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Alessandro Fichera, MD

Dr. Fichera is a nationally renowned, board certified colorectal surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and robotic surgery for gastrointestinal cancers.

Dr. Fichera's Resume


Title

  • Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Director, Colorectal Surgical Oncology Program, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Clinical Expertise

In addition to his surgical expertise in all types of colorectal disorders, Fichera has a strong interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and pelvic floor disorders. His research interests focus on IBD, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, prevention and treatment of colorectal cancers, and the management of a wide variety of digestive diseases. His long-term goals include the development of multidisciplinary programs for IBD, rectal cancer, and pelvic floor disorders.

Experience

Dr. Fichera spent the last 10 years at the University of Chicago Medical Center where he started and then directed the Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Training Program.

Education And Training

  • Medical Education: Catholic University of Rome, 1989
  • Internship & Residency: 2nd University of Rome
  • Internship: University of Chicago Department of Surgery
  • Residency: University of Chicago Department of Surgery
  • Fellowship: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

More Information

  • Dr. Fichera was recognized in 2014 as a "Top Doctor" in Seattle magazine's annual survey, and in Seattle Met magazine's annual survey.

Dr. Fichera's Story


Alessandro Fichera, MD, a nationally renowned, board certified colorectal surgeon specializing in the latest surgical techniques and research, joined UW Medicine in July to lead and further develop the Colorectal Surgery Program. He spent the last 10 years at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he started and then directed the Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Training Program.
 
Trained at the Catholic University of Rome in Italy, Fichera received his doctorate degree with academic honors. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the 2nd University of Rome and at the University of Chicago, followed by fellowship training in colorectal surgery at Mt. Sinai in New York.

In addition to his surgical expertise in all types of colorectal disorders, Fichera has a strong interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and pelvic floor disorders. His research interests focus on IBD, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, prevention and treatment of colorectal cancers, and the management of a wide variety of digestive diseases. His long-term goals include the development of multidisciplinary programs for IBD, rectal cancer, and pelvic floor disorders.