Jillian Ciocchetti, MD, FACS
Dr. Ciocchetti was born in Portland, Oregon and was raised in Arvada, Colorado. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Religious Studies from the University of Denver. She then earned her medical degree from the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Wanting to come home to Colorado, she completed her general surgery residency at Saint Joseph Hospital.
Dr. Ciocchetti has always wanted to use her knowledge, work ethic and skills to improve the quality of life for others. “It is my honor and privilege to assist my patients and their families. Most days, I am meeting someone on the worst day of their life. The ability to fix life-threatening problems and then assist my patients in getting back to their daily routine is what I love about being a surgeon. It lines up exactly with my values: to make the world a little bit better by the end of the day than it was when I got out of bed that morning.”
While Dr. Ciocchetti is trained in all areas of general surgery, her areas of clinical interest include:
- Acute care surgery
- Venous insufficiency
- Breast cancer
- Complex abdominal wall reconstruction
- Resident well-being
- Surgical resident education and mentorship
When she is not at work, Dr. Ciocchetti enjoys traveling with her husband and two daughters. She owns and operates a medical spa in north Denver, and also bakes a mean cherry pie.
Dr. Ciocchetti is honored to return to SCL Health in 2017 after spending seven years in private practice in North Denver. She is excited to be a partner in Downtown Surgery Specialists and to help bring quality emergent and elective surgical care to our downtown campus.