Editors

Susan Galandiuk, M.D.

 

Editor-in-Chief
Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Program Director, Head, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
The Hiram C. Polk Jr., MD Department of Surgery
Director, Price Institute of Surgical Research
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, biomarker development, miRNAs

John R.T. Monson, M.D.

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Coeditor
Colon and Rectal Surgeon
Florida Hospital Medical Center
Orlando, Florida

Clinical/Research Interests: Minimally invasive technologies in colorectal cancer treatment, including Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS), laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery

Scott R. Steele, M.D., M.B.A

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Coeditor
Chairman, Department of Colorectal Surgery
Rupert B. Turnbull, MD Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland Clinic
Professor of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland Ohio (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, outcomes research

Section Editors

Joshua I. Bleier, M.D.

 

Section Editor, Social Media & Readership Engagement
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania / Perelman School of Medicine
Section Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital
Program Director of the Colorectal Fellowship
Chairman of the ASCRCS CREST Committee
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Management and treatment of benign diverticular disease; colon and rectal cancer; standard and minimally invasive approaches; sphincter-preservation; surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease; the spectrum of benign anorectal and pelvic floor disorders, including sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence; colonoscopy; advanced techniques for local treatment of early rectal polyps and cancers with transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM)

Kelli Bullard Dunn, M.D.

 

Section Editor, Current Status
Professor of Surgery
Vice Dean for Community Engagement and Diversity
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Colorectal and anal cancer and precancerous conditions; inflammatory bowel disease, hereditary malignancies; community health, health equity, and outcomes

Kyle G. Cologne, M.D.

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Section Editor, Dynamic Articles, Video Vignettes, Podcasts
Clinical Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director, Colorectal Residency
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Minimally invasive surgery, colorectal cancer, surgical training, cost-effectiveness, QI measures, #VisualAbstracts

Daniel O. Herzig, M.D.

 

Section Editor, Resident's Corner
Associate Professor of Surgery
Digestive Health Center and Knight Cancer Institute
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Colorectal cancer, endoscopy, minimally invasive surgery, organ preservation treatment of rectal cancer

Sean J. Langenfeld, M.D.

 

Section Editor, Selected Abstracts

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency
Department of Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Social Media, #VisualAbstract, online reputation management, minimally invasive surgery, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease

Mattias Soop, M.D., Ph.D.

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Section Editor, International Content
Associate Professor
The University of Manchester/Salford Royal Foundation NSH Trust
Salford, United Kingdom

Clinical/Research Interests: Management of intestinal failure, #VisualAbstracts, inflammatory bowel disease, and surgical stress reduction

Associate Editors

Maher A. Abbas, M.D.

 

Medical Director
Dubai Colorectal Clinic
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Clinical/Research Interests: Minimally invasive surgery, therapeutic endoscopy, diverticulitis, rectal cancer, pelvic floor disorders, complex anorectal fistulas, hemorrhoids

Karim Alavi, M.D., M.P.H.

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Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, Massachusetts

Clinical Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease, minimally invasive surgery, complex abdominal and anorectal surgery

Research Interests: Comparative effectiveness research, surgical innovation, health services research, quality improvement


Sam Atallah, M.D.

 

Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Central Florida
Chair of Colon & Rectal Surgery at Florida Hospital
Director for Research & Innovation at the Center for CR Surgery
Orlando, Florida (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS), robotic transanal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, taTME

Willem A. Bemelman, M.D., Ph.D.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Clinical/Research Interests:

Mariana Berho, M.D.

Cleveland Clinic Florida
Hollywood, Florida (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests:

George J. Chang, M.D., M.S.

 

Chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Professor of Surgical Oncology
Professor of Health Services Research
Director of Clinical Operations, Minimally Invasive and New Technologies in Oncologic Surgery Program
Associate Medical Director, Colorectal Center
Houston, Texas (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Colon and rectal cancer, extended resections for locally advanced disease, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, clinical comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes

William C. Cirocco, M.D.

 

Professor of Clinical Surgery
Program Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Department of Surgery
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, Ohio (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Multidisciplinary treatment of rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, rectal prolapse, diverticulitis

Bard Cosman, M.D.

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Professor of Clinical Surgery
University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Staff Physician, VA San Diego Healthcare System
San Diego, California

Clinical/Research Interests: Anal dysplasia, anal conditions in HIV, hidradenitis suppurativa, anal fistula, pilonidal sinus, colorectal conditions in spinal cord injury

Conor P. Delaney, M.Ch., Ph.D.

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Chairman, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute
Victor W. Fazio MD Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Surgical education, colorectal cancer surgery, laparoscopic colorectal surgery and perioperative care for intestinal surgery


Alessandro Fichera, M.D.

 

Professor and Chief Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, clinical trials

Fergal Fleming, M.D.

 

Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology

Department of Surgery

University of Rochester Medical Center

Rochester, New York (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Health services research with focus on colorectal cancer, epidemiology of colorectal cancer, perioperative optimization (prehabilitation)

Charles M. Friel, M.D., M.S.

