Roberto C.M. Bergamaschi, MD, PhD, FRCS (Engl), FASCRS, FACS (Colorectal Surgery)
New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
Roberto Bergamaschi was born in Sicily and grew up in Milan, Italy where he obtained his MD degree. Dr. Bergamaschi completed his surgery residency at Strasbourg University, France and at Middlesex Hospital, in London, where he obtained his FRCS (Engl.). Bergamaschi continued his training in colorectal surgery at NTNU (Norwegian Uni of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway under Professor Helge Myrvold. Bergamaschi defended his PhD in colorectal cancer at Bergen University, Norway under the guidance of professor Odd Søreide in 1995. His PhD dissertation was included by Commander Colonel Basil A. Pruitt, MD in the reference file used by the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, 2322 Harney Road, Fort Sam, Houston, TX, USA on November 8, 1995. Bergamaschi was appointed as associate professor, then elevated to full professor and student clerkship director at Bergen University in 1997.
Dr. Bergamaschi obtained his FASCRS in San Diego in 2001 and moved to the United States of America in 2003 to become director of the 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. After obtaining his FACS in New Orleans in 2004, Dr. Bergamaschi accepted the Indru Khubchandani Endowed Chair in colorectal surgery at Penn State University in 2005. Bergamaschi was appointed as associate editor of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, official journal of the ASCRS in 2007.
In 2008 Bergamaschi accepted a position as tenured professor and chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery at the State University of New York in Stony Brook, NY. The EAES (European Association of Endoscopic Surgery) nominated Bergamaschi chairman of the Education and Training Committee in 2012. In 2013 Bergamaschi was nominated fellow of the American Surgical Association (ASA).
In 2017 Dr. Bergamaschi accepted a position as chief of the Section of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery at Westchester Medical Center and Professor of Surgery with Tenure at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY.