Beaumont Health


Since 1976, the Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital has provided broad, clinical training at one of the nation’s premier hospitals. Beaumont Health is Michigan’s largest healthcare system and the exclusive teaching site of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Beaumont has a strong academic reputation with over 100 residency and fellowship training programs. The Royal Oak campus is the largest of the 8 hospitals in the system, with 1100 beds and over 129,000 emergency room visits per year. The colon and rectal surgery fellow is assigned to the colorectal surgery service for the academic year. The fellow’s training is conducted entirely at the Royal Oak campus without the need for travel to other facilities or institutions. Other members of the CRS service include a senior and junior general surgery resident, a surgery intern, a full-time nurse practitioner, ERAS nurse navigator, and cancer care coordinator.

Faculty Listing

Harry Wasvary, MD - Chairman
Matthew Ziegler, MD - Program Director
Donald Barkel, MD
Stephen Priest, MD
Ganesh Deshmukh, MD
Jason Shellnut, MD
Claire Peeples, MD
Adewunmi Adeyemo, MD

Recent Fellow Placement

Jac Cooper - Southern Illinois University
Dadrie Baptiste - Suburban Community Hospital - Philadelphia, PA
Adewunmi Adeyemo - William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak, MI
Drew Honaker - Navicent Health - Macon, GA
Deepti Seshadri - Signature Healthcare - Brockton, MA

Recent Fellow Publications

◾Mammo D, Peeples C, *Grodsky M, *Honaker D, Wasvary H. The Colectomy Improvement Project: Do Evidence-Based Guidelines Improve Institutional Colectomy Outcomes? American Surgeon, 2016;82:830-834.
◾*Honaker M, Scouten S, Sacksner J, Ziegler M, Wasvary H. A medial to lateral approach offers a superior lymph node harvest for laparoscopic right colectomy. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 2016; 31:631-634.
◾A medial to lateral approach offers a superior lymph node harvest for laparoscopic right colectomy. Honaker M, Scouten S, Sacksner J, Ziegler M, Wasvary H. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2016 Mar;31(3):631-4. doi: 10.1007/s00384-015-2499-9. Epub 2016 Jan 22.PMID: 26801787
◾Adeyemo A, Bannazadeh M, Riggs T, Shellnut J, Barkel D, Wasvary H. Does sedation type affect colonoscopy perforation rates? Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 57(1). 1-5, 2014. HIC # 2011-232
◾*Waters J, *Fajardo A, *Holcomb B, *George V, *Robb B, Ziegler M. Langerhans cell histiocytosis with anorectal involvement: a rare manifestation of adult disease. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2014 Oct 16. (Epub ahead of print)
◾Levine R, Zhenhong Q, Wasvary H. Retrorectal teratoma: a rare cause of pain in the tailbone. Indian Journal of Surgery. 2012;74(3):1-2. Peer-reviewed article. No HIC #, case report.
◾Levine R, Chawla B, Bergeron S, Wasvary H. Multidisciplinary Management of Colorectal Cancer Enhances Access to Multimodal Therapy and Compliance with National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 2012, May 30 (Epub ahead of print). Peer-reviewed article. HIC # 2009-199.
◾Ziegler M, Catto J, Riggs T, Gates E, Grodsky M, Wasvary H. Risk Factors for Anastomotic Leak and Mortality in Diabetics Undergoing Colectomy: Analysis from a State-Wide Surgical Quality Collaborative. Archives of Surgery. 2012; 147(7):600-605. Peer-reviewed article. HIC # 2011-007.
◾Wilson GD, Robertson JM, Wasvary H, Thibodeau BJ. The stem cell environment kinetics, signaling, and markers. In Colorectal Cancer/Book 1 (ISBN 979-953-307-252-3) Ed Ettarh, R. Publisher InTech, Croatia, 2012. Book chapter. No HIC #. Non-human review.
◾Levine R, Wasvary H, Kadro O. Endoprosthetic management of refractory ileocolic anastomotic strictures after resection for Crohn’s Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2012;18(3):506-512. Peer-reviewed article. HIC # 2010-124.
◾Ziegler M, DiStasi M, Miller S, Dalsing M, Unthank J. Novel method to assess arterial insufficiency in rodent hind limb. Journal of Surgical Research. 2016 Mar; 201(1): 170-180.

◾Ziegler M. (July 2018) The Spectrum of Pediatric Surgical Ethics. In Lloyd A. Jacobs (Ed.), Practical Ethics for the Surgeon (pp. 98-111). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Matthew Ziegler, MD
Ann Karmo

Number of Positions Offered:

  • Clinical: 1
  • Research: None

Accreditation Status

Next Scheduled (Self-Study) Visit

Case Numbers – Past Five Years

Abdominal Procedure 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20
Segmental Colectomy
Laparoscopic Resection
Low Anterior Resection
Abdominoperineal Resection
Proctocolectomy Total
Proctocolectomy w/Ileostomy
Proctocolectomy w/Ileoanal Reservoir
Prolapse Repair Total
Prolapse Repair Abdominal
Prolapse Repair Perineal
Stomas Total
Stomas Complications
Pelvic Dissections
Abdominal Procedure Total
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20
Colonoscopy Total
Colonoscopy Diagnostic
Colonoscopy w/Intervention
Pelvic Floor Evaluation
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor Total
Anorectoal Procedure 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20
Endorectal Advancement Flap
Fecal Incontinence Procedures
Internal Sphincterotomy
Transanal Excision
Anorectoal Procedure Total