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Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery
Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Foley is certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He specializes in the treatment of diseases of the colon and rectum, including colon and rectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease and diverticultis. His practice includes diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy as well as the use of laparoscopy in the surgical treatment of colonic disease.

Specialties

Surgery (General)

Surgical Oncology

Accidental Bowel Leakage (fecal incontinence)

Anal Fissure

Anal Fistula

Anal Sphincter Reconstruction

Banding of Hemorrhoids

Bile Duct Cancer

Cancer Surgeons

Colon and Rectal Cancer

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Colon and Rectal Surgery - Specialists

Diverticular Disease

Hand Assisted Laparoscopy

Hemorrhoidectomy for Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids

Ileal Pouch Reconstruction

Laparoscopic Colon Surgery

Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery

Open Colon Surgery

Open Rectal Surgery

Rectal Prolapse

Sphincter Sparing Surgery

Stapled Hemorrhoid Surgery

Total Proctocolectomy and Ileal Pouch

Ulcerative Colitis

Clinics

Digestive Health Center
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UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery, Colorectal Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Colon and Rectal Surgery
Surgery
Fellowship Lahey Clinic, Peabody, MA

 Surgical Endoscopy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1989

 Colon and Rectal Surgery, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA, 1992-1993


Residency New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
Internship New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
Medical School Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
Research

Dr. Foley’s research interests focus on clinical trials designed to improve the surgical care of colorectal disease, through process improvement or the application of novel therapeutic techniques.


