Language: English
Gender: Female
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Colon and Rectal Surgery
1283 York Avenue , 9th Floor
New York, NY 10065
(646) 962-2270
Surgical Oncology - Upper East Side
1283 York Avenue , 9th Floor
New York, NY 10065

Personal Statement

Kelly Garrett, MD, is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Assistant Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

She specializes in the minimally invasive surgical treatment of colon and rectal cancer, pelvic floor disorders and inflammatory bowel disease.

Specialties & Expertise


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery


  • Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Diverticulitis
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Bowel Obstruction Surgery
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Fistula, Anal
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Complex Pelvic Surgery
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Bowel Dysfunction
  • Surgery For Anal Incontinence
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure and Fistula
  • Complex Anal Fistula Disease
  • Rectal and Anal Surgery
  • Anal Incontinence
  • Bowel-Sparing Strictureplasty
  • Laparoscopy
  • Ostomy Creation, Care and Revision
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Cancer of Colon With Rectum

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare Health Plans
  • WellCare Health Plans


Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Surgery, Colon and Rectal

Clinical & Academic Positions

Associate Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., St. George's University School of Medicine (Grenada), 2003
  • B.A., Drew University, 1996

Honors & Awards

Dr. Garrett was selected in 2014 as a New York SuperDoctor "Rising Star," an award given in recognition of excellence in clinical care for physicians in practice for under 10 years. Dr. Garrett was named Fellow of the Year in 2009 at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She has won awards for research papers.


Kelly A Garrett, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Attending Surgeon at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.  Dr. Garrett’s specialty interests include functional bowel disorders, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, fistulas and complex pelvic floor dysfunction; she has lectured regionally and nationally on these subjects.  She also treats other colon and rectal diseases such as colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease, and benign conditions of the rectum and anus. Dr. Garrett is experienced in many modalities of surgery, including laparoscopic, endoscopic, and open surgeries. Most recently, Dr. Garrett has become an early adopter of the endoluminal surgical platform, commonly known as DiLumen, for complex and large colon polyp removals.

In 2014-2015 Dr. Garrett was selected by NY Superdoctors as one of “New York’s Rising Stars” in Colorectal Surgery – a recognition bestowed to young physicians with fewer than 10 years of practice who have demonstrated outstanding skills and enjoy an excellent reputation in their field.   In 2016, Dr. Garrett was named by Castle Connolly as one of New York Metro Area’s Top Doctors.

Dr. Garrett graduated from Drew University in 1996 and received her medical degree in 2003 from St. George’s University School of Medicine.  After completing her general surgery residency at Albany Medical Center in 2008, she completed a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 2009.  She then went on to serve as Associate Staff at the Cleveland Clinic – Digestive Disease Institute for one year before joining the division of Colorectal Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2010. 

Devoting considerable time to teaching, mentoring and the development of physicians in training, Dr. Garrett served as the Associate Clerkship Director for the medical students rotating on the general surgery services from 2013-2016.  In June 2014 she was given the Award for Teaching Excellence by Weill Cornell Medical College.  She is currently the Program Director for the combined New York Presbyterian Hospital/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Program. 

Dr. Garrett is active in numerous professional societies and she is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.  She serves on the executive council of the New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. She has won awards for her publications while in training and has contributed many peer reviewed journal publications and book chapters.