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Randolph Steinhagen

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  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • American Board of Surgery


  • MD, Wayne State University

  • Residency, Surgery
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Colon & Rectal Surg.
    Cleveland Clinic Hospital


    Following graduation from Wayne State University of Medicine in 1977, Dr. Steinhagen completed his residency in General Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center and a Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic. On completion of his fellowship, Dr. Steinhagen returned to The Mount Sinai Medical Center and has been a member of the full-time faculty in the Department of Surgery since 1983.

    Dr. Steinhagen is one of the most popular attendings of our faculty. In 1986, he received the Robert Parady Award given by the graduating surgery chief residents to the outstanding surgical attending. In 1998, he was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the graduating medical students as the outstanding teacher in the clinical years. For five consecutive years (2003 to 2007), Dr. Steinhagen was honored with the Medical Student Teaching Award in Surgery.

    His current research interests concern sphincter preserving surgery for rectal cancer and clinical studies of nonsurgical treatment of anal fissures. At Mount Sinai, Dr. Steinhagen was the first surgeon to use a "colon J-pouch" to reestablish intestinal continuity after radical surgery for distal rectal cancer. He continues to actively evaluate the role for "local excision" in the surgical treatment of selected cases of rectal carcinoma, and has presented his data on that subject in Korea and in India.

    Since 2001, Dr. Steinhagen has been the Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery and the Program Director of the Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program.

    Within Mount Sinai, Dr. Steinhagen is a member of the Surgery Education Committee, the Medical School Admissions Committee, and the Executive Curriculum Committee. He also serves on the Endoscopy Steering Committee. He is an adjunct member of the Department of Anatomy and Functional Morphology, and assists in teaching first-year students in Gross Anatomy lab.

    Dr. Steinhagen has published significantly in the field of colon and rectal surgery. He is highly regarded by his peers outside the institution as well. He is a former President of the New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and is a member of several committees to the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

    In the News

    Dr. Steinhagen discusses colorectal cancer in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up.
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    Invited Lectures

    1. Local excision of rectal cancer.  Presented at the 28th Catholic Cancer Center Symposium. Catholic Medical Center. Seoul, Korea.  June 2002.

    2. Acute diverticulitis: evaluation and management.  Presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Karnataka State Chapter of Association of Surgeons of India and Association of Surgeons of India South Zone, Bangalore India, February 2004

    3. Treatment of rectal cancer.  Presented at Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.  February 2005.

    4. Acute diverticulitis: do the old rules still apply?  Presented at Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami Florida.  November 2005.

    Named Lectureships

    1.    Current surgical treatment of rectal cancer.  T.S. Jairam Memorial Lecture. Presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Karnataka State Chapter of Association of Surgeons of India and Association of Surgeons of India South Zone, Bangalore India, February 2004.

    2.    Current management of diverticulitis.  Dr. Chang Yul Oh Memorial Lecture.  Presented at the 25th Annual Scientific Convention of the Korean American Medical Association, Scottsdale, Arizona, December 2007.


  • 2013 -
    Best Doctors
    New York Magazine

  • 2007 -
    Senior Faculty Award for Academic Excellence
    Mount Sinai Faculty Council

  • 2003 - 2007
    Medical Student Teaching Award
    Department of Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center

  • 1998 -
    Excellence in Teaching Award
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • 1998 - 2010
    Best Doctors
    New York Magazine

  • 1986, 2006 -
    Dr. Robert Paradny Teaching Award
    Department of Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center

  • 1983 -
    Colp Prize
    Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine


Heimann TM, OH C, Greenstein AJ, Perez C, Aufses AH Jr., Steinhagen RM. Surgical treatment of tumors of the distal rectum with sphincter preservation.. Ann Surg 1992; 216: 432-437.

Oh C, Divino CM, Steinhagen RM. Anal fissure: 20-year experience. Dis Colon Rectum 1995; 38: 378-382.

Jang YS, Steinhagen RM, Heimann TM. Colorectal cancer in familial adenomatous polyposis. Dis Colon Rectum 1997; 40: 312-316.

Grucela A , Steinhagen RM. Restorative proctocolectomy and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis after liver transplant for primary sclerosing cholangitis: case report and review of literature.. Am Surge 2005; 71: 362-365.

Maun D, Silverberg D, Steinhagen RM. Acute ischemic proctitis: a report of four cases requiring surgical resection. Dis Colon Rectum 2007; 50: 1082-1086.

Zhang LP, Steinhagen RM. Treating Crohn’s disease with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Surg Rounds 2008; 31: 119-122.

Ky AJ, Sylla P, Steinhagen R, Steinhagen E, Khaitov S, Ly E. Collagen fistula plug for the treatment of anal fistulas. Dis Colon Rectum 2008; 51: 838-843.

Hefti MM, Steinhagen RM, Chessin DB, Harpaz N, Ullman T. Severity of inflammation as a predictor of colectomy in patients with chronic ulcerative colitis. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2009; 52: 193-197.

Steinhagen RM, Grucela A. Current surgical management of ulcerative colitis. Mt Sinai J Med 2009; 76: 606-612.

Grucela A, Steinhagen RM, Salinas H, Khaitov S, Gorfine SR, Chessin DB. Prospective analysis of clinician accuracy in the diagnosis of benign anal pathology: comparison across specialties and years of experience. Dis Colon Rectum 2010; 53: 47-52.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Steinhagen during 2015 and/or 2016. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.


  • Ferndale Healthcare, Inc. 

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5 East 98th Street
New York, NY 10029

Dr. Randolph Steinhagen

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New York, NY 10029

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