The Lahey Hospital & Medical Center residency in Colon and Rectal Surgery trains its residents in the special expertise of the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory, infectious, neoplastic and functional disorders of the colon, rectum and anus. 

Graduates of our residency program will be ready to practice surgery in a manner that reflects respect for the rights of the individual, both patient and colleague, and acknowledges an awareness of the important influence that age, gender, ethnicity and culture may have on the effective delivery of health care. Our hope is that our graduates will be committed to promoting and supporting the continued development of the art and science of Colon and Rectal Surgery and have a commitment to graduate surgical education, serving as role models and mentors for medical students and surgical residents. Our aim is that through this commitment, they will become leaders in the specialty of Colon and Rectal Surgery.


Our faculty and staff are committed to working together closely and fostering clinical and academic excellence in the colon and rectal surgery residency program. The 12-month colon and rectal surgery residency program at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center provides a dynamic educational experience. 

Residents are based at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, which has a general surgical residency program and an academic affiliation with Tufts University School of Medicine. Our academic environment is outstanding, and our academic mission is supported strongly by the administration. 

All of our residents become proficient in the care of patients with complex colorectal disease.  

Our residents benefit from:

  • A high volume of tertiary care cases
  • An intense experience in advanced technology
  • Treating a high number of patients with inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal malignancies

Involvement in ongoing clinical research efforts—both local and multi-institutional—exposes residents to investigation in the colorectal field and sets them up for successful future independent investigations.