Phoenix, Arizona


Mishra.Nitin@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Nitin Mishra, M.D., conducts research in rectal cancer, colon cancer, robotic surgery, diverticulitis and surgical outcomes. He is also working on a project to develop reconfigurable and recyclable modules for patient simulators. Dr. Mishra specializes in minimally invasive colorectal surgery (robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery) and has special interest in complex abdominal surgery and surgery for recurrent rectal cancer.

Focus areas

  • Rectal cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Benign colonic diseases (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis)
  • In vitro simulation

Significance to patient care

Dr. Mishra aims to continually improve patient care and outcomes through meaningful research. He believes that modern technology and innovation can improve surgical outcomes and minimize patient distress.

Professional highlights

  • Vice chair, Awards Committee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), 2016-2017
  • Educator of the year, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 2016
  • Educator of the year, Surgery and Surgical Specialties, Mayo Clinic, 2015-2016
  • Associate program director, General Surgery Residency, Mayo Clinic, 2017-present
  • Editorial board member, World Journal of Colorectal Surgery, 2016-present
  • Member, Rectal Cancer Coordination Committee, Program Committee, Young researcher's committee, ASCRS, 2013-present
  • Member, Colorectal Cancer Tumor Board, Mayo Clinic, 2017-present
  • Member, Cancer practice subcommittee and robotic committee, Mayo Clinic, 2015-present


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery

Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Surgery


  1. MPH - Quantitative Methods (summer only) Harvard School of Public Health
  2. Fellow - Colon and Rectal Surgery Lahey Clinic
  3. Residency - Surgery-General North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
  4. Residency - Surgery-General S C B Medical College
  5. MBBS Calcutta Medical College

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