3.26.23: Pilonidal Disease, Truths, Myths, and Pearls with Dr. Jeffrey Sternberg

Dr. Jeffrey Sternberg graduated magna cum laude/Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College
after which he completed medical school at the University of Chicago. He trained in general
surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and also completed a fellowship in Surgical
Nutrition at Harvard. He first encountered the cleft-lift approach for pilonidal disease during his
colon and rectal surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota, and deepened this
understanding of the technique with John and Tom Bascom in 2001. Since then, they have
partnered to further evolve the technique. Dr. Sternberg now specializes in patients with
challenging recurrences, treating over 1500 individuals and has a less than 1% recurrence rate
and has been able to fix those who have recurred. Patients now travel from all over the United
States, Canada, and elsewhere to San Francisco with challenging pilonidal problems for his care.
Since completing his colon and rectal surgery fellowship in 2000, Dr. Sternberg has practiced
general and colon and rectal surgery in San Francisco at California Pacific Medical Center where
he has served as a Surgical Director of the IBD Center and on the hospital medical executive

3.5.23- Rectal Prolapse and Rectopexy with Dr. Liliana Bordeianou

Dr. Liliana Bordeianou MD, MPH is a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and a colorectal surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital , where she leads  the MGH Pelvic Floor Disorders Center and the MGH Colorectal Surgery Center. Dr. Bordeianou is the founding chair emeritus of the USA Pelvic Floor Disorders Consortium and is a passionate advocate for multidisciplinary collaboration towards improving patient
outcomes following surgery.

2.26.23 Rectovaginal Fistulas with Dr. Tracy Hull

Tracy Hull is professor of surgery at the Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.  She is also the holder of the Victor Fazio Endowed Chair.  She has been a member of the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio since 1993. She is Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery Vice-Chair for Staff and Trainee Development.  She recently completed her term on the Board of Governors for the Cleveland Clinic enterprise.
She received her Doctorate of Medicine, Cum Laude, from The Ohio State University in 1986. She did her surgical residency at SUNY Syracuse, New York from 1986-1991. Her fellowship was done at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation from 1991-1992.  

She has authored, or co-authored on over 200 peer reviewed articles and over 60 book chapters.  She has been the editor on several text books covering colon and rectal surgery including two of the editions of the ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery.  She has a diverse practice that includes most aspects of colon and rectal surgery including colon and rectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, pelvic floor dysfunction, rectovaginal fistula, and diverticulitis.

Dr. Hull is a member of numerous professional societies.  She serves as a Past-President for The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.  She completed her 10 year term on the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery where she was the Written Examination Chair for 6 years.  She also served on the (ACGME) Colorectal Surgery Residency Review Committee. She is currently the chair of the Accreditation Committee for the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (part of the Commission on Cancer).  She is the current president of the Society of Pelvic Surgeons.