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William C. Cirocco, MD


N711 Doan Hall
410 W. 10th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1228

Phone: (614) 685-9044
FAX: (614) 366-5285

 

Current OSU Appointments


Professor, Department of Surgery, 2013-present
Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery

 

Board  Certifications


1986                National Board of Medical Examiners
1991-2022        American Board of Surgery
1994-2024        American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery

 

Previous Academic  Appointments


Assistant Professor, 1991-1994
Department of Surgery, State University of New York (SUNY)
Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York

Clinical Associate Professor, 2011-2013
Department of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, Michigan

 

Degrees


Wayne State University  (Detroit,MI) - with High Distinction and Honors, B.S. 1981
Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit, MI), M.D. 1985

 

Post  Graduate  Training


General Surgery Residency, St. John Hospital – Detroit, Michigan, 1985-1990
Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency, St. Vincent Health Center – Erie, Pennsylvania,1990-1991

 

Professional  Societies


American College of Surgeons (ACS) (Ohio Chapter-ACS)
American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)
Pennsylvania Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
New England Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
Ohio Valley Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
Association for Academic Surgery
Midwest Surgical Association
Western Surgical Association

 

Committee  Appointments


American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)
       Young Surgeons Committee, 1993-2003
             (Chair), 1998-2003
       Healthcare Economics Committee, 2013-2014
       Rectal Cancer Coordinating Committee, 2013-2014 
       Self-assessment Committee, 1993-2006, 2012-2014

American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
       Written Examination Committee (Associate Member), 2010-2013
       Associate Examiner, 2005-2013

American College of Surgeons (ACS)
       Committee on Young Surgeons (CYS), 1998-2003
               (Chair), 2002-2003

Midwest Surgical Association
       Treasurer, 2013-2016

 

Textbook Chapter


Cirocco WC. “Rectovaginal Fistula in Patients with Crohn’s Disease ” In: Mazier WP, Levien DH, Luchtefeld MA, Senagore AJ, (eds.) Surgery of the Colon, Rectum and Anus, W.B. Saunders, Co. Philadelphia, 1995, pp. 995-1010.

 

Editorial Activities


Disease of the Colon & Rectum:
            Ad Hoc Reviewer                                     1994-2003
            Selected Abstracts Section- Contributor    1996-1998
            Associate Editor                                      2003-2007
            Section Editor (Selected Abstracts)           2007-2014

 

Honors


ASCRS Victor W. Fazio, MB, MS Award for Editorial Excellence (1st  recipient)        2007
Detroit Surgical Association’s Charles G. Johnston Award (Clinical Research)           1989
Wayne State University Merit Scholarship                                                       1977-1981

 

