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SanFilippo, Joseph, MD 

SanFilippo, Joseph
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Dr. SanFilippo has over 30 years of experience in the field of pediatric surgery. Educated locally at Iona Grammar School and Prep in New Rochelle, NY, he went on to the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and then to Washington, DC for medical school at Georgetown University. He returned to New York for his general surgical training at Bellevue Hospital/Cornell and North Shore University Hospital. Next, he attended the Buffalo Children’s Hospital for a fellowship and then joined the US Navy at Great Lakes where he retired as full Commander in the US Navy.

Upon leaving the military he returned to Westchester County at the New York Medical College as Chief of Pediatric Surgery and at the then Grasslands Hospital where he was recruited to help develop a university center on the Valhalla campus and develop pediatric surgery for the region. While at Westchester Medical Center, he helped develop the transport system, the pediatric intensive care unit, the neonatal unit, and pediatric surgery as a university specialty. As a result of these efforts, he helped changed the way children in the Hudson Valley were treated and gave patient families access to a world-class children’s hospital.

Dr. SanFilippo has published many academic papers establishing the concept of splenic preservation, the possible cause of pyloric stenosis and helped establish the criteria for preoperative testing for surgery. He has lectured at each of the hospitals in the region multiple times and at hospitals throughout the US, in Latin America, and in Europe. In addition to his clinical activities, he sits on several boards committed to longterm health care and the medical care of pregnant women. Dr. SanFilippo has a pediatric surgical practice with expertise and experience in surgeries of the newborn, the child, and the adolescent particularly newborn anomalies, tumors and trauma. He serves all children regardless of their ability to pay.


Medical School: Georgetown University
Residency: Bellevue Hospital/Cornell
Fellowship: Buffalo Children's Hospital


Specialties: Pediatric Surgery
Special Clinical Interest: Newborn Anomalies, Tumors, and Trauma


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