Roberto Bergamaschi, MD, Ph.D., FRCS, FASCRS, FACS, is Professor and Vice-Chair of Surgery at New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, and Chief of Colon & Rectal Surgery at Westchester Medical Center and MidHudson Regional Hospital. He specializes in surgery for colorectal cancer, inflammatory and benign diseases of the colon and rectum.
Dr. Bergamaschi obtained an MD degree in Milan, Italy, and completed a surgery residency at Strasbourg University, France, and at Middlesex Hospital, in London, UK where he obtained his FRCS (Engl.). Dr. Bergamaschi completed his training in colorectal surgery at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway, and was awarded a Ph.D. degree in colorectal cancer at Bergen University, Norway. The Ph.D. dissertation was included in the reference file used by the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Houston, TX by Commander Colonel Basil A. Pruitt, MD. Dr. Bergamaschi was director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Center and program director of the MIS fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, as well as professor of surgery at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Bergamaschi was the Indru Khubchandani Endowed Chair in Colon & Rectal Surgery at Penn State University. Dr. Bergamaschi was a tenured professor and chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Bergamaschi was nominated fellow of the American Surgical Association (ASA).
Dr. Bergamaschi has served as associate editor of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, the official journal of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), senior editor of Colorectal Disease, the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain, and Ireland (ACPGBI), and chairman of the Education and Training Committee of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). He has co-authored 300 articles in PubMed and co-edited the 6th edition of the textbook entitled Corman’s Colon and Rectal Surgery. Dr. Bergamaschi is currently the immediate past president of the New York Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons.