Thomas E Read

Thomas E Read, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Cracchiolo Family Professor And Chief, Gastrointestinal Surgery

Department: MD-SURGERY-GI-COLORECTAL SURG
Business Phone: (352) 265-0761
Business Email: thomas.read@surgery.ufl.edu

About Thomas E Read

Thomas E. Read, MD, FACS, FASCRS, is professor and chief of the division of gastrointestinal surgery at the UF College of Medicine.

Dr. Read graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard University. He received his medical degree with honors from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 1988, and stayed at UCSF for residency training in general surgery, which he completed in 1995. During that time, he served two years as a research fellow at the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute. He completed residency training in colon and rectal surgery at the Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts in 1996.

Throughout his career, Dr. Read has maintained a busy clinical practice, with a focus on complex abdominal and pelvic disease, particularly rectal cancer, diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease. He has also attempted to improve patient care, educate the next generation of surgeons and better our understanding of disease processes and treatment outcomes.

Dr. Read is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades both for medical practice, academic teaching, and research. He has published more than 100 scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, been an invited lecturer more than 300 times and a visiting professor at more than 20 institutions. He has served as the President of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, and is currently the President of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate
    American Board of Surgery
  • Diplomate
    American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Fellow
    American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow
    American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Fellow
    American Surgical Association

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Surgery
Subspecialties
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Crohn disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Ulcerative colitis

