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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    Clinical and Genetic Factors Associated With Complications After Crohn's Ileocolectomy

    Kline, B. P., Weaver, T., Brinton, D. L., Deiling, S., Yochum, G. S., Berg, A. S. & Koltun, W. A., Mar 1 2020, In : Diseases of the colon and rectum. 63, 3, p. 357-364 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Gastrointestinal hypoalgesia in inflammatory bowel disease

    Coates, M. D., Soriano, C., Dalessio, S., Stuart, A., Walter, V., Koltun, W., Bernasko, N., Tinsley, A., Clarke, K. & Williams, E. D., Jan 1 2020, In : Annals of Gastroenterology. 33, 1, p. 45-52 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Matrix metalloproteinases cleave membrane-bound PD-L1 on CD90+ (myo-)fibroblasts in Crohn’s disease and regulate Th1/Th17 cell responses

    Aguirre, J. E., Beswick, E. J., Grim, C., Uribe, G., Tafoya, M., Palma, G. C., Samedi, V., McKee, R., Villeger, R., Fofanov, Y., Cong, Y., Yochum, G., Koltun, W., Powell, D. & Pinchuk, I. V., Jan 1 2020, In : International immunology. 32, 1, p. 57-68 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The Impact of Preoperative Anti-TNFα Therapy on Postoperative Outcomes Following Ileocolectomy in Crohn’s Disease

    Kulaylat, A. N., Kulaylat, A. S., Schaefer, E. W., Mirkin, K., Tinsley, A., Williams, E., Koltun, W. A., Hollenbeak, C. S. & Messaris, E., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Challenges in IBD Research: Precision Medicine

    Denson, L. A., Curran, M., McGovern, D. P. B., Koltun, W. A., 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
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Elevated colonic mucin expression correlates with extended time to surgery for ulcerative colitis patients

    Eshelman, M. A., Jeganathan, N. A., Schieffer, K. M., Kline, B. P., Mendenhall, M., Deiling, S., Harris, L., Koltun, W. A. & Yochum, G. S., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases. 28, 4, p. 405-413 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

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

    Scow, J. S. & 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
  • Multifocal Versus Conventional Unifocal Diverticulitis: A Comparison of Clinical and Transcriptomic Characteristics

    Kline, B. P., Schieffer, K. M., Choi, C. S., Connelly, T., Chen, J., Harris, L., Deiling, S., Yochum, G. S. & Koltun, W. A., Nov 1 2019, In : Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 64, 11, p. 3143-3151 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations