Alexandra Columbus, MD

Dr. Alexandra Columbus specializes in both general surgery and colorectal surgery, and is board certified in both disciplines. Her expertise will support colon cancer treatment and care in partnership with oncologists at the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital – Bethke. Her clinical interests include anorectal disease (including hemorrhoids, perianal abscess and fistulae, fissure, and pilonidal disease), colon and rectal cancer (transabdominal and transanal approaches), diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), and pelvic floor dysfunction (outlet dysfunction, fