Christina Cellini, M.D.

Christina Cellini, M.D.

Contact Information

UR Medicine Colorectal Surgery
Sawgrass Surgical Center
180 Sawgrass Drive
Rochester, NY 14620

Appointment: (585) 273-2727

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Professional Bio

The University of Rochester Medical Center welcomes Dr. Christina Cellini as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. A native of Roslyn, New York, Dr.Cellini earned her bachelor of science degree from Cornell University, School of Agricultural and Life Sciences where she graduated with honors and her medical school degree from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.

Prior to joining URMC, Dr. Cellini completed her residency in general surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Cellini completed a colon and rectal surgery residency at Washington Univerisity in St. Louis and a research fellowship in GI motility at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Cellini is American Board Certified in general surgery and is licensed in the states of Missouri and New York. In addition to being the recipient of numerous awards and honors, she has authored a wide variety of publications and has presented at national meetings. Dr. Cellini is a member of American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

Patient Care Bio

As a colorectal surgeon, I use minimally invasive techniques to treat cancer including laparoscopic, robotic and transanal approaches. In addition, I am the director of our anal dysplasia clinic, where we screen and treat patients for anal cancer and precancerous lesions.

I chose this field because of my exposure to wonderful, talented and caring mentors during medical school and residency rotations, as well as from my research experience at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Since I believe the best approach to care is a collaborative partnership that takes individual patient needs into account, I work together with my patients to help achieve the best outcome to speed recovery and maximize overall health. I bring to the table my skills, experience and education, but my patients bring a deep understanding of their own bodies that no one else can match. As my patient, you can be confident knowing I am here to listen – and to partner with you to deliver the best possible custom-tailored care.

Conditions I Treat

- Colon cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Anal cancer
- Appendiceal cancer

Awards & Honors (Local)

Administrative Chief Resident | New York Presbyterian Hospital- Weill Cornell Medical Center | New York, NY 2007 - 2008
Rosenkrantz Resident Research Award | American Academy of Pediatrics 2003
G. Thomas Shires II Prize in General Surgery 2000
Papanicolaou Fellow in Anatomy 2000
David P. Barr Research Fellowship 1997

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Surgery, Colorectal Surgery (SMD) - Primary


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


MD | Medicine | Weill Cornell University Medical College2000
BS | Biological Science | Cornell University1996

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospitals07/01/2008 - 6/30/2009
Residency in Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital06/16/2001 - 6/15/2008
Internship in Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital06/16/2000 - 6/15/2001