Dario O.  Fauza

Dario O. Fauza, MD, PhD

Associate, Department of Surgery

Associate Professor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-2966, 617-355-2967

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Medical Services


  • Tissue Engineering
  • Fetal Surgery
  • Critical Care
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Circumcision


  • Surgery


  • Advanced Fetal Care Center
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-2966, 617-355-2967 or Request an Appointment

Experience and Education


Medical School

University of Sao Paulo , 1985


Boston Children's Hospital, 1992-97

Boston, MA

Post Doc

Boston Children's Hospital, 1997-2000

Boston, MA


Hospital of Clinics of the University of Sao Paulo Medical School, 1984-86

Sao Paulo, Brazil


Hospital of Clinics / Children's Hospital of the University of Sao Paulo Medical School, 1986-91

Sao Paulo, Brazil


  • General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

Professional History

Dario Fauza received MD and PhD degrees from the University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil, where he also attended internship and residencies in general and pediatric surgery. He then moved to the United States, over 20 years ago, where he completed his training in different clinical and postdoctoral fellowships, all at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School. He is currently a staff member of Boston Children's Hospital’s Department of Surgery and Advanced Fetal Care Center, as well as an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
He has an extensive bibliography and is the recipient of multiple awards and honors in the United States and abroad. He has pioneered a number of cell-based strategies for the treatment of congenital anomalies, most prominently the notion of using select fetal cells to engineer a variety of tissue constructs applicable to the repair of various birth defects. He is widely recognized as having established fetal tissue engineering as a field within regenerative medicine, as well as having introduced other original strategies and methodologies for the repair of congenital anomalies both before and after birth.

To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-2966, 617-355-2967 or Request an Appointment


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