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Dr. Mark Fusco Curricula Vitae

Present Positions

Minimally Invasive / Advanced Laparoscopic / Robotic Surgeon, Health First Medical Group (Feb 13 to Present)

Medical Director, Health First LifeShape Advanced Bariatric Center of Florida (May 03 to Present)

Member, Allergan Health Council for the Advancement of Bariatrics (March 07 to Present)

Preceptor and Proctor, Allergan Health for training on placement of the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (Jan 05 to Present)

Managing Partner, Bariatric Software Solutions, LLC (May 06 to Present)

Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida Medical School (Apr 08 to Present)

Member, Communications Committee, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (Jun 12 to Present)

Chairman, Web-site development sub-committee, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (Oct 12 to Present)

Chief, General Surgery, Melbourne Same Day Surgery Center (Oct 12 to Present)

Chief, Bariatric Surgery, Melbourne Same Day Surgery Center and Holmes Regional Medical Center (Feb 13 to Present)

Previous Positions

Member Board of Directors, Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates Real Estate LLC (June 02 to April 11)

Member, MIMA Corporate Ethics Committee (Aug 09 to April 11)

President, MIMA Foundation of Brevard. (May 03 to Dec 11)

Member, Board of Directors, Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates (June 02 to May 10)

Co-Director, MIMA Research Department (Oct 03 to Oct 06)

Co-chair, Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates Building committee (Jan 02 to Jan 04)

Chairman, Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates Intranet site development committee (Jan 03 to July 03)

Lecturer, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Visiting Speakers Bureau (Jan 03 to Dec 08)

Lecturer, GlaxoSmithKline (May 05 to Dec 08)

Preceptor and Proctor, Covidien Training Program for Laparoscopic Colon Surgery (Jan 04 to Dec 09)

Medical director, Surgical Service line, Holmes Regional Medical Center (Jan 01 to July 02)

Surgery practice at Scott AFB encompassing all aspects of general surgery including endoscopy and advanced laparoscopy (July 94 to June 98)

Concurrent part time position as trauma surgeon, Carle Clinic, Urbana IL (Jan 97 to July 98)

Chief of Surgery, Scott Air Force Base Medical Center (July 96 to Jan 98)

Director, Critical Care Units, Scott Air Force Base Medical Center (July 94 to Dec 97)

Director, Parenteral and Enteral Nutritional Support Service, Scott Air Force Base Medical Center (July 94 to Dec 97)

Post Doctoral Education

Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care, Vanderbilt University 1993-1994

Residency in General Surgery (PGY 2-5) Keesler AFB Medical Center 1989-1993

Internship in General Surgery (PGY 1) Keesler AFB Medical Center 1988-1989


New York Medical College, Valhalla NY. M.D. 1984-1988

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD. B.A. 1980-1984


Board Certification in General Surgery, American Board of Surgery- December 1994; Recertified- December 2004

Surgery Certification of added qualification in Surgical Critical Care- October 1995 to July 2006

Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners- July 1989


Wisconsin state medical license- #32728, November 1991 - Exp. November 1997

Illinois State medical license- #036-094532, July 1996 - Exp. July 1999

Florida state medical license- #ME –0075559, April 27, 1998 - Exp Jan 2012


Published Manuscripts

Published Abstracts

Presentations at National Meetings

Local Presentations


Professional Organizations

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (inactive)

Association for Research Professionals (inactive)

Florida Surgical Society (inactive)

Florida Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (inactive)

Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons (inactive)

Media Appearances

WESH television Orlando; Interview: Adolescent Obesity; December 2003.

WSCF television Melbourne; Interview: Obesity and the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band; January 2004.

ESPN Radio AM1060; Interview: The LifeShape Multidisciplinary weight management program; February 2010.


Born: Naples, Italy

Married with two children