Rolando Rolandelli, MD
 
Dr. Rolandelli is a specialist in gastrointestinal and colorectal surgery with an emphasis in inflammatory bowel disease.  He arrived in Morristown in January of 2003 after many years in the academic arena where he practiced gastrointestinal surgery and conducted research at university hospitals.  He received his undergraduate and medical education in Argentina graduating from the University of Buenos Aires and then training in General Surgery at the Central Air Force Hospital in Buenos Aires between 1978 and 1983.  Following his general surgery training, Dr. Rolandelli pursued his interest in researching the nutritional support of surgical patients while at the University of Pennsylvania. After three years of productive research he returned to surgical training at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia and achieved his U.S. board certification in general surgery.
 
During his twelve years of training and research Dr. Rolandelli developed a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease. He was recruited out of his training by the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) where he took charge of colorectal surgery at the Center of Health Sciences in Westwood and the Sepulveda Veterans Hospital. In 1994 he returned to Philadelphia’s Hahnemann Hospital and the Philadelphia Veterans Hospital where he continued his practice in gastrointestinal and colorectal surgery. In 1998 he assumed the positions of Chief of General Surgery and Residency Program Director at Temple University Hospital. In 2003 he came to Morristown Memorial Hospital as the Ames L. Filippone Jr. M.D. Chairman of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School.
 
Dr. Rolandelli is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In recognition of his contributions to the field of colorectal surgery Dr. Rolandelli was granted a Fellowship in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.  Dr. Rolandelli is also a member of various professional organizations including the Society of University Surgeons, the Association for Academic Surgery, the Society of Surgeons for the Alimentary Tract, the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, the Collegium Internationale Chirurgiae Digestivae, and the International College of Surgeons. Dr. Rolandelli has published several books and multiple scientific articles. He is the recipient of a number of awards including the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition “Stanley Dudrick Research Scholar Award,” the Temple University “Wallace P. Ritchie Jr. M.D. Award” in recognition of excellence in the clinical and scientific practice of surgery and the “John Alkhas, MD Award” given by the graduating class of surgical residents at Morristown Medical Center to the attending that best exemplifies the patience, compassionate care, surgical skills, and commitment to teaching that characterized John Alkhas, MD.  Dr. Rolandelli was recognized for Excellence in Medicine and Community Service by the The Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs, as Top Doctors New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and  NJ’s favorite Kids’ Docs, nominated by moms for providing outstanding and compassionate healthcare for children.

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