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Richard Hodin, MD

Chief of Endocrine Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital

Surgical Director
Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Dr. Hodin serves as Chief of Endocrine Surgery and Surgical Director for the MGH Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease where he specializes in colorectal surgery for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis as well as Endocrine Surgery. Dr. Hodin focuses on minimally-invasive approaches to the treatment of Crohn’s patients and the ileo-anal J-pouch operation for colitis and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis. He also heads a highly productive research program that focuses on gut mucosal defense. This lab has been given extensive funding from the NIH and other sourses and had made great strides in our understanding of how humans interact with the bacteria in our intestine. Based on this research, his group has identified many new treatment methods designed to prevent or treat a wide variety of intestinal diseases.

Education & Training

Medical School:Tulane University School of Medicine (MD)

Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center