Dr. Elsa Marisol Pichardo is a board certified general surgeon. She specializes in both benign and malignant hepatobiliary and pancreatic disease and surgery. Dr. Pichardo has extensive training in liver tumors, liver cysts, gallbladder disease, gallbladder cancer, pancreatitis, pancreatic cysts, and pancreatic cancer. Her clinical interests also includes gastric tumors, sarcomas, and tumors of the skin and soft tissues. Dr. Pichardo practices both minimally invasive and open surgical approaches. She has completed certification in fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery and received Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) accreditation in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery.
Dr. Pichardo’s current research interests involve clinical outcomes related to hepatic resections for colorectal liver metastases, hepatocellular carcinomas and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). Her research efforts regarding liver disease have been published in scientific journals for nearly a decade. She has presented at multiple academic meetings and conferences both nationally and internationally. She is a member of multiple surgical societies including the American College of Surgery, AHPBA, and IHPBA.
Dr. Pichardo graduated with high honors from Rutgers University in 2004. She obtained a Doctorate of Medicine at Columbia University, College of Physician and Surgeons, New York, NY in 2009. She then completed her general surgery residency training at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University, where she was awarded multiple recognitions, including the John H. Landor teaching award. Dr. Pichardo then completed a two year complex Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University.
A native of Central New Jersey, Dr. Pichardo is committed to providing surgical and oncological care to her local community. She is fluent in Spanish and her interests outside of medicine include spending time with her family and long distance running