Benjamin Kuritzkes, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Benjamin Kuritzkes, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialties: Colon and Rectal Surgery

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161 Fort Washington Avenue
Floor 8
New York, NY 10032
US

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About Benjamin Kuritzkes, MD


Dr. Benjamin Kuritzkes is board certified in general surgery, and specialty trained in colorectal surgery and critical care medicine. His practice focuses on the operative management of colorectal disease including cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, and anorectal conditions. He is skilled in minimally invasive surgical techniques, and uses laparoscopy and robotic surgery whenever indicated.


Dr. Kuritzkes graduated from Yale University, and attended medical school at New York University. He completed his surgical residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Irving Medical Center. During his training, he received the Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching award, as well as numerous grants and awards related to his scientific research. While at Columbia University, he also completed fellowship training in critical care medicine. He subsequently received additional advanced training in colorectal surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.


In his clinical practice, Dr. Kuritzkes endeavors to find the best, individualized treatment plan for each of his patients, and often employs a multi-disciplinary approach to maximize treatment success, quality of life, and survival. His research interests include methods of reducing surgical infections, and fluid resuscitation in the peri-operative period.


Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery at CUMC

Awards & Honors

  • Arnold P. Gold Award for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching, Columbia University Medical Center, 2019.
  • Dr. Kenneth A. Forde Award, Columbia University Department of Surgery, for the highest scoring grant application. Kuritzkes BA, Lee-Kong SA, 2017.
  • First Prize in Clinical Science research award, Columbia University Department of Anesthesiology. Awarded for abstract: Intra-operative hyperoxia and risk of surgical site infection after colorectal surgery, 2018.
  • Research Award and Grant, Columbia University Department of Surgery. Does intra-tumoral genomic heterogeneity in rectal cancer influence degree of response to neoadjuvant therapy? Kuritzkes BA, Lee-Kong SA, 2017.
  • Resident Research Award and Grant, Columbia University Department of Surgery. Utility of visceral fat area and other CT-derived anthropometrics in predicting outcomes after elective surgery for diverticulitis. Kuritzkes BA, Pappou EP, 2017.

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