Tommaso Falcone, MD

216.444.6601

Tommaso Falcone, MD

Appointed: 1995

Tommaso Falcone, MD
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Institute Chair
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A81
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6601
DeskDesk:216.444.6878
WorkFax:216.445.6325
Tommaso Falcone, MD
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department Chair
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A81
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6601
DeskDesk:216.444.6878
WorkFax:216.445.6325
Tommaso Falcone, MD
Department: Professional Staff Affairs
Vice Chair, Office of the Chief of Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A81
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6601
DeskDesk:216.444.6878
WorkFax:216.445.6325
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Tommaso Falcone, MD, FRCS(C), FACOG, is Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Falcone received his medical degree from McGill University School of Medicine in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. While at McGill, he went on to complete a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology.

He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in general obstetrics and gynecology, as well as reproductive endocrinology. He is also certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Falcone has published more than 500 original manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters.

He is co-editor of several textbooks, Office Hysteroscopy and the Evaluation of the Uterine Cavity (Elsevier, 2008); Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery (Elsevier 2007); Atlas of Endoscopic Techniques in Gynecology (Elsevier 2000); Congenital Mullerian Anomalies (Lippincott, 1999).

He is also co-author of a patient educational book, Overcoming Infertility and Cleveland Clinic Guide to Infertility (Kaplan, 2009).

He serves on the editorial board and is an ad hoc reviewer of more than 21 journals, most notably Fertility & Sterility and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

He has been on the Board of Directors of several societies. Dr. Falcone is past president of the Society for Reproductive Surgeons and has served on review committees for NICHD and MRC. He is also an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Dr. Falcone has been the recipient of many awards for laparoscopic and robotic surgery at different societies.

Professional Highlights

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology-oral boards examiner 2008
  • Federal Review Committee (USA): NICHD Review committee (P01/R03 reviews) 2004, 2005; NIH/NICHD Review committee for U 54 Center grants (Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction and Infertility Research), 2006; International Review Committees: NIH PAR-08-105: Optimizing Technologies for the Preservation of Fertility (R21) 2009
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer for Medical Research Council of Canada; Ad Hoc Reviewer for Dutch Cancer Society, 2005; Ad Hoc Reviewer for Swiss National Science Foundation, 2006; Ad Hoc Reviewer for MRC (UK) (Uterine Transplantation) 2009;Ad Hoc Reviewer University of Leuven (Endometriosis) 2009
  • Member of the Editorial board for Fertility & Sterility (Elsevier) 2002 – present
  • Section Editor Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery for UpToDate (www.uptodate.com) 2006 – present
  • Associate Editor Journal of Robotic Surgery (Springer) 2006 – present
  • Advisory Panel US Obstetrics & Gynecology (Touch Briefings) 2008
  • Editorial Advisory Board The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 2009
  • Editorial Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2009

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - McGill University Health Center
Reproductive Endocrinology
Montreal, Quebec, CN Canada
1989
Residency - McGill University Health Center
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Montreal, Quebec, CN Canada
1987
Internship - Royal Victoria Hospital
Montreal, Quebec Canada
1982
Medical School - McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Montreal, Quebec Canada
1981
Graduate - University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine
Montreal, Quebec CANADA
1977
Undergraduate - McGill University
Montreal, Quebec Canada
1975

Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology- Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

Specialty Interests

in vitro fertilization, in vitro fertilization and reproductive endocrinology and infertility, laparoscopic surgery, infertility surgery, laparoscopy, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, sterilization reversal, infertility