PubMed Articles
Roos DE Foley EF Wonders TJ Trainee research requirements of Australasian medical colleges: How does the Faculty of Radiation Oncology compare? J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol . 2019 Dec;63(6):862-868
[PubMed ID: 31368662]
Lawson EH Melvin JC Geltzeiler CB Heise CP Foley EF King RS Harms BA Carchman EH Advances in the management of rectal cancer. Curr Probl Surg . 2019 Nov;56(11):100648
[PubMed ID: 31779779]
Meyerson SL Odell DD Zwischenberger JB Schuller M Williams RG Bohnen JD Dunnington GL Torbeck L Mullen JT Mandell SP Choti MA Foley E Are C Auyang E Chipman J Choi J Meier AH Smink DS Terhune KP Wise PE Soper N Lillemoe K Fryer JP George BC Procedural Learning and Safety Collaborative. The effect of gender on operative autonomy in general surgery residents. Surgery . 2019 Nov;166(5):738-743
[PubMed ID: 31326184]
Gupta A Lubner MG Wertz RM Foley E Loeffler A Pickhardt PJ CT detection of primary and metastatic ileal carcinoid tumor: rates of missed findings and associated delay in clinical diagnosis. Abdom Radiol (NY) . 2019 Aug;44(8):2721-2728
[PubMed ID: 31016344]
D'Angelo J Snyder M Bleedorn J Hardie R Foley E Greenberg JA An Interdisciplinary Approach to Surgical Skills Training Decreases Programmatic Costs. J Surg Res . 2019 Mar;235:600-606
[PubMed ID: 30691848]
Gunderson K Sullivan S Warner-Hillard C Thompson R Greenberg JA Foley EF Jung HS Examining the Impact of Using the SIMPL Application on Feedback in Surgical Education. J Surg Educ . 2018 Nov;75(6):e246-e254
[PubMed ID: 30213738]
Williams RG George BC Bohnen JD Meyerson SL Schuller MC Meier AH Torbeck L Mandell SP Mullen JT Smink DS Chipman JG Auyang ED Terhune KP Wise PE Choi J Foley EF Choti MA Are C Soper N Zwischenberger JB Dunnington GL Lillemoe KD Fryer JP Procedural Learning and Safety Collaborative. Is the operative autonomy granted to a resident consistent with operative performance quality. Surgery . 2018 Sep;164(3):566-570
[PubMed ID: 29929754]
Tevis SE Rogers AP Carchman EH Foley EF Harms BA Clinically Competent and Fiscally at Risk: Impact of Debt and Financial Parameters on the Surgical Resident. J Am Coll Surg . 2018 Aug;227(2):163-171.e7
[PubMed ID: 29859900]
Stride HP George BC Williams RG Bohnen JD Eaton MJ Schuller MC Zhao L Yang A Meyerson SL Scully R Dunnington GL Torbeck L Mullen JT Mandell SP Choti M Foley E Are C Auyang E Chipman J Choi J Meier A Smink D Terhune KP Wise P DaRosa D Soper N Zwischenberger JB Lillemoe K Fryer JP Relationship of procedural numbers with meaningful procedural autonomy in general surgery residents. Surgery . 2018 Mar;163(3):488-494
[PubMed ID: 29277387]
Williams RG George BC Meyerson SL Bohnen JD Dunnington GL Schuller MC Torbeck L Mullen JT Auyang E Chipman JG Choi J Choti M Endean E Foley EF Mandell S Meier A Smink DS Terhune KP Wise P DaRosa D Soper N Zwischenberger JB Lillemoe KD Fryer JP Procedural Learning and Safety Collaborative. What factors influence attending surgeon decisions about resident autonomy in the operating room? Surgery . 2017 Dec;162(6):1314-1319
[PubMed ID: 28950992]
George BC Bohnen JD Williams RG Meyerson SL Schuller MC Clark MJ Meier AH Torbeck L Mandell SP Mullen JT Smink DS Scully RE Chipman JG Auyang ED Terhune KP Wise PE Choi JN Foley EF Dimick JB Choti MA Soper NJ Lillemoe KD Zwischenberger JB Dunnington GL DaRosa DA Fryer JP Procedural Learning and Safety Collaborative (PLSC). Readiness of US General Surgery Residents for Independent Practice. Ann Surg . 2017 Oct;266(4):582-594
[PubMed ID: 28742711]
Glarner CE Law KE Zelenski AB McDonald RJ Greenberg JA Foley EF Wiegmann DA Greenberg CC Resident training in a teaching hospital: How do attendings teach in the real operative environment? Am J Surg . 2017 Jul;214(1):141-146
[PubMed ID: 28476201]
Nathwani JN Glarner CE Law KE McDonald RJ Zelenski AB Greenberg JA Foley EF Integrating Postoperative Feedback Into Workflow: Perceived Practices and Barriers. J Surg Educ . 2017 May - Jun;74(3):406-414
[PubMed ID: 27894938]
Fischer LE Snyder M Sullivan SA Foley EF Greenberg JA Evaluating the effectiveness of a mock oral educational program. J Surg Res . 2016 Oct;205(2):305-311
[PubMed ID: 27664877]
Papageorge CM Zhao Q Foley EF Harms BA Heise CP Carchman EH Kennedy GD Short-term outcomes of minimally invasive versus open colectomy for colon cancer. J Surg Res . 2016 Jul;204(1):83-93
[PubMed ID: 27451872]
Tevis SE Carchman EH Foley EF Heise CP Harms BA Kennedy GD Does Anastomotic Leak Contribute to High Failure-to-rescue Rates? Ann Surg . 2016 Jun;263(6):1148-51
[PubMed ID: 26587851]
Bohnen JD George BC Williams RG Schuller MC DaRosa DA Torbeck L Mullen JT Meyerson SL Auyang ED Chipman JG Choi JN Choti MA Endean ED Foley EF Mandell SP Meier AH Smink DS Terhune KP Wise PE Soper NJ Zwischenberger JB Lillemoe KD Dunnington GL Fryer JP Procedural Learning and Safety Collaborative (PLSC). The Feasibility of Real-Time Intraoperative Performance Assessment With SIMPL (System for Improving and Measuring Procedural Learning): Early Experience From a Multi-institutional Trial. J Surg Educ . 2016 Nov - Dec;73(6):e118-e130
[PubMed ID: 27886971]
Tevis SE Carchman EH Foley EF Harms BA Heise CP Kennedy GD Postoperative Ileus--More than Just Prolonged Length of Stay? J Gastrointest Surg . 2015 Sep;19(9):1684-90
[PubMed ID: 26105552]
Kent KC Foley EF Golden RN Rural Surgery--A Crisis in Wisconsin. WMJ . 2015 Apr;114(2):81-2
[PubMed ID: 26756061]
Hanzlik TP Tevis SE Suwanabol PA Carchman EH Harms BA Heise CP Foley EF Kennedy GD Characterizing readmission in ulcerative colitis patients undergoing restorative proctocolectomy. J Gastrointest Surg . 2015 Mar;19(3):564-9
[PubMed ID: 25560185]