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Charlottesville, Virginia (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests:

Chuan-Gang Fu, M.D.

 

Chairman and Professor
Department of Surgery
Department of Colorectal Surgery
Department of Gastro-Coloscopy
Shanghai East Hospital
Tongi University
Chairman, Chinese Society of Anorectal Surgeons
Fellow, Chinese College of Surgeons
Shanghai, P. R. China
Chairman, Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Shanghai, China

Clinical/Research Interests: Endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of early colorectal cancer and polyps. Diagnosis and surgical treatment of colorectal cancer, especially management of rectal cancer, including traditional open procedures and minimal invasive 3D laparoscopic surgery, NOSES. Surgical management of chronic constipation, rectal prolapse, hemorrhoids, polyposis et al. Mechanism of radiosensitivity of rectal cancer and pathogenesis

Sean C. Glasgow, M.D.

 

Associate Professor of Surgery
Section of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Department of Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Benign & malignant diseases of the colon & rectum; treatment of peritoneal surface malignancies, including pseudomyxoma and carcinomatosis; combat casualty care, particularly abdominal trauma management

Wilhelm Graf, M.D., Ph.D.

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Uppsala, Sweden

Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Institution of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala university, Sweden

Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala, Sweden

Clinical/Research Interests: Colorectal cancer, peritoneal carcinomatosis, fecal incontinence, motility disorders, anorectal surgery.


William J. Harb, M.D.

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The Colorectal Center
Nashville, Tennessee (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Anorectal surgery, fecal incontinence, inherited colon and rectal cancer syndromes

Imran Hassan, M.D.

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Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa (USA)

Clinical Interests: Surgical management of benign and malignant colorectal diseases, minimally invasive surgery, and diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy

Research Interests: Healthcare outcomes, health services research and process improvement initiatives

Alexander G. Heriot, M.D., M.B.A., F.R.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.

 

Director of Cancer Surgery
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Professor of Surgery
University of Melbourne, Australia
Director, Lower Gastrointestinal Tumour Stream,
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Melbourne

Clinical/Research Interests: Colon and rectal cancer, extended resections for locally advanced disease, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, peritoneal disease, translational lower GI oncology research

Andrew G. Hill, MB.Ch.B, M.D. (Thesis) Ed.D.

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Colorectal Surgeon/Professor of Surgery
Assistant Dean and Head of the South Auckland Clinical Campus
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences|
University of Auckland
Otahuhu, Auckland

Clinical/Research Interests: Proctology, perioperative care, medical education, perioperative mortality, and morbidity

Christine C. Jensen, M.D.

 

Adjunct Associate Professor
Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, Minnesota (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Cost-effectiveness research, health services research, outcomes research in colon and rectal surgery, minimally invasive surgery

Eric K. Johnson, M.D.

 

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Associate Professor of Surgery
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Minimally invasive colorectal resection using both laparoscopic and robotic platforms. His research focus has been on outcomes using large statewide and nationwide databases in an effort to streamline and standardize some practices in colorectal surgery.

Andreas M. Kaiser, M.D.

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Professor of Clinical Surgery
USC Division of Colorectal Surgery
Keck School of Medicine of USC
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Colorectal cancer, recurrent rectal cancer, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, continent ileostomy, fecal incontinence, transanal endoscopic microsurgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, sacral nerve stimulation, artificial bowel sphincter, magnetic ring

Matthew F. Kalady, M.D.

 

Professor of Surgery
James Church, MD, and Edward DeBartolo Jr Family Chair in Colorectal Surgery
Director, Sanford R. Weiss, MD, Center for Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia
Co-Director, Cleveland Clinic Comprehensive Colorectal Cancer Program
Department of Colorectal Surgery
Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Management of colon and rectal cancer, hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes, colorectal polyps, rectal cancer response or resistance to neoadjuvant chemoradiation, genetics of colorectal cancer

Gregory Kennedy, M.D., Ph.D.

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John H. Blue Chair in General Surgery and Professor of Surgery
Director, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL (USA)



Clinical/Research Interests: Mechanisms of carcinogenesis and chemooprevention of colorectal cancer. Inflammaton and impact of behavioral phenotypes.  Comparative effectiveness and quality improvement.

Nam Kyu Kim, M.D.

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Professor, Division of Colorectal Surgery
Department of Surgery
Yonsei University College of Medicine
Seoul, Korea

Clinical/Research Interests: Colorectal cancer

Mary R. Kwaan, M.D., M.P.H.

 

Associate Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of California
Los Angeles, California (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Diverticulitis, rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal injury from radiation, reoperative surgery, racial disparities in health care


Amy L. Lightner,
 M.D.

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Najjia N. Mahmoud, M.D.


