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Christina Cellini, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-2727

Fax: (585) 276-2203

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Surgery


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

Professional Background

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 University 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.



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


BS | Cornell University
Biological Science

MD | Weill Cornell University Medical College

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009
Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospitals

6/16/2001 - 6/15/2008
Residency in Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital

6/16/2000 - 6/15/2001
Internship in Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital

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2007 - 2008
Administrative Chief Resident
Sponsor: New York Presbyterian Hospital- Weill Cornell Medical Center
Location: New York, NY

Rosenkrantz Resident Research Award
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatrics

G. Thomas Shires II Prize in General Surgery

Papanicolaou Fellow in Anatomy

David P. Barr Research Fellowship

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Journal Articles

Cellini C, Hunt SR, Fleshman JW, Birnbaum EH, Bierhals AJ, Mutch MG. "Stage IV rectal cancer with liver metastases: is there a benefit to resection of the primary tumor?" World journal of surgery.. 2010 May 0; 34(5):1102-8.

Cellini C, Safar B, Fleshman J. "Surgical management of pyogenic complications of Crohn's disease." Inflammatory bowel diseases.. 2010 Mar 0; 16(3):512-7.

Cellini C, Hoda SA, Spigland N. "Lupus-associated vasculitis manifesting as acute appendicitis in a 16 year old girl." Pediatric rheumatology online journal. 2008 Jun 27; 6:10. Epub 2008 Jun 27.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Surgical Management of Colon Cancer
Book Title: The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Author List: Cellini, C., Mutch, M.G.
Edited By: Beck, Senagore, Roberts, Wexner, Saclarides, Stamos
Published By: Springer 2011

Chapter Title: Percutaneous Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques in the Treatment of Breast Disease
Book Title: Advanced Therapy of Breast Disease
Author List: Simmons, RM: Cellini, C.
Edited By: Singletary, Robb, Hortobagyi
Published By: Decker 2004 in Ontario, BC