The VCU Health colon and rectal surgery team treats complex colorectal and anorectal disease with a patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach. We help patients navigate treatment pathways with a dedicated nurse and nurse practitioner. Our surgeons are board certified in both general surgery and colon and rectal surgery.

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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


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.

From the Chair

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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

VCU Health Colon & Rectal Surgery


Advanced Practice Providers

Anna Kutcher, NP

Contact Us

Jaime L. Bohl, M.D., FACS, FASCRS 
Chair, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Biliana Ivanova, MBA
Associate Administrator 
(804) 827-1035

Office Location

West Hospital
1200 East Broad Street, 15th floor

Mailing Address
Box 980519
Richmond Virginia 23298-0519

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