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October 28, 2014
October 28, 2014
Neil Hyman, MD, FACS, a widely recognized leader in the treatment of colon and rectal cancers, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) and complex colorectal problems, has joined the University of Chicago Medicine as professor of surgery and chief of the new section of colon and rectal surgery.
Hyman comes to the University of Chicago from the University of Vermont (UVM) College of Medicine, where he spent nearly three decades, first as a medical student and, after his residency and fellowship training, as professor of colorectal surgery and co-director of the Digestive Disease Center.
"The University of Chicago Medicine has a storied tradition of excellence in gastrointestinal surgery," Hyman said. "Now, in partnership with other physicians at the University as well as in the community, we hope to build on our reputation as a national leader in colorectal surgery through our clinical, research and outreach efforts."
A prolific author, Hyman has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He has been invited to speak at professional society meetings and academic settings more than 240 times throughout his career.
He is also known as a teacher. Hyman was named Teacher of the Year three times at the UVM College of Medicine, and in 2014, received the Distinguished Academic Achievement Award from the college's Alumni Association. He was named Physician of the Year in 2010-11 by the Vermont State Medical Society, and has been named to the "Best Doctors in America" and "America's Top Doctors for Cancer" lists annually since 2009.
He has held multiple leadership roles in nine of the leading professional associations in his field, including the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, where he was a member of the executive council and chairman of the standards committee; the New England Surgical Society, where he was a member of the executive and issues committees; and the American Board of Surgery. He also serves as an editor or reviewer for several leading journals in his field and has served as a site principle investigator for many nationwide clinical trials.
Known for his collaborative approach, Hyman said he is "excited to partner with physician colleagues at the University and in the community to advance the world-class program in colon and rectal surgery at UCM."