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Francis E. Rosato, MD

Francis E. Rosato, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Dr. Rosato is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adrenal Gland Tumors
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Ampullary Cancer
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Diverticulitis (Colonic Diverticulitis)
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophagectomy
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Heller Myotomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors)
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Robotic Foregut Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Stomach Removal Surgery (Gastrectomy)
  • Swallowing Disorders

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Surgeons, National Association for Academic Surgery, National Pancreas Club, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, National Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Rosato is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Moudgill N, Relles D, Rosato FE, Rao A, DiMuzio P, Eisenberg J: Robotic-assisted median arcuate ligament release Journal of Vascular Surgery 56 (2): 500-503,2012.

Rosato FE, Evans N, Rosato EL: Minimally invasive esophagectomy complications and management SAGES Manual of Quality, Outcomes, and Patient Safety : 311-322,2012.

Bloomenthal A, Rosato FE, Chojnacki KA, Berger A, Needleman L, Fong Z, Kennedy E, Rosato EL: Ablation-assisted hepatic resection of metastatic and benign tumors Journal of Surgical Research 165 (2): 174,2011.

Xia B, Chojnacki K, Rosato EL, Weksler B, Rosato FE, Berger A: Major perioperative morbidity does not affect long term survival in patients undergoing esophago-gastrectomy for cancer of the esophagus or gastro-esophageal junction Journal of Surgical Research 165 (2): 180,2011.

Shirley LA, Lim P, Rosato EL, Chojnacki K, Rosato FE, Yeo CJ, Berger A: Duodenal GIST: A single institution review of 16 patients Journal of Surgical Research 165 (2): 335,2011.

Kennedy EP, Grenda TR, Sauter PK, Rosato EL, Chojnacki KA, Rosato FE, Profeta BC, Doria C, Berger AC, Yeo CJ: Implementation of a critical pathway for distal pancreatectomy at an academic institution Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 13 (5): 938-944,2009.

Milan S, Rosato FE: Absorption and digestion Handbook of Drug-Nutrient Interactions, 2nd Edition : 2009.

Rosato FE, Rosato EL: Current surgical management of intestinal metastases Seminars in Oncology 35 (2): 177-182,2008.

Rosato EL, Rosato FE: Stomach and duodenum National Medical Series (NMS) Surgery, 5th Edition : 2008.

Evans JA, Rosato FE, Ginsberg GG: Gastrostomy port assisted full-thickness gastric resection by using the peroral SurgASSIST introduced via an oroesophageal overtube in a porcine model Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 65 (4): 684-687,2007.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Surgery
Penn Medicine at University City
3737 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-9198
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)