upadhyay G: Side-to-side isoperistaltic stictureplasty in the treatment of extensive Crohn's disease. J Surgical Res 117:71-78, 2004

97. Wolff BG, Michelassi F, Gerkin TM, et al.: Alvimopan Postoperative Ileus Study Group. Alvimopan, a novel, peripherally acting mu opioid antagonist: Results of a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase III trial of major abdominal surgery and postoperative ileus (Study 14CL313). Ann Surg 240:728-734, 2004

98. Fichera A, McCormack R, Rubin M, Hurst RD, Michelassi F: Long-term outcome of surgically treated Crohn's colitis. A prospective long term study. Dis Colon Rectum 48:963-969, 2005

99. Michelassi F: To impart this art: The didactic mission. Arch Surg 140:425-430, May 2005

100. Michelassi F: The discovery of new knowledge: Our scientific mission. Surgery 140(4):485-490, 2006

101. Fichera A, Michelassi F, Lovadina S, Rubin M, Cimino F, Hurst R: Patterns and operative treatment of recurrent Crohn's disease: A prospective longitudinal study. Surgery 140(4):649-654, October 2006

102. Fichera A, Hurst RH, Michelassi F: Surgical treatment of Crohn's disease. J. Gastrointestinal Surg 11(6):791-803, 2007

103. Michelassi F, Taschieri L, Tonelli F, Susaki I, Poggioli G, Ferio V, et al.: An international, multicenter, prospective, observational study of the side-to-side isoperistaltic strictureplasty in Crohn's disease. J. Dis Colon Rectum 50(3):277-284, March 2007

104. Wolff BG, Weese JL, Ludwig KA, Delaney CP, Stamos MJ, Michelassi F, Du W, Techner L: Postoperative ileus-related morbidity profile in patients treated with Alvimopan after bowel resection. JACS 204(4): 609-616, 2007

105. Kuerer HM, Eberlein, TJ, Pollock RE, Huschka M, Baile WF, Morrow M, Michelassi F, et al.: Career satisfaction, practice patterns and burnout among surgical oncologists: Report on the quality of life of members of the Society of Surgical Oncology. Ann Surg Oncol 14(11):3043-3053, 2007

106. Fichera A, Ragauskaita L, Silvestri M, Elisseou N, Rubin M, Hurst R, Michelassi F: Preservation of the anal transitional zone in ulcerative colitis: Long term effects on defecatory function. J Gastrointestinal Surgery 11(12): 1647-1653, 2007

107. Farnell MB, Aranha GV, Nimura Y, Michelassi F: The role of extended lymphadenectomy for adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas: Strength of the evidence. J Gastrointestinal Surg 12(4): 651-656, 2008

108. Heller CA, Michelassi F, Schuler ML: Accelerating innovation between surgeons and biomedical engineers in the academic setting. Surgery 143(2):171-175, 2008

109. Silvestri MT, Hurst RD, Rubin MA, Michelassi F, Fichera A: Chronic inflammatory changes in the anal transition zone after stapled ileal pouch anal anastomosis: Is mucosectomy a superior alternative? Surgery 144(4): 533-539, October 2008

110. Neuman HB, Michelassi F, Turner JW, Bass BL: Surrounded by quality metrics: What do surgeons think of ACS-NSQIP? Surgery 149(1): 27-33, 2009

111. Fichera A, Silvestri M, Hurst R, Rubin M, Michelassi F: Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch anal anastomosis. A comparative observational study on long-term functional results. J Gastrointestinal Surgery 2009

112, Michelassi F, Fahey III, TJ: The Department of Surgery at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center: At the forefront of surgical innovation. American Surgeon 75:643-648, 2009

113. Fichera A, Silvestri M, Hurst R, Rubin M, Michelassi F: Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch anal anastomosis. A comparative observational study on long-term functional results. J Gastrointestinal Surgery 13:526-532, 2009

114. Fong Y, Early K, Deane SA, Johnson FE, Noguera JJ, Finley RJ, Hoballah JJ, Michelassi F, Villar HV: American College of Surgeons International Scholarship Programs: A 40-year history of support for international surgical education. JACS 211(2):279-284, 2010

115. Michelassi F: SSO Presidential Address: Subspecialty certificate in advanced surgical oncology. Ann Surg Oncol 17:3094-3103, 2010

116. Itani KMF, Hoballah J, Kaafarani H, Crisostomo AC, Michelassi F: Could international medical graduates (IMGs) offer a solution to the surgical workforce crisis? Balancing national interest and global responsibility. Surgery 149: 597-600, 2011

117. Heller CA, Michelassi F: Forging successful interdisciplinary research collaborations: A nationwide survey of departments of surgery. Surgery 151(4):502-509, 2012

118. Kapoor N, Fahey TJ, III, Kim, JH, Michelassi F: Fifty years of general surgery training: Trends in career choices and satisfaction of graduates from a single academic institution. J Surgical Research 172(2):338, 2012

119. Michelassi F: Society of Surgical Oncology Heritage Award: Honoring William C. Wood, M.D. Ann Surg Oncol Epub June 6, 2012 and accepted for publication October, 2012