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0003-3760-3748

Publications

2021
Activity of Sorafenib Plus Capecitabine in Previously Treated Metastatic Colorectal Cancer.
The oncologist. 26(5):362-e724 [DOI] 10.1002/onco.13689. [PMID] 33512054.
2020
“Peek port”: avoiding conversion during laparoscopic colectomy-an update.
Surgical endoscopy. 34(9):3944-3948 [DOI] 10.1007/s00464-019-07165-3. [PMID] 31586252.
2020
Endoscopic Step Up: A Colon-Sparing Alternative to Colectomy to Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs for Patients With Advanced Neoplastic Polyps.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 63(6):842-849 [DOI] 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001645. [PMID] 32118624.
2020
Evidence-Based Management of Diverticular Disease: What’s New and What’s Missing?
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 63(6):715-717 [DOI] 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001678. [PMID] 32384399.
2019
Disease-free Survival and Local Recurrence for Laparoscopic Resection Compared With Open Resection of Stage II to III Rectal Cancer: Follow-up Results of the ACOSOG Z6051 Randomized Controlled Trial.
Annals of surgery. 269(4):589-595 [DOI] 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003002. [PMID] 30080730.
2019
Should They Stay or Should They Go? The Utility of C-Reactive Protein in Predicting Readmission and Anastomotic Leak After Colorectal Resection.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 62(2):241-247 [DOI] 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001225. [PMID] 30640836.
2019
Sigmoido-rectal intussusception
SAGE Open Medical Case Reports. 7 [DOI] 10.1177/2050313×19856242.
2019
Sigmoido-rectal intussusception.
SAGE open medical case reports. 7 [DOI] 10.1177/2050313X19856242. [PMID] 31217975.
2019
What do Young Colorectal Surgeons Value From Their CRS Residency Training?
Journal of surgical education. 76(3):720-726 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.09.013. [PMID] 30342854.
2018
Perioperative hypothermia during colectomy: when do patients get cold?
Techniques in coloproctology. 22(5):343-346 [DOI] 10.1007/s10151-018-1793-2. [PMID] 29855816.
2018
Should classification as an ACS-NSQIP high outlier be used to direct hospital quality improvement efforts?
American journal of surgery. 216(2):213-216 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.07.026. [PMID] 28751060.
2017
Bowel Sounds Are Not Associated With Flatus, Bowel Movement, or Tolerance of Oral Intake in Patients After Major Abdominal Surgery.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 60(6):608-613 [DOI] 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000829. [PMID] 28481855.
2017
Clinical Skills Passport: A Method to Increase Participation in Clinical Skills by Medical Students During a Surgery Clerkship.
Journal of surgical education. 74(6):975-979 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.05.015. [PMID] 28578980.
2017
Diphenylcyclopropenone for the treatment of cutaneous in-transit melanoma metastases – results of a prospective, non-randomized, single-centre study.
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV. 31(12):2030-2037 [DOI] 10.1111/jdv.14422. [PMID] 28626861.
2017
Preoperative short-course radiation therapy for rectal cancer provides excellent disease control and toxicity: Results from a single US institution.
Practical radiation oncology. 7(1):e51-e58 [DOI] 10.1016/j.prro.2016.08.010. [PMID] 27720702.
2017
Quality Improvement Initiatives in Colorectal Surgery: Value of Physician Feedback.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 60(2):213-218 [DOI] 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000755. [PMID] 28059918.
2017
What Is the Risk of Anastomotic Leak After Repeat Intestinal Resection in Patients With Crohn’s Disease?
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 60(12):1299-1306 [DOI] 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000946. [PMID] 29112566.
2016
Do Appendicitis and Diverticulitis Share a Common Pathological Link?
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 59(7):656-61 [DOI] 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000627. [PMID] 27270518.
2016
Do patient safety indicators explain increased weekend mortality?
The Journal of surgical research. 200(1):164-70 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2015.07.030. [PMID] 26265383.
2016
Epidemiologic Analysis of Diverticulitis.
Clinics in colon and rectal surgery. 29(3):258-63 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0036-1584503. [PMID] 27582652.
2016
Should We Use the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) to Predict Mortality After Colorectal Surgery?
Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. 20(8):1511-6 [DOI] 10.1007/s11605-016-3167-2. [PMID] 27216407.
2016
What Factors Predict Hospital Readmission after Colorectal Surgery?
The American surgeon. 82(5):433-8 [PMID] 27215725.
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2015
All things not being equal: readmission associated with procedure type.
The Journal of surgical research. 194(2):430-440 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2014.11.048. [PMID] 25541235.
2015
Can the national surgical quality improvement program provide surgeon-specific outcomes?
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 58(2):247-53 [DOI] 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000297. [PMID] 25585085.
2015
Effect of Laparoscopic-Assisted Resection vs Open Resection of Stage II or III Rectal Cancer on Pathologic Outcomes: The ACOSOG Z6051 Randomized Clinical Trial.
JAMA. 314(13):1346-55 [DOI] 10.1001/jama.2015.10529. [PMID] 26441179.
2015
What are the results of colonic volvulus surgery?
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 58(5):502-7 [DOI] 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000340. [PMID] 25850837.
2014
Changing paradigms in acute care surgery: a shift to the hindgut.
The American surgeon. 80(1):76-80 [PMID] 24401519.
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2014
Is patient diagnosis a risk factor for organ space infection after colorectal resections?
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 57(6):733-9 [DOI] 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000105. [PMID] 24807598.
2014
Is the presence of medical trainees associated with increased mortality with weekend admission?
BMC medical education. 14 [DOI] 10.1186/1472-6920-14-4. [PMID] 24397268.
2014
Optimizing rectal cancer management: analysis of current evidence.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 57(2):252-9 [DOI] 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000020. [PMID] 24401889.
2014
Outcomes after operations for anal fistula: results of a prospective, multicenter, regional study.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 57(11):1304-8 [DOI] 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000216. [PMID] 25285698.
2014
What are 30-day postoperative outcomes following splenic flexure mobilization during anterior resection?
Techniques in coloproctology. 18(3):257-64 [DOI] 10.1007/s10151-013-1049-0. [PMID] 23907675.
2014
What is the effect of stoma construction on surgical site infection after colorectal surgery?
Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. 18(4):789-95 [DOI] 10.1007/s11605-013-2439-3. [PMID] 24408182.
2014
