Colon & Rectal Surgery
George Chang, M.D.
Chair Ad Interim
The Colon and Rectal Surgery Department is a leader in minimally invasive surgery for cancers of the colon, rectum and anus. Our faculty are also recognized leaders in patient-reported outcomes in colorectal cancer, colorectal cancer in young adults, implementation of early recovery after surgery, and salvage surgery for patients with recurrent cancer. They are knownfor advancing the safe and effective implementation of operations that can help patients avoid the need for a colostomy, which can have life-changing impact. Our group maintains excellent cancer and recovery outcomes that exceed the national average.
Our surgeons treat patients with:
Our faculty members see patients at MD Anderson in the Medical Center and throughout the Houston area at MD Anderson clinics in West Houston, The Woodlands, Sugarland and League City. We also offer convenient telemedicine options for certain types of follow-up care.
Join Our Team
Current Open Positions
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery is seeking to recruit an academic surgeon to join our faculty. The major criteria for appointment are excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service. Currently we are actively recruiting for an Assistant or Associate Professor position with eligibility for term tenure track or clinical faculty track appointment dependent upon the candidate’s interests and qualifications.
Prerequisites include board-certification or board-eligibility in Colon and Rectal Surgery or in Complex General Surgical Oncology with a focused experience in the multidisciplinary treatment of patients with Colon, Rectal, and Anal Cancer. The desired candidate will have a strong commitment to clinical excellence, mentorship, scholarship and teamwork.
Responsibilities will include providing clinical expertise in colon and rectal surgical care in a multidisciplinary setting, maintaining the programmatic excellence of our comprehensive colon and rectal cancer program, educating the trainees in our Advanced Colon and Rectal Surgical Oncology, Complex General Surgery Oncology, or affiliated residency and fellowship programs, and developing a robust clinical, health services, data and informatics, or translational science research program. The ideal candidate will have substantial scholarly activity and a high likelihood of obtaining extramural funding to support their scholarly activity.
Salary is competitive, with excellent compensation and benefits package provided.
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
Qualified candidates will have an MD degree. Proven interest in the research and treatment of patients with colon and rectal cancer is desired, and specific experience in colon and rectal surgical oncology beyond residency training (e.g. subspecialty fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Complex General Surgical Oncology, or equivalent) is required.
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Train With Us
Learn about our training programs in Advanced Colorectal Cancer Surgical Oncology and General Surgical Oncology.
Visit our Colorectal Center and Genetics Clinic for additional resources.