Stony Brook University Hospital


The program was started by Dr. Marvin Corman in 2006, with the first resident completing the program in 2007. Since the beginning, the program has been a joint program with Colon and Rectal Specialists of NY, a private group currently part of Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital. This residency is designed to prepare the surgeon for the pursuit of an academic career in colon and rectal surgery equally as well as for private practice in colon and rectal surgery. The colon and rectal surgery residency program is a one-year fully accredited clinical residency.
Our faculty includes five full-time members at Stony Brook Hospital who are established colon and rectal surgeons based at Stony Brook University Hospital: Paula I. Denoya, MD, associate professor of surgery and residency program director; Marvin L. Corman, MD, professor of surgery; Kathreen P. Lee, MD, assistant professor of surgery; Deborah Nagle, MD, professor of surgery and division chief; and William B. Smithy, MD, assistant professor of surgery. At the South Nassau Hospital rotation, the dedicated faculty of our training program are: Dean P. Pappas, MD; Mala M. Balakumar, MD, who is the Site Director; Frank Caliendo MD; Sarah Soleh MD, and Cesar Sanz, MD. At this rotation, the resident spends time in a busy private office and endoscopy surgicenter as well as hospital practice.
The colorectal resident divides their time equally between Stony Brook University Hospital and South Nassau in 1-2 month blocks.

Faculty Listing

Physicians at Stony Brook University Hospital
Deborah Nagle, MD, Division Chief
Paula I. Denoya, MD, Program Director
Marvin L. Corman, MD
Kathreen P. Lee, MD
William B. Smithy, MD

Physicians at Winthrop Hospital
Mala M. Balakumar, MD - Site Director
Dean Pappas, MD
Frank Caliendo, MD
Sara Soleh, MD
Cesar Sanz, MD

Recent Fellow Placement

2013-2014: Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, New Rochelle NY
2014-2015: Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Hospital, New Brunswick NJ
2015-2016: Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk CT
2016-2017: Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook NY
2017-2018: Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville FL
2018-2019: Mount Sinai/Beth Israel, New York NY
2019-2020: Buffalo NY
2020-2021: Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook NY

Recent Fellow Publications

Evaluation of the Educational Environment of a Cadaver Course in Robotic Colorectal Surgery: A Cross-sectional Study.
Gachabayov M, You K, Angelos GA, Bendl R, Anderson C, Essani R, Zakhaleva J, Amrani S, Barnajian M, Karas J, Bergamaschi R. Surg Technol Int. 2019 Apr 29;34.

Randomized clinical trial of elective resection versus observation in diverticulitis with extraluminal air or abscess initially managed conservatively. You K, Bendl R, Taut C, Sullivan R, Gachabayov M, Bergamaschi R; Study Group on Diverticulitis.
Br J Surg. 2018 Jul;105(8):971-979. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10868. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

Wady H, Krautsak K, Denoya P. Effect of Enhanced Recovery Protocol on Colorectal Surgical Site Infections. Poster at ASCRS June 2020(postponed due to COVID)

Fong C, Joseph D, Li E, Denoya P. Majority of patients undergoing colorectal cancer resection 2010-2018 have not participated in colorectal screening programs. Podium presentation at New York Society of Colorectal Surgeons Resident Night meeting 1/24/19. Poster presentation at ASCRS 2019, Cleveland OH.

Yelika S, Carey E, Dickler C, Fong C, Denoya P. Anal and perianal Paget’s Disease: Reviewing the literature to create a case series and discover new insights. Poster at New York Society of Colorectal Surgeons Resident Night meeting 1/24/19. Poster presentation at ASCRS 2019, Cleveland OH.

Paula Denoya MD, FACS, FASCRS
Deborah Thornton
Stony Brook University Hospital Department of Surgery

Stony Brook NY 11794-8191

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 94 101 66
Laparoscopic Resection 108 79 64
Low Anterior Resection 30 28 25
Abdominoperineal Resection 5 8 10
Proctocolectomy Total
Proctocolectomy w/Ileostomy
Proctocolectomy w/Ileoanal Reservoir 4 6 5
Prolapse Repair Total 13 12 12
Prolapse Repair Abdominal 8 7 7
Prolapse Repair Perineal 5 5 5
Stomas Total 72 74 50
Stomas Complications 9 8 6
Pelvic Dissections 47 47
Abdominal Procedure Total 238 206 142
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20
Proctoscopy/Anoscopy 111 36 53
Colonoscopy Total 338 158 161
Colonoscopy Diagnostic 131
Colonoscopy w/Intervention 96 53 30
Pelvic Floor Evaluation 90 19 15
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor Total 618 218 237
Anorectoal Procedure 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20
Hemorrhoidectomy 193 28 40
Fistulotomy 43 47 32
Endorectal Advancement Flap
Fecal Incontinence Procedures 11 2 6
Internal Sphincterotomy 4 5 2
Transanal Excision 16 19 11
Anorectoal Procedure Total 322 137 120