What is the risk of clinical anastomotic leak in the diverted colorectal anastomosis?
Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. 18(10):1812-6 [DOI] 10.1007/s11605-014-2588-z. [PMID] 25022256.
2014
Which operative repair is associated with a higher likelihood of reoperation after rectal prolapse repair?
The American surgeon. 80(11):1128-31 [PMID] 25347504.
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2013
Which adverse events are associated with mortality and prolonged length of stay following colorectal surgery?
Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. 17(8):1485-93 [DOI] 10.1007/s11605-013-2224-3. [PMID] 23690207.
2012
Complications after rectal prolapse surgery: does approach matter?
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 55(4):450-8 [DOI] 10.1097/DCR.0b013e31823f86b8. [PMID] 22426270.
2012
How often do patients return to the operating room after colorectal resections?
Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland. 14(4):515-21 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2011.02846.x. [PMID] 21973276.
2011
Cyclical increase in diverticulitis during the summer months.
Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 146(3):319-23 [DOI] 10.1001/archsurg.2011.27. [PMID] 21422363.
2011
Has the use of anti-adhesion barriers affected the national rate of bowel obstruction?
The American surgeon. 77(6):773-7 [PMID] 21679649.
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2011
Long-term follow-up after an initial episode of diverticulitis: what are the predictors of recurrence?
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 54(3):283-8 [DOI] 10.1007/DCR.0b013e3182028576. [PMID] 21304297.
2011
Mortality rate after nonelective hospital admission.
Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 146(5):545-51 [DOI] 10.1001/archsurg.2011.106. [PMID] 21576609.
2011
Perforation after stenting of obstructing sigmoid cancer caused by acute angulation of the colon.
The American surgeon. 77(9):E186-7 [PMID] 21944603.
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2011
Presence of specialty surgeons reduces the likelihood of colostomy after proctectomy for rectal cancer.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 54(2):207-13 [DOI] 10.1007/DCR.0b013e3181fb8903. [PMID] 21228670.
2011
Urinary tract infection after colon and rectal resections: more common than predicted by risk-adjustment models.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 213(6):784-92 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2011.08.013. [PMID] 21945417.
2011
Who performs proctectomy for rectal cancer in the United States?
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 54(10):1210-5 [DOI] 10.1097/DCR.0b013e31822867a5. [PMID] 21904134.
2010
Colectomy for fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis: predictors of mortality.
The American surgeon. 76(4):418-21 [PMID] 20420254.
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2010
Laparoscopic colectomy using cancer principles is appropriate for colonoscopically unresectable adenomas of the colon.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 53(7):1017-22 [DOI] 10.1007/DCR.0b013e3181df0b8f. [PMID] 20551753.
2010
Variability in reconstructive procedures following rectal cancer surgery in the United States.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 53(6):874-80 [DOI] 10.1007/DCR.0b013e3181cf6f58. [PMID] 20485000.
2009
“Peek port”: a novel approach for avoiding conversion in laparoscopic colectomy.
Surgical endoscopy. 23(3):477-81 [DOI] 10.1007/s00464-008-0047-1. [PMID] 18626706.
2009
Anastomotic leak testing after colorectal resection: what are the data?
Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 144(5):407-11; discussion 411 [DOI] 10.1001/archsurg.2009.43. [PMID] 19451481.
2009
Is the decline in the surgical treatment for diverticulitis associated with an increase in complicated diverticulitis?
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 52(9):1558-63 [DOI] 10.1007/DCR.0b013e3181a90a5b. [PMID] 19690482.
2009
Laparoscopic vs. open total abdominal colectomy for severe colitis: impact on recovery and subsequent completion restorative proctectomy.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 52(1):4-10 [DOI] 10.1007/DCR.0b013e3181975701. [PMID] 19273949.
2009
Surgeon involvement in the care of patients deemed to have “preventable” conditions.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 209(6):707-11 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2009.08.002. [PMID] 19959038.
2008
Hand-assisted laparoscopic vs. laparoscopic colorectal surgery: a multicenter, prospective, randomized trial.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 51(6):818-26; discussion 826 [DOI] 10.1007/s10350-008-9269-5. [PMID] 18418653.
2008
Laparoscopic colectomy for apparently benign colorectal neoplasia: A word of caution.
Surgical endoscopy. 22(2):506-9 [PMID] 17704872.
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2008
Predictors of disease-free survival in rectal cancer patients undergoing curative proctectomy.
Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland. 10(9):879-86 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2008.01508.x. [PMID] 19037929.
2007
Laparoscopic proctectomy for rectal adenocarcinoma.
Journal of surgical oncology. 96(8):660-4 [PMID] 18081161.
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2007
Occult perineal endometrioma diagnosed by endoanal ultrasound and treated by excision: a report of 3 cases.
The Journal of reproductive medicine. 52(8):733-6 [PMID] 17879837.
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2007
Sentinel node mapping in colorectal cancer.
American journal of surgery. 194(1):140-1 [PMID] 17560931.
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2006
Ileal perforation secondary to Clostridium difficile enteritis: report of 2 cases.
Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 141(1):97-9 [PMID] 16415419.
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2006
Laparoscopic rectal surgery: rectal cancer, pelvic pouch surgery, and rectal prolapse.
The Surgical clinics of North America. 86(4):899-914 [PMID] 16905415.
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2006
Laparoscopy for rectal cancer: the need for randomized trials.
Clinics in colon and rectal surgery. 19(1):13-8 [DOI] 10.1055/s-2006-939526. [PMID] 20011448.
2006
Treatment of rectal cancer without radiotherapy?
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 49(1):143; author reply 143-4 [PMID] 16270164.
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2005
Delayed treatment for rectal cancer.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 48(9):1736-41 [PMID] 15981064.
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2005
Sentinel lymph node mapping for adenocarcinoma of the colon does not improve staging accuracy.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 48(1):80-5 [PMID] 15690662.
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2004
Neoadjuvant therapy for rectal cancer: histologic response of the primary tumor predicts nodal status.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 47(6):825-31 [PMID] 15108025.
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2003
Age and type of procedure influence the choice of patients for laparoscopic colectomy.
Surgical endoscopy. 17(6):923-9 [PMID] 12618937.
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2003
