Ohio State University


As of January 15, 2016, the Colorectal Surgery (CRS) Residency Training Program at OSU received initial accreditation from ACGME thus becoming the latest ACGME-accredited surgical residency on campus. We then received Continued Accreditation with the ACGME on April 13th, 2018. The CRS Residency Training Program is a one year curriculum in CRS preparing the trainee for clinical practice whether in an academic setting (research/teaching) or the private sector. This residency follows the completion of an ACGME-accredited General Surgery (GS) Residency Training Program. The expectation is for the trainee to ultimately pass the qualifying and certifying examinations and become a diplomate of both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Faculty Listing

Dr. Mark Arnold, MD
Dr. Syed Husain, M.B.B. S
Dr. Alan Harzman, MD
Dr. Amber Traugott, MD
Dr. Alessandra Gasior, DO
Dr. Emily Huang, MD

Recent Fellow Placement

Jason Weiss, MD Phoenix - Biltmore Cancer Center Phoenix Arizona
Alessandra Gasior, DO Columbus Ohio-University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children's hospital

Recent Fellow Publications

1. Surgical management of functional constipation: An intermediate report of a new approach using a laparoscopic sigmoid resection combined with malone appendicostomy.
Gasior A, Reck C, Vilanova-Sanchez A, Diefenbach KA, Yacob D, Lu P, Vaz K, Di Lorenzo C, Levitt MA, Wood RJ.
J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Mar 7. pii: S0022-3468(18)30159-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.02.074. [Epub ahead of print]

2. Are Senna based laxatives safe when used as long term treatment for constipation in children?
Vilanova-Sanchez A, Gasior AC, Toocheck N, Weaver L, Wood RJ, Reck CA, Wagner A, Hoover E, Gagnon R, Jaggers J, Maloof T, Nash O, Williams C, Levitt MA.
J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Apr;53(4):722-727. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.01.002.

3. Challenges in Transition of Care for Patients With Anorectal Malformations: A Systematic Review and Recommendations for Comprehensive Care.
Cairo SB, Gasior A, Rollins MD, Rothstein DH; Delivery of Surgical Care Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Mar;61(3):390-399. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001033.

4. Does clinic visit education within a multidisciplinary center improve health literacy scores in caregivers of children with complex colorectal conditions?
Dingemans AJM, Reck CA, Vilanova-Sanchez A, Gonzalez DO, Gasior AC, Weaver LJ, Gagnon R, Hoover E, Sraha G, Levitt MA, Wood RJ.
J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Dec;52(12):1997-2000. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.08.044.

5. Gynecologic anatomic abnormalities following anorectal malformations repair.
Vilanova-Sanchez A, Reck CA, McCracken KA, Lane VA, Gasior AC, Wood RJ, Levitt MA, Hewitt GD.
J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Apr;53(4):698-703. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.07.012.

6. Surgical Management of Functional Constipation: Preliminary Report of a New Approach Using a Laparoscopic Sigmoid Resection Combined with a Malone Appendicostomy.
Gasior A, Brisighelli G, Diefenbach K, Lane VA, Reck C, Wood RJ, Levitt M.
Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Aug;27(4):336-340. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1593606.

7. Hirschsprung Disease: Recommendations for Transition from Pediatric to Adult Multidisciplinary Care.
Harrington AW, Gasior AC, Einarsadottir H, Rothstein DH, Rollins MD, Ozgediz DE. Dis Colon Rectum. Submitted 4.3.18

Syed Husain, MD
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Number of Positions Offered:

  • Clinical: 1
  • Research: None

Accreditation Status

Next Scheduled (Self-Study) Visit
April 1, 2028

Case Numbers – Past Five Years

Abdominal Procedure 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20
Segmental Colectomy n/a 68 68
Laparoscopic Resection n/a 85 93
Low Anterior Resection n/a 45 42
Abdominoperineal Resection n/a 11 16
Proctocolectomy Total n/a 16 11
Proctocolectomy w/Ileostomy n/a n/a
Proctocolectomy w/Ileoanal Reservoir n/a 12 n/a
Prolapse Repair Total n/a 12 13
Prolapse Repair Abdominal N/A 4 6
Prolapse Repair Perineal N/A 8 7
Stomas Total N/A 88 90
Stomas Complications N/A 10 8
Pelvic Dissections N/A 73 77
Abdominal Procedure Total N/A 262 225
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20
Proctoscopy/Anoscopy n/a 41 39
Colonoscopy Total n/a 151 150
Colonoscopy Diagnostic n/a 111 107
Colonoscopy w/Intervention n/a 40 43
Pelvic Floor Evaluation n/a 28 15
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor Total n/a 279 221
Anorectoal Procedure 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20
Hemorrhoidectomy N/A 27 21
Fistulotomy N/A 29 30
Endorectal Advancement Flap N/A N/A N/A
Fecal Incontinence Procedures N/A 10 2
Internal Sphincterotomy N/A 7 6
Transanal Excision N/A 21 36
Anorectoal Procedure Total N/A 165 123