120. Maggiori L, Michelassi F: How I do it: Side-to-side isoperistaltic strictureplasty for extensive Crohn's disease. Accepted for publication in J Gastro Surg Epub April 27, 2012 and accepted for publication in 2012

121. Trencheva K, Morrissey K, Mancuso CA, Lee Sang W, Sonoda Toyooki, Michelassi F, Charlson ME, Milsom JW: Identifying Important Predictors for Anastomotic Leak after Colon and Rectal Resection: Prospective Study on 616 Patients. Accepted for publication to Ann Surg 2012

122. Maggiori L, Michelassi F: How I do it: Ileal J-pouch construction.. Accepted for publication in J Gastro Surg 2012

NON-PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES

1. Block GE, Michelassi F: Complicated pancreatic pseudocysts. Postgraduate General Surgery 2(1):1-5, 1990

2. Ewing C, Goldberg R, Michelassi F: Locally invasive rectosigmoid cancer. Postgraduate General Surgery 3(2):57-59, 1991

3. Stanislav G, Montag AG, Michelassi F: Transanal excision of early rectal carcinoma of the lower ampulla. Postgraduate General Surgery 3(2)60-62, 1991

4. Spellman J, Montag AG, Michelassi F: Low anterior resection and coloanal anastomosis for rectal carcinoma. Postgraduate General Surgery 3(2):67-70, 1991

5. Hansen N, Montag AG, Michelassi F: Squamous cell carcinoma of the colon. Postgraduate General Surgery 3(2):79-82, 1991

6. Michelassi F, Block GE: Adenocarcinoma complicating Crohn's colitis. Postgraduate General Surgery 3(2):83-84, 1991

7. Michelassi F: "Abdominoperineal proctosigmoidectomy for resection of rectal cancer." In: Current Techniques in General Surgery. Ed. Condon. New York: Lawrence DellaCorte Publications, 1994, Volume 3(2), pp. 1-8

8. Michelassi F. "The Michelassi Strictureplasty". In: Operative Techniques in General Surgery. Ed: Koltun. Philadelphia 2007, Volume 9, pp. 8-12

9. Stein SL, Michelassi F: New advances in surgical treatment of Crohn's disease. Practical Gastroenterology 32:35-40, 2008

10. Stein SL, Michelassi F: Viewpoint: How can fecundlity be preserved in patients undergoing pelvic surgery?

11, Nandakumar G, Stein SL, Michelassi F: Review: Anastomoses of the lower gastrointestinal tract. Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol 6:709-716, 2009

12. Eachempati S, Talmor M, Filicori F, Michelassi F: Nello Spirito del Progetto Hope: Missione ad Haiti. Sant' Anna News 35:26-28, 2010

13. Michelassi F: The American College of Surgeons' contributions to international surgery. Edition for the Centenary Celebrations of the American College of Surgeons, in press

INVITED EDITORIAL COMMENTARIES

1. Michelassi F, Leung KL, Kwok SPY, Lau WY, Meng WCS, Lam TY, Chung CC, Liak C. "Laparoscopic-assisted resection of rectosigmoid carcinoma: immediate and medium-term results." Arch Surg 132:765, 1997

2. Michelassi F: Arenas RB. "Ulcerative colitis complicated by cancer." Submitted to Tumor Boards

3. Takanishi DM, Michelassi F. "More on the treatment of anal margin carcinomas." Oncology, 11:629-630, 1997

4. Michelassi F: Schneebaum S, Daly JM, Burak W, Lavery IL, Chevinsky A, Martin EW, RIGS Study Group. "Radioimmuno-guided surgery efficacy in patients with large bowel cancer: Results of a prospective multi-institutional trial. Eur J Surg Oncol 24: 215, 1998

5. Michelassi F, Blumberg D, Paty PB, Picon AI, Guillem JG, Klimstra DS. "Stage I rectal cancer: Identification of high risk patients." JACS 186:479-480, 1998

6. Michelassi F, Sampietro GM, Cristaldi M, Maconi G, Parente F, Sartani A, Ardizzone S, Danelli P, Porro GB, Taschieri AM. "A prospective, longitudinal studyof nonconventional strictureplasty in Crohn's disease." JACS 199(1):21-21, July 2004

7. Michelassi F. Is resection of Crohn's disease a procedure of the past? World J Surg 34(12):2803-2804, 2010

8. Itani KMF, Hoballah J, Kaafarani H, Crisostomo AC, F. Michelassi. "Could international medical graduates offer a solution to the surgical workforce crisis? Balancing national interest and global responsibility. Surgery 149(5):597-600, May 2011

9. Michelassi F. American Board of Surgery certificate in complex general surgical oncology: A reality. Ann Surg Oncol, 18(9):2405-2406, July 2011


BOOKS

1. "Operative Strategies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease". Eds. F. Michelassi and J. Milsom. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1999



