Boca Raton Regional Hospital's Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy
Welcomes Acclaimed Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopist
BOCA RATON, FL – January 16, 2019 – Boca Raton Regional Hospital today announced the appointment of David G.
Forcione, MD, to its medical staff as Medical Director of Advanced Therapeutic
Endoscopy, joining Dr. Stephen Steinberg as a member of The Center for
Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy (CATE) and BocaCare® Physician Network.
Dr. Forcione is a nationally known expert who specializes in interventional
endoscopy, including disorders of the pancreas and bile ducts, early gastrointestinal
malignancies (Barrett’s esophagus and complex colon polyps), and
minimally invasive endoscopic therapies. He has a special interest in
new device and technology implementation. Dr. Forcione most recently served
as the acting head of Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy at the Massachusetts
General Hospital where he has been since 1998.
The Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy offers the most advanced
technology with highly specialized equipment to provide minimally invasive
solutions for a range of gastrointestinal problems. Its physicians have
performed more than 2,700 specialized ultrasound and interventional endoscopy
procedures annually making them among the most experienced programs in
CATE focuses on a comprehensive approach in treating disorders such as
complications of gallstone disease, bile duct stones, bile duct strictures,
biliary cancers, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cysts, chronic pancreatitis,
early cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, large polyps of the colon,
stomach, or small intestine, Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal
cancer, submucosal lesions of the gastrointestinal tract, and bowel obstructions.
Dr. Forcione earned his medical degree as valedictorian from Boston University
School of Medicine, matriculating through the Seven Year BA/MD program.
He completed his postgraduate training including internship, residency,
clinical fellowship and research fellowship at the Massachusetts General
Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy
at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
He was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School where
he also completed the Harvard Leadership Course.
While at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Forcione held numerous positions
in the Division of Gastroenterology including Associate Director of Interventional
Endoscopy and Chair of the Gastrointestinal Unit Device and New Technology
Committees. He also participated in the training of over 50 physicians
in their Advanced Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Fellowships, and was
the recipient of the Schapiro Award recognizing the best faculty teacher.
“Dr. Forcione will certainly enhance our capabilities in treating
a full spectrum of gastrointestinal conditions and diseases,” said
Stephen Steinberg, MD, FACP, FACG, Medical Director of CATE. “His
expertise and experience further cements our reputation as a destination
program for patients in South Florida requiring tertiary and quaternary
Dr. Forcione is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in
Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He has been published in such
prestigious peer-reviewed publications as the
New England Journal of Medicine,
American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Annals of Surgery, Archives of
Surgery, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Journal of Biomedical Optics,
Journal of Molecular Diagnostics and
World Journal of Gastroenterology. He has been an invited speaker, both nationally and internationally, on
a host of clinical topics in his specialty.
“The addition of a physician with Dr. Forcione’s experience
and skill is indicative of the stature and reputation our Hospital and
Institute have with clinicians across the country,” said Louise
Morrell, MD, Medical Director of the Lynn Cancer Institute. “It
is yet another evolution of our clinical depth in treating both oncologic
and non-oncologic gastrointestinal diseases.”
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (
BRRH.com) with 400 beds, 2,800 employees and more than 800 primary and specialty
physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in Oncology,
Cardiovascular Disease and Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopedics,
Women’s Health, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences, all of
which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The
Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency
for Health Care Administration (AHCA). BRRH is recognized in
U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 – 2019 Best Hospitals listing as a Top Ranked Regional Hospital,
for the fourth consecutive year, and the highest ranked hospital in Palm
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