Welcome to Colon & Rectal Surgery

The colon and rectal surgery team at VCU Health treats complex colorectal and anorectal diseases with a patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach.

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Faculty Surgeons

Our enhanced recovery program improves patient outcomes and accelerates recovery from surgery while reducing complications. We help patients navigate treatment pathways with support from a CRS-specialized nurse and nurse practitioner. Our faculty surgeons are board certified in both general surgery and colon and rectal surgery.

Meet the Team

Surgery Education

General surgery residents at VCU are vital members of the CRS surgical team. Residents learn endoscopy, as well as clinical and surgical management of anorectal, colon and rectal diseases. Residents participate in open, laparoscopic and robotic procedures.

General Surgery Residency Program

Research

We have a strong focus on research and evidence-based patient care. Our faculty are engaged in multiple research endeavors. This includes translational research for regenerative medicine treatments of fecal incontinence, clinical research for integration of palliative care into surgical treatment pathways and quality care improvement research to improve clinical outcomes in colon and rectal surgery.

VCU Research

From the Chair

Message from the chair

From the Chair

"The CRS division is devoted to teamwork with our patients, colleagues and community. Our Team’s mission is to deliver superior patient care with integrity and kindness while advancing knowledge through research and education."

— Jaime L. Bohl, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Colon & Rectal Surgery at VCU Health

Colon & Rectal Surgery Team

Division Faculty

Jaime Bohl, M.D., FACS, FASCRS

Jaime Bohl, M.D., FACS, FASCRS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Jaime Bohl, M.D., FACS, FASCRS

Jaime Bohl, M.D., FACS, FASCRS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Department of Surgery

Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, VCU Health
Chair, VCU Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Phone: (804) 827-0049

Email: jaime.bohl@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
1200 East Broad Street
Box 980167
Richmond, VA 23298-0167

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Emily Burke Rivet, MD, MBA

Emily Burke Rivet, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Emily Burke Rivet, MD, MBA

Emily Burke Rivet, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Department of Surgery

Colon & Rectal Surgery Specialist, VCU Health

Phone: (804) 827-0049

Email: emily.rivet@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
1200 East Broad Street
Box 980167
Richmond, VA 23298-0167

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Stephen P. Sharp, MD

Stephen P. Sharp, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Stephen P. Sharp, MD

Stephen P. Sharp, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Department of Surgery

Colon & Rectal Surgery Specialist, VCU Health

Phone: (804) 827-0049

Email: stephen.sharp@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
1200 East Broad Street
Box 980167
Richmond, VA 23298-0167

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Nicole Wieghard, MD, FACS

Nicole Wieghard, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Nicole Wieghard, MD, FACS

Nicole Wieghard, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Department of Surgery

Colon & Rectal Surgery Specialist, VCU Health

Phone: (804) 827-0049

Email: Nicole.Wieghard@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
1200 East Broad Street
Box 980167
Richmond, VA 23298-0167

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Support Team

Khalil Bitar, PhD
Cindy Chenault, AGACNP, Inpatient Nurse Practitioner
Annette Dean, CWOCN, Clinical Nurse
Kenna Joyce, RN, Clinical Nurse
Joann Plencner, RN, CWOCN, Ostomy Nurse
Danielle Robledo, Medical Assistant

Welcome Dr. Bitar

New Faculty Announcement

Join us in welcoming our new research faculty Khalil Bitar, PhD. 

Contact Us

Phone: (804) 827-0049
Fax: (804) 827-0670

Jaime L. Bohl, M.D., FACS, FASCRS 
Chair, Colon and Rectal Surgery
jaime.bohl@vcuhealth.org

Biliana Ivanova, MBA
Associate Administrator
biliana.ivanova@vcuhealth.org 
(804) 827-1035

Demetria Patterson
Division Supervisor
demetria.patterson@vcuhealth.org
(804) 828-9322

Office Location
West Hospital
1200 East Broad Street, 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

Mailing Address
Box 980167
Richmond Virginia 23298-0167