BOOK CHAPTERS

1. Michelassi F, Landa L, Hill RD, Huttemeier P, Lowenstein E, Zapol WM, Watkins WD. "Leukotriene D4: A potent sheep coronary vasoconstrictor that is not blocked by ibuprofen." In: Advances in Prostaglandins, thromboxane, and leukotriene research. Eds. Samuelsson, Paoletti, Ramwell. New York: Raven Press, 1983, Volume 11, pp 397-399

2. Michelassi F, Block GE. "Obstruction of the Large Bowel". In: Current Surgical Therapy. Ed. Cameron. Missouri: C.V. Mosby, 1985, pp. 97-99

3. Kaplan EL, Michelassi F. "Endocrine tumors of the pancreas and their clinical syndromes." In: Surgery Annual. Ed. Nyhus. Connecticut: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1985, pp. 181-221

4. Pietrabissa A, Michelassi F. "Gastroduodenal, hepato-biliary and pancreatic emergencies during pregnancy." In: Surgical Diseases in Pregnancy. Ed. Cibils. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1988, pp. 153-162

5. Block GE, Michelassi F. "Granulomatous Colitis." In: Current Surgical Therapy, 3rd Edition. Ed. Cameron. Missouri: C.V. Mosby, 1988, pp. 121-124

6. Michelassi F, Lubienski M. "Genetic study of lymphnodal metastasis in rectal cancer." In: Essays in Surgery. Ed. Zarins. New York: Churchill Livingston, Inc., 1988, pp. 125-128

7. Michelassi F. "Levels of ras oncogene protein product in familial adenomatous polyposis." In: Familial Adenomatous Polyposis. Ed. Herrera. New York: Alan R. Liss, Inc., 1989, pp. 347-350

8. Michelassi F. "Surgical treatment of Crohn's disease." In: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: new trends and new technologies in digestive surgery. Ed. D'Amico, Tropea, Erroi. Padova: Cleup Editrice, 1990, pp. 57-62

9. Stanislav G, Michelassi F. "Large Bowel Obstruction." In: Current Surgical Therapy, 4th Edition. Ed. Cameron. Missouri: C.V. Mosby, 1991, pp. 165-168

10. Michelassi F, Block GE. "Surgical management of Crohn's disease." In: Advances in Surgery. Eds. Cameron, Balch, et al. Missouri: C.V. Mosby, 1991, Vol ume 26, pp. 307-322

11. Yaremko L, Wasylyshyn M, Westbrook C, Michelassi F. "Oncogenes, suppressor genes and allele losses in colon cancer." In: Advances in Surgery, Volume 26. Eds. Cameron, Balch, et al. Missouri: C.V. Mosby, 1991, pp. 323-332

12. Michelassi F, Balestracci T. "Special operations on the colon and rectum: appendectomy, management of appendiceal abscesses, cecostomy, polypectomy, fulguration and laser treatment of rectal lesions, posterior proctectomy for rectal lesions." In: Operative Colorectal Surgery. Eds. Block, Moossa. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1994, pp. 373-387

13. Block GE, Michelassi F. "Wide pelvic lymph node dissection: rational, technique and results." In: Colorectal Cancer. Ed. Wanebo. Missouri: C.V. Mosby, 1993, pp. 263-273

14. Michelassi F, Stella M. "Intra-abdominal septic complications in Crohn's disease." In: Perspectives in Surgery. Ed. Levine. St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., 1993, Volume 3, pp. 63-78

15. Wasylyshyn M, Michelassi F. "Prognostic factors: molecular and biological." In: Cancer of the Colon, Rectum and Anus. Eds. Cohen, Winauer. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1994, pp. 245-248

16. Michelassi F, Finco C. "Indications for operation in inflammatory bowel disease: the surgical perspective." In: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 4th Edition. Eds. Kirsner, Shorter. Malvern: Lea & Febiger, 1995, pp. 771-783

17. Arenas R, Michelassi F. "The management of colorectal cancer." In: Current Surgical Therapy, 5th Edition. Ed. Cameron. Missouri: C.V. Mosby, 1995, pp. 190-195

18. Michelassi F. "Crohn's Disease." In: Digestive Tract Surgery: A Text & Atlas. Eds. Bell, Rikkers, Mulholland. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1996, pp. 1201-1228

19. Mulholland M, Zelenock GB, Michelassi F. "Atlas of Small Intestinal Surgery." In: Digestive Tract Surgery: A Text & Atlas. Eds. Bell, Rikkers, Mulholland. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1996, pp. 1263-1311

20. Michelassi F, Hurst RD. "Electrocoagulation, argon beam coagulation, cryotherapy, and other hemostatic and tissue ablative instruments". In: Mastery of Surgery, 2nd Edition. Eds. Nyhus, Baker, Fischer. Boston, Toronto: Little and Brown Company, 1997, pp. 234-245

21. Michelassi F, Mhoon D. "Functional results following rectal surgery". In: Treatment of Rectal Cancer. Eds. Soreide, Norstein. New York, Springer-Verlag, 1997, pp. 337-352

22. Arenas RB, Michelassi F. "TNM staging and results with surgery only". In: Adjuvant Therapy for Colorectal Cancer. Current Problems in Surgery. Ed. Wells. Littletown; Mosby Year Book, 1997, 34 (8) pp. 601-676

