Dr. Aversa earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000. He received his general surgery training in New Haven at the Hospital of Saint Raphael. After graduating in 2006 he went on to pursue additional surgical specialty training. In 2007, he completed the first of two fellowships in the field of minimally invasive and advanced laparoscopic surgery. In 2008, he completed his second fellowship in the field of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He then returned to Connecticut and began his colon and rectal surgery practice in October of 2010.
During his fellowship training, Dr. Aversa performed research to develop animal models for the study of human colon cancer and to investigate immunologic and tumor response to the stress of surgery.
Dr. Aversa has special interest in the fields of colon and rectal cancer, the surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases, robotic surgery, and the evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor disorders including fecal incontinence and constipation.
Dr. Aversa is proud to be certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and the American Board of Surgery as well as a fellow of American College of Surgeons. He is an active member of numerous surgical societies including: the America Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, American College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the New England Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.
Dr. Aversa has been a member of the Clinical Faculty and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Frank H. Nettler School of Medicine since 2015. He has joined as the Vice President of the Medical Staff at Griffin Hospital since 2016. In 2018 Dr. Aversa developed the Robotic Surgical Program and is the active Chief of Robotic Surgery at Griffin Hospital.
John M. Aversa, Jr., DO, FACS