My clinical interests include the spectrum of benign and malignant colorectal pathology, particularly inflammatory bowel disease and rectal cancer, including minimally invasive surgery, sphincter-sparing surgery, and organ-sparing treatment strategies for rectal cancer. I am also a trained health services researcher with interests in quality improvement, surgical decision making, novel surgical outcome metrics, particularly in older adults,  and long-term cancer survivorship.


  • Benign and malignant anorectal disease, minimally invasive and sphincter-sparing surgery for rectal cancer, total neoadjuvant therapy, organ-sparing treatment strategies for rectal cancer

My research focuses on two primary areas. First, I use large datasets to understand surgical cancer care patterns and outcomes and evaluate hospital performance. Second, I am interested in improving the perioperative care of older adults.


  • Colorectal Surgery
Past Affiliations
MS, Northwestern University, 2015
MD, Indiana University, 2011
BA, University of Michigan, 2007