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Eugene F Foley, MD, FACS

Contact Dr. Foley

E-mail:
foleyc@surgery.wisc.edu

Phone:
(608) 263-2521

Mail:
600 HIGHLAND AVENUE
BX7375 CLINICAL SCIENCE CNTR-H4
MADISON, WI 53792

Eugene F Foley, MD, FACS

Professor
Vice Chairman of Clinical Operations, General Surgery
Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Chief, Section of Colorectal Surgery
Division of General Surgery

Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1985
  • Residency, General Surgery, New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA, 1985-1991
  • Fellowship, Surgical Endoscopy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1989
  • Fellowship, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA, 1992-1993

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Foley is certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He specializes in the treatment of diseases of the colon and rectum, including colon and rectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease, and diverticultis. His practice includes diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy as well as the use of laparoscopy in the surgical treatment of colonic disease.

Dr. Foley provides a wide range of services including Abdominoperineal Resection, Abscess Drainage, Appendectomy, Colonoscopic Excision, Endorectal Advancement Flap, Excision / Fulguration of Condyloma, Fistulotomy, Flap Repair, Hemorrhoid Banding, Hemorrhoidectomy, Ileal Pouch Reconstruction, Ileocolic Resection, Laparoscopic and Open Partial Colectomy, Laparoscopic and Open Rectopexy, Laparoscopic and Open Sigmoid Resection, Laparoscopic and Open Total Colectomy, Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy, Lower Anterior Resection (LAR), Pilonidal Cyst Excision, PPH Stapling, (show all).

Research Interests

Dr. Foley’s research interests focus on clinical trials designed to improve the surgical care of colorectal disease, through process improvement or the application of novel therapeutic techniques.

Recent Publications
  • Postoperative complications in patients with rectal cancer are associated with delays in chemotherapy that lead to worse disease-free and overall survival.
    Tevis SE, Kohlnhofer BM, Stringfield S, Foley EF, Harms BA, Heise CP, Kennedy GD
    Dis. Colon Rectum 2013 Dec; 56(12):1339-48.
    [PubMed ID: 24201387, PMC ID: 3884512]
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  • Utilizing a novel tool for the comprehensive assessment of resident operative performance.
    Glarner CE, McDonald RJ, Smith AB, Leverson GE, Peyre S, Pugh CM, Greenberg CC, Greenberg JA, Foley EF
    J Surg Educ 2013 Nov-Dec; 70(6):813-20.
    [PubMed ID: 24209661]
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  • Predictors of mortality after emergent surgery for acute colonic diverticulitis: analysis of National Surgical Quality Improvement Project data.
    Ballian N, Rajamanickam V, Harms BA, Foley EF, Heise CP, Greenberg CC, Kennedy GD
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2013 Feb; 74(2):611-6.
    [PubMed ID: 23354259]
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  • Comparable postoperative morbidity and mortality after laparoscopic and open emergent restorative colectomy: outcomes from the ACS NSQIP.
    Ballian N, Weisensel N, Rajamanickam V, Foley EF, Heise CP, Harms BA, Kennedy GD
    World J Surg 2012 Oct; 36(10):2488-96.
    [PubMed ID: 22736343]
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  • Educational value of morbidity and mortality (M&M) conferences: are minor complications important?
    Thomas MK, McDonald RJ, Foley EF, Weber SM
    J Surg Educ 2012 May-Jun; 69(3):326-9.
    [PubMed ID: 22483132]
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