Patricia Sylla, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Dr. Patricia Sylla graduated from Cornell Weill Medical College and completed her surgical residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital followed by a colorectal fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC. She completed a second fellowship in MIS at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston where she practiced for 7 years. Dr. Sylla is an innovator with particular interest in minimally invasive approaches to rectal diseases and pioneered transanal endoscopic surgery and transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME). Dr. Sylla is currently Professor of Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital and the director of clinical trials for the Department of surgery. She serves as president of SAGES. Her clinical practice focuses on minimally invasive treatment of IBD, diverticular disease and rectal cancer.