23. Michelassi F. "Indications for surgical treatment in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease". In: Operative Strategies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Eds. Michelassi, Milsom. New York, Springer-Verlag, 1999, pp. 150-153

24. Michelassi F, Takanishi D, McLeon RS, Harms BA, Starling JR, Fonkalsrud EW. "Ileal reservoirs". In: Operative Strategies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Eds. Michelassi, Milsom. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1999, pp. 186-214

25. Michelassi F, Hurst R. "Perineal proctectomy". In: Operative Strategies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Eds. Michelassi, Milsom. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1999, pp. 338-341

26. Michelassi F. "Surgical treatment of fistulas". In: Operative Strategies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Eds. Michelassi, Milsom. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1999, pp. 335-359

27. Michelassi F, Fichera A. "Indication for surgical treatment in inflammatory bowel disease: the surgeon's perspective". In: Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 5th Edition. Ed. Kirsner. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 2000, pp. 616-625

28. Michelassi F, Hurst RD. "Strictureplasty in Crohn's disease". In: Current Surgery Therapy, 7th Edition. Ed. Cameron. Missouri: CV Mosby, 2001, pp. 132-138

29. Michelassi F, Hanauer S. "Medical surgical collaboration in patient management". In: Advanced therapy in inflammatory bowel disease, 2nd Edition. Eds. Bayless, Hanauer. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: BC Decker, Inc., 2001, pp. 19-21

30. Hurst RD, Melis M, Michelassi F. "Surgery for Crohn's colitis". In: Advanced therapy in inflammatory bowel disease, 2nd Edition. Eds. Bayless, Hanauer. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: BC Decker, Inc., 2001, pp. 495-500

31. Michelassi F, Hurst RD. "Surgical treatment of Crohn's disease of the small intestine". In: Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 5th Edition. Eds. Zuidema, Yeo. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co., 2001, pp. 391-410

32. Michelassi F, Hurst RD. "Crohn's disease". In: Principles of Surgery. Eds. Mulholland, Greenfield. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders (in press)

33. Hurst RD, Fichera A, Michelassi F. "Electrocautery Argon beam coagulation, cryotherapy and other hemostatic and tissue ablative instruments". In: Mastery of Surgery, 3rd Edition. Eds. Baker, Fischer. Boston, Toronto: Little and Brown Company, 2001, pp. 238-250

34. Michelassi F. "The surgical treatment of adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas via a radical pancreatectomy". In: Pancreatic Cancer. Ed: Cameron. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: BC Decker, 2001, pp. 109-122

35. Takanishi DM, Michelassi F. "Benign and malignant small bowel tumors". In: Cancer of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract. Eds: Posner, Vokes, Weichselbaum. Hamilton, ON, Canada: BC Decker, 2001, pp. 373-390

36. Takanishi DM, Michelassi F. "Concepts in surgery of the large intestine". In: Chassin's Operative Strategy in General Surgery, 3rdEdition. Ed: Scott-Connor. New York: Springer-Verlag, 2002, Chapter 42, pp. 359-382

37. Fichera A, Michelassi F. "Surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease". In: Textbook of Gastroenterology, 4th Edition. Eds. Yamada, Alpers, Kaplowitz, Laine, Owyang, Powell. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2003, pp. 1760-1790

38. Fichera A, Hurst R, Michelassi F. "Current methods of bowel sparing surgery in Crohn's disease" In: Advances in Surgery. Ed. Cameron. Missouri: CV Mosby, 2003, Volume 37, pp. 231-251

39. Hurst RD, Michelassi F. "Ileal-pouch anal restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis". In: Advances in Surgery. Ed. Cameron. Missouri: CV Mosby, 2004, Volume 38, pp. 311-336

40. Fichera A, Michelassi F. "Indications for surgery: A surgeon's opinion". In: Kirsner's Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 6th Edition. Eds. Sartor, Sandborn. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 2004, pp. 596-601.

41. Fichera A, Michelassi F. "Cancer of the small bowel". In: Clinical Oncology, 3rd Edition. Eds. Abeloff, Armitage, Niederhuber, Kastan, McKenna. Philadelphia: Elsevier, Churchill, Livingstone, 2004, pp. 1863-1875.

42. Fichera A, Michelassi F. "Small bowel diverticulosis". In: Current Surgical Therapy, 8th Edition. Ed. Cameron. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby, 2004, pp. 124-126

43. Hurst RD, Michelassi F. "Fulminant ulcerative colitis". In: ACS Surgery: Principles and Practice. Eds. Souba, Fink, Jurkovich, et al.., WebMD, Inc., 2006, Chapter 36, pp. 554-561

44. Michelassi F, Hurst RD, Fichera A. "Crohn's disease". In: Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice, 4th Edition. Eds. Mulholland, Lillimoe, et al.. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2006, pp. 788-807

45. Takanishi DM, Michelassi F. "Concepts in surgery of the large intestine". In: Chassin's Operative Strategy in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Ed: Scott-Connor. New York: Springer-Verlag, 2006, Chapter 1, pp. 3-24