Publications


  1. Cirocco WC. “Outcomes of radical resection of adenocarcinoma of the rectum following neoadjuvant therapy in an elderly population: When are patients too old for neoadjuvant therapy?”.  (abstract submitted for 2014 ASCRS convention)
  2. Cirocco WC, Steele SR, Buie WD. ”Advancing standards of rectal cancer care: Lessons from Europe adapted to the vast expanse of North America”. Dis Colon Rectum (in press)
  3. Cirocco WC. “Outcomes of radical resection of adenocarcinoma of the rectum following  neoadjuvant therapy in a Midwest community hospital setting: Is centralization of rectal cancer care really necessary?”. (abstract submitted for 2014 Central Surgical Association meeting)
  4. Cirocco WC. “Is it time for the American College of Surgeons to air its “dirty laundry?” Am J Surg 2012; 203 (4): 557.
  5. Cirocco WC. “Confronting the ethics, myths and legends of restrictive covenants in the era of the contract surgeon”.  ACS Bulletin 2012; 97 (2): 29-35.
  6. Cirocco WC. “Restrictive covenants in physician contracts: An ASCRS Survey”.  Dis Colon Rectum 2011; 54(4): 482- 86.
  7. Cirocco WC. “The Altemeier procedure for rectal prolapse: An operation for all ages”.  Dis Colon Rectum  2010; 53 (12): 1618-23.
  8. Cirocco WC. “Life-Threatening Sepsis and Mortality Following Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy”. Surgery 2008; 143: 824-9.      
  9. Cirocco WC. “Why are hemorrhoids symptomatic? The pathophysiology and etiology of hemorrhoids”. Sem Colon & Rectal Surg 2007; 18 (3): 152-9.
  10. Cirocco WC. “IMG’s who changed surgery”. ACS Bulletin 2007; 92 (10):68.
  11. Cirocco WC. Invited Commentary. Dis Colon Rectum 2006; 49 (10):1500-03.
  12. Cirocco WC, Rusin LC. “Fluoroscopy: A Valuable Ally during Difficult Colonoscopy”. Surg Endoscopy 1996; 10 (11): 1080-4.
  13. Cirocco WC. “Local Epinephrine Injection for Delayed Hemorrhage after Hemorrhoidectomy”. Techniques in Coloproctology 1996; 4 (3): 147-9.
  14. Cirocco WC, Rusin LC. “Factors That Predict Incomplete Colonoscopy”. Dis Colon Rectum 1995; 38 (9): 964-8.
  15. Horvath KD, Whelan RL, Golub RW, Ahsan H, Cirocco WC. “The Effect of Catheter Diameter on Resting Pressures in Anal Fissure Patients”. Dis Colon Rectum 1995; 38 (7): 728-31.
  16. Cirocco WC. Editorial Reply. Surgery 1995; 117 (6): 719-20.
  17. Cirocco WC, Golub RW. “Endoscopic Treatment of Postoperative Hemorrhage from a Stapled Colorectal Anastomosis”. Am Surgeon 1995; 61 (5): 460-3.
  18. Cirocco WC, Rusin LC. “Confirmation of Cecal Intubation during Colonoscopy”. Dis Colon Rectum 1995; 38 (4): 402-6.
  19. Cirocco WC, Golub RW. “Local Epinephrine Injection as Treatment for Delayed Hemorrhage After Hemorrhoidectomy”. Surgery 1995; 117 (2): 235-7.
  20. Roberts P, Abel M, Rosen L, Cirocco W, et al. “Practice Parameters for Sigmoid Diverticulitis – Supporting Documentation”. Dis Colon Rectum 1995; 38 (2): 126-32.
  21. Cirocco WC, Reilly JC, Rusin LC. “Life-Threatening Hemorrhage and Exsanguination from Crohn’s Disease: Report of Four Cases”. Dis Colon Rectum 1995; 38 (1): 85-95.
  22. Cirocco WC, Schwartzman A, Golub RW. “Abdominal Wall Recurrence Following Laparoscopic Colectomy for Colon Cancer”. Surgery 1994; 116 (5):842-6.
  23. Cirocco WC, Priolo SR, Golub RW. “Spontaneous Ureterocolic Fistula: A Rare Complication of Colonic Diverticular Disease”. Am Surgeon 1994; 60 (11): 832-5.
  24. Cirocco WC. “Sulindac Reduces Number and Size of Polyps in Patients with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis”. Colon & Rectal Surgery Outlook 1993; 6 (7): 1-2.
  25. Cirocco WC, Brown AC. “Anterior Resection for the Treatment of Rectal Prolapse: A 20-Year Experience”. Am Surgeon 1993; 59 (4): 265-9.
  26. Cirocco WC, Rusin LC. “The Reliability of Cecal Landmarks during Colonoscopy”. Surg Endoscopy 1993; 7 (1): 33-6.
  27. Cirocco WC, Reilly JC. “Challenging the Predictive Accuracy of Goodsall’s Rule for Anal Fistulas”. Dis Colon Rectum 1992; 35 (6): 537-42.
  28. Cirocco WC, Rusin LC. “Simplified Seton Management for Complex Anal Fistulas; a Novel Use for the Rubber Band Ligator”. Dis Colon Rectum 1991; 34 (12): 1135-7.
  29. Cirocco WC, Rusin LC. “Documenting the Use of Fluoroscopy during Colonoscopic Examination: A Prospective Study”. Surg Endoscopy 1991: 5 (4): 200-3.

 

National Presentations


“Perioperative Strategies for Success”
Anorectal Disorders: Pragmatic Advice for Everyday Practice
113th Annual  ASCRS Convention, Hollywood, FL – May 17, 2014

 “Current Treatment of Hemorrhoids: Options and Results”
Treatment of Common Anorectal Disorders Symposium
112th Annual ASCRS Convention, Phoenix, AZ – April 27, 2013

“Procedure for Prolapsing Hemorrhoids”
Hemorrhoids and Fistulae: New Solutions for Old Problems
98th Annual Clinical Congress- American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL – October 1, 2012

“Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy: Simple and Effective or Complicated and Expensive?”
Benign Anorectal: Putting Newer Treatments into Perspective
110th Annual ASCRS Convention, Vancouver, B.C. – May 18, 2011

“The Altemeier Procedure for Rectal Prolapse: An Operation for All Ages”
58th Annual Meeting, Kansas Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Overland Park, KS – September 13, 2009

“Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy”
Spectacular Problems in Surgery
49th Annual Meeting, Midwest Surgical Association, Mackinac Island, MI – August 6, 2006

“Firing a Patient”
2005 Ethics Colloquium – The Law and Surgery: Ethical Intersections
91st Annual Clinical Congress, American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA – October 20, 2005

“Surgeons Who Inspire: Overcoming Obstacles, Breaking Down Barriers, Smashing Stereotypes”
ACS Committee on Young Surgeons General Session, Co-Moderator
89th Annual Clinical Congress- American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL – October 20, 2003

