An expanded colorectal surgery team within the Department of Surgery is bringing the newest in robotic-assisted surgical skills and other advanced expertise to treat colorectal cancer patients.
Ankit Sarin, the new chief of colorectal surgery, will lead the five-surgeon team. Sarin, formerly with UCSF Health, said he is excited about joining UC Davis Health.
“UC Davis is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer and is one of only two hospitals in Northern California with this designation,” Sarin said. “Getting this designation requires substantial resources and effort and is the result of significant commitment to our patient population.”
Newly hired colorectal surgeons include:
James Taylor, assistant professor
James Taylor completed his medical degree at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine in the United Kingdom. He did his residency in general surgery at Johns Hopkins University and a fellowship in colorectal surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He attended the New York University School of Global Public Health, where he received his master of public health degree.
Miquell Miller, assistant professor
Miquell Miller received her medical degree and completed a general surgery residency at Stanford Medicine. She served a fellowship in colorectal surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Robert Kucejko, assistant professor
Robert Kucejko obtained his medical degree at UC Davis School of Medicine before completing the first three years of his residency in general surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann Hospital. During his residency, he trained as a research fellow in colon and rectal surgery at Drexel. He completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and served a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Erik Noren, assistant professor
Erik Noren came from Keck School of Medicine of USC. He obtained his medical degree at Albany Medical College in New York. He completed a fellowship in anorectal physiology (functioning of the anal canal) and clinical research at Los Angeles County and USC Medical Center (LAC+USC Medical Center), where he also did his general surgery residency.
Sean Flynn, assistant professor
Sean Flynn obtained his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a residency in colorectal surgery at the LAC+USC Medical Center.