Department of Surgery
Benjamin Shogan specializes in the surgical care of patients with colorectal diseases and disorders. His particular interest is in colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, and anorectal disease. He uses advanced minimally invasive techniques, such as robotic surgery, to decrease postoperative pain and shorten recovery times.
His research seeks to understand how intestinal bacteria can cause gastrointestinal diseases. He runs an active research laboratory investigating how manipulations of the gut microbiome lead to fewer postoperative complications and better outcomes after surgery for cancer. His findings have been published in Science Translational Medicine, Science, Microbiome, and Surgical Infections.
Shogan received his MD from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed his internship and residency at the University of Chicago. He also completed a colorectal fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.