Fabrizio Michelassi, M.D.
Colon and Rectal Surgery
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.