Organization profile

Organization profile

The Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Penn State College of Medicine provides advanced and effective medical care, including state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities, the latest drug therapies, and leading-edge surgical techniques for benign and malignant colorectal disease.

From treating cancer and inflammatory bowel disease to performing advanced diagnostics and robotic surgery, the colorectal team is one of the largest and most experienced in Pennsylvania. 

The division has an active clinical and basic science research program, including a research laboratory that has studied IBD for nearly 20 years. 

Organization profile

The Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Penn State College of Medicine provides advanced and effective medical care, including state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities, the latest drug therapies, and leading-edge surgical techniques for benign and malignant colorectal disease.

From treating cancer and inflammatory bowel disease to performing advanced diagnostics and robotic surgery, the colorectal team is one of the largest and most experienced in Pennsylvania. 

The division has an active clinical and basic science research program, including a research laboratory that has studied IBD for nearly 20 years. 

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Crohn Disease Medicine & Life Sciences
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Medicine & Life Sciences
Ulcerative Colitis Medicine & Life Sciences
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Medicine & Life Sciences
Colonic Pouches Medicine & Life Sciences
Diverticulitis Medicine & Life Sciences
Pouchitis Medicine & Life Sciences
Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1986 2019

Open Access
dopamine beta-monooxygenase
Dopamine beta-Hydroxylase
inflammatory bowel disease
Polymorphism
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Challenges in IBD Research: Precision Medicine

Denson, L. A., Curran, M., McGovern, D. P. B., Koltun, W., Duerr, R. H., Kim, S. C., Sartor, R. B., Sylvester, F. A., Abraham, C., de Zoeten, E. F., Siegel, C. A., Burns, R. M., Dobes, A. M., Shtraizent, N., Honig, G., Heller, C. A., Hurtado-Lorenzo, A. & Cho, J. H., May 16 2019, In : Inflammatory bowel diseases. 25, 2, p. S31-S39

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Precision Medicine
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Research
Biomarkers
Technology

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) of the anus: A single institution experience

Scow, J. & Mathis, K. L., Jan 1 2019, In : Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology. 30, 6, p. 576-577 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Open Access
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
Anal Canal
Pouchitis
Colonic Pouches
Ulcerative Colitis
Smoking

3D Modeling of the Anorectum in Fistulous Crohn's Disease: Long Overdue

Koltun, W., Jun 1 2018, In : Annals of surgery. 267, 6, p. e108

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Crohn Disease
1 Citation (Scopus)

A differential host response to viral infection defines a subset of earlier-onset diverticulitis patients

Schieffer, K. M., Kline, B. P., Harris, L. R., Deiling, S., Koltun, W. & Yochum, G., Sep 1 2018, In : Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases. 27, 3, p. 249-255 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Diverticulitis
Virus Diseases
RNA Sequence Analysis
High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing
Viral Genes

Anxiety, depression, and inflammation after restorative proctocolectomy

Gorrepati, V. S., Yadav, S., Stuart, A., Koltun, W., Messaris, E., Williams, E. & Coates, M., Nov 1 2018, In : International Journal of Colorectal Disease. 33, 11, p. 1601-1606 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Restorative Proctocolectomy
Colonic Pouches
Anxiety
Pouchitis
Depression
4 Citations (Scopus)

Differential regulation of LET-7 by LIN28B isoform-specific functions

Mizuno, R., Chatterji, P., Andres, S., Hamilton, K., Simon, L., Foley, S. W., Jeganathan, N., Gregory, B. D., Madison, B. & Rustgi, A. K., Mar 1 2018, In : Molecular Cancer Research. 16, 3, p. 403-416 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Linear Energy Transfer
Protein Isoforms
Carcinogenesis
Colorectal Neoplasms
Open Access
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Phenotype
Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels
Abdominal Pain
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism

IBD LIVE Case Series: Case 9: Do Race and Extraintestinal Manifestations Affect Treatment of Severe Crohn's Colitis?

Proksell, S. S., Greer, J. B., Theisen, B. K., Davis, P. L., Rosh, J. R., Keljo, D. J., Goyal, A., Shah, S. A., Brand, M. H., Herfarth, H. H., Cross, R. K., Siegel, C. A., Koltun, W., Isaacs, K. L. & Regueiro, M. D., Mar 19 2018, In : Inflammatory bowel diseases. 24, 4, p. 698-713 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Colitis
Therapeutics