Awards & Honors

  • Syntex Wyeth Award - Quebec Association of Obs/Gyn, 1984
  • Award - Quebec Association of Obs/Gyn, 1985
  • Syntex Award- Quebec Association of Obs/Gyn, 1986
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine Infertility surgery video award (National meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Ohio, 1997
  • Endometriosis Society video (VI world Congress on Endometriosis, Quebec City, 1998)
  • Robotic Laparoscopic surgery. "Computerworld Smithsonian Laureate". It is part of the Smithsonian Institution's Permanent Research Collection. Washington, DC, 1999 (Search under Cleveland Clinic) 
  • Robotically assisted tubal anastomosis; Best video award for infertility surgery; American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Toronto, Canada, 1999
  • Pelvic anatomy for laparoscopists. Best video award for basic science. American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Toronto, Canada, 1999
  • Endoscopic Surgery in the Pediatric and Adolescent Patient. Video Accepted in the ACOG Audiovisual Library, Philadelphia, Pa., 1999
  • Primary Left Upper Quadrant Trocar insertion. Best video award in laparoscopy at The Global Congress of Gynecologic Endoscopy, American Association of Gynecologic Endoscopy, Las Vegas, 1999 (also a separate award given for the manuscript)
  • Bilateral Adnexectomy by Robotic Assistance. Best video: Open Category. American Society for Reproductive Medicine. San Diego, Calif., 2000
  • Robotic Laparoscopic surgery. "Computerworld Smithsonian Laureate". It is part of the Smithsonian Institution's Permanent Research Collection. Washington, DC, 2000 (http://www.cwheroes.org/home.asp: Search under Cleveland Clinic)
  • Autotransplantation of an entire ovary with vascular anastomosis. Reproductive surgery video award at American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Orlando Florida, 2001
  • Ultrasound Guided Embryo transfer. Assisted Reproductive Technology video award at American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Orlando Fla., 2001
  • Laparoscopic Repair of Ureteral injuries. ?Jerome J.Hoffman? award for best manuscript at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.San Francisco, Calif., 2001
  • Autotransplantation of intact Cryopreserved-thawed ovary: A Minimally Invasive Approach. Prize paper Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, 2002
  • Autotransplantation of Intact Frozen-Thawed Mammalian Ovary with Micro-Vascular Anastomosis. Prize paper for the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Seattle, Wash., 2002
  • Robotically-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery. Reproductive Surgery Video Award. Presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Seattle, Wash., 2002
  • "Are Heat Shock Proteins Acting as Modulators of Pre implantation Mouse Embryo Development and Apoptosis?" Prize paper for the Reproductive Immunology Special Interest Group. Presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Seattle, Wash., 2002
  • Histological Evaluation and in situ localization of Apoptosis in fresh and cryopreserved ovarian tissue. Prize poster award. Presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Seattle, Wash., 2002
  • "Use of the deep inferior epigastric vessels to vascularize cryopreserved-thawed ovarian grafts" Reproductive Surgery video award. Presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, San Antonio, Texas, 2003
  • "Presacral neurectomy revisited: Surgical technique & literature review" "Best Surgical Video" Global Congress of Gynecologic Endoscopy AAGL 33rd Annual meeting, San Francisco Calif., 2004
  • 2005
    • "Criteria for Planning Optimal myometrial incision during laparoscopic myomectomy" Prize video at Global Congress of Gynecologic Endoscopy AAGL 34th Annual meeting. Hilton, Chicago, IL.
  • 2006
    • "Laparoscopic ovarian transposition prior to pelvic radiation" Prize video at Global Congress of Gynecologic Endoscopy AAGL 34th Annual meeting. Hilton, Chicago, IL.
  • 2007
    • American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists Annual meeting-all 3 film awards won by CCF fellows:
    • Chen C, Gustilo-Ashby AM, Juliano J, Falcone T.  Laparoscopic Lateral Ovarian Transposition.  Film Presentation, First Prize.  Annual Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, San Diego, California, May, 2007.
    • Sokol A, Falcone T.  Criteria for Choosing the Optimal Myometrial Incision during Laparoscopic Myomectomy.  Film Presentation.  Second Prize.  Annual Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, San Diego, California, May, 2007.
    • Park A, Atiemo H, Goldman H, Goldberg J, Falcone T.  Laparoscopic Excision of Bladder Endometriosis.  Film Presentation, Third Prize.  Annual Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, San Diego, California, May, 2007. ( accepted into the ACOG permanent library-DVD # 197)
  • 2008
    • Mansour G, Falcone T, Sharma R, Agarwal A. Effect of Peritoneal fluid of Endometriosis on the DNA of 2 cell and 8 cell stages of embryos of embryonic development.Junior fellows award at the ACOG District V Annual meeting in Cincinnati October 2008.
    • Ridgeway B, Attaran M, Falcone T.  Anatomic implications for the treatment of rudimentary uterine horn.  First Prize Video Presentation.  Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, San Francisco, CA, November, 2008.
  • 2009        
    • Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI) President's Presenter Award (Mentor)

Additional Training

  • Executive Program Practice Management, Cleveland Clinic

Innovations & Patents

  • Robotic Surgery-first gynecology case in the world (1999); see awards
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovation Award- Ohio Cryo: A novel vitrification loading device for homogenized tissue or high cellular contents load (US patent # 61/073392)

Memberships

  • Society for Reproductive Surgery
    • Officer of society, 2003-2004
    • Assistant secretary/Treasurer, 2004-2005
    • Secretary/Treasurer, 2005-2006
    • Vice-President, 2006-2007
    • President, 2007-2008
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
    • General Program abstract committee, 2007
    • Abstract review committee 2001, 2007 (SRS)
    • Roundtable Chair, (SRS-2007)
    • Workshop director, 2004
    • Video review committee, 2004-2007
    • Postgraduate course director, 2006
    • Board of Directors, 2007-2009
  • Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
    • Postgraduate course director, 2002-2004
    • ACOG Update program: moderator, 2005
      • Committee on Practice bulletins-gynecology 2008
  • American Association of GYN laparoscopy
    • Postgraduate Course director, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009
    • Member of the practice guidelines committee, 2005
    • Board of Directors of the Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy, 2006 (1-year term)
    • Abstract Review Committee-Endometriosis section, 2007
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
    • Elected to the Board of Directors, 2005-2007
    • Abstract review committee 2006, 2007
    • Program Director, Euro American Multispecialty Summit, 2007

Treatment & Services

  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Infertility Surgery (Female)
  • Infertility Treatment (Female)
  • Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Ovarian Cysts
  • Laparoscopy
  • Menopausal Risk Assessment
  • Menstruation
  • Microsurgical Tubal Anastomosis
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myomectomy
  • Ovulation Induction
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Robotic assisted gynecologic surgery
  • Section of Fertility
  • Sterilization Reversal
  • Transvaginal Ultrasonography
  • Tubal Reversal

Industry Relationships

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  • Italian
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