V. Liana TsikitisM.D., M.C.R., M.B.A., FACS, FASCRS

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


  • Cancer
  • Digestive Health
  • Surgery

Special focus on

  • Anal Cancer
  • Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Digestive Surgery
  • General Surgery

I see patients at


Dr Tsikitis specializes in caring for adults with malignant and benign colorectal and anorectal diseases. She has advanced training in minimally invasive surgery and her research interests lie in colorectal cancer genetics. In particular, examining the etiology of colorectal cancer in young adults (

Outside of work, Dr. Tsikitis enjoys spending time & traveling with her family. She also enjoys reading, the theatre and swimming.


  • M.D., 2000, Temple University School of Medicine
  • M.C.R., 2013, Oregon Health & Science University
  • M.B.A., 2019, Brandeis University, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2000-2007
  • Fellowship:

    • Colon-Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN, 2007-2008
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery (2007; Recertified 2017)
    • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (2009; Recertified 2017)


  • English
  • French
  • Greek

Memberships and associations

  • Association for Academic Surgeons, Finance Committee
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Society
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • European Society of Coloproctology
  • International Society of Digestive Surgeons
  • International Society of Surgeons
  • Pacific Coast Surgical Association
  • Priestley Society of Mayo Clinic, Council Board
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Research Committee
  • Southwest Oncology Group
  • Society of University Surgeons

Patient ratings

4.8 out of 5 (523 Ratings, 232 Comments)

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