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Paul Wise

Paul E. Wise MD

Associate Professor of Surgery; Program Director, General Surgery Residency; Director, Inherited Colorectal Cancer and Polyposis Registry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Dr. Paul Wise completed his general surgery residency and research residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville in 2003 after completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1996. He completed his colon and rectal surgery fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital in 2004.  He served on the faculty of Vanderbilt University Medical Center from 2004-2012 as Assistant and then Associate Professor of Surgery. He accepted a faculty position at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 2012 where he currently serves as Associate Professor of Surgery as well as Program Director of the General Surgery Residency and Director of the Inherited Colorectal Cancer and Polyposis Registry. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.  His specialities include cancer of the anus, colon and rectum, hereditary colorectal cancers, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, diverticular disease, and benign diseases of the anorectum. His particular interest in hereditary colorectal cancer has lead to his election to the Council and eventually the Presidency (2010-2011) of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer where he currently serves on the CGA Fund Board, and he was a founding member of the Lynch Syndrome Screening Network, a group dedicated to increasing the identification of patients and their family members who are at risk for Lynch syndrome. Additionally, as a Fellow of the ASCRS, Dr. Wise has been a member of multiple committees including Continuing Education (2007-2010), Program (2009-2011), Public Relations (2011-2014), Website (2011-present), and CREST (2013-present). He also serves on the Continuing Education Committee of the Society of Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract (2013-present).