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

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Surgery

Biography

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

Areas of Expertise:

• Advanced endoscopic resections of colorectal polyps
• 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
• Pelvic floor disorders

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.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

Education

2013
MD | University of Rochester Medical Center

2017
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 General Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

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

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Awards

2020
Resident of the Year
Sponsor: URMC Department of Surgery

Publications

Journal Articles

11/18/2020
Xu Z, Fleming FJ. "The treatment-travel tradeoff of colorectal cancer care." Surgery.. 2020 Nov 18; Epub 2020 Nov 18.

10/2020
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 0; 27(11):4093-4106. Epub 2020 May 06.

7/24/2020
Bernstein DN, Fear K, Xu Z, Sanders JO, Cook PC, Rubery PT, Nelson S, O'Malley N. "What patient factors and Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System domains are associated with worse pain coping in pediatric orthopaedic patients in the United States?" Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B.. 2020 Jul 24; Epub 2020 Jul 24.

Books & Chapters

2020
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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