Detection of varicella zoster virus in genital specimens using a multiplex polymerase chain reaction.
Sexually transmitted infections. 79(4):298-300 [PMID] 12902579.
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2003
Supplemental perioperative fluid administration increases tissue oxygen pressure.
Surgery. 133(1):49-55 [PMID] 12563237.
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2003
The addition of continuous infusion 5-FU to preoperative radiation therapy increases tumor response, leading to increased sphincter preservation in locally advanced rectal cancer.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 57(1):84-9 [PMID] 12909219.
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2002
Early experience with stapled hemorrhoidectomy in the United States.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 45(3):360-7; discussion 367 [PMID] 12068195.
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2002
Locoregional recurrence and survival after curative resection of adenocarcinoma of the colon.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 195(1):33-40 [PMID] 12113543.
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2002
Prospective evaluation of anesthetic technique for anorectal surgery.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 45(11):1553-8; discussion 1558 [PMID] 12432307.
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2002
Surgeon specialty is associated with outcome in rectal cancer treatment.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 45(7):904-14 [PMID] 12130879.
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2001
A phase I/II trial of three-dimensionally planned concurrent boost radiotherapy and protracted venous infusion of 5-FU chemotherapy for locally advanced rectal carcinoma.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 50(5):1299-308 [PMID] 11483342.
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2001
Manometric squeeze pressure difference parallels functional outcome after overlapping sphincter reconstruction.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 44(5):655-60 [PMID] 11357023.
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2001
Neoadjuvant external beam radiation and proctectomy for adenocarcinoma of the rectum.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 44(12):1778-90 [PMID] 11742162.
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2001
Neoadjuvant therapy for adenocarcinoma of the rectum: tumor response and acute toxicity.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 44(4):513-22 [PMID] 11330578.
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2001
Pretreatment clinical findings predict outcome for patients receiving preoperative radiation for rectal cancer.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 50(3):665-74 [PMID] 11395234.
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2001
Radiation therapy for epidermoid carcinoma of the anal canal, clinical and treatment factors associated with outcome.
Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. 61(1):15-22 [PMID] 11578724.
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2001
Treatment of rectal adenocarcinoma with endocavitary and external beam radiotherapy: results for 199 patients with localized tumors.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 51(2):363-70 [PMID] 11567810.
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2000
Outcome of patients with rectal adenocarcinoma and localized pelvic non-nodal metastatic foci.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 43(9):1217-21 [PMID] 11005486.
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2000
Usefulness of FDG-PET scan in the assessment of suspected metastatic or recurrent adenocarcinoma of the colon and rectum.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 43(6):759-67; discussion 767 [PMID] 10859074.
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1999
A practical approach to familial and hereditary colorectal cancer.
The American journal of medicine. 107(1):68-77 [PMID] 10403355.
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1999
Coloenteric fistula from chicken-bone perforation of the sigmoid colon.
Surgery. 125(3):354-6 [PMID] 10076623.
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1999
Colonoscopy for small adenomas.
Annals of internal medicine. 130(8):700-1 [PMID] 10215573.
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1999
Colorectal cancer: risk factors and recommendations for early detection.
American family physician. 59(11):3083-92 [PMID] 10392591.
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1999
Five fractions of preoperative radiotherapy for selected cases of rectal carcinoma: long-term tumor control and tolerance to treatment.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 43(3):537-43 [PMID] 10078634.
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1999
Laparoscopic vs. open abdominoperineal resection for cancer.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 42(7):930-9 [PMID] 10411441.
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1999
Proctectomy and coloanal anastomosis for rectal cancer.
Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 134(6):670-7 [PMID] 10367879.
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1999
Use of endoanal ultrasound in patients with rectovaginal fistulas.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 42(8):1057-64 [PMID] 10458131.
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1998
Confirmation that chromosome 18q allelic loss in colon cancer is a prognostic indicator.
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 16(2):427-33 [PMID] 9469325.
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1997
Afferent limb obstruction complicating ileal pouch-anal anastomosis.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 40(5):566-9 [PMID] 9152185.
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1997
Detection of recurrent and metastatic colorectal cancer: comparison of positron emission tomography and computed tomography.
Annals of surgical oncology. 4(8):613-20 [PMID] 9416407.
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1997
Importance of adenomas 5 mm or less in diameter that are detected by sigmoidoscopy.
The New England journal of medicine. 336(1):8-12 [PMID] 8970934.
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1997
Laparoscopic-assisted ileocolic resections in patients with Crohn’s disease: are abscesses, phlegmons, or recurrent disease contraindications?
Surgery. 122(4):682-8; discussion 688 [PMID] 9347843.
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1995
Triglyceride-rich lipoproteins improve survival when given after endotoxin in rats.
Surgery. 117(1):62-7 [PMID] 7809838.
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Grants

Jun 2019 ACTIVE
Comparison of Surgery and Medicine on the Impact of Diverticulitis (COSMID) Trial
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF WASHINGTON via PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST

Education

Residency – Colon and Rectal Surgery
1995-1996 · Lahey Clinic
Research Fellowship
1991-1993 · Cardiovascular Research Institute; University of California, San Francisco
Residency – General Surgery
1988-1995 · University of California, San Francisco
Medical School
1984-1988 · University of California, San Francisco

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