Dr. Rakinic joined the SIU Department of Surgery in October 2001. She is a board-certified colorectal surgeon, and was involved in several translational research projects at her previous institution. These included the genetic basis of familial colorectal cancer, and altered susceptibility to chemotherapeutic agents in HNPCC cancers. She was also a co-investigator on several multidisciplinary clinical projects, including the treatment of high-risk rectal cancers with preoperative combined modality therapy; some of the outcomes evaluated were clinical complete response, pathologic complete response, extension of sphincter-sparing surgery, and quality of life measures.
Jan Rakinic, M.D., Associate Professor Colorectal Surgery
Dr. Imran Hassan is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He is board certified in General Surgery. He specializes in all aspects of colon and rectal surgery. His practice includes the treatment of colon and rectal cancer, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, polyps, and anorectal conditions such as hemorrhoids, fistulas and rectal prolapse. He also performs colonoscopy and has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery, which involves using minimally invasive techniques to treat many diseases of the colon and rectum. He has many research interests including surgical management of rectal cancer with sphincter-saving procedures and quality of life outcomes following colorectal surgery.
Dr. Hassan completed his residency in General Surgery and research and clinical fellowships in Colon and Rectal Surgery from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Hassan is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hassan, please call SIU Physicians and Surgeons at 217-545-5555.
Imran Hassan, MD, Assistant Professor Colorectal Surgery
1. Incongruities in rural health care delivery
2. Demographics and outcomes of colorectal cancer in Southern Illinois
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