“Treatment Options for Rectal Prolapse”
52nd Annual Meeting, Kansas Chapter – American College of Surgeons, Overland Park, KS – September 6, 2003

“Controversial Issues in the Treatment of Rectal Cancer”
51st Annual Meeting, Kansas Chapter - American College of Surgeons, Wichita, KS –September 7 , 2002

“Etiology and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer: Do We Know the Cause?”
Colorectal Cancer Symposium- Albany Medical College, Albany, NY – November 4 , 1992

“The Causes and Treatment of Obscure Rectal Pain”
Combined Meeting   Northeastern/New England Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, Nantucket, MA – September 10 , 1992

“The Reliability of Cecal Landmarks during Colonoscopy”
Pennsylvania Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA – January 17 , 1992

SAGES Scientific Session
Washington, DC – April 12 , 1992

“Goodsall’s Rule – Is It Accurate in Predicting the Course of Anal Fistulae? ”
New England Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, Nantucket, MA – September 21 , 1991
Northeastern Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, Castle Harbour ,Bermuda – October 3 , 1991

“Documenting the Use of Fluoroscopy during Colonoscopic Examination: A Prospective Study”
Pennsylvania Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA - January 18 , 1991
Northeastern Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, Castle Harbour, Bermuda – September 30 , 1991
 

Posters


  1. Cirocco  WC. “The Altemeier Procedure for Rectal Prolapse: An Operation for All Ages”. 109th Annual ASCRS Convention, Minneapolis, MN -  May 15-19 , 2010
  2. Cirocco WC. “Restrictive Covenants in Physician Contracts: A Survey of Young ASCRS  Members”. 109th  Annual ASCRS Convention, Minneapolis, MN – May 15-19, 2010
  3. Cirocco WC, Rusin LC. “Do Any Factors Predict Failure to Complete Colonoscopy?” 94th Annual ASCRS Convention, Montreal, Quebec – May 7-12, 1995
  4. Whelan RL, Horvath KD, Golub R, Ahsan H, Cirocco W. “The Effect of Catheter Diameter on Resting Pressures in Fissure Patients”. 93rd Annual ASCRS Convention, Orlando, FL – May 8-13, 1994
  5. Golub RW, Cirocco WC, Golub R. “Current Trends in Gastric Decompression: A Survey of the ASCRS”. 93rd Annual ASCRS Convention, Orlando, FL – May 8-13, 1994
  6. Cirocco WC, Reilly JC. “Goodsall’s Rule – Is it Accurate in Predicting the Course of Anal  Fistulae?” 90th Annual ASCRS Convention, Boston, MA – May 12-17, 1991
  7. Cirocco WC, Rusin LC. “Documenting the Use of Fluoroscopy During Colonoscopic Examination: A Prospective Study”. SAGES  Scientific Session, Monterrey, CA – April 18-20, 1991

 

Abstracts


  1. Cirocco WC. “Restrictive Covenants in Physician Contracts: A Survey of Young ASCRS Members”. Dis Colon Rectum 2010; 53 (4 ): 684. 
  2. Cirocco WC. “The Altemeier Procedure for Rectal Prolapse: An Operation for All Ages”. Dis Colon Rectum 2010; 53 (4): 595-6.    
  3. Cirocco WC, Rusin LC. “Factors That Predict Incomplete Colonoscopy”. Gastroenterology Digest 1996; 3-5.
  4. Cirocco WC, Reilly JC, Rusin LC. “Life-threatening Hemorrhage and Exsanguination From Crohn’s Disease: Report of Four Cases”. Gastroenterology Digest 1995; 23-5.
  5. Cirocco WC, Rusin LC. “Do Any Factors Predict Failure to Complete Colonoscopy?”. Dis Colon Rectum 1995, 38 (4): 52-3.
  6. Golub RW, Cirocco WC, Golub R. “Current Trends in Gastric Decompression: A Survey of the ASCRS”. Dis Colon Rectum 1994; 37 (4): 48.
  7. Whelan RL, Horvath KD, Golub R, Ahsan H, Cirocco W. “The Effect of Catheter Diameter on Resting Pressures in Fissure Patients”. Dis Colon Rectum 1994; 37 (4): 29.
  8. Cirocco WC, Reilly JC. “Challenging The Predictive Accuracy of Goodsall’s Rule for Anal Fistulas”. Gastroenterology Digest 1993; 30-1.
  9. Cirocco WC, Rusin LC. “The Reliability of Cecal Landmarks During Colonoscopy”. Surg Endoscopy 1992; 6 (2): 95.
  10. Cirocco WC, Reilly JC. “Challenging The Predictive Accuracy of Goodsall’s Rule for Anal Fistulas”. Dis Colon Rectum 1991; 34(4): 27.
  11. Cirocco WC, Rusin LC. “Documenting the Use of Fluoroscopy During Colonoscopic Examination: A Prospective Study”. Am Surgeon 1991; 57 (3): 194.