46. Michelassi F, Kaldare MV, Fichera A, Hurst RD. "Surgical treatment of Crohn's disease". In: Mastery of Surgery, 5th Edition. Eds. Fischer J and Bland K. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007, Volume 2, Chapter 127, pp. 1408-1423

47. Michelassi F, Hurst RD, Fichera A. "Crohn's disease". In: Maingot's Abdominal Operations, 11th Edition. Eds. Zinner MJ and Ashley SW. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007, Chapter 19, pp. 521-550

48. Fichera A, DeMatteo RP, Michelassi F. "Cancer of the small bowel". In: Abeloff's Clinical Oncology, 4th Edition. Eds: Abeloff MD, Armitage JO, Niederhuber JE, Kastan MB, McKenna WG. Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier Inc., 2008, Chapter 79,

pp. 1465-1475

49. Michelassi F. "Bowel Stricturoplasties". In: ACS Multimedia Atlas of Surgery: Colorectal Surgery Volume. Eds: Asbun, Young-Fadok. Chicago 2008, Chapter 25, pp. 225-230

50. Fichera A, Michelassi F. "Surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease". In: Textbook of Gastroenterology, 5th Edition. Eds. Yamada, Alpers, Kaplowitz, Owyang, Powell, Kalloo. Oxford, England: Wiley Blackwell Publishing, 2008, Chapter 84, pp. 1760-1790

51. Michelassi F, Stein SL. "Crohn's disease". In: Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice, 4th Edition. Eds. Greenfield, Mulholland, Oldham, Zelenoch, Lillemoe. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, A Wolters Kluwer Health Business, 2009

52. Stein S, Michelassi F. "The impact of inflammatory bowel disease surgery on the lifecycle". In: The Life Cycle and IBD: A Focus on Special Populations. Eds. Scherl E, Dubinsky M. Thorofare, New Jersey: Slack, Inc., 2009, Chapter 18, pp. 215-228

53. Hurst RD, Stein S, Michelassi F. "Fulminant ulcerative colitis". In: ACS Surgery: Principles and Practice. Eds. Cance WG, Jurkovich GJ, Napolitano LM, Pearce WH, Pemberton JH, Soper NJ. Philadelphia, PA: BC Decker Inc., 2009, Chapter 13

54. Stein SL, Michelassi F. "Crohn's disease of the small bowel". In: Current Surgical Therapy, 10th Edition. Eds. Cameron AM, Cameron JL. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders, 2011, pp. 97-100

55. Michelassi F, Stein SL. "Crohn's disease". In: Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice, 5th Edition. Eds. Mulholland, Lillimoe, Doherty, Maier, et al. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, A Wolters Kluwer Health Business, 2011, Chapter 49, pp. 772-784

56. Stein SL, Michelassi F. "Indications and procedures for surgery of small bowel Crohn's disease". In: Advanced Therapy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Volume II, 3rd Edition. Eds: Bayless T, Hanauer S, Philadelphia: People's Medical Publishing House-USA, 2011, Chapter 129, pp. 801-805

57. Fichera A, Michelassi F, Stein SL. "Heineke-Mikulicz, Finney, and Michelassi strictureplasty". In: Colon and Rectal Surgery: Abdominal Operations (Master Techniques in Surgery). Eds.: Fleshman J, Wexner SD. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011, pp. 569-577.

58. Michelassi F, Nandakumar G, Kaldare MV, Fichera A, Hurst RD. "Surgical treatment of Crohn's disease". In: Mastery of Surgery, 6th Edition, Volume 2. Ed. Fischer J. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012, Chapter 147, pp. 1575-1593

59. Michelassi F, Hurst RD, Fichera A. "Crohn's disease". In: Maingot's Abdominal Operations, 12th Edition. Eds. Zinner MJ and Ashley SW. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012 (in press)

60. Michelassi F, Lee S. "Restorative proctocolectomy with J-pouch ileoanal anastomosis". In: Atlas of Advanced Operative Surgery. Ed: Khatri. Philadelphia: Elsevier Science, 2012 (in press)

61. Nandakumar G, Overby DW, Konida MJ, Michelassi F. "Crohn's disease: General considerations, medical management and surgical treatment of small intestinal disease." In: Shackelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract with Expert Consult Online and Print, 7th Edition, Volume 2. Ed. Yeo C. India: Elsevier, Inc., 2012 (in press)

62. Michelassi F, Maggiori L. "Reoperation for early and late complications after inflammatory bowel disease surgery (including recurrent disease)". In: Reoperative Abdominal Surgery in the 21st Century. Eds. Mizrahi S, Polk H, Reissman P. 2012 (in press)

BOOK REVIEWS

1. "Principles and Practice of Trauma Care." Ed: Worth, Jr. Baltimore/London: Williams and Wilkins, 1982. Review published in Anesthesiology, 1982

EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

1. Michelassi F. "Colorectal surgery". Postgraduate General Surgery; 3(2): June, 1992

2. Michelassi F. "Sphincter saving procedures for rectal cancer". Hepatogastroenterology; 39(3), June, 1992

3. Block GE, Michelassi F. "Crohn's disease". Current Problems in Surgery. Ed. S. Wells. CV Mosby, 30; pp. 173-272, 1993.

