University of Minnesota Hospitals


Established in 1950, the Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Program is a one-year postgraduate residency training program in the field of colon and rectal surgery. The program meets the requirements of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. The program participates in the National Residency Matching Program and offers five (5) clinical residency positions each academic year.

Faculty Listing

Wolfgang Gaertner, MD
Brett Gemlo, MD
Stan Goldberg, MD
Sarah Grahn, MD
Christine Jensen, MD
Richard Karulf, MD
Alice Lee, MD
Janet Lee, MD
Ann Lowry, MD
Robert Madoff, MD
Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD
Marc Osborne, MD
Anne-Marie Sirany, MD
Bradford Sklow, MD
Michael Spencer, MD
Mark Sun, MD
Amy Thorsen, MD
Judith Trudel, MD
Sarah Vogler, MD
James Williams, MD

Recent Fellow Placement

Recent Fellow Publications

Mitch Gmyrek
516 Delaware Street SE
PWB 11-145E, MMC
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 624-1722
(612) 624-4545

Number of Positions Offered:

  • Clinical: 5
  • 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