| February 20,
Robert D. Fry, MD, Named Professor
of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of
PA) - Robert D. Fry, MD, has been named Professor
of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School
of Medicine. Dr. Fry is also Chief of the Division of
Colon and Rectal Surgery at Penn.
Dr. Fry's clinical interests include colorectal cancer,
sphincter saving procedures for rectal cancer, ulcerative
colitis (restorative proctocolectomy with ileal-anal
J pouch), Crohn's disease, and anorectal disease including
hemorrhoids, fistulas and fissures.
He earned his medical degree from the Washington University
School of Medicine in Missouri and performed his residencies
in surgery and colon and rectal surgery at The Jewish
Hospital of St. Louis and The Cleveland Clinic, respectively.
Among his numerous accolades, Dr. Fry was listed among
the "Best Doctors in America" by the publications
Woodward & White (1994-95) and American
Health (1996); "Top 318 Cancer Doctors for
Women" by Good Housekeeping (1999); "America's
Top Doctors" by Castle Connolly Guide (2001)
and a "Top Doc" by Philadelphia Magazine
(2002). He is president of the American Board of Colon
and Rectal Surgery, Fellow of the American College of
Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal
Surgeons, and a member of the American Surgical Association,
the Society of Surgical Oncology, and the Society for
Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, among others. He currently
holds editorial positions with journals including the
Archives of Surgery, Cancer, the Journal of
American College of Surgeons, Annals of Surgery
and Diseases of the Colon and Rectum.
Dr. Fry recently lectured at the International Symposium
on Sphincter Saving Surgery for Rectal Cancer in Milan,
Italy. His research has been published in peer-reviewed
journals including Surgery, Diseases of the Colon
and Rectum, Annals of Surgery, the Journal of
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Archives of Surgery
and the American Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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