The colorectal surgery team at Boston Medical Center is highly skilled in treating common and complex conditions that affect the colon, rectum, and anus. Through multidisciplinary collaboration with the Division of Gastroenterology, and other specialists, our colorectal surgeons develop an integrated treatment plan to ensure that each patient receives the most appropriate care. We offer cutting-edge treatments, including robotic surgery, transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS), and other minimally invasive approaches to ensure patients recover as quickly as possible and achieve the best possible outcome. 

    Conditions We Treat  

    • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Ulcerative colitis 
    • Diverticulitis
    • Colon and rectal cancer
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Rectal prolapse
    • Anal fissure
    • Anorectal abscess
    • Anal fistulas
    • Fecal incontinence

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    Our Team

    Colorectal Surgeons

    Jason F Hall, MD

    Chief of Colorectal Surgery
    Associate Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

    Colorectal Cancer, Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, Laparoscopic, Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Anorectal and Sphincter Sparing Surgery

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    Olga Beresneva, MD

    Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

    Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Diverticulitis, IBD, Pelvic Floor Disorders

    Joanne Favuzza, DO

    Colorectal Surgeon
    Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

    Colon and Rectal cancer, Diverticulitis, Inflammatory Bowel disease, Minimally invasive surgery, Pelvic floor disorders, Hemorrhoids, Anal fistulas, Anal fissures

    Gastroenterologists

    Alan C Moss, MD

    Interim Chief, Department of Gastroenterology

    Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Ansu M Noronha, MD

    Clinical Director, Department of Gastroenterology
    Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

    Inflammatory bowel disease; General gastroenterology

    Sharmeel K Wasan, MD

    Fellowship Director, Department of Gastroenterology
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

    Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Endoscopy/Colonoscopy, Colon Cancer prevention, General gastroenterology

    Pediatric Gastroenterology

    Research Overview

    Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis

    While the cause of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis is still unknown, continuing medical research is an important aspect of the clinical care for IBD patients. Research studies and clinical trials are ongoing at the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center.

    Research Studies

    • Predictors of adverse outcomes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients after ileal pouch anal anastomosis
    • Risk factors for post-operative infection in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease patients
    • Micro RNA profiles from IBD patients with and without colorectal neoplasia
    • Clostridium difficle infection in Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients
    • Vaccination rates in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Patient engagement and health status in Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients
    • Herpes zoster vaccination in IBD patients
    • Sample Collection Study to Evaluate DNA Markers in Subjects with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    To enroll in any of these studies, please contact the clinical research coordinator at the IBD Center at 617.638.6527.