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

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

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2021

Follow on Twitter: @FCCCSurgOnc

Education and Training

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

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2009, 2011-20
  • America’s Top Doctors®, 2015-17
  • 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

Crystal Lewis

Ovarian & Primary Peritoneal Cancer

Crystal Lewis

Ovarian & Primary Peritoneal Cancer

"As soon as I met Dr. King, I was able to relax a bit. I really liked her and got a good feeling, which was good because I was in shock."

Joseph Dequinque

Bladder Cancer;  Colorectal Cancer;  Kidney Cancer

Joseph Dequinque

Bladder Cancer;  Colorectal Cancer;  Kidney Cancer

South Philadelphia resident Joseph DeQuinque tries to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  He’s a non-smoker, watches his diet and takes frequent walks with his wife Laura, with whom he celebrated his 55th wedding anniversary in 2014.

In July, 2013, at the age of 79, he noticed blood in his urine and made an immediate appointment with his urologist. After various tests, including a CAT scan, Joseph learned he had cancer in both his bladder and kidney, which is unusual.


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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




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  • 5.0
    March 20, 2021
    I couldn't be any happier with Dr. Curcillo and his team. Since I first went to him before I was diagnosed with breast cancer over 7years ago, he has been a rock for me. He is simply the BEST
  • 5.0
    March 08, 2021
    Dr. Curcillo & his staff are the best.
  • 4.5
    February 03, 2021
    Good experience, always have my health and general feelings the upmost concern.
  • 5.0
    December 09, 2020
    I would recommend Dr. Curcillo to everyone. He is excellent.
  • 5.0
    December 04, 2020
    Always an excellent experience seeing Dr. Curcillo -
  • 5.0
    November 05, 2020
    great experience!
  • 5.0
    November 02, 2020
    I've been coming to Fox Chase for 9 yrs. (in March 2020) and the care and concern I've received has been excellent! Love Dr. Curcillo!!
  • 5.0
    October 28, 2020
    Dr. Curcillo and his staff are absolutely wonder, knowledgeable kind & caring.
  • 5.0
    October 26, 2020
    Not only was Dr. Curcillo wonderful but his receptionist and nurse were so very, very kind! They relieved my fears and helped me through tense moments.
  • 5.0
    October 08, 2020
    Highly recommend Dr. Curcillo & staff.
  • 5.0
    August 17, 2020
  • 5.0
    July 23, 2020
    I had a mammogram. Everyone was friendly & professional. Dr. Curcillo is wonderful! A very good doctor I trust him completely.
  • 5.0
    May 11, 2020
    I have been under Dr. Paul Curcillo care for over 20 years & he has been an excellent doctor to me.
  • 5.0
    April 01, 2020
    Excellent care by Dr. Curcillo & his staff.
  • 5.0
    March 19, 2020
    Always have a good experience when I come.
  • 5.0
    March 17, 2020
    Dr. Curcillo was excellent as was his support staff. [...]
  • 5.0
    February 21, 2020
    All of my visits have been very good dr. & staff wonderful.
  • 5.0
    January 13, 2020
    I like being able to see my doctor & get my mammogram in the same day. The staff is always respectful of me & my time.
  • 5.0
    January 03, 2020
    I'm satisfied with my Doctor

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