About Dr. Piercecchi
Dr. Christopher Piercecchi is a distinguished combat veteran and Medical Doctor with over 27 years of experience in the field as a paramedic, combat medic, and cardiac surgeon. He began as a member of the elite United States Air Force Pararescue Teams where he was trained as a Paramedic and Special Operations combat medic. He later went on to medical school and completed residency training in Thoracic Surgery.
In 2006, Dr. Piercecchi received the Air Medal for his conduct in Operation Red Wings, the rescue mission that would later become the subject of the book and major film, “The Lone Survivor”. On July 2, 2005, while under enemy fire in Afghanistan, Dr. Piercecchi was part of the USAF Pararescue team who extracted a Navy Seal trapped in enemy territory.
Dr. Piercecchi is also proud to have been selected as a Pat Tillman Foundation Scholar in the class of 2011. After years of service to his country in wartime operations, most notably Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, he returned to the United States to pursue a career in cardiothoracic surgery. Men’s wellness has been an interest of Dr. Piercecchi’s for decades and experience as a cardiac surgeon has provided him a deeper insight into the problems that impact men’s health by witnessing firsthand how poor lifestyle choices and the aging process cause heart disease, the leading cause of death in men. For years he has worked with other leaders in the men’s health industry to develop a unique approach to men’s wellness.