Michael Marco, MD

Michael Marco, MD

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

I believe that a strong patient-surgeon interaction is essential for optimal outcomes, particularly in colon and rectal surgery. That’s why I spend time listening to my patients, understanding their concerns, and educating them about their condition and the most advanced treatment options. Then they can make informed decisions about their health that are right for them.

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic

Specialties, Procedures &
Conditions Treated

Primary Areas of Practice

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Procedures

  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • InterStim Sacral Nerve Stimulator
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nerve-Sparing Surgical Techniques
  • Non-Operative Rectal Cancer Management
  • Non-Surgical Hemorrhoid Trtmt.
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Transanal Minimally Invasive Surg.

Conditions Treated

  • Anal Abscess (And Anal Fistula)
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Enterocutanaeus Fistula
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia, Abdominal
  • Hernia, Parastomal
  • Osteotomy Complications
  • Pilonidal Sinus
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Small Bowel Tumors
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Locations &
Appointments

Locations

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

    A

    350 Engle Street 6th Floor, Suite 6501, Berrie Center Englewood, NJ 07631

    Main: 201-608-2800
    Fax: 201-608-2478

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

    B

    2 Journal Square Plaza 2nd Floor, Medical Suites Jersey City, NJ 07306

    Main: 551-325-2442
    Fax: 201-963-8331

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

    C

    22-18 Broadway Suite 301 Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

    Main: 973-321-2755
    Fax: 973-321-2750

Appointments

Insurance

Insurances Accepted

Please contact your insurance company directly prior to receiving services or care to confirm your coverage. Although we have made every effort to ensure this list is accurate, only your health insurance plan can provide complete information regarding your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.

APWU

  • APWU Health Plan

Cigna

  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Supplemental
  • Great-West Healthcare (GWH)
  • Health Partners

EmblemHealth

  • EmblemHealth EPO
  • EmblemHealth EPO2
  • EmblemHealth FEHB
  • EmblemHealth FEHBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI CBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI PPO
  • EmblemHealth National
  • EmblemHealth PPO1
  • EmblemHealth PPO2
  • EmblemHealth PPO3
  • EmblemHealth Tri-State
  • Vytra

Empire BCBS

  • Empire BCBS Medicare Advantage Plus

Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

  • Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

Medicaid

  • Medicaid NJ

Medicare

  • Medicare NJ

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care PPO

NALC

  • NALC Health Benefit Plan

Oxford

  • Freedom
  • Garden State Network
  • Liberty
  • Metro
  • Oxford Medicare

UMR

  • UMR

UnitedHealthcare

  • AARP
  • Commercial and Marketplace
  • Compass Benefit (Exchange)
  • Medica
  • River Valley
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare StudentResources

About

About Michael Marco

Dr. Marco is a colon and rectal surgeon. His clinical interests include colon and rectal cancers; non-operative management of rectal cancer; Crohn’s disease; ulcerative colitis; diverticulitis; fecal incontinence; fistulas; and anorectal problems, such as hemorrhoids, fissures, and fistulae. He is also skilled in robotic surgery; advanced laparoscopic surgery; and nerve-sparing surgical techniques that can help to preserve anal, bladder, and sexual function and avoid colostomy. Dr. Marco received his MD from Cairo University Faculty of Medicine, in Cairo, Egypt. He did a general surgery residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, in Newark, and a colorectal surgery fellowship at NewYork–Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in Manhattan, where he also did a postdoctoral research fellowship studying the colorectal cancer microenvironment. Dr. Marco’s research focuses on rectal cancer response to neoadjuvant treatments without need for surgery and watch-and-wait strategy. He has authored and co-authored book chapters and numerous scientific publications in prestigious peer-reviewed journals, including Nature Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. He is the recipient of many research awards and has presented his work nationally and internationally. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Society of Surgical Oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Marco is fluent in Arabic.

Honors & Awards

2019: Best of the Diseases of the Colon & Rectum Journal Award from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)

2019: Best Podium Presentation Award from the New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (NYSCRS)

2018: Travel grant award from the European Society of Coloproctology

2018: Memorial Sloan Kettering Pilot Grant Award from Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

2018: Best Paper Award from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) 

2018: Research Grant Award from the Research foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) 

2016, 2017, 2020: High Score Award, American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination Award, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

2014: Best Intern Award, Department of General Surgery at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

2011: Honorary Award from Egyptian Medical Syndicate

 

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Education &
Training

Education & Degrees

MD: Cairo University Kasr Alainy Faculty of Medicine, Cairo Egypt

Residency

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Fellowship

NewYork–Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Weill Cornell Medical Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Other Certifications

