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Dr. Peter Marcello is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine and a Staff Surgeon at the Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts. Peter was born in Boston, Massachusetts and received an M.D. degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. His general surgery training was conducted at the Deaconess–Harvard Surgical Service in Boston. This included a 1-year research fellowship at Lahey Clinic. His clinical fellowship in colon and rectal surgery was also performed at the Lahey Hitchcock Clinic, and this was followed by a 1-year Pelvic Floor Research Fellowship at Lahey. He then joined the colon and rectal surgery staff at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. After 2 years at Cleveland, Peter returned to the Colon and Rectal Surgery Department at Lahey. He is board certified in General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery.
At Lahey, Peter maintains a busy clinical practice in which laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery plays a significant role. In fact, Peter has been one of the major figures in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. In addition to performing over 800 laparoscopic colectomies resections, he has been a major force in expanding the colorectal experience.
He directs multiple animal and fresh tissue training programs, helped formulate the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) position on laparoscopic surgery, and lectures regularly at national forums. Peter has conducted multiple clinical trials and performed significant basic science research into the pathophysiology of tumor port site recurrences.
Peter is an active member of multiple professional societies and serves on several important committees of the ASCRS. In addition to his clinical and teaching activities, Peter remains an active researcher. He has published over nine book chapters and 38 peer-reviewed manuscripts, produced several educational videos, and serves as a reviewer for several major surgical journals.
Peter lives in Bedford, Massachusetts with his wife, Maureen, and daughter, Bianca. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and fishing.
On behalf of the readers and staff of Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, I thank Dr. Marcello for serving as Guest Editor and for providing us with a superb issue on “Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery: Where Are We Now?”