4. Cohen AM, Kelsen D, Saltz L, Minsky BD, Nelson H, Farouk R, Gunderson LL, Michelassi F, Arenas R, Schilsky RL, Willet CG. "Adjuvant therapy for colon cancer". Current Problems in Surgery. Ed S. Wells. CV Mosby, 34; pp. 601-678, 1997

5. Michelassi F. "Biliary/Duodenal bypass procedures". Operative Techniques in General Surgery; 2(4), December, 2000

6. Michelassi F, Bleday R, Brown G, Rothenberger DA, Vernava AM, Willett C, Wong WD. "The surgical treatment of rectal cancers. Part I". Contemporary Surgery; 59:12-21, 2003

7. Michelassi F, Bleday R, Brown G, Rothenberger DA, Vernava AM, Willett C, Wong WD. "The surgical treatment of rectal cancers. Part II". Contemporary Surgery; 59:61-70, 2003

8. Michelassi F. "Stay tuned: more progress to come". Contemporary Surgery 59:58-59, 2003

ABSTRACTS

1. Hill RD, Rajagopalan B, Huttemeier PC, Michelassi F, Zapol WM: Pulmonary input impedance of normal and microembolized dog lungs. Federation Proc 41:1131, 1982

2. Michelassi F, Landa L, Hill R, Huttmeier PC, Watkins WD, Zapol WM: Leukotrienes D4: A potent sheep coronary vasoconstrictor that is not blocked by ibuprofen. Federation Proc 41:1598, 1982

3. Michelassi F, Landa L, Hill RD, Lowenstein E, Watkins WD, Zapol WM: Leukotriene D4: A potent sheep coronary vasoconstrictor. Circulatory Shock 9:180, 1982

4. Michelassi F, Castorena G, Wonders T, Watkins WD, Lowenstein E, Zapol WM: Pulmonary and systemic hemodynamic changes in sheep anaphylaxis. Federation Proc 42:302, 1983

5. Castorena G, Huttemeier P, Michelassi F, Lind S, Watkins WD, Zapol WM: Zymosan activated plasma infusion in sheep: Effects of ethanol administration. Federation Proc 42:491, 1983

6. Skoskiewich M, Castorena G, Block KJ, Lowenstein E, Robinson D, Moss J, Michelassi F, Zapol WM: Cardiopulmonary effects of Ascaris Suum extract in sensitized sheep. Federation Proc 43:882, 1984

7. Michelassi F, Funk G, Vannucci LE, Montag AG, Bibbo M, Block GE: Cystic tumors of the pancreas and prognostic value of tumor DNA content. Gastroenterology 92(5):1534, 1987

8. Vannucci LE, Michelassi F, Chappell R, Block GE: Importance of tumor morphology in the prognosis of rectal adenocarcinoma. Gastroenterology 92(5):1680, 1987

9. Clinton SK, Dieterich M, Bostwick DG, Olson LM, Montag AG, Michelassi F, Visek WJ: The effects of ammonia on N-Methyl-N'-Nitrosoguanidine (MNNG)-induced colon carcinogenesis and ras oncogene (p21) expression. Federation Proc 46:585, 1987

10. Bibbo M, Michelassi F, Bartels PH, Dytch HE, Vania C, Lerma E, Montag A: Marker features in glands adjacent to colon adenocarcinoma. Laboratory Investigation 60:10a, 1989

11. Jacoby RF, Erroi F, Westbrook C, Brasitus TA, Michelassi F: Genetic alterations in human gastric and pancreatic carcinomas are similar to colon cancer. Gastroenterology 96(5):A234, 1989

12. Westbrook CA, Neuman WL, Jacoby RF, Wasylyshyn M, Angriman I, Erroi F, Michelassi F: Similar genetic alterations occur in gastric, pancreatic and colorectal carcinomas. Am J Hum Genet 47(3):824, 1990

13. Michelassi F, Block GE: Verification of a new clinico-pathological staging system for colorectal adenocarcinoma. Proceedings of the Institute of Medicine 57:144, 1990

14. Westbrook CA, Neuman WL, Wasylyshyn M, Michelassi F: Gastric, pancreatic and colon cancer have a common molecular pathogenesis. Hepatogastroenterology 37(suppl II):9, 1990

15. Wasylyshyn M, Snyder LA, Angriman I, Neuman WL, Montag AG, Westbrook CA, Michelassi F: Evidence for a new tumor suppressor gene involved in gastrointestinal malignancies. Eur Surg Res 23(Sup 1):129, 1991

16. Gasparitis AE, Michelassi F, Nelson RL: Proctography of perirectal inflammatory disease. Radiology 181(Suppl):356, 1991

17. Michelassi F, Block GE: Incidence, diagnosis and treatment of enteric and colorectal fistulae in 639 consecutive Crohn's patients. Dis Colon Rectum 35(5) P35, 1992

