Department of Surgery
Kinga Skowron-Olórtegui’s research focuses on prospective gathering of outcomes in colon and rectal surgery, with the goal of obtaining the most accurate and current information regarding best practices for the most common surgical procedures. She is an expert in treating inflammatory bowel disease, as well as colon, rectal, and anal cancer, and such benign diseases as diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, fissures, abscesses, and fistulas.
Her research has been published in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, Molecular Therapy, World Journal of Surgery, Scientific Reports, Oncotarget, and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
Skowron-Olórtegui received an SM in public health sciences for clinical professionals from the University of Chicago and her MD from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, where she also completed a residency in general surgery and fellowships in the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and the Department of Surgery Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery.