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The one hundred honoree: Cristina  R. Ferrone, MD

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The one hundred honoree: Cristina R. Ferrone, MD

Mass General Giving

Cristina Ferrone, MD, is a surgeon at Mass General who specializes in treating patients with gastrointestinal cancers.

“Dr. Ferrone represents the next generation of great surgeons who will lead Mass General surgery,” writes David P. Ryan, MD. “She quickly developed a wonderful reputation as a thoughtful, caring and expertly skilled liver and pancreatic surgeon. Moreover, she has brought innovative techniques such as laparoscopic liver surgery to Mass General. Her attention to her patients is unparalleled and this devotion is returned in kind.”

“When I was admitted in April 2008 with a malignant sarcoma,” writes Lorenz Reibling, “Dr. Ferrone calmly explained my operation and its risks. She respectfully accepted certain limitations imposed by my personal belief system. The dignity and humanity of the process inspired my hope and confidence. Dr. Ferrone removed a five-pound liver tumor in an eight-hour operation, and weeks later operated on my smaller intestine and bile ducts. Her care did not end with these life-saving interventions.

“I’ve been cancer-free since 2008, but Dr. Ferrone continues to monitor subsequent procedures. Dr. Ferrone is a humble hero who with great empathy and skill leads an array of specialists for the ultimate benefit of the patient. She embodies the future of team medicine, with the patient being an integral part of the process.”