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Sandy H. Fang, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S. (she/her)

  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery, School of Medicine


Dr. Sandy Fang is a colorectal surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery. She came to OHSU from Johns Hopkins University where she was the Director of the High-Resolution Anoscopy Clinic, Surgical Director for the Anal Cancer Center of Excellence, and the Director of Surgery Apprenticeship Program. Dr. Fang is a high-volume robotics and minimally invasive colorectal surgeon, who specializes in complex abdominal operations to treat colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and other benign colorectal disease processes, such as diverticulitis, as well as anorectal disease. She is the Program Director for the High Resolution Anoscopy Clinic, which is a screening tool used to detect anal pre-cancerous lesions or cancer. She is also the Director of Resident Research for the OHSU Department of Surgery.

Dr. Fang completed her Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship through the Salvati Program at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and her surgical residency at the University of Iowa. 

After completion of colon and rectal surgery fellowship, Dr. Fang practiced colorectal surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital for 9 years.  During her time at Johns Hopkins, she established herself as a robotic surgeon and has become internationally known for her clinical and research programs in anal cancer, innovative surgical techniques, clinical trials, surgical outcomes, and quality improvement.  She is Co-Director of the International Consortium for Anal Cancer Screening.  

Dr. Fang has won multiple teaching awards in general surgery residency and as an attending colorectal surgeon.  In 2016, Dr. Fang was inducted into The Distinguished Teaching Society of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • B.A., 1999, Washington University
    • M.D., 2005, University of Iowa-Carver College of Medicine
  • Internship

    • General Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 2005-2006
  • Residency

    • General Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 2006-2007, 2008-2011
  • Fellowship

    • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 2007-2008
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, 2011-2012
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Surgery, 2011
    • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2013

Memberships and associations:

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
  • International College of Surgeons
  • International Anal Neoplasia Society

Honors and awards

  • Resident Teaching Award, University of Iowa-Carver College of Medicine: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011
  • Distinguished Teaching Society of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2016
  • Above and Beyond Call of Duty, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2006


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