18. Yaremko ML, Wasylyshyn M, Paulus K, Michelassi F, Westbrook CA: Regional localization of a chromosome 8 tumor suppressor gene involved in gastrointestinal malignancies. Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research 33:357, 1992

19. Michelassi F, Covarelli P, Block GE: Gastrointestinal lymphomas and sarcomas. Gastroenterology 104:A428, 1993

20. Michelassi F, Covarelli P, Hart J, Fichera A, Block GE: Small bowel adenocarcinoma. Gastroenterology 104(4):A429, 1993

21. Michelassi F, Pantalone D, Hart J, Chappell R, Block GE: A five-to twenty-five year follow-up and analysis of 570 patients with gastric tumor. Gastroenterology 104(4):A429, 1993

22. Michelassi F: Side-to-side isoperistaltic entero-enterostomy for multiple Crohn's strictures. Gastroenterology 104(4):A744, 1993

23. Michelassi F, Balestracci T, Roncella M, Scarcello E, Giuliante F, Block GE: Surgical treatment of Crohn's disease in the pediatric population. Gastroenterology 104(4):A744, 1993

24. Michelassi F, Balestracci T, Roncella M, Vatteroni F, Marogna P, Block GE: Crohn's disease of the gastroduodenum. Gastroenterology 104(4):A744, 1993

25. Michelassi F, Balestracci T, Scarcello E, Giuliante F, Marogna P, Block GE: Surgical treatment of Crohn's disease in the elderly. Gastroenterology 104(4):A744, 1993

26. Michelassi F, Stella M, Balestracci T, Giuliante F, Lazzaro G, Block GE: Crohn's disease of the neo-terminal ileum: surgical treatment. Gastroenterology 104(4):A745, 1993

27. Michelassi F, Stella M, Balestracci T, Vatteroni F, Angriman I, Block GE: Incidence, diagnosis and treatment of intraabdominal fistula in Crohn's disease. Gastroenterology 104(4):A745, 1993

28. Pedrazzoli S, DiCarlo V, Dionigi R, Michelassi F, Mosca F, Pederzoli P: Preliminary results of traditional and extended lymphadenectomy in resection of pancreatic head cancer. Digestion 54(5):299, 1993

29. Pedrazzoli S, DiCarlo V, Dionigi R, Michelassi F, Mosca F, Pederzoli P: Morbidity and mortality of traditional and extended lymphadenectomy in resection of pancreatic head cancer. HPB Surgery 6:97, 1993

30. Fleshner PR, Michelassi F: Does cyclosporine adversely influence the morbidity of subtotal colectomy in severe ulcerative colitis? Dis Colon Rectum 37(4):P32, 1994

31. Gasparitis AE, Michelassi F: Novel bowel-sparing surgery for Crohn's disease: description and radiographic appearance. Radiology 193:301, 1994

32. Fichera A, Molinari M, Cambronero E, Arenas R, Michelassi F: Complicated colorectal adenocarcinoma. Gastroenterology 108(4):A466, 1995

33. Fichera A, Molinari M, Cambronero E, Arenas R, Michelassi F: Incidence and therapeutic implications of synchronous colonic pathology in colorectal adenocarcinoma. Gastroenterology 108(4):A466, 1995

34. Fichera A, Molinari M, Cambronero E, Arenas R, Michelassi F: Modern surgical treatment for rectal adenocarcinoma: how often is a permanent stoma necessary? Gastroenterology 108(4): p. A467, 1995

35. Fichera A, Molinari M, Cambronero E, Arenas R, Michelassi F: Sensitivity of abdominal and pelvic CAT scan in the preoperative staging of colorectal adenocarcinoma. Gastroenterology 108(4):A467, 1995

36. Sinicrope FA, Hart J, Michelassi F, Lee JJ: Prognostic value of BCL-2 and p53 oncogene expression in lymph node-negative colon cancer. Gastroenterology108(4):A538, 1995

37. Molinari M, Hurst R, Michelassi F: Pouch-vaginal fistula: a rare complication after a restorative proctocolectomy and pouch ileal-anastomosis. Gastroenterology 108(4):A878, 1995

38. Pedrazzoli S, DiCarlo V, Dionigi R, Michelassi F, Mosca F, Pederzoli P: Pancreaticoduodenectomy associated with traditional or extended lymphadenectomy in resection of pancreatic head cancer. Results of a prospective, randomized, multicenter study. The Italian Journal of Gastroenterology 28:17, 1996

39. Pedrazzoli S, DiCarlo V, Dionigi R, Michelassi F, Mosca F, Pederzoli P: Better results with extended lymphadenectomy in surgical treatment of pancreatic head cancer: results of a prospective, randomized, multicenter trial. Gastroenterology 110:A174, 1997

40. Fichera A, Arenas RB, Michelassi F: Selective expression of liposomally delivered carcinoembrionic antigen promoter in human cancer cell lines. Dis Colon Rectum 40(6):A18; 1997

