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ASCRS Young Surgeon Spotlight: Heather L. Yeo

ASCRS Young Surgeon Spotlight: Heather L. Yeo | ASCRS

Heather L. Yeo
Associate Professor Of Surgery
Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York

Why I am a member of ASCRS:

I am a member of the ASCRS because I believe this society will shape the future of colon and rectal surgery nationally.  ASCRS values the input of young members and is where the future leaders of our profession will develop. Also, it provides an important venue for research collaboration, networking, and learning from others.

What advice do you have for future colorectal surgeons?

My advice for future colon and rectal surgeons is to learn from your patients and experiences, to try to ask questions that make a difference and move the field forward. And of course, to be involved in ASCRS!

Tell us something about yourself that we might not otherwise know.

I believe building diverse physician leaders is important. It's part of the reason did an MBA.  

Fun fact: I used to work in the U.S. Senate, first as a page and then as a senate staffer.