Physician’s Profile

Beatrice Dionigi, MD

Expertise: 
Anorectal Disorder
Colon and Rectal Disease
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon Cancer
Colon Surgery
Colorectal Surgery
Constipation
Diverticulitis
Incontinence
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Pelvic Floor Disorders
Rectal Cancer
Rectal Prolapse
Surgery
About: 

Dr. Dionigi is a double board certified colon and rectal surgeon with expertise in the full spectrum of benign and malignant colorectal diseases including colon and rectal cancer, polyposis syndromes, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, anorectal disorders and pelvic floor conditions, re-operative colorectal surgery as well as minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Dionigi obtained her medical degree with highest honors from the University of Pavia, Italy. After a surgical internship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, she completed her general surgery residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical School in Boston. During this time, she also did a two-year translational research fellowship related to mesenchymal stem cells at Boston Children Hospital. She then completed a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at the Salvati Fellowship Program at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson in New Jersey followed by two years of advanced training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. Following that, Dr Dionigi spent an additional year of training in complex IBD and re-operative colorectal surgery under the mentorship of Dr Ravi Kiran in the Division of Colorectal Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital before joining the Division as Attending Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery in 2021.

Dr. Dionigi is the author of several publications and is a recipient of national and international awards related to research.

Honors: 

2015-2017 Elected Councilor of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Collage of Surgeons

2015 Young Ambassador of Massachusetts Chapter of the American Collage of Surgeons Italian Chapter of ACS

2015 Joseph Murray Resident Research Award - Massachusetts Chapter of the American Collage of Surgeons

2015 Manfred Hausmann Travel Award- International Fetal Medicine and Surgical Society Meeting

22th Annual Basic Science Award - New England Surgical Society

2014 Joseph Murray Resident Research Award - Massachusetts Chapter of the American Collage of Surgeons

2014 Poster of distinction - Massachusetts Chapter of the American Collage of Surgeons

2014 Annual Starr Poster Resident Competition Award - Association of Women Surgeons

2014 John Caffey Award - The Society of Pediatric Radiology

2013 Resident travel award and best podium presentation - 42nd International Symposium Austria

2013 Best podium presentation - 42nd International Symposium in Obergurgl, Austria

2013 Best poster presentation - 9th Annual Symposium Boston Children's

Publications: 
Dionigi B., Sapci I., Church J., Gorgun E. Complete Occlusion of lumen after Over-The –Scope- Clip deployment during ESD. A lesson learned. DCR- submitted awaiting publication
Li F., Mehta N., Liska D., Dionigi B., Kalady M.F., Burke C.A., Bhatt A. Combined endoscopic and surgical management of small-bowel polyposis in a patient with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. Endoscopy. 2019 Sep 27. doi: 10.1055/a-1011-4122.
Fields A.C., Dionigi B., Scully R.E., Stopfkuchen-Evans M.F., Maldonado L., Henry A., Goldberg J.E., Bleday R. Reduction in Cardiac Arrhythmias Within an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program in Colorectal Surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2019 Jun 21. doi: 10.1007/s11605-019-04298-7.
Armstrong LB, Mooney DP, Paltiel H, Barnewolt C, Dionigi B, Arbuthnot M, Onwubiko C, Connolly SA, Jarrett DY, Zalieckas JM. Contrast enhanced ultrasound for the evaluation of blunt pediatric abdominal trauma. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Mar 20.
Pennington, E., Rialon, K.L., Dionigi. B., Ahmed, A., Zurakowski, D., Fauza, D.O. The Impact of Gestational Age on Targeted Amniotic Cell Profiling in Experimental Neural Tube Defects. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy. 2015, Aug; 37(1): 65-9. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25171576. Pub Status: Published.
Dionigi, B., Brazzo J.A., Ahmed, A., Feng, C., Wu, Y., Zurakowski, D., Fauza, D.O. Trans-Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy (TRASCET) Minimizes Chiari-II Malformation in Experimental Spina Bifida. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2015, Jun; 50(6): 1037–1041. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25929798.Pub Status: Published.
Fisher, J.G., Sparks, E.A., Khan, F.A, Dionigi, B., Wu, H., Brazzo, J.A., Fauza, D.O., Modi, B., Safranski, D.L., Jaksic, T. Extraluminal distraction enterogenesis using shape-memory polymer. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2015, Jun; 50(6): 938-942. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25812443. Pub Status: Published.
Dionigi, B., Bairdain, S., Smithers, C.J., Foker J.E., Jennings, R.W., Hamilton, T.E. Restoring esophageal continuity following a failed colonic interposition for long gap esophageal atresia. Journal of Surgical Case Reports. 2015, Apr; 2015(4): 1-4. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25907539. Pub Status: Published
Pennington, E., Dionigi, B., Gray, F., Ahmed, A., Brazzo, J.A, Dolinko, A., Calderon, N., Darrah, T., Zurakowski, D., Nazarian, A., Snyder, B., Fauza, D.O. Limb reconstruction with Decellularized, Non-Demineralized Bone in a Young Leporine Model. Biomedical materials. 2015, Feb; 10(1): 015021. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25668190. Pub Status: Published.
Dionigi B., Ahmed, A., Brazzo J.A., Connors, J.P., Zurakowski, D., Fauza, D.O. Partial or Complete Coverage of Experimental Spina Bifida by Simple Intra- Amniotic Injection of Concentrated Amniotic Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2015, Jan; 50(1): 69-73. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25598096. Pub Status: Published.
Dionigi, B., Brazzo, J.A., Connors, J.P., Fisher, J.G., Ahmed, A., Zurakowski, D., Fauza, D.O. Extraluminal Helicoidal Stretch (Helixtretch): A Novel Method of Intestinal Lengthening. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2014, Dec; 49(12): 1787-90. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25487484. Pub Status: Published.
Dionigi, B., Ahmed, A., Pennington, E., Zurakowski, D., Fauza, D.O. A Comparative Analysis of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Response to Hypoxia In Vitro: Implications to Translational Strategies. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2014, Jun; 49(6): 915-8. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 24888834. Pub Status: Published.