José Gaston Guillem, MD, MPH, MBA

Chief and Professor of Surgery


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Procedures for malignant and benign diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus including colon, rectal and anal cancer; inflammatory bowel disease; rectal prolapse; diverticulitis; risk-reducing surgery for Lynch Syndrome; Polyposis Syndromes; young-onset and other forms of inherited colorectal cancer with a focus on minimally invasive techniques including laparoscopic, robotic and transanal microscopic surgery leading to preservation of gastrointestinal, bladder and sexual function.


Hereditary and early age-of-onset colorectal cancer; assessment of rectal cancer response to preoperative therapy.


  • MBA: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 2019
  • Colorectal Surgery Fellowship: Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA 1990 – 1991
  • Research Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY 1985 – 1987
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY 1983 – 1990
  • MPH: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 1988
  • MD: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 1983
  • BA: New York University, New York, NY 1978


Surgery – Board Certified, 1991
Colon and Rectal Surgery – Board Certified, 1994


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  • Phone Numbers

    (919) 966-8436 (Office Phone)

  • (919) 966-8440 (Fax)

  • Address

    Division of GI Surgery, CB #7081

    UNC Department of Surgery

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7081