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Fadi Attiyeh

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  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • American Board of Surgery


  • MD, American University of Beirut

  • Residency, Surgery
    American University Of Beirut

  • Fellowship, Surgery Oncology
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

  • Fellowship, Surgical Oncology
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


    Dr. Fadi F. Attiyeh is a surgical oncologist, board certified in general surgery and colon and rectal surgery. He did his fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Attiyeh's areas of interest include colorectal cancer. He has extensive experience in the treatment of rectal cancer, with emphasis on total mesorectal excision with preservation of sphincteric, sexual, and urinary functions. Dr. Attiyeh's other interests are in the surgical management of benign and malignant diseases of the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas. He has a large experience in the treatment of liver metastases, and in Whipple's resections. In addition, he started a program of intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy for peritoneal carcinomatosis. Dr. Attiyeh is Chief of the Hepatobiliary/Pancreatic Service at Mount Sinai West Hospital Center, Formerly St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, and Professor of Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He was elected President of the New York Surgical Society (2006-2007), and President of the New York Cancer Society (2007-2008).


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    Best Doctors in America 2007-2015

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    NY Times Super Doctors List 2008-2015

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    Consumer Research Council of America Top Surgeon 2007-2015

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    The Sullivan/Richardson Award in Surgery December 1997

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    Castle Connolly NY Metro Area Top Doctor 1998-2015


Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis


Attiyeh, F. F., McSweeney, J. and Fortner, J. G.: Hemobilia complicating needle liver biopsy. Radiology. 118: 559-560, 1976..;.

Attiyeh, F. F.: Proctosigmoidectomy with pullthrough for carcinoma of the rectum. MSKCC Clinical Bulletin. 6:147-150, 1976..;.

Attiyeh, F. F., Jensen, M. Huvos, A.G. and Fracchia, A.: Axillary micrometastasis and macrometastasis in carcinoma of the breast. Surg Gynecol & Obstet. 144: 839-842, 1977..;.

Attiyeh, F. F., Wanebo, H. J. and Stearns, M.W, Jr.: Hepatic resection for metastasis from colorectal cancer. Dis. Colon Rectum. 21:160-162, 1978..;.

Wanebo, H. J., Semoglou, C., Attiyeh, F. F., and Stearns, M.W. Jr.: Surgical management of patients with primary operable colorectal cancer and synchronous liver metastasis. Am. J. Surg. 135: 81-85, 1978.;.

Attiyeh, F. F., Shah, J., Booher, R. J., and Knapper, W. H.: Subungual squamous cell carcinoma. JAMA. 241: 262-263, 1979..;.

McCormack, P.M., and Attiyeh, F. F.: Resected pulmonary metastases from colorectal cancer. Dis. Colon Rectum. 22: 553-556, 1979. .;.

Attiyeh, F. F.: The sequealae of cancer surgery of the gastrointestinal tract and their management. In: Courie, S. R. (Editor,) Cancer. Hachette Publishing Co., Paris, October 1979..;.

Wanebo, H. J., Rao, B., Attiyeh, F. F., Pinsky, C., Middleman, P., and Stearns, M.W. Jr.: Immune reactivity in patients with colorectal cancer: Assessment of biologic risk by immunparameters. Cancer. 45:1254-1263, 1980..;.

Attiyeh, F. F.: Guidelines for the follow-up of patients with carcinomas and adenomas of the colon and rectum. Stearns, M.W., Jr. (Editor). Neoplasms of the Colon, Rectum and Anus. John Wiley and Sons, New York. pp. 193-197, 1980..;.

Attiyeh, F. F.: Surgery for metastasis from carcinoma of the colon and rectum. Stearns, M.W., Jr. (Editor). Neoplasms of the Colon. Rectum and Anus. John Wiley and Sons, New York. pp. 99-100, 1980..;.

Stearns, M. W., Jr., Urmacher, C., Sternberg, S. S., Woodruff, J. and Attiyeh, F. F.: Cancer of the anal canal. Curr. Probl, Cancer. 12: June 1980..;.

Attiyeh, F. F. and Knapper, W.: Pseudo-obstruction of the colon. Dis. Colon Rectum. 23:106-108, 1980..;.

Martins, A., Sternberg, S. S. and Attiyeh, F. F.: Radiation-induced carcinoma of the rectum. Dis. Colon Rectum. 23: 572-575, 1980..;.

Isa, S. S., Attiyeh, F. F., and Quan, S. H. Q.: Double primary carcinomas of large bowel and breast. MSKCC Clin. Bull. 11: 22-24, 1981..;.

Attiyeh, F. F. and Stearns, M. W., Jr.: Second-look laparotomy based on CEA elevations in colorectal cancer. Cancer. 47: 2119-2125, 1981..;.

Chang, P. and Attiyeh, F. F.: Adenocarcinoma of the appendix. Dis. Colon Rectum. 24: 176-180, 1981..;.

Cheung, D. and Attiyeh, F. F.: Pseudocarcinomatous invasion of colonic polyps. Dis. Colon Rectum. 24: 399-401, 1981..;.

Higgins, P. J., Friedman, E., Lipkin, M., Hertz, R., Attiyeh, F. F., and Stonehill, E. H.: Expression of gastric-associated antigens by human pre-malignant and malignant colonic epithelial cells. Oncology. 40: 26-30, 1983..;.

Schwarzman, M. I. and Attiyeh, F. F.: Self-inflicted sigmoid colon perforation. Dis. Colon Rectum. 27:199-202, 1984..;.

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Dr. Attiyeh did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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