"One of the most important things to me is that each of my patients has a positive experience. Each day, I am proud to work with talented, diligent and caring nurses and doctors to provide our patients with exceptional care. The result is that many of our patients don’t want to leave, even when they are feeling better!"
Dr. Michele Lombardo
American Board of Surgery
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: Brown University
Fellowship: Brown University
After earning her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from
Simmons College, Dr. Lombardo performed research in blood vessel development at a Harvard University laboratory, was a houseparent in a family model group home
for at-risk youth, and worked for the Massachusetts Teratogen Information
Service and National Birth Defects Center. Upon graduating from the
Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Lombardo completed a five-year
residency in general surgery and two-year fellowship in pediatric surgery at
Brown. During her tenure there, Dr. Lombardo served as executive
chief resident and completed an international surgical rotation in Bomet,
Kenya. She was honored to receive multiple awards and citations for
teaching, surgical education, and patient care.
Lombardo has authored numerous academic publications and has lectured
nationally and internationally. Since joining the CHKD pediatric surgery
team, Dr. Lombardo has enjoyed collaborating with Dr. Donald Nuss as well as her
pediatric surgery partners in furthering research for minimally invasive surgical repair of chest
wall deformities and teaching at the annual Nuss Thoracic Deformity Lecture
Dr. Lombardo is a Fellow of both the American
College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is an assistant
professor of clinical surgery and an assistant professor of pediatrics at
Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Lombardo is also an advanced trauma
life support instructor and participates in a variety of CHKD committees.
She enjoys taking an active role in the development and mentoring of EVMS
medical students and surgical residents. Dr. Lombardo is proud to further
the missions of CHKD and EVMS and is delighted to be raising her family in Hampton
- Body image in pectus
excavatum and pectus carinatum
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Thoracic surgery
- Ovarian tumors
- Biliary disease
- Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum
repair and other chest wall deformities
Honors & Awards
- Haffenreffer House Staff Excellence
Award, Rhode Island Hospital, 2011
Thompson Scholarship for Surgical Study
Brown University School of
- Dean’s Teaching Excellence
Award, Brown University School of
- Brian A. Dorman Surgical
Education Award, Brown University School of
- Alpha Omega Alpha Resident Award, Brown University School of
- Resident Teaching Award,
Brown University School of
- American Institute of Chemistry Award in Biochemistry, Simmons College, 1996
- Sigma Xi Associate Member Award, Simmons College, 1996
Community Involvement and Memberships
- American College of Surgeons
- American Pediatric Surgical Association
- International Pediatric Endosurgery
- American Medical Association
- Medical Society of Virginia
- Tidewater Pediatric Society
- Lombardo ML, Watson-Smith D, Muratore
CS, Carr SR, O’Brien BM, Luks FI. 2011. Laser ablation of placental vessels in
twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome – a paradigm for endoscopic fetal surgery.
Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques, 2011:21, 869-872.
Iruela-Arispe ML, Lombardo M, Krutzch
HC, Lawler J, Roberts DD. 1999. Inhibition of angiogenesis by
Thrombospondin-1 is mediated by two independent regions within the type I
repeats. Circulation, 100:13, 1423-1431.
- Vazquez F, Hastings G, Ortega MA, Lane
TF, Oikemus S, Lombardo M, Iruela-Arispe ML.
1999. METH-1, a human ortholog of
ADAMTS-1, and METH-2 are members of a new family of proteins with
angio-inhibitory activity. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 274:33,
Dhanabal M, Ramchandran R, Volk R,
Stillman IE, Lombardo M, Iruela-Arispe ML, Simons M, and Sukhatme VP. 1999.
Endostatin: Yeast production, mutants, and anti-tumor effect in renal cell
carcinoma. Cancer Research, 59, 189-197.
Kelly Jr RE and Lombardo ML. Psychologic effects, body image, and pectus
excavatum and carinatum. Chest Wall
Deformities. Edited by Amulya Kumar
Nuss D and Lombardo ML. Recurrent Pectus Excavatum Repair. Chest Wall Deformities. Edited by Amulya Kumar Saxena. Springer.