Program Director

Dr. Arthur Sesso is Chairman, Professor, General Surgery Residency Program Director and General Surgery Clerkship Program Director at PCOM.  Dr. Sesso is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Sesso received the Henry E. D’Alonzo Award for Interns and for Residents in 1982 and 1983 respectively. In 1983 he was also honored with the Resident of the Year Award for Outstanding Teaching and Clinical Skills. Dr. Sesso is certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support and his hobbies include military vehicle restoration and piloting radio-control helicopters. He received his D.O. from PCOM in 1981.

Education/Training
BS St. Joseph’s University, 1977
DO Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 1981
Internship: PCOM 1981-82
General Surgery Residency: PCOM 1982-86
Certifications/Memberships
Board Certified, Aug 1991
Honors/Awards
  • Henry E. D’Alonzo Award for Interns 1981-1982
  • Intern of the Year Award for Outstanding Teaching and Clinical Skills
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 1982
  • Survivors Club, Intern of the Year Award 1982
  • Henry E. D’Alonzo Resident Award 1982-1983
  • Resident of the Year Award for Outstanding Teaching and Clinical Skills
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 1983
  • Survivors Club, Resident of the Year Award 1983
  • Chief Surgical Resident, 1983
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
  • Chief Surgical Resident, 1985-1986
  • Merck, Sharp, & Dohme – National Surgical Award for Literary Achievements
    Resident of the year 1985-1986
  • Chief of the Surgical Residents Clinic 1984-1986
  • Teacher of the Year Award Intern Class
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 1987
  • Clinical Professor of the Year
    Student Class 1987
  • Student Council Teacher of the Year
    Student Class 1996-1997
  • Lindback Award Winner, 2006
  • Deans Appreciation Award, 2006
  • Alumni Certificate of Merit, 2006
  • Alumni Certificate of Honor, 2009