Marco Riccardo Fossati-Bellani, MD
I speak: English, Spanish
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Hi, my name is Marco. Whenever I am working in the ER, you will find me striving to make your day a little better. I hope this page will help you start to get to know me.
As far back as first grade, there was evidence I wanted to be a physician: to this day, on the wall at my parents' home, is my drawing of, "What I want to be when I grow up!"
About my practice
After 4 years at Princeton University, I made my way to New Orleans for 4 years of medical school at Tulane University, where I also earned a Master of Public Health degree. I then spent a year in Chicago, where I discovered I did not want to be a Neurologist, but in fact I wanted to practice emergency medicine. I came to Southern California to complete my emergency medicine training at UCLA, where I was very lucky to meet my wife. After practicing in San Diego, Santa Monica, and the San Fernando Valley, I've found my way to the South Bay, where I look forward to a long career!
How I thrive
Emergency medicine speaks to my desire to fix problems. When the members I treat arrive, they're often in pain or feeling bad. My goal is to get them better as soon as possible. I always look forward to seeing members smile and feel better.
My parents are northern Italian immigrants. From them, I have developed a love for healthy, home-cooked food. I love cooking Italian food, but I'm always branching out to new cuisines and styles. I also love exercising, traveling, and playing with my daughter!