Matthew R. Albert, MD, FASCRS, FACS (Colorectal Surgery)

Center for Colon & Rectal Surgery, Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida, USA

Dr. Albert finished his training at University of Texas, Houston at Methodist Hospital. Following that he started the Center for Colon & Rectal Surgery at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida.  Dr Albert is the founding member of the ACGME accredited colon and rectal fellowship, where Dr. Albert now serves as the program director.  He is also faculty for the general surgery residency as well as an associate professor of surgery for Florida State University as well as the University of Central Florida Medical schools.  In addition to ongoing genomic research in colorectal malignancies, he has published more than 10 book chapters on his many innovations to minimally invasive colorectal surgery.  Dr. Albert perhaps is most well known for the creation of TAMIS and the development of the first flexible transanal port.  In 2012, Dr. Albert developed the first program in the United States to routinely perform transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME) for the treatment of rectal cancer and is the director of the only transanal tme course workshop for training in the United States.