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Zhaomin Xu, M.D., M.P.H.

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Appointment: (585) 273-2727

Fax: (585) 276-2203

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“All patients deserve a chance to lead their best life. I am here to help get them there.”

Areas of Expertise:

• Anorectal disease
• Benign polyps
• Colon cancer, rectal cancer, anal cancer and appendiceal cancers
• Complex reoperations
• Diverticulitis
• Inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, including pouch procedures and redo pouches
• Minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic, robotic and transanal surgery

I have a particular interest in the delivery of and access to colorectal surgery and was drawn to this field because of amazing mentors that showed me the complexities and enormous breadth of practice that colorectal surgery encompasses. From the multidisciplinary care of colorectal cancers and inflammatory bowel disease to just a screening colonoscopy, good surgery will always be the cornerstone of excellent outcomes for my patients.

Rochester is my hometown and my values are deeply rooted in the culture of the city. I have always wanted to give back to the city and people that made me who I am. University of Rochester Medical Center is a hub for complex multidisciplinary care of colorectal cancers and benign colorectal diseases in the region and I want to help patients access our world- class care more easily. I look forward to being home and caring for the Rochester community.




    MD | University of Rochester

    MPH | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    08/01/2020 - 07/31/2021
    Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    06/26/2014 - 06/26/2020
    Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Rochester Medical Center

    06/26/2013 - 06/26/2014
    Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Rochester Medical Center

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    Resident of the Year
    Sponsor: URMC Department of Surgery


    Journal Articles

    Brady JT, Bingmer K, Bliggenstorfer J, Xu Z, Fleming FJ, Remzi FH, Monson JRT, Wexner SD, Dietz DW, . "Could Meeting the Standards of the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer in the National Cancer Database Improve Patient Outcomes?" Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.. 2023 Feb 2; Epub 2023 Feb 02.

    Leeds IL, Xu Z, Loria A, Pantel HJ, Mongiu AK, Longo WL, Reddy V. "How Far Is Too Far? Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Regionalized Rectal Cancer Surgery." Diseases of the colon and rectum.. 2022 Nov 28; Epub 2022 Nov 28.

    Xu Z, Valente MA, Sklow B, Liska D, Gorgun E, Kessler H, Rosen DR, Steele SR. "Impact of Total Neoadjuvant Therapy on Postoperative Outcomes After Proctectomy for Rectal Cancer." Diseases of the colon and rectum.. 2022 Oct 14; Epub 2022 Oct 14.

    Books & Chapters

    Chapter Title: Anorectal Abscess
    Book Title: Clinical Decision Making in Colorectal Surgery
    Author List: Xu Z, Speranza JR
    Edited By: Steele SR, Maykel JA, Wexner SD
    Published By: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020



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