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

Publications

Publications

  1. Michael R. Marco*, Xiang Niu*, Chirag Krishna, Chin-Tung Chen, Diego Chowell, Vladimir Makarov, Linas Mazutis, Ojasvi Chaudhary, Seo-hyun Choi, Timothy Chan, Raphael Pelossof, Christina Leslie, J. Joshua Smith, Francisco Sanchez-Vega, Julio Garcia-Aguilar. “Comprehensive analysis of tumor immune microenvironment in colorectal cancer using single cell sequencing”. Under submission
  2. Walid K Chatila, Jin K Kim, Henry Walch, Michael R. Marco, Chin-Tung Chen, Fan Wu, Dana M Omer, Danny N Khalil, Karuna Ganesh, Xuan Qu, Anisha Luthra, Seo-Hyun Choi, Yu-Jui Ho, Ritika Kundra, Katharine I Groves, Oliver S Chow, Andrea Cercek, Martin R Weiser, Maria Widmar, Iris H Wei, Emmanouil P Pappou, Garrett M Nash, Philip B Paty, Qian Shi, Efsevia Vakiani, S Duygu Selcuklu, Mark T A Donoghue, David B Solit, Michael F Berger, Jinru Shia, Raphael Pelossof, Paul B Romesser, Rona Yaeger, J Joshua Smith, Nikolaus Schultz, Francisco Sanchez-Vega, Julio Garcia-Aguilar. “Genomic and transcriptomic determinants of response to neoadjuvant therapy in rectal cancer”. Nat Med. 2022 Aug 28. [PMID: 35970919
  3. Jin K. Kim, Michael R. Marco, Campbell S. Roxburgh, Sujata Patil, J. Joshua Smith, Andrea Cercek, Leonard Saltz, Martin R. Weiser, Julio Garcia-Aguilar. “Survival After Induction Chemotherapy and Chemoradiation Versus Chemoradiation and Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer”. Oncologist, 2022 May 27, [PMID: 35278070]
  4. Seo-Hyun Choi, Jin K. Kim, Chin-Tung Chen, Chao Wu, Michael R. Marco, Francisco M. Barriga, Raphael Pelossof, Kevin O’Rourke, Jinru Shia, Xuan Qu, J. Joshua Smith, Francisco Sanchez-Vega, Julio Garcia-Aguilar “KRAS Mutant Colorectal Cancer Upregulates Integrin β4 to Promote Invasion and Metastasis”. Mol Cancer Res, 2021 August 5, [PMID:35394541]
  5. Walid Khaled Chatila, Michael R. Marco, Xuan Qu, Henry S. Walch, Anisha Luthra, Chin-Tung Chen, Ritika Kundra, Nikolaus Schultz, Rona Yaeger, Jesse Joshua Smith, Francisco Sanchez Vega, Julio Garcia-Aguilar. “Genomic characterization of rectal cancer and molecular determinants of response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy”. J Clin Oncol 2020; 38: 4_suppl ,192–192.
  6. Bryan Szeglin, Chao Wu, Michael R. Marco, Hyun Park, Zeda Zhang, Bing Zhang, Julio Garcia-Aguilar, Robert Beauchamp, Xi Chen, Jesse Joshua Smith. “A SMAD4-modulated gene profile predicts disease-free survival in stage II and III colorectal cancer”. Cancer Reports, 2021 June 10, [PMID: 34114372]
  7. Jin K. Kim* , Michael R. Marco*, Seo-Hyun Choi , Xuan Qu, Chin-Tung Chen, Moshe Elkabets, Lauren Fairchild, Oliver Chow, Francisco M. Barriga, Lukas E. Dow, Kevin O’Rourke, Bryan Szeglin, Dmitry Yarilin, Sho Fujisawa, Katia Manova-Todorova, Philip B. Paty, Jinru Shia, Christina Leslie, J. Joshua Smith, Scott Lowe , Raphael Pelossof , Francisco Sanchez-Vega, Julio Garcia-Aguilar. “ KRAS mutant rectal cancer cells interact with surrounding fibroblasts to deplete the extracellular matrix.” Molecular Oncology, April 2021 April 4, [PMID: 33817986]
  8. Karuna Ganesh , Chao Wu , Kevin O'Rourke , Bryan Szeglin , Zheng Y, Sauvé CG, Mohamed Adileh, Isaac Wasserman , Michael R. Marco , Maha Shady , Youyun Zheng , Wouter Karthaus , Helen Won , Seo-Hyun Choi , Raphael Pelossof , Afsar Barlas , Emmanouil Pappou , Arthur Elghouayel , James Strong , Chin-Tung Chen , Jennifer Harris , Martin Weiser , Garrett Nash , Jose Guillem , Iris Wei , Andrea Cercek , Richard Kolesnick , Katia Manova-Todorova , Leonard B. Saltz , Ronald DeMatteo , Joan Massague , Paul Romesser , Philip B. Paty , Rona Yaeger , Hans Clevers , Michael Berger , Jinru Shia , Scott Lowe , Lukas Dow , Julio Garcia-Aguilar , Charles Sawyers, J Joshua Smith. “A rectal cancer model establishes a platform to study individual responses to chemoradiation.” Nat Med. 2019 Oct 7. [PMID: 31591597].
