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Nicole M. Saur, M.D.
Colon and Rectal Surgery

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Administrative Office:
Pennsylvania Hospital
800 Walnut Street, Floor 20
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Administrative Assistant: Charmaine Briggs
Administrative Telephone: 215-829-5333
Administrative Fax: 215-829-5350
Patient Appointments: 215-829-5333

Clinical Offices:
Pennsylvania Hospital
800 Walnut Street, Floor 20
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Clinical Telephone: 215-829-5333
Clinical Fax: 215-829-5350

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Dr. Nicole M. Saur is an Assistant Professor within the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery with practices at Pennsylvania Hospital, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and her medical degree from the University of North Dakota.   She completed General Surgery Residency at Tufts Medical Center and Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Saur’s clinical interests and areas of specialization include advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques for colon & rectal cancer, advanced endoscopy and local excisions for colon and rectal polyps, benign colon and anorectal disease, complex re-operations, sphincter-preserving procedures for rectal cancer, and surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor disorders. Her research interests include post-operative outcomes in colon and rectal surgery with specific interest in the effect of hyperglycemia and glycemic control on post-operative outcomes in cancer patients and surgical outcomes in the elderly.  Dr. Saur is board certified in General Surgery and Colon & Rectal Surgery. She is also an active member of numerous local and national medical societies.

2015 - present   Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2015 - present Attending Surgeon, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2015 - present Active Surgeon, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
2015 - present Active Surgeon, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
2005 - 2009 MD - University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Grand Forks, North Dakota
2001 - 2005  BS - University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Biology)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2014 - 2015  Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, Florida
2009 - 2014 Residency in General Surgery, Tufts University
Boston, Massachusetts
National/International Societies
2014 - present Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)
2014 - present Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
2014 - present Association for Academic Surgery
2014 - present American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)
2014 - present American College of Surgeons
2009 - present American Medical Association
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Saur NM, Kongable GL, Holewinski S, O’Brien K, Nasraway SA Jr.  Software-guided insulin dosing: Tight glycemic control and decreased glycemic derangements in critical ill patients.  Mayo Clinic Proceedings 88(9):920-929, Sept. 2013.
  2. Saur NM, England MR, Menzie W, Melanson A, Trieu M, Berlin J, Hurley J, Krystyniak K, Kongable GL, Nasraway SA Jr.  Accuracy of a novel noninvasive transdermal continuous glucose monitor in critically ill patients.  Journal of Diabetes Science & Technology 8(5):945-950, Sept. 2014 (Epub May 27, 2014).
  3. Saur NM, Wexner SD.  Minimally invasive techniques to decrease the impact of colorectal surgery for neoplasia.  Minerva Chirurgie 70(4):257-272, Aug. 2015 (Epub Apr. 21, 2015).
Editorials, Chapters, Case Reports & Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Saur NM, Sands DR.  Anorectal abscess.  Chap. in Zutshi M (ed.): Anorectal Disease: Contemporary Management.  New York: Springer, 2015 (in press).
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
2014 Tufts Medical Center Department of Surgery Research Award
2013 - 2014 Administrative Chief Resident, Tufts Medical Center
2013 SLS Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award, Tufts Medical Center
2012 Tufts Medical Center Department of Surgery Research Award
2010 Tufts University School of Medicine accomplished teaching citation
2008 Ray F. Duggan Scholarship Trust Fund, University of North Dakota
2007 Dr. A.K. Saiki Memorial Endowment Scholarship, University of North Dakota
2006 Karen and Elvira Lynner Medical Scholarship, University of North Dakota

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