John R. T. Monson, M.B.B.Ch., M.D.

John R. T. Monson, M.B.B.Ch., M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester, NY 14642

Fax: (585) 276-1143
Office: (585) 276-6666

Professional Bio

Dr. John R. T. Monson, came to the University of Rochester Medical Center as a visiting professor, and then stayed on to become Chief of URMC's Division of Colorectal Surgery and Vice Chair of its Department of Surgery. Dr. Monson, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, most recently served as a Professor of Surgery, Head of the Academic Surgical Unit, and Deputy Head of the School of Medicine at the University of Hull in England.
Dr Monson, whose areas of expertise include the use of minimally invasive technologies in colorectal cancer treatment, also has been involved in basic research into a broad range of cancer-related areas.

They include such diverse topics as evaluating the activity and effectiveness of antibodies in fighting cancer, and qualitative assessments of decision-making in cancer care. Dr. Monson led the development of laparoscopic colorectal surgery in the United Kingdom since 1990 and Chaired the U.K.'s National Training Programme. A lecturer and award-winning author of more than 220 peer-reviewed papers and several book chapters, he is a former Vice President of the British Association of Surgical Oncology, served on the Executive Council of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, and is a Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.
A graduate of Trinity College at the University of Dublin, Dr. Monson's medical education includes an American fellowship in surgical oncology and immunology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He has special expertise in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS), and maintains a strong interest in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Recent Journal Articles

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M.McCourt; J. Armitage; JRT. Monson. "Rectal Cancer". The Surgeon. 2009; 3(3): 162-167.
2008 Jan
Sharma A, Greenman J, Sharp DM, Walker LG, Monson JR. "Vascular endothelial growth factor and psychosocial factors in colorectal cancer." Psycho-oncology. 2008 Jan; 17(1):66-73.
S. P. Bach, J. Hill, JRT Monson, et al. "A Predictive Model for Local Recurrence after Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery for Rectal Surgery". Published in abstract form as Diseases Colon Rectum. 2008; 51: 634.
Sharma A, Sharp; Walker LG; Monson JRT. "Pateint personality predicts postoperative stay after colorectal cancer resection." Colorectal Dis. 2008; 10:151-6.
Sharma A, Sharp MD; Walker LG Monson JRT. "Colorectal MDTs: the team's perspective". Colorectal Dis. 2008; 10:63-68.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Surgery, Colorectal Surgery (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Cancer Center


MD | Medicine | Ireland-Trinity Coll, U Dublin1987
MB BCh | Medicine | Ireland-Trinity Coll, U Dublin1979

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Mayo Clinic (Rochester)07/01/1989 - 05/30/1990
Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland07/01/1986 - 06/30/1989
Residency in General Surgery at St. James and Seacroft University Hospitals11/01/1983 - 03/30/1985
Residency in General Surgery at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland01/01/1982 - 10/30/1983
Internship in General Surgery at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland01/01/1982 - 10/30/1983