Paul G. Curcillo II, MD, FACS

Paul G. Curcillo II, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Chief, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Director, Minimally Invasive Surgical Initiatives and Development

Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology

Breast Cancer TRDG Member

Treatment Focus

Minimally Invasive Surgery, Breast Surgery, Colorectal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, General Surgery of Benign Disease, Complex General Surgery and Ventral Hernias

Key Awards

  • America’s Top Doctors®, 2015-2017
  • Philadelphia magazine Top Docs, 2009, 2011-2017

Follow on Twitter: @FCCCSurgOnc

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Resident, Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1992-1996
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1989


  • Diplomat, American College of Surgeons
  • Recertified, American Board of Surgery, 2008-2018
  • Board Certified, American Board of Surgery, 1997-2008
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support, 1994
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 1991


  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), 2008-present
  • Society of Gasteroenterologic and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), 2007-present
  • Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, 2003-present
  • Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, 2002-present
  • American College of Surgeons, Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter, 2006-2008
  • Committee on Applicants of the American College of Surgeons, Pennsylvania District #5
  • The American Society of Breast Surgeons, 2000-present
  • The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 2000-present
  • Breast and Prostrate Health Foundation, Board of Directors, 2005-present
  • Breast Health Institute, Board of Directors, 2004-present

Honors & Awards

  • America’s Top Doctors®, 2015-2017
  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2009, 2011-2017
  • Temple University Gallery of Success, 2009
  • Fellow, Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India, 2009
  • Best Doctors, 2007-2010  (Best Doctors in America Database)
Patient Stories

Alison Kovalchik

Breast Cancer;  Colorectal Cancer

Alison Kovalchik

Breast Cancer;  Colorectal Cancer

Alison Kovalchik believes that her positive mindset, staying active, her fantastic friends, supportive family and her faith all played a positive role in her life.

“In 2016, I turned 60 years old but I tend to believe I am still in my thirties,” Alison shares. “I have two incredible and supportive children. My son is 29 years old and works in the field of anthropology and archaeology, and is an avid mountain biker. My daughter is 27 years old. She is a voice-over actor and Pilates instructor and artist.”

Jennie Soprani

Jennie Soprani

In 2016, Jennie Soprani turned 80 years old and is pleased to report that she’s feeling better today than she has in a very long time.  

Following complications from a routine hysterectomy in 2000 at the age of 65, Jennie has experienced medical “ups and downs” for almost 15 years.  She had healing issues from her incision and recurring infections. “The hospital sent me home with a gaping hole in my stomach which never healed properly. I endured ongoing pain, bleeding, infections and emotional worry,” explains Jennie, a homemaker and doting grandmother.

Albert Anderson

Colorectal Cancer

Albert Anderson

Colorectal Cancer

In 2013, following a colonoscopy, Albert Anderson was told that polyps were discovered - one of which was larger than normal and this drew concern. He told his doctor that he noticed some blood in his stool and was informed by the gastroenterologist that the polyps were removed except for the one that raised the concern. After his third colonoscopy, Albert’s doctor explained an increased risk of damaging the colon as they tried to pare down the polyp. His doctor recommended a follow-up test six months later.

Andrew Swider

Kidney Cancer

Andrew Swider

Kidney Cancer

A Vietnam veteran with experience on the battlefront, Andrew Swider knows one thing for sure. “There’s nobody I’d rather have in the foxhole with me than Dr. Kutikov.”

Doreen Siemienski


Doreen Siemienski


When Doreen E. Siemienski was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in October 2006 at the age of 53, she called Fox Chase Cancer Center because of its reputation for high-quality care. “I know someone who was and is still being treated at Fox Chase,” Doreen says. “She had so many positive comments about the facility that she called it her haven and home away from home.”


Research Profile

Research Interests

Single Port Access Surgery, Reduced Port Surgery, NOTES, Breast Cancer


Selected Publications

Future Trend in Minimally Invasive Surgery: Single Port, Minilaparoscopy, and NOTES.Boni L, Curcillo PG, Perretta S. Minim Invasive Surg. 2012;2012:575301. doi: 10.1155/2012/575301. Epub 2012 Dec 30. No abstract available. PubMed

Initial application of reduced port surgery using the single port access technique for laparoscopic canine ovariectomy. Runge JJ, Curcillo PG 2nd, King SA, Podolsky ER, Holt DE, Davidson J, Agnello KA.Vet Surg. 2012 Oct;41(7):803-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2012.01012.x. Epub 2012 Aug 1. PubMed


Additional Publications