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

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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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.



  • Surgery (General Surgery) - American Board of Surgery


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

Justiniano CF, Becerra AZ, Loria A, Xu Z, Aquina CT, Temple LK, Fleming FJ. "Is robotic utilization associated with increased minimally invasive colorectal surgery rates? Surgeon-level evidence." Surgical endoscopy.. 2022 Jan 13; Epub 2022 Jan 13.

Xu Z, Fleming FJ. "The treatment-travel tradeoff of colorectal cancer care." Surgery.. 2020 Nov 18; Epub 2020 Nov 18.

Aquina CT, Truong M, Justiniano CF, Kaur R, Xu Z, Boscoe FP, Schymura MJ, Becerra AZ. "Variation in Adequate Lymph Node Yield for Gastric, Lung, and Bladder Cancer: Attributable to the Surgeon, Pathologist, or Hospital?" Annals of surgical oncology.. 2020 Oct; 27(11):4093-4106. Epub 2020 May 06.

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