Paul G. Curcillo II, CST ’84, a physician at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has been elected president of the Temple University Alumni Association (TUAA) and, by virtue of that position, will serve a three-year term on Temple’s Board of Trustees. His trustee appointment was confirmed at the board’s July 11 meeting, and his TUAA presidency, also a three-year term, began July 1.
Curcillo is past president of the College of Science and Technology (CST) Alumni Association, and he serves on CST’s Board of Visitors. As president of the Temple Alumni Association, Curcillo will help guide the TUAA Parliament, which advocates for Temple’s more than 320,000 living alumni worldwide and fosters closer relationships between alumni and the university. He succeeds past president Scott Cooper, LAW ’92.
Curcillo is chief of Fox Chase’s Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery; director of Minimally Invasive Surgical Initiatives and Development; and serves in the Department of Surgical Oncology. He is also president, co-founder and principal of SPAce Inc, an international medical and surgical education and consulting firm.
Curcillo serves as vice chairman of the Board of Directors for Archbishop Ryan High School in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He also serves on the board of the Philadelphia-based Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health.
Curcillo worked at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, was vice chair of Surgery and director of Robotic Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine and the Medical College of Pennsylvania before joining Fox Chase Cancer Center. In 2002, he was the first surgeon to perform complete robotic procedures in Philadelphia.
He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his surgical residency at Thomas Jefferson University.