Adam Klipfel, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Associate Professor of Surgery (Clinical), Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
Accepting New Patients
Adam Klipfel, MD, FACS, FASCRS, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained colorectal surgeon with expertise in colon cancer and surgical oncology. He received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and completed a residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Klipfel gained further experience through a colorectal fellowship and an anorectal physiology fellowship at University of Southern California-affiliated hospitals. He has expertise in robotic surgery for benign and malignant disease. He is a clinical assistant professor of surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and is program coordinator of the Colorectal Surgery Fellowship program. Dr. Klipfel is the current President of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Rectal and Colon Surgeons as well as a member of Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and the New England Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, among others.
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Education: Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, New York,NY
Residency: General Surgery - NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Fellowship: Colorectal, Anorectal Physiology - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Memberships in Societies:
Fellow - American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Fellow - American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (FASCRS)
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
New England Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
The Miriam Hospital
Rhode Island Hospital
- Aquino DA, Brosnan CF, Klipfel AA, Norton WT. The 70-kDa Heat Shock Cognate Protein (HSC70) is a Major Constituent of the Central Nervous System and is Up Regulated Only at the mRNA Level in Acute Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis. Journal of Neurochemistry. 1993 Oct; 61(4):1340-1348.
- Shafir MK, Shapiro R, Sung M, Warner R, Sicular A, Klipfel AA. Cryoablation of Unresectable Malignant Liver Tumors. American Journal of Surgery. 1996 Jan; 171(1):27-31.
- Klipfel AA, Schein M, Fahoum B, Wise L. Acute Abdomen and Clostridium Difficile Colitis: Still a Lethal Combination. Digestive Surgery. 2000; 17:160-163.
- Klipfel AA, Schein M. Rapunzel syndrome causing gastric emphysema and small bowel obstruction. Surgery. 2003 Jan; 133(1):120-1.
- Klipfel AA, Schein M. Retroperitoneal perforation of the duodenum and necrotizing extension to the scrotum. Surgery. 2003 Mar; 133(3):337-9.
- Ceydeli A, Rucinski J, Klipfel AA. Vu/var squamous cell carcinoma metastatic to skin of the forearm. Dermatol Surg. 2003 Jun; 29(6):662-3
- Perez R, Wu N, Klipfel AA, Beart RW. A better cell cycle target for Gene therapy of colorectal cancer: Cyclin J Gastrointest Surg. 2003 Nov; 7(7):884-9.
- Gervaz P, Hahnloser D, Wolff BG, Anderson SA, Cunningham J, Beart RW Jr, Klipfel A, Burgart L, Thibodeau SN. Molecular biology of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus: a comparison of HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients. J Gastrointest Surg. 2004 Dec; 8(8):1024-30; discussion 1031.
- Klipfel A, Sturrock P. What’s new in surgical treatment for Crohn’s disease. Inflammatory Bowel Disease Issue. Rhode Island Medical Journal. March 2009
- Klipfel A. Surgical approach to extensive hidradenitis suppurativa in the perineal/perianal and gluteal regions. World J Surg. 2009 Mar; 33(3):488.
- Abodeely A, Schechter S, Klipfel A, Vrees M, Lagares-Garcia J. Does alvimopan enhance return of bowel function in laparoscopic right colectomy? Am J Surg. 2011 Nov; 77(11):1460-2
- Perez K, Safran H, Sikov W, Vrees M, Klipfel A, Shah N, Schechter S, Oldenberg N, Pricolo V, Rosati K, Dipetrillo T. Complete Neoadjuvant Treatment for Rectal Cancer: The Brown University Oncology Group CONTRE Study. Am J Clin Oncology. 2014 Nov 4.
- Dao HE, Miller PE, Bhattacharya S, Klipfel A, Vrees M, Schechter S. Laparoscopic colectomy is an underused procedure for the elective management of colovesical fistulas. Am J Surg. 2014 Apr;80(4): 412-3