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Federico Tozzi, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio
Federico Tozzi M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery at UT Health San Antonio.
He received his medical doctorate from the University of Siena, School of Medicine in Italy, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He pursued his training as a general surgery resident at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas and Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio.
Early in his surgical training, he nurtured a deep interest in cancer care. He devoted himself to the study of cancer metabolism and angiogenesis completing a research fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston under the mentorship of Dr. Lee Ellis. Dr. Tozzi is the recipient of several honors and awards, including ASCO Travel award.
He joined the Division of Surgical Oncology with the goal of expanding the division's clinical practice in gastrointestinal malignancy after completing a clinical fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology at City of Hope National Cancer Centr in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interest includes gastric, pancreas, liver, colon, rectal, breast cancer and melanoma.
In sddition to his clinical practive, Dr. Tozzi is actively involved in surgical research, focusing on the application of minimal invasive surgery-robotics and laparoscopy-in the treatment of solid tumors.
- 2003 - Doctorate of Medicine (Summa Cum Laude) - University of Siena, Siena, Italy
- 2015 - Training - Community Practice Surgical Oncology - City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA
- 2012 - Residency - General Surgery - Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
- 2011 - Residency - General Surgery - Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
- 2009 - Junior Resident - Houston Methodist Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston, TX
- 2009 - Fellowship - The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
- 2007 - Internship - General Surgery - Houston Methodist Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston, TX
- 2006 - Post Doctoral Fellowship - University of Southern California, Saban Research Institute, CHLA, Los Angeles, CA
- 2003 - Internship - Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic & Abdominal Organ - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
- 2003 - Internship - Pediatrics - University of Siena, Siena, Italy
01/2015 1st Place Poster Presentation-Clinical Fellow/Resident Category: Annual City of Hope National Cancer Center Research Symposium
01/2015 Graduate Medical Education-Research Travel Fund Award: City of Hope National Cancer Center
01/2011 ASCO Cancer Foundation Merit Traveling Award: Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium
01/1999 Medical School Scholarship Merit Award: Highest grades second year medical school
- 10/2017 - Assistant Professor of Surgery - UT Health San Antonio, Department of Surgery, San Antonio, TX
Instruction & Training
- 09/29/2019, Speaker Workshop (Medical Public Speaking, Course taught by Edward T. Creagan, M.D. FAAHPM: Professor of Medical Oncology, Mayo College of Medicine
Konstantinidis IT, Chu W, Tozzi F, Lau C, Wakabayashi M, Chan K, Lee.
Robotic Total Pelvic Exenteration: Video-Illustrated Technique. PMID: 28808931,
doi: 10.1245/s10434-017-6036-7, Epub 2017 Aug 14 2017 Oct. p. 3422-3423. (Ann
Surg Oncol; vol. 24, no. 11).
Federico Tozzi, Sinziana Dumitria, MD, MScEpi, Micheal White, MD, Byrne Lee, MD, Leanne Goldstein, Gagandeep Singh, MD, Yuman Fong, MD, Yanghee Woo. Importance of Robotic Training Curriculum for the Surgical Oncologist: Direct Correlation between Robotic Training and Current Use of Robotics 2016. (Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 2016 Abstracts).
Seth Albert Bellister, Fan Fan, Federico Tozzi, Jia Lu, Ling Xia, Yunfei ZhouRajat Bhattacharya, Xiangcang Ye, Lee M. Ellis. The requirement for freshly isolated human tumor cells for the study of colorectal cancer stem cells. 411 2013. (Journal of Clinical Oncology; vol. 31, no. 4).
F Fan, S Bellister, J Lu,1 X Ye, D R Boulbes, F Tozzi, E Sceusi, S Kopetz, F Tian, L Xia, Y Zhou, R Bhattacharya, and L M Ellis. The requirement for freshly isolated human colorectal cancer (CRC) cells in isolating CRC stem cells. PMID: 25535733, PMCID: PMC4453647, Published online 2014 Dec 23. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2014.620 British Journal of Cancer 2015 Feb;112(3):539-546.
Tozzi F, Todd SR. Clinical case review: acute gastric dilation in a
patient with spinal injury and multiple myeloma. PMID:21904520 PMCID:
PMC3093702 Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2008 Jun;4(6):433-434.
Wong P, White M, Tozzi F, Warner SG, Woo Y, Singh G, Fong Y, Melstrom L.
Implications of Postpancreatectomy Hypophosphatemia. PMID: 32924538, 2020 Sep
13.3134820949517, doi: 10.1177/0003134820949517, On-line ahead of print Am
Surg 2020 Sep
Desiderio J, Chao J, Melstrom L, Warner S, Tozzi F, Fong Y, Parisi A, Woo Y. The 30-year experience-A meta-analysis of randomised and high-quality non-randomized studies of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in the treatment of gastric cancer. PMID: 28456089, doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2017.03.030. Epub 2017 Apr 26. 2017 Jul. p. Eur J Cancer 2017 Jul;79:1-14.
Zhou Y, Bollu LR, Tozzi F, Ye X, Bhattacharya R, Gao G, Dupre E, Xia L, Lu J, Fan F, Bellister S, Ellis LM, Weihua Z. ATP citrate lyase mediates resistance of colorectal cancer cells to SN38. PMID: 24132143 Mol Cancer Ther 2013 Dec;12(12):2782-2791.
Lu J, Fan F, Xia L, Hawke DH, Tozzi F, Sceusi EL, Mani S, Ye XC, Zhou Y, Zweidler-McKay P, Ellis LM. Endothelial cells promote the colorectal cancer stem cell phenotype through a soluble form of Jagged-1. PMID: 23375636, doi: 10.1016/j.ccr.2012.12.021. Epub 2013 Jan 31. Cancer Cell 2013 Feb;23(2):171-185.
Fan F, Samuel S, Evans KW, Lu J, Zhou Y, Sceusi E, Tozzi F, Ye XC, Mani SA, Ellis LM. Overexpression of Snail induces epithelial-mesenchymal transition and cancer stem cell like phenotype in human colorectal cancer. PMID: 23342249 PMCID: PMC3544430 DOI: 10.1002/cam4.4 Cancer Med 2012 Aug;1(1):5-16.
Zhou Y, Tozzi F, Chen J, Fan F, Ling X, Wang J, Gao G, Zhang A, Xuefeng Xm, Brusher H, Widger W, Ellis LM, Weihua Z. Intracellular ATP Levels are a Piviotal Determinant of Chemoresistance in Colon Cancer Cells. PMID: 22084398 PMCID: PMC3601736 DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-11-1674 Cancer Research 2012 Jan;72(1):304-314.
Gaur P, Sceusi EL, Samuel S, Xia L, Fan F, Zhou Y, Lu J, Tozzi F, Lopez-Berestein G, Vivas-Mejia P, Rashid A, Fleming JB, Abdalla EK, Curley SA, Vauthey JN, Sood AK, Yao JC, Ellis LM. Identification of cancer stem cells in human gastrointestinal carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumors. PMID: 21806944, doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2011.07.037. Epub 2011 Jul 30 Gastroenterology 2011 Nov;141(5):1728-1737.
Bose D, Zimmerman LJ, Pierobon M, Petricoin E, Tozzi F, Fan F, Dallas N, Xia L, Gaur P, Samuel S, Liebler DC, Ellis LM. Chemoresistant colorectal cancer cells and cancer stem cells mediate growth and survival of bystander cells. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2011.449 Epub 2011 Nov 1 British Journal of Cancer 2011;105(11):1759-1767.
- 2019 - Board Certification in General Surgery-The American Board of Surgery