Jeffrey W. Milsom, M.D.
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Jeffrey Milsom, MD, FACS, is the Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery and the Jerome J. Decosse, MD Professor of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Digestive Care. Dr. Milsom is an internationally renowned pioneer in minimally invasive surgery and state-of-the-art laparoscopic technologies for colorectal cancer, Crohn's disease and other inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Milsom has been repeatedly recognized by Castle Connolly as one of "America's Top Doctors," by New York Magazine as one of New York's "Best Doctors," and as a "New York SuperDoctor", an honor accorded just 5% of all New York physicians.
Jeffrey Milsom, MD, FACS serves as Program Director of the residency training program in both laparoscopic and conventional colon and rectal surgery.
Dr. Milsom has unique expertise and unparalleled experience in minimally invasive surgery for complex colorectal diseases. He has performed close to 2,000 laparoscopic colon and rectal operations, and has been invited to perform surgeries in over 15 countries. Under Dr. Milsom's leadership, 90 percent of all procedures in the Colon and Rectal Section at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center are now performed using high-tech, minimally invasive technologies. He has published four books, 24 book chapters and over 250 papers, presentations and educational videos.
He is a member of 14 prestigious professional societies, and is a Fellow at the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology.
After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Milsom received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1979. He fulfilled two years of residency at Roosevelt Hospital in New York and completed his residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. He concluded his advanced training as a Fellow in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Ferguson Clinic, Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1985, and has been a board certified colon and rectal surgeon since 1986. He joined the faculty of New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center in 2001.
Dr. Milsom was Assistant Professor of Surgery at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan from 1986 through 1989. During this period he was also the Director, Department of Surgical Research at the Ferguson Clinic. From 1990 to 1998, he was the Director of Research, Department of Colorectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and from 1997 through 1998 he was also the Director of Research, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center at the Cleveland Clinic. In April 1998, Dr. Milsom became a Professor of Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, Chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery and Co-Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Reflecting his strong interest and expertise, Dr. Milsom currently serves as an active member of the hospital's Operating Room New Technology Committee and the Minimal Access Surgical Committee. Dr. Milsom has been recruited to participate in numerous national committees, including the Laparoendoscopic Surgical Education Committee as part of the Association of Program Directors for Colon & Rectal Surgery and the Membership Committee of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons.
He served on the Emerging Technologies Committee for the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Milsom is also a senior examiner for the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He is a reviewer for Surgical Endoscopy, Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, Annals of Surgery and serves as a senior editor of WebSurg.