The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
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Summer 2016  
Dr. Patricia Roberts

President’s Message
The Value of ASCRS Membership in 2016 and Beyond

By Patricia Roberts, MD
I am honored and humbled to be your president for the upcoming year and look forward to working with you.

The 115th Annual Scientific MeetingRead More…

Dr. Patricia Roberts and Dr. Guy Orangio

Dr. Patricia Roberts, Burlington, MA, elected ASCRS President

Dr. Patricia Roberts, Burlington, MA, was elected president of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) at the 2016 ASCRS Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, succeeding Dr. Charles Littlejohn, Stamford, CT. Read More…

ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting

2016 Annual Meeting a Resounding Success

The 2016 ASCRS Annual Meeting, which recently concluded in Los Angeles, was a resounding success, with more than 1,950 physicians and other health care providers participating in the program. Seven speakers presented special and memorial lectures during the ASCRS Annual Meeting… Read More…


Annual Meeting Awards

The following is a summary of major awards announced at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

  • ASCRS Awards
  • Regional Society Awards
  • Research Foundation of the ASCRS Awards
  • Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Awards Read More…
ASCRS Committees

David Jagelman, MD, Award for Advocacy Presented in Los Angeles

ASCRS presented its 2016 David Jagelman, MD, Award for Advocacy to David Rodman Cohan, founder of Susie’s Cause, a Baltimore-based grassroots public charity dedicated to delivering important messages concerning early screening, healthy lifestyles and treatments for colon cancer. Read More…

John Sicklick

Local Hero Award Presented

Ulcerative colitis survivor John Sicklick was honored with the 2016 Local Hero Award, which was presented during the ASCRS Annual Meeting Dinner Dance on May 3. The award recognizes a local patient who overcame a colorectal disease and contributed to the local community through advocacy or public outreach efforts. Read More…

Dr. Susan Galandiuk

Dr. Susan Galandiuk named Editor-in-Chief of DC&R

Dr. Susan Galandiuk, of Louisville, Kentucky, was recently named editor-in-chief of the society's scientific journal, Diseases of the Colon & Rectum effective January 1, 2017.

Dr. Galandiuk is a professor of surgery, program director for the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery… Read More…

Dr. José Guillem

ACS/ASCRS Brandeis Leadership Program Scholarship Awarded to Dr. José Guillem

Dr. José Guillem was awarded the 2016 scholarship to attend the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management offered at Brandeis University’s Heller School of Management, June 12-18. Read More…


New Fellows, Honorary Fellows, International Fellow Recognized

ASCRS would like to recognize its 2016 Fellows, Honorary Fellows and International Fellows. Fellowship in the society is a prestigious honor. Members who become Fellows receive voting rights during the annual business meeting and may use the FASCRS credential after their name. Read More…

In the News

Updated Patient Education Brochures Available

ASCRS is excited to announce that 26 updated patient education brochures are now available! The brochures are designed to help educate patients about medical conditions commonly treated by colon and rectal surgeons. These helpful resources outline the diagnosis, treatment and the follow-up care involved… Read More…

ASCRS Committees

Improved Functionality Added to Website

If you’ve visited the ASCRS website recently, you’ve probably noticed a number of improvements. Thanks to the diligent work of the Website Committee, the “Find A Surgeon” feature now allows patients to more easily search for… Read More…


New CREST Modules Available Online

Check online often for new CREST learning modules.

The latest core module released, "Adjuvant Treatment of Colorectal Cancer," is eligible for 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The module focuses on the adjuvant treatment of colon and rectal cancer… Read More…

In the News

Members in the News

The ASCRS congratulates the following members who were recently honored in news articles: Jean Ashburn, MD, Joseph P. Bannon, MD, Robert Beart, MD, Craig Collins, MD, Kyle Cologne, MD, Don Colvin, MD, Susan Galandiuk, MD, Eric Haas, MD, Neil Hyman, MD, Peter Marcello, MD, Gerald Marks, MD, John Marks, MD, Henry Schoonyoung, MD, Don Read, MD, Patricia Roberts, MD, and Larissa K.F. Temple, MD. Read More…


Welcome, New Members

A hearty welcome is extended to the following new members of ASCRS, approved by the Executive Council in April and June… Read More…

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