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Welcome New Faculty:

Please welcome Nikki Wieghard, MD, to the Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery

Nikki Wieghard, MDDr. Wieghard joins the Division effective September 10 as our third colon and rectal surgeon. She received her medical degree from the University of Kansas and her residency training in general surgery at Oregon Health Science University. Her completed fellowship training at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans.

Dr. Wieghard comes to VCU with clinical interests in minimally invasive techniques in colorectal surgery. Her research interests include health disparities in colorectal surgery, molecular basis for rectal cancer, and clinical outcomes.


Publications News:

Surgical palliative care specialist and colon and rectal surgeon, Emily Rivet, MD has four newly published research studies featured in the American Journal of Surgery, Journal of Surgical Research, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, and JAMA Surgery. Working with co-authors from VCU Internal Medicine, VCU Health Trauma Center, and hospital STICU specialists, Dr. Rivet conducted studies on assessment, therapy, and characteristics of palliative care in various settings. Learn More

Meet our colorectal surgical specialists at Massey Cancer Center

Massey is pleased to welcome Dr. Jaime Bohl, Dr. Leopoldo Fernandez and Dr. Emily Rivet to our gastrointestinal cancers...

Posted by VCU Massey Cancer Center on Monday, March 27, 2017

Welcome New Faculty:

Please welcome Jaime L. Bohl, MD, FACS, FASCRS to the Division of Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Jaime L Bohl, MD Chief, Colon & Rectal SurgeryDr. Jaime L. Bohl joins the Division on January 2, 2017 as our second colon and rectal surgeon.

Dr. Bohl has clinical interests in rectal cancer with anal sphincter sparing techniques, minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, colonoscopy, and hereditary colon and rectal cancer syndromes. Having been in academic practice for eight years, she is committed to graduate medical education, having served on multiple committees at the ACGME and for medical school admissions.

Dr. Bohl obtained her Bachelor of Science degree at Duke University in psychology and chemistry and attended medical school at the University of Virginia. She completed her general surgery residency at Vanderbilt University, followed by a colon and rectal fellowship at Lahey Clinic.

Dr. Bohl’s research focus includes regenerative medicine approaches to fecal incontinence and quality improvement of surgical outcomes for colon and rectal disease.

A New Convenient Location:

VCU Health announces a new office location for our patients on the south side with the opening of Stony Point 9109: Learn More

Surgery Check-in, Gateway Building, 5th Floor reception area

Services offered at 9109 include dermatology; ear, nose and throat; audiology; pre and post general and bariatric surgical outpatient care; and reproductive services.

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New Faculty Announcement

EFFECTIVE 12/1/16: Please welcome Emily B. Rivet, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS, to the Division of Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Emily B. Rivet, MD, MBA, FACS, FACRSDr. Rivet is a colon and rectal surgeon with clinical interests in minimally invasive approaches for treatment of colon and rectal disease, surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease, malignant conditions of the colon, rectum and anus, screening and diagnostic colonoscopy, and benign anal and rectal problems. Dr. Rivet enjoyed a successful practice in the community for seven years and held leadership positions, including Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at Maryview Medical Center and Physician Representative to the Commission on Cancer and Physician Leader for Palliative Care at Maryview Medical Center. 

After obtaining her medical degree at Washington University, Dr. Rivet stayed to complete a general surgery residency, and colon and rectal surgery fellowship. During her GS residency, Dr. Rivet received an MBA focusing on economics and logistics in health care from Washington. Dr. Rivet's interest in Hospice and Palliative Medicine led to recently completing additional fellowship training at VCU, resulting in an appointment as an Attending Physician on the palliative medicine service, both on the inpatient consult service and covering the inpatient palliative medicine unit.

Dr. Rivet’s research focus is in the advancement of knowledge regarding integration of palliative medicine into the care of surgical patients. Additionally, she is interested in medical and surgical ethics and plans to serve on the ethics committee at VCU. In addition, Dr. Rivet is concerned with end of life care and ethical medical practice, including the issues associated with research allocation in health care and how these intersect with the practice of surgery. Learn More 

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