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Walter Longo

Professor of Surgery (Colon and Rectal Surgery); Chief, Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery; Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery; Director of Surgical Education

Contact Information

Walter Longo, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Colorectal Surgery

    PO Box 208062

    New Haven, CT 06520-8062

    United States



Walter E Longo, MD, MBA , FACS, FASCRS, Is one of five Yale surgeons who is board-certified specifically in colorectal cancer. He earned his medical degree from New York Medical College. He is fellowship trained and is a Board Certified General Surgeon and a Board Certified Colon and Rectal Surgeon.

Dr. Longo is committed to providing patients with the highest standards for the diagnosis and medical and surgical management of the diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus using minimally invasive techniques. Watch a video with Dr. Walter Longo >>

He specializes in screening and management of colon cancer; rectal cancer; anal cancer; sphincter preserving surgery; transanal removal of cancer; diverticulitis; inflammatory bowel disease; stricturoplasty; bowel resection; ostomy; polyposis syndromes and adenomatous polyps; hemorrhoids; fissures; fistulas; anal abscesses; disorders of continence; and pelvic floor disorders.

Education & Training

  • MBA
    St. Louis University (2001)
  • Fellow
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH (1991)
  • Chief Resident
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (1990)
  • Senior Resident
    Yale Medical Center, New Haven, CT (1989)
  • Research Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (1988)
  • Junior Resident
    Yale University Medical Center, New Haven, CT (1987)
  • Intern
    Yale University Medical Center, New Haven, CT (1985)
  • MD
    New York Medical College (1984)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2016Connecticut Magazine2016
Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2015Connecticut Magazine2015
Master of Arts, Honoris CausaYale University, New Haven, CT2004
Medical Student Class of 2003, Award in Excellence in Surgical Education 2002
Alpha Epsilon Delta1975

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