Rochester, Minnesota




My research interests include innovative surgical approaches to cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (crohns and ulcerative colitis), and benign colorectal conditions such as diverticulitis and slow transit constipation. The efforts in the setting of cancer involve multiple areas such as the Mayo clinic cancer center, ACOSOG, and NCCTG.

As a highlight to the above interest, I have centered my research in minimally invasive, laparoscopic, and endoscopic treatments for colorectal conditions. Many of these techniques have led the way in new techniques and improved outcomes in patient care.

Recent Publications

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Professional Details

Joint Appointment

  1. Colon and Rectal Surgery

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Surgery


  1. MBA - Healthcare Management University of St. Thomas School of Business
  2. Fellow - Colon and Rectal Surgery Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. Resident - Gastroenterology and General Surgery Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  4. Basic Science Researcher - Large animal surgical experience University of Minnesota
  5. MD - Doctor of Medicine University of Minnesota School of Medicine
  6. BA - Biology and Chemistry St. Olaf College
  7. Basic Science Researcher Genetic Lab, St. Olaf College

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