Julia Berian, MD, MS

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Julia Berian, MD, MS


Julia Berian, MD, is a UW Health colorectal surgeon and an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Berian provides surgical treatment for patients with a wide range of colorectal diseases, including colorectal cancer and benign (noncancerous) diseases that affect people’s quality of life such as diverticulitis (causes small pouches to develop along the digestive tract) and inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease (swelling of the digestive tract) and ulcerative colitis (swelling and sores in the digestive tract).

Dr. Berian is skilled in a range of surgical techniques, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive procedures. She understands that surgery can be intimidating for some patients, so she takes time to listen to their concerns and uses shared decision-making with her patients. She discusses treatment options and explains surgical procedures and what to expect during recovery so they can make informed decisions about their care.

In addition to her surgical practice and teaching role, Dr. Berian researches new processes to improve the surgical care of elderly patients.

Outside of work, Dr. Berian enjoys music and the arts.

It’s rewarding to develop relationships with my patients and find ways to improve their lives.

Languages spoken
  • English

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL
  • University of Minnesota Affiliated Hospitals, Minneapolis, MN

Areas of expertise