Marc Brand, MD, is co-director of the Program for Abdominal and Pelvic Health. He is a board certified surgeon, and specializes in colorectal surgery. He cares for patients of all ages and is currently involved in a study of familial polyposis, or genetic colon cancer, in children. He received his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1986 and graduate from the Rush Medical College in 1990. He then went on to complete eight years of general surgical training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. This included a five-year residency in general surgery, a two-year fellowship in surgical research, and a one-year fellowship in colorectal surgery.
Brand has served as an attending surgeon in several area hospitals since 1998, as well as director of the Sandra Rosenberg Registry for Inherited and Familial Colorectal Cancer at Rush. He is an assistant professor or surgery at Rush in the Department of General Surgery.
Brand has been published in several medical journals and has contributed chapters to textbooks on surgery. Among the special procedures he offers are pelvic pouch surgery in ulcerative colitis, strictureplasty for those with Crohn’s disease, laparoscopic colectomy, transanal endoscopic microsurgery and stapled hemorrhoidectomy. His areas of research interest include hereditary colon cancer and new treatments for hemorrhoids.