Claudia Hriesik

Claudia Hriesik

Contact Information

Rochester Colon-Rectal Surgeons
1736 East Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14622

Appointment: (585) 266-8401

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Patient Care Bio

Dr. Claudia Hriesik is highly regarded throughout Greater Rochester and Upstate NY for her expertise in colorectal surgical care and participation in bringing state-of-the-art surgical techniques to benefit patients with benign and malignant colorectal disease. Dr. Hriesik is skilled at performing numerous surgical procedures, including advanced minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Hriesik is not only board certified in colorectal surgery but also trained in surgical oncology. With this unique background Dr. Hriesik is the only double boarded surgeon in Upstate NY who not only offers a background in colorectal surgical care but also oncological surgery expertise. With her colleagues at Rochester Colon and Rectal Surgeons Dr. Hriesik was among the first surgeons to bring robotic surgery to Rochester and Upstate NY. She participates in ongoing research and authored several papers related to gastrointestinal immunology and colorectal topics.

As a lecturer and guest speaker, Dr. Hriesik also devotes her time to educating the community. Dr. Hriesik received her M.D., Ph.D. from Hannover Medical School, one of the most prestigious medical universities in Germany in 1996. She mastered her doctoral thesis with "magna cum laude", the highest academic honor for doctoral research. She also volunteered for the German Red Cross and served as an assistant teacher in the department of Anatomy and Microbiology. While in Medical School Dr. Hriesik was awarded scholarships for studies in Great Britain and the US. Following graduation from Medical School and a scholarship awarded by the American Cure for Lymphoma foundation Dr. Hriesik completed further research at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Hriesik completed her surgical residency at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She went on to train in surgical oncology at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Dr. Hriesik is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.


Colon and Rectal Surgery - American Board of Surgery
Surgery - American Board of Surgery


MD, PhD | Hannover Medical School1996

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Foundation07/01/2007 - 06/30/2008
Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at University of Pittsburgh07/01/2005 - 06/30/2007
Residency in General Surgery at Hahnemann University Hospital07/01/2002 - 06/30/2005
Residency in General Surgery at Medical College of Georgia07/01/2001 - 06/30/2002
Residency in Internal Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine07/01/2000 - 06/30/2001
Internship in General Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center07/01/1999 - 06/30/2000
Fellowship in Pathology at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine08/01/1997 - 06/30/1999
Residency in General Surgery at Hannover Medical School06/01/1996 - 07/31/1997