  9.  Isaac Wasserman, Lik Hang Lee, Shuji Ogino, Michael R. Marco, Chao Wu, Xi Chen, Jashodeep Datta, Eran Sadot, Jose G. Guillem, Philip B. Paty, Martin R. Weiser, Garrett M. Nash, Leonard Saltz, Afsar Barlas, Katia Manova-Todorova, Arthur E. Elghouayel, Peter Ntiamoah, Tsuyoshi Hamada, Keisuke Kosumi, Kentaro Inamura, Andrew T. Chan, Reiko Nishihara, Andrea Cercek, Karuna Ganesh, Nancy E. Kemeny, Rona Yaeger, Charles L. Sawyers, Julio Garcia-Aguilar, Marios Giannakis, Jinru Shia and J. Joshua Smith. “SMAD4 loss in colorectal cancer patients correlates with recurrence, loss of immune infiltrate, and chemoresistance”. Clin Cancer Res. 2019 Mar 15;25(6):1948-1956. [PMID: 30587545].
  10. Natally Horvat, Harini Veeraraghavan, Raphael A. Pelossof, Maria Clara Fernandes, Arshi Arora, Monika Khan, Michael R. Marco, Chin-Tung Cheng, Mithat Gonen, Jennifer S Golia Pernicka, Marc J. Gollub, Julio Garcia-Aguillar, Iva Petkovska. “Radiogenomics of Rectal Adenocarcinoma in the Era of Precision Medicine: A Pilot Study of Associations between Qualitative and Quantitative MRI Imaging Features and Genetic Mutations.” European Journal of Radiology. 2019 Apr;113:174-18. [PMID: 30927944]
  11. Michael R. Marco, Lihong Zhou, Sujata Patil, Jorge Marcet, Madhulika Varma, Samuel Oommen, Peter Cataldo, Steven Hunt, Anjali Kumar, Daniel Herzig, Alessandro Fichera, Blase Polite, Neil Hyman, Charles Ternent, Michael Stamos, Alessio Pigazzi, David Dietz, Yuliya Yakunina, Raphael Pelossof, Julio Garcia-Aguilar. “Consolidation mFOLFOX6 Chemotherapy After Chemoradiotherapy Improves Survival in Patients with Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer”. Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Oct;61(10):1146-1155. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001207. [PMID: 30192323]
  12. Michael R. Marco, Eefje M. Dons,  Dirk J.Van der Windt, Jay K. Bhama, Alan F. Zahorchak, Lien T. Lu, Fadi G. Lakkis, David K.C. Cooper, Mohamed B. Ezzelarab, Angus W. Thomson. “Post-transplant repopulation of naïve and memory T cells in blood and lymphoid after alemtuzumab-mediated depletion in heart-transplanted cynomolgus monkeys”. Transplant Immunology;2013 Dec;29(1-4):88-98.[PMID:24120957]
  13. Jiang Li, Oleg Andreyev, Man Chen, Michael R. Marco, Hayato Iwase, Cassandra Long, David Ayares, Zhongyang Shen, David K.C. Cooper, Mohamed B. Ezzelarab. “Human T Cells Upregulate Cd69 After Coculture With Xenogeneic Genetically-Modified Pig Mesenchymal Stromal Cells.” Cellular immunology; 2013 Sep-Oct;285(1-2):23-30. [ PMID: 24044963]
  14. Mohamed Sarhan, Ashraf Dahaba*, Michael R. Marco*, Ayman Salah. “Mass Casualties in Tahrir Square at the Climax of the Egyptian Uprising: Evidence of an Emerging Pattern of Regime's Organized Escalating Violence During 10 Hours on the Night of January 28, 2011”. Annals of Surgery;2012 Dec;256(6):1093-7. [PMID: 22895394]
  15. Ahmed Mukhtar, Ahmed Hasanin, Akram El-Adawy, Safinaz Osman, Abeer Ahmed, Heba Nassar, Dalia Saad, Ahmed Zaghloul, Mohamed Sarhan, Michael R Marco. “The Friday of Rage of the Egyptian Revolution: A Unique Role for Anesthesiologists.” Anesthesia & Analgesia;2012 Apr;114(4):862-5. [PMID: 22253273]
  16. Michael R. Marco, Faheem Elbassiony, Mohamed E. Elkousy, Maged Rehan. (2011, June 15). Master's Degree in General Surgery - Essay (M.Sc) (Egypt). “Evaluation of splenic preserving surgical procedures in management of traumatic splenic injuries”.