Ana De Roo, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor

  • Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery


  • MD, The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
  • Residency, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Surgery Fellowship, Washington University St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Clinical Specialties

Dr. De Roo is a fellowship-trained colorectal surgeon. She has specific expertise in the surgical treatment of colon cancer, rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), diverticulitis, pelvic floor disorders, and other benign conditions affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. Her practice includes minimally invasive surgical techniques including laparoscopy, robotic surgery and transanal minimally invasive surgery.

Research Interests

Dr. De Roo’s research focuses on shared decision making and patient-reported outcomes after colorectal surgery. Her current research aims to improve pre-operative communication and optimize post-operative recovery through better understanding of patients’ disease-specific and lifespan-specific needs and risks.

Recent Publications

  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Coping: A Qualitative Study of Surgery Resident's Coping After Complications and Deaths.
    Bamdad MC, Vitous CA, Rivard SJ, Anderson M, Lussiez A, De Roo A, Englesbe MJ, Suwanabol PA
    Ann Surg 2023 Aug 01; 278(2): e422-e428
    [PubMed ID: 36994739]

  • Experiences With Prenatal Care Delivery Reported by Black Patients With Low Income and by Health Care Workers in the US: A Qualitative Study.
    Peahl AF, Moniz MH, Heisler M, Doshi A, Daniels G, Caldwell M, Dalton VK, De Roo A, Byrnes M
    JAMA Netw Open 2022 Oct 03; 5(10): e2238161
    [PubMed ID: 36279136]

  • Polygenic Risk Prediction in Diverticulitis.
    De Roo AC, Chen Y, Du X, Handelman S, Byrnes M, Regenbogen SE, Speliotes EK, Maguire LH
    Ann Surg 2023 Jun 01; 277(6): e1262-e1268
    [PubMed ID: 35876359]

  • Impact of Medicare eligibility on informal caregiving for surgery and stroke.
    De Roo AC, Ha J, Regenbogen SE, Hoffman GJ
    Health Serv Res 2023 Feb; 58(1): 128-139
    [PubMed ID: 35791447]

  • Cost Consequences of Age and Comorbidity in Accelerated Postoperative Discharge After Colectomy.
    De Roo AC, Shubeck SP, Cain-Nielsen AH, Norton EC, Regenbogen SE
    Dis Colon Rectum 2022 May 01; 65(5): 758-766
    [PubMed ID: 35394941]

All Publications on PubMed