Dr. Patricia Roberts, Burlington, MA, elected ASCRS President

Dr. Patricia Roberts, Burlington, MA, elected ASCRS President | ASCRS

Arlington Heights, IL – Dr. Patricia Roberts, Burlington, Massachusetts, was elected president of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) at the 2016 ASCRS Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California, succeeding Dr. Charles Littlejohn, Stamford, Connecticut.

Other new officers and members elected to serve on the organization’s governing Executive Council are:

  • Dr. Guy Orangio, New Orleans, Louisiana, President-elect
  • Dr. David Margolin, New Orleans, Louisiana, Vice President
  • Dr. Michael Stamos, Orange, California, Research Foundation President
  • Dr. Matthew Mutch, St. Louis, Missouri, Member-at-Large
  • Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy, La Jolla, California, Member-at-Large
  • Dr. Stephen Sentovich, Duarte, California, Member-at-Large

Dr. Roberts: President

Dr. Roberts is Chair of the Division of Surgery at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, and a senior staff surgeon in the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery. She also is a professor of surgery at Tufts School of Medicine.

Dr. Roberts first served on the ASCRS Executive Council as treasurer from 2013 to 2014 and as president-elect in 2015. During her tenure as a Fellow of the ASCRS, she has chaired several volunteer committees including the Awards Committee, Program Committee, the Self-Assessment Committee and the Operative Competency Evaluation Committee. 

She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in general surgery. Dr. Roberts completed her fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Lahey Clinic.

Continuing on the ASCRS Executive Council are Drs. Charles Littlejohn (past president), Stamford, Connecticut; Tracy Hull (secretary), Cleveland, Ohio; Neil Hyman (treasurer), Chicago, Illinois; John Monson, Rochester, New York; Heidi Nelson, Rochester, Minnesota; Bruce Orkin, Chicago, Illinois; Julio Garcia-Alguilar, New York, New York; Samuel Oommen, Walnut Creek, California; and Feza Remzi, Cleveland, Ohio.  



The 3,500-member American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, located in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, is the premier society for colon and rectal surgeons and other surgeons dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and practice of the treatment of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum and anus.  Its board-certified colon and rectal surgeons complete a residency in general surgery, plus an additional year in colon and rectal surgery, and pass an intensive examination conducted by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.  For more information, visit www.fascrs.org.