Division of Colorectal Surgery

Patient Care  |  Education  |  Research  |  Faculty  |  Contact  |  Support

Columbia’s Division of Colorectal Surgery is dedicated to leading the field of colon and rectal surgery through top-quality clinical care, academic excellence, and pioneering research. The caregivers in our division share a common mission:

  • to provide ready access to expert care for afflicted with diseases of the bowel
  • to be a place of last resort for those who have nowhere else to go
  • to provide comfort and support to our patients and their families
  • to create a legacy by teaching caregivers of the future
  • to advance care through relevant research

Patient Care

Columbia’s Colorectal division offers specialized services in multiple areas of expertise, including a multidisciplinary colorectal cancer care program, one of the country’s only interventional IBD centers, dedicated programs for anorectal conditions like hemorrhoids, and more. We offer minimally invasive and robotic surgery, techniques for preserving long-term continence, and have expertise in doing complex reoperative procedures. Above all, we are committed to bringing out patients the highest quality, compassionate and convenient care possible. If you or a loved one is interested in our services, learn more on our clinical care site:

Colorectal Surgery Patient Care Site
Appointment Phone: (212) 342-1155
Fax: (212) 305-0267

Education & Training

Our leadership in colorectal care has made us a destination for trainees and experienced medical professionals around the world eager to learn the latest techniques and treatments. Through both fellowship programs and continuing medical education events, we are nurturing the next generation of great colorectal surgeons. Learn more about our educational and training programs:

Colorectal Section Fellowship Program
Continuing Medical Education Events

Research

Research is integral to our mission to improve our understanding of colorectal disease, optimize current therapies, and develop new and more effective treatments. We conduct clinical research on an ongoing basis in order to fulfill this mission, as well as collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of research specialists to discover how we can deliver better care. Learn more about our clinical research:

About Our Research
Clinical Trials

Faculty

P. Ravi Kiran, MD
Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery

Debbie Bakes, MD


James M. Church, MD


Steven A. Lee-Kong, MD


Marco Zoccali, MD
Colorectal Surgeon

Makram Gedeon, MD


Beatrice Dionigi, MD
Assistant in Clinical Surgery

As a marker of our commitment to multidisciplinary care, the division also includes gastroenterologists amongst our faculty:

Bo Shen, MD
Gastroenterologist

Le-Chu Su, MD, PhD
Gastroenterologist

Yaniuska Lescaille, MD
Gastroenterologist


Administrative Contact

Tyree Perez
Division Administrator, Colorectal Surgery
Email: tp2301@cumc.columbia.edu
Phone: (212) 342-1155

News & Announcements 

Leading Colorectal Cancer Expert Joins Colorectal Faculty

James Church, MD, a pioneer in hereditary colon cancer care, brings decades of experience to Columbia’s team.

Support Our Division

Your support is vital to helping us expand our services, continue our groundbreaking research, and offer as many patients as possible access to quality care. We rely on donations from both individuals and organizations year round in order to advance our patient care programs, as well as our many research, fellowship, and educational initiatives. Learn how you can partner with us by providing vital funding for our work:

Ways to Help

More Contacts & Locations

Colorectal Surgery Patient Site

Appointments: (212) 342-1155

Washington Heights-NYP/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (Main Campus)

Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10032

Midtown West

ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street, Suite 380,
New York, NY 10019

Midtown East

880 Third Avenue,
New York, NY 10022

Upper East Side

12 East 86th Street, Suite 1,
New York, NY 10028

Brooklyn

1720 East 14th Street, Suite M2,
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Riverdale

3050 Corlear Avenue, Suite 204,
Bronx, NY 10463

Bronxville

NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708

ColumbiaDoctors Bronxville
1 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708

Tarrytown

ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown
155 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Hudson Valley

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley
1978 Crompond Rd., Suite 101
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley
1985 Crompond Rd., Building E
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

Englewood, New Jersey

25 Rockwood Place, 3rd Floor, Room 330
Englewood, NJ 07631