A native of Southern California, Dr. Cologne completed his general surgery training in Chicago at Rush University and Cook County Medical Centers where he received numerous awards including Chief Resident of the Year and Chief Administrative Resident by a vote of his peers. He excelled in laparoscopy and has a certification in the fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery. He developed an interest in colorectal surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Theodore Saclarides. He completed his formal colorectal training under the direction of Dr. Anthony Senagore and others at USC. He now specializes in laparoscopic and minimally invasive procedures for a variety of diseases including colon and rectal cancer, polyps, and the treatment and management of anorectal disorders. He has performed over 500 colorectal procedures and is one of the nation’s leading experts in the field of laparoscopic surgery - having written several textbook chapters on the subject. He also teaches courses on minimally invasive colorectal surgery and has won teaching awards.
Dr. Cologne is board certified in both colorectal and general surgery. He has lectured nationally and internationally on colorectal surgery topics. He also has a number of peer-reviewed publications and serves as a reviewer for numerous journals including the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, the Journal of Surgical Oncology (colorectal section), World Journal of Gastroenterology, and more. He is active in a number of societies and currently serves as the Chair of the Social Media Committee of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.
Doctor of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2006
Rush University/Cook County Integrated Surgical Program 2006-2011
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, 2011-2012