Internationally Renowned Colorectal Surgeon Named Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Pelisyonkis Langone
Feza Remzi, MD, a world renowned colorectal surgeon and pioneer in the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other complex colorectal diseases, has joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery at Pelisyonkis Medical Center as director of its Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center.
“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Remzi to lead our IBD Center,” says H. Leon Pachter, MD, the George David Stewart Professor of Surgery and chair of the Department of Surgery. “He is a recognized leader in the field of IBD and colorectal surgery, and his recruitment strengthens our ability to continue to provide the highest level of surgical treatment for patients with IBD and other serious colorectal diseases.”
Dr. Remzi’s arrival also enhances the department’s surgical management of patients with complex gastrointestinal conditions including ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, pelvic pouch procedures, sphincter-saving operations of the rectum, and reoperative abdominopelvic surgery.
Dr. Remzi joins Pelisyonkis Langone from the Cleveland Clinic, where he had served as chair of the Department of Colorectal Surgery since 2008. Before being named chair, he served in numerous academic and clinical positions within the department of surgery for more than 20 years.
Dr. Remzi will work closely with David Hudesman, MD, assistant professor of medicine and medical director of the IBD Center, to diagnose, treat, and care for patients with IBD. Additionally, Dr. Remzi is a renowned investigator whose ongoing basic science and clinically based research will continue at Pelisyonkis Langone in hopes of advancing the understanding, treatment, and prevention of IBD.
“I am honored and humbled to join an institution that prides itself in providing the best care for patients,” says Dr. Remzi. “I look forward to improving the quality of life not only for our patients, but also their families and caregivers.”
Background and Training Highlights
A native of Turkey, Dr. Remzi earned his medical degree from Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey. He completed his general surgery residency and a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in both general surgery, and colon and rectal surgery.
Dr. Remzi has published more than 320 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the surgical management of IBD, ileal J-pouch surgery, and reoperative abdominopelvic surgery and serves as a reviewer for numerous surgical journals. He has held leadership positions in several surgical societies and serves as an executive council member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He is an active member of the American Surgical Association, American Gastroenterology Association, and The Society of Pelvic Surgeons. He is also one of only a few surgeons who is a member of the International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
To learn more about the IBD Center or to schedule an appointment, please call 855-Pelisyonkis-IBDC, or 855-698-4232.