Greg Saggio received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994. He graduated from Adelphi University in 1989 with a B.S. in biology and a minor in psychology.

Saggio completed a one-year rotating internship at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1995. He completed a residency in general surgery at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999 and served as chief surgery resident. Saggio spent one year after finishing his residency in private practice at Shore Memorial Hospital in Sommers Point, N.J., doing general and vascular surgery. He subsequently took a faculty position as an assistant professor of surgery with department of surgery at UMDNJ-SOM focusing on general surgery. Saggio returned to private practice as a general surgeon for six more years in Cherry Hill, N.J. He was on staff at Kennedy Memorial Center in Stratford, NJ as well as the Virtua Health system in Cherry Hill, NJ.

He has been a full-time NYITCOM faculty member since 2006. He spent three years in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, three years in the Department of Biomedical Science, and is now in the Department of Clinical Specialties. At NYITCOM, Saggio serves or served on many committees including the Student Progress Committee, the Task Force for Curriculum Revision, Academic Faculty senate (past President), Chair of the Academic Senate Grievance Committee. He is the Director of the Cardiopulmonary-Renal system course. He is heavily involved in small group learning.

Saggio is a member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS), and New York State Osteopathic Medical Society (NYSOMS). He is an AOA House of Delegates member for four years representing NYSOMS

Recent Projects/Research

  • Mindfulness and its potential use in assessment of medical students, interns and residents.


  • Saggio G, Docimo S, Pilc J, Norton J, Gilliar W, The impact of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Secretory Immunoglobulin A in a stressed population. Cover Article, JAOA 2011; 111 (3) 143-147
  • Alakkam A, Hill R., Saggio G. Superior mesenteric origin of the proper hepatic artery: embryological and clinical implications. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy. First online 09 December 2015. Pages 1-4
  • Abstract ; Alakkam A, Hill R., Saggio G. Annual Clinical Assembly Osteopathic Surgeons; Chicago 2015 "Superior Mesenteric origin of the Proper Hepatic Artery: aEmbryological and Clinical Implications". Winner student abstract competition.
  • Plummer M, Saggio G, Min-Kyung Jung, Ehrrichetti A. Abstract Harvard Macy’s Institute Program for Medical Educators Primary Care Medicine And Mindfulness-Can Undergraduate Medical Education Benefit? May 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Health Care Policy Fellowship – Fellow Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Athens, Ohio. August 2012-September 2013
  • Chief General Surgery Residency Kennedy Memorial Center/UMDNJ –SOM, NJ.1995-1999

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • Director Cardiopulmonary-Renal systems course
  • Lecture Based Instruction: multiple lectures
  • Problem Based Learning: first and second-year facilitator
  • OMM Laboratory Lab leader and table trainer
  • PBL Clinical Skills Laboratory trainer
  • ICC clinical trainer
  • Case Based Learning facilitator

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