41. Pedrazzoli S, Pasquali C, DiCarlo V, Dionigi R, Michelassi F, Mosca F, Pederzoli P: Traditional or extended lymphadenectomy in resection of pancreatic head cancer. HPB 1:147, 1997

42. Fichera A, McCormack R, Rubin M, Hurst RD, Michelassi F: Long term outcome of surgically treated Crohn's colitis. A prospective is a more aggressive approach warranted? A prospective study. Dis Colon Rectum 47(4):A70; 2004

43. Dujovny N, Yoo J, Sisco ZW, Trencheva K, Sonoda T, Lee SW, Michelassi F, Milsom JW: Predictive factors and consequences of conversion (CNVT) during laparoscopic (LAP) colorectal (CR) surgery. Dis Col Rectum; 2005

MOTION PICTURES

1. Michelassi F. Construction of an ileal J-pouch: A simplified technique. Presented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the American College of Surgeons; Chicago, IL, October 24, 1991.

Accepted in the Surgical Film-Video Library of the American College of Surgeons (ACS-1675)

2. Hanauer SB, Michelassi F. Medical and surgical intervention in inflammatory bowel disease.

The Network for Continuing Medical Education, 1992

3. Michelassi F, Gottlieb L. Anorectal Crohn's disease with extensive perineal sepsis. Presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American College of Surgeons; New Orleans, LA, October, 1992.

Selected for the film session, "The Best of Clinical Congress1993" at the 22nd Annual Spring Meeting of the American College of Surgeons. Accepted in the Surgical Film-Video Library of the American College of Surgeons.

4. Michelassi F, Block GE. Surgical treatment of anorectal complications in Crohn's disease. Presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the

American College of Surgeons; San Francisco, CA, October, 1993.

Accepted in the Surgical Film-Video Library of the American College of Surgeons.

5. Michelassi F. Surgical alternatives in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis.

Educational motion picture for patients and their families, 1995.

6. Michelassi F, Block GE. Laparoscopic ileocecectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis for Crohn's disease. Presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the American College of Surgeons; San Francisco, CA, October, 1993.

Accepted in the Surgical Film-Video Library of the American College of Surgeons.

Shown at the 95th Annual Convention of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Seattle, WA, June, 1996.

7. Michelassi F, Block GE. Side-to-side isoperistaltic entero-enterostomy for multiple strictures in Crohn's disease. Presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the American College of Surgeons; Chicago, IL, October, 1994.

Accepted in the Surgical Film-Video Library of the American College of Surgeons.

Shown at the Trends in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Meeting, Toronto, June, 1996.

Selected for presentation at the Clinical Workshop Through Films of the 82nd Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, October, 1996.

8. Michelassi F, Fichera A. Modern principles and surgical strategy in the treatment of abdominal Crohn's disease. Presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract; Orlando, FL, May, 2003.

9. Fichera A, Michelassi F. One-stage laparoscopic-assisted restorative proctocolectomy with stapled ileal J-pouch anal anastomosis.

Shown at the 89th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, October, 2003.

10. Pietrabissa A, Michelassi F. Laparoscopic treatment of fulminant ulcerative colitis. Presented at the Annual Meeting of SAGES, 2004.

11. Michelassi F, Fichera A. Modern principles and recent advances in the surgical treatment of Crohn's disease of the small bowel and

12. Michelassi F. Strictureplasty. Presented at the Sociedad de Coloproctologia del Nordesta International Course, Argentina, June, 2009.

Honors and Awards

Dr. Michelassi has earned numerous awards for his innovative contributions to advancing the treatment of digestive diseases, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Award, the American Cancer Society Cancer Development Award and the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. His research on Crohn's disease has been funded by the International Organization of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and his research on the genetics of gastrointestinal cancer has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society. He has been repeatedly recognized by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine and Chicago Magazine as one of the "Best Doctors in America." He was chosen as one of "America's Top Surgeons" by the Consumers' Research Council of America, and has been selected as one of New York's "Super Doctors" every year since 2008, an honor accorded to fewer than 5 percent of all New York physicians. In 2011 and 2012, Dr. Michelassi was named as one of "America's Top Doctors" by US News & World Report. Dr. Michelassi was named in 2012 to "Who's Who Among Executives, Professional and Entrepreneurs" nationally.

In 2009, in recognition of his many lifetime achievements, Dr. Michelassi was honored as an Official of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy with the rank of Commendatore, the most prestigious and important distinction awarded by the President of the Republic of Italy to Italian citizens of particular merit. He was also inducted as a member of the American Society of the Italian Legions of Merit (ASILM), the Italian-American society comprised of those 600 individuals who have been so decorated by the Republic of Italy. In 2010, Dr. Michelassi received the prestigious 2010 Golden Lion Award from the Order of the Sons of Italy in America and the "Campano d'Oro" medal from the University of Pisa, the highest honor that can be accorded to a University of Pisa alumnus. In 2012, Dr. Michelassi was awarded the Faculty Teaching Award for "Excellence in Surgical Teaching and Outstanding Committment to Resident Education," awarded by the Chief General Surgery Residents of the Department of Surgery, 2011-2012.