Rush University Surgeons - Colorectal
Colorectal surgeons at Rush are dedicated to providing timely, comprehensive and compassionate care for adults and children with all types of disorders of the lower intestinal tract, including complex colorectal problems.
Marc Brand, MD, is a practicing colon and rectal surgeon on the full time faculty at Rush University Medical Center and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Rush University School of Medicine. He serves as the Director of Colorectal Research and Education in the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Rush.
Dr. Brand received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Medical Degree from Rush University. He performed his general surgery residency and his colorectal residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. He has been on staff at Rush University Medical Center since 1999.
Joanne Favuzza, DO, received her Bachelor’s Degree from the Boston University, Boston, MA and her medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She performed her general surgery residency at the Berkshire Medical Center in western Massachusetts and her colorectal residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She has been on staff at Rush University Medical Center since 2012.
Areas of clinic interest: Treatment of fecal incontinence and constipation with new approaches including sacral nerve stimulation – SNS, laparoscopic surgery for all colorectal disorders, colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and diverticular disease.
Bruce Orkin, MD, is a practicing colon and rectal surgeon and has been on the full‑time faculty at Rush University in Chicago, IL since early 2013. He is the Vice Chair of the Department of General Surgery for Academic Affair. In this capacity, he oversees all educational, research and academic activities within the department. He also serves as the chief of the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
Dr. Orkin received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison WI and his Medical Degree from the University of Minnesota. He performed his internship at UCLA and his general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He completed Fellowships in gastrointestinal research at the Mayo Clinic and then in colon and rectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
Dr. Orkin is active in clinical practice, education and research. He is an acknowledged authority on colorectal surgery and has published numerous research papers, review articles and chapters in this field. He has been visiting professor at many institutions internationally from the Netherlands to Brazil to China. Dr. Orkin has been actively involved in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education - ACGME since 2007. He currently serves as the Chair of the Residency Review Committee for Colon and Rectal Surgery which oversees all accredited colorectal training programs in the United States.
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