Daniel H. Hunt, MD, FACS

Colon and Rectal Surgery

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Daniel H. Hunt, M.D. is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Assistant Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is the Site Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.

Dr. Hunt specializes in minimally invasive surgery for benign and malignant colorectal diseases. His expertise also includes surgical management of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, anal fistulae, and fissures. He has a particular interest in sphincter preservation for low rectal cancers. These advanced procedures and treatment plans, combined with new technologies offer patients improved safety, comfort and maintenance of normal bowel function.

Biographical Info

Dr. Hunt earned his M.D. degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York in 1999.  He began his general surgery residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey in 1999.  He spent two years as a Surgical Oncology Fellow at Weill Cornell Medical College studying the effects of APC mutations on colon carcinogenesis.  Dr. Hunt completed his general surgery residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 2006.  He went on to complete a Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery and Rectal Cancer Management Fellowship at Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA in 2007.  During his time at Lankenau, he gained extensive training in advanced laparoscopy, transanal endoscopic microsurgery, and the multidisciplinary management of rectal cancer under Drs. John and Gerald Marks. Dr. Hunt completed his surgical training with a Colorectal Surgery Residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell and Columbia campuses under Drs. Jeffrey Milsom and Richard Whelan in 2008. He was recruited back to Lankenau Medical Center on completion of his training and joined the staff at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center a year later in 2009.

He is a Fellow of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.  He is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and has presented his research in abstracts, posters and oral presentations at many professional society meetings.


Honors and Awards

Physician of the Year, New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital 2016

Resident Poster Presentation, New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2008

Resident Teaching Award, SUNY Downstate 2006

New York SuperDoctor: an Honor given to 5% of New York physicians 

Board Certifications
American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery
American Board of Surgery
Clinical Expertise
Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery
Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS)
Colon Cancer
Rectal Cancer
Anal Cancer
Anal Fistula
Anal Fissure
Crohn's Disease
Ulcerative Colitis
Sphincter Sparing Surgery
Rectal Prolapse
Bowel-Sparing Strictureplasty
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Rectal Surgery
Bowel Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgery
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
Colon Surgery
Diverticular Disease
Intestinal Fistula Surgery
Colorectal Cancer
Hemorrhoid Surgery
Complex Anal Fistula Disease
Complex Pelvic Surgery
Cancer of Colon With Rectum
Bowel Dysfunction
Anal Sphincter Incontinence
Lower Endoscopy
Robotic Surgery
  • M.D.
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • B.S.
    State University of New York at Albany
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Assistant Attending Surgeon
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

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