Assistant Professor Surgery

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Senior Assoicate Consultant

Department of Surgery

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Rochester, Minnesota (USA)

Clinical/research interest: Inflammatory bowel disease, ileal pouch disorders, stem cell therapy, minimally invasive surgery



Emilie and Roland T. deHellebranth Professor of Surgery

Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)

Research Interests: Rectal (and colon) cancer outcomes, management and treatment; clinical trials; surgical site infection-- epidemiology, treatment, and detection; inflammatory bowel disease

Justin A. Maykel, M.D.

 

Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery
Gladys Smith Martin Endowed Chair in Oncology
UMass Memorial Medical Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, Massachusetts (USA)

Clinical Interests: Rectal cancer, colon cancer, complicated diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease

Research Interests: Innovative surgical approaches to colorectal diseases including transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME), laparoscopy, transanal endoscopic microsurgery and transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS), surgical quality improvement and optimizing surgical outcomes

Evangelos Messaris, M.D., Ph.D.

 

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Colon and Rectal Residency Program Director
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Specific clinical and research interest in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases

Toshiki Mimura, M.D., Ph.D.

 

Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Department of Surgery
Jichi Medical University
Tochigi, Japan

Clinical/Research Interests: Functional bowel and anorectal disorders, including fecal incontinence, constipation, and rectal prolapse

Husein Moloo, M.D.

 

Associate Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair Quality, Department of Surgery
Section Head, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Program Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship
Associate Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Clinical/Research Interests: Quality Improvement, colorectal cancer, minimally invasive surgery, transanal endoscopic microsurgery, fragility, integrated practice models

Harvey G. Moore, M.D.

 

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Division of Advanced Oncology and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Durham, North Carolina (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Anal cancer, chemoprevention of colorectal cancer, multimodality management of locally advanced rectal cancer

Matthew Mutch, M.D.

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St. Louis, Missouri (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests:

Ian M. Paquette, M.D.

 

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Medical Director of Colon and Rectal Surgery University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Medical Director of the Christ Hospital Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders
Cincinnati, Ohio (USA)

Clinical Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes and quality improvement research regarding colorectal cancer and colorectal resections

Rodrigo Oliva Perez, M.D., Ph.D.

 

Instituto Angelita & Joaquim Gama
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Molecular Biology and Genomics Lab
São Paulo, Brazil

Clinical/Research Interests: Management of rectal cancer, prediction of response to neoadjuvant chemoradiation regimens, alternative organ-preserving strategies used for patients developing complete clinical response

Scott E. Regenbogen, M.D., M.P.H.

 

Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery
University of Michigan
Co-Director, Michigan Value Collaborative
Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA)

Clinical Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery

Research Interests: Health services research, including performance evaluation, costs of care, surgical safety and quality improvement, with a particular focus on the cost, quality, and outcomes of major inpatient surgery in older adults

Rocco Ricciardi, M.D., M.P.H.

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Chief, Section of Colorectal Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard University
Boston, Massachusetts (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Diverticulitis, colorectal cancer, quality improvement, population health, comparative effectiveness

Antonino Spinelli, M.D., Ph.D.

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David B. Stewart, M.D.

 


Associate Professor of Surgery

Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Humanitas University, Instituto Clinico Humanitas 

Milan, Italy

Clinical/Research interests: Minimally invasive technology in colorectal cancer an inflammatory bowel disease, transanal minimally invasive surgery and TaTME, pouch surgery.


Associate Professor of Surgery

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Section Chief, Colorectal Surgery
University of Arizona 

Tucson, Arizona (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: C. difficile infection; human gut microbiome, C. difficile tissue bank, bioinformatics, meta-genomics and meta-transcriptomics, gut dysbiosis, oligonucleotides as microbiome sparing antisense antibiotics delivered using novel bola-amphiphilic nanocarriers, fecal microbiota transplants administered by enema to critically ill CDI patients as an alternative to surgery for patients failing medical therapy

Luca Stocchi, M.D.

 

Professor of Surgery
The Story Garschina Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery
Department of Colorectal Surgery
Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic, Ohio (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Laparoscopic surgery, colorectal cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease

Akira Sugita, M.D.

 

Director

Department of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Department of Surgery
Yokohama Municipal Citizens Hospital
Yokohama, Japan

Clinical/Research Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease), colorectal cancer, small intestine

Charles Ternent, M.D.CAT.JPG

Clinical Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Nebraska School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska.
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska. Director of Research, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Omaha, Nebraska (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease. Minimally invasive colorectal surgery. Clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness /decision-making analysis.

Sarah A. Vogler, M.D., M.B.A.

 

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
University of Minnesota
Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates
Pelvic Floor Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA)

Clinical/Research Interests: Pelvic floor disorders and physiology, pelvic prolapse, incontinence, endorectal ultrasound, robotic & laparoscopic colorectal surgery, surgical quality


J. Graham Williams, M.Ch., F.R.C.S.

 

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Clinical and Research Interests: Anal sepsis, inflammatory bowel disease, malignant colorectal polyps and early rectal cancer

Editorial Office

Margaret Abby, B.A.

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Managing Editor

Taris Truax, B.S.

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Editorial Assistant