Fillor Caushaj, MD

Fillor Caushaj, MD

General Surgery Pittsburgh, PA


Office Address

  • 4800 Friendship Ave
    Western Pennsylvania Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    Phone: (412) 578-4024

Fillor Caushaj, MD

General Surgery Pittsburgh, PA


Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery, Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care
  • Clinical Interests: Surgical oncology

Education & Training

  • Higher University of Plovdiv
  • Lahey Clinic
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital -  Columbia CampusNew York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Campus
  • Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • New York UniversityNew York University

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical LicenseOH State Medical License2013 - 2017
  • WV State Medical LicenseWV State Medical License2013 - 2016
  • ME State Medical LicenseME State Medical License2008 - 2016
  • CT State Medical LicenseCT State Medical License1997 - 2016
  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License1996 - 2016
  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License1985 - 2016
  • NY State Medical LicenseNY State Medical License1981 - 2016
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal SurgeryColon & Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of SurgerySurgery

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Marquis Who’s Who2013
    • Teacher of Year Surgery, Greenbrier Valley Medical Center2013
    • Marquis Who’s Who in Healthcare2012

    Publications & Presentations

    Journal Articles

    • Colectomy for Fulminant Clostridium Difficile Colitis: Predictors of Mortality.  Dias Pereira AS, Akbari RE, Cowher MS, Read TE, McCormick JT, Medich DS, Celebrezze, JP, Beck SJ, Fischer, PE, Caushaj PF, The American Surgeon, 4/1/2010
    • Effect of immunosuppression on patients undergoing bariatric surgery.  Gagne DJ, Papasavas PK, Dovec EA, Urbandt JE, Caushaj PF, Surg Obes Relat Dis, 5/1/2009
    • Technical Skills Assessment as Part of the Selection Process for a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery.  Salgado J, Grantcharov T, Papasavas P, Gagne’ D, Caushaj PF, Surgical Endoscopy, 3/1/2009

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Weight Loss Surgery: A Multidisciplinary Approach  
      Zundel N, Maalouf M, Szomstein S, Caceres-Serrano M, Caushaj PF
      Editors: Jones, DB, Rosenthal, R.Matrix Medical Communications, Edgemont
    • Atlas of Laparoscopic Surgery (Atlas de Cirugia Laparoscopica) Chapter: Laparoscopic Appendectomy (Apendicetomia Laparoscopica). Section 9, Chapter 24 
      Caushaj PF
      Editors: .McGraw Hill, Mexico
    • The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery Chapter: Colorectal Neoplasms: Screening & Prevention. Page 353 - 361
      Caushaj PF, Read TE
      Editors: Fleshman JW, Beck DE, Wolff BG, Pemberton JH and Wexner SD.Springer, New York, NY


    • Predictors Of Fulminant Colitis And Mortality In Patients With Clostridium Difficile Infection Umoh, NJ, Sucandy, I, Dancea, H, Choi, L, Esolen, L, Olson MM, Caushaj, PF, New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, New York, NY, 3/26/2009
    • Temperature Loss In Patients Undergoing Elective Colectomy Occurs Prior To Endotracheal Intubation Brozovich M, Salgado J, Mccormick, Caushaj PF, The American College Of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, 10/12/2008
    • Perioperative Hypothermia In Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Garvin R, Papasavas P, Gagne’ D, Caushaj PF, The American College Of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, 10/12/2008


    • Diverticular disease- Changing Paradigms of Therapy (Invited Lecture) Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA - 11/17/2010
    • C. Difficile Infections: Current Status (Invited lecture) Seoul, Republic of Korea - 3/21/2010
    • Is Diversion Necessary Following Preoperative Chemoradiation Therapy for Rectal Cancer? New York, NY - 12/10/2009


    • Laparoscopic Total Colectomy-Video Caushaj PF, Argentine Society of Coloproctology VI Journadas Nacionales e Internacionales de Coloproctologia
      Pto. Iguazu, Misiones, Argentina - 6/17/2009
    • COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY - VIDEO SESSION (Presiding Officer: Margolin DA), Panelists: Caushaj PF, Kann BR, Roberts PL, American College of Surgeons, 90th Annual Clinical Congress
      American College of Surgeons, 90th Annual Clinical Congress - 10/10/2004
    • Laparoscopic Sigmoid Resection (TV Forum). Caushaj PF, 74th Argentine Congress of Surgery
      Buenos Aires, Argentina - 11/9/2003

    Professional Memberships

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • Blue Shield California PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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