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ASCRS Young Surgeon Spotlight: Jennifer S. Davids

ASCRS Young Surgeon Spotlight: Jennifer S. Davids | ASCRS

Jennifer S. Davids, MD, FACS, FASCRS
University of Massachusetts
Worcester, Massachusetts

Why I am a member of ASCRS:

ASCRS is the heart and soul of our specialty. I take great pride in being a colon and rectal surgeon, and ASCRS provides me with the opportunity to connect meaningfully with surgeons from across the country who share common interests and goals. ASCRS also provides our patients with high-quality educational resources, which highlight the benefits of colon and rectal surgery specialty training. 

What do you want your patients to know about you?

Coming to see a colon and rectal surgeon may make you feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. Almost no one is thrilled to have to go see a colon and rectal surgeon! My job is not only to get you through surgery safely and with a great outcome, but also to provide comfort and reassurance. I may ask personal or private questions, or ask for a lot of details about your bowel function, because I care. I want to treat your surgical condition effectively while also maintaining or improving your function and quality of life. I view the patient-physician relationship as a team—we make decisions together.