Art Sesso, DO | Department of Surgery | PCOM DO Program
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Senior Associate Dean of Osteopathic Curricular Innovation and Oversight
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Director of Graduate Medical Education, Surgical Services
Medical Director, Clinical Learning and Assessment Center
Professor of Surgery

Dr. Art Sesso is the Department of Surgery Chair, the Senior Associate Dean of Osteopathic Curricular Innovation and Oversight, the Director of Graduate Medical Education for Surgical Services and the Medical Director of the Dr. Michael and Wendy Saltzburg Clinical Learning & Assessment Center on the Philadelphia campus. He is also the course director for SEENT, CRIBS and I2C.

A graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Sesso is board-certified in general surgery and a full-time faculty member at PCOM.


  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


  • Surgery
  • Clinical Reasoning in Basic Science
  • Introduction to clerkships


  • The use of UAV in emergency EKG transmission
  • The use of alternative pedagogical methods in surgical education


  • Intern of the Year 1984
  • Henry E. D'Alonzo Award for Outstanding Resident 2003
  • Resident of the Year 1986
  • MSD Award for Resident Achievement 1985
  • Women's Osteopathic Association Award for Commitment to Education 2004
  • Teacher of the Year 1996, 2006, 2007
  • Distinguished Osteopathic Surgeon of the Year 2010
  • Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching 2006
  • Alumni association Certificate of Honor 2006, 2009, 2010
  • Deans Appreciation Award 2006, 2011
  • OJ Snyder Memorial Medal, 2020


  • POMA
  • ACOS
  • RESC
  • Short Wing Piper Owners
  • MVPA
  • SAAC