Mount Sinai School of Medicine

History

The ACGME accredited training program in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York has been training one resident each year since 1999. Currently the faculty consists of 8 fellowship trained colon and rectal surgeons, operating in a high volume center that is consistently ranked in the top 10 hospitals for Gastroenterology and GI Surgery. The volume of colon surgery done at The Mount Sinai Hospital is the largest in New York State. Crohn's disease was first described by Burrell Crohn and Leon Ginzburg at Mount Sinai in 1932 and ever since the institution is one of the preeminent centers for the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. We also have a strong presence in the treatment of rectal cancer and a center of the treatment of pelvic floor disorders. Our graduating residents have all passed the Board examination and have gone on to jobs both in academic medical centers and in private practice.

Faculty Listing

Randolph Steinhagen,MD - Program Director
Patricia Sylla, MD - Assistant Program Director
David Chessin, MD
Stephen Gorfine, MD
Tomas Heimann, MD
Sergey Khaitov, MD
Alex Kim, MD
Jenny Alex Ky, MD
Dan Popowich, MD

Recent Fellow Placement

Blake Read - Palo Alto Medical Group
Ahmed Al-Khamis - Kuwait
Amanda Feigel - US Navy, San Diego
Joe Bornstein - Mobile, Alabama
Sam Eisenstein - Univ. California San Diego

Recent Fellow Publications

Role of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Reoperative Abdomen or Pelvis
History of Crohn's Disease
Frequency and timing of short-term complications following abdominoperineal resection.
Robotic Resection of Presacral (Retrorectal) Tumors and Waldeyer's Fascia.
Sigmoid Colectomy for Acute Diverticulitis in Immunosuppressed vs Immunocompetent Patients: Outcomes From the ACS-NSQIP Database.

Randolph Steinhagen
Deanna Pagan
Mount Sinai Medical Center
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029
deanna.pagan@mountsinai.org
212-241-3797
212-534-2654

Number of Positions Offered:

  • Clinical: one
  • Research: none

Accreditation Status
1

Next Scheduled (Self-Study) Visit

Case Numbers – Past Five Years

Abdominal Procedure 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20
Segmental Colectomy 60 71 63
Laparoscopic Resection 94 101 110
Low Anterior Resection 27 33 36
Abdominoperineal Resection 14 9 9
Proctocolectomy Total 17 17
Proctocolectomy w/Ileostomy 6
Proctocolectomy w/Ileoanal Reservoir 11 17 10
Prolapse Repair Total 16 13 11
Prolapse Repair Abdominal 4 7 7
Prolapse Repair Perineal 12 6 4
Stomas Total 59 64 70
Stomas Complications 6 6 6
Pelvic Dissections 60 61 59
Abdominal Procedure Total 213 191 220
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20
Proctoscopy/Anoscopy 61 103 31
Colonoscopy Total 184 149 145
Colonoscopy Diagnostic 132 77 106
Colonoscopy w/Intervention 52 72 39
Pelvic Floor Evaluation 22 19 22
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor Total 272 276 205
Anorectoal Procedure 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20
Hemorrhoidectomy 53 45 49
Fistulotomy 24 23 28
Endorectal Advancement Flap 28 26 21
Fecal Incontinence Procedures 8 6 9
Internal Sphincterotomy 10 10 3
Transanal Excision 18 24 15
Anorectoal Procedure Total 292 169 220