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Sandra Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS




  • Professor
  • Vice-Chair for Education
  • Assistant Dean for Program Development - UK Graduate Medical Education

College Unit(s)

Other Affiliation(s)
  • Surgery/General

Biography and Education


Medical School
Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH

General Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Fellow in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Board Certification
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Surgical Interests

  • General surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Gastronintestinal endoscopy
  • Trauma surgery
  • Surgical critical care

Selected Publications

Beck SJ. Stoma issues in the obese patient. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2011;24(4):259-62.

Perera AD, Akbari RP, Cowher MS, Read TE, McCormick JT, Medich DS, Celebrezze JP Jr, Beck SJ, Fischer PE, Caushaj PF. Colectomy for fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis: predictors of mortality. Am Surg. 2010 Apr;76(4):418-21. PMID: 20420254

Colonias A, Farinash L, Miller L, Jones S, Medich DS, Greenberg L, Miller R, Parda DS. Multidisciplinary treatment of synchronous primary rectal and prostate cancers. Nat Clin Pract Oncol. 2005 May;2(5):271-4. PMID: 116264963

Brown HG, Luckasevic TM, Medich DS, Celebrezze JP, Jones SM. Efficacy of manual dissection of lymph nodes in colon cancer resections. Mod Pathol. 2004 Apr;17(4):402-6. PMID: 14976530

Garofalo TE, Delaney CP, Jones SM, Remzi FH, Fazio VW. Rectal advancement flap repair of rectourethral fistula: a 20-year experience. Dis Colon Rectum. 2003 Jun;46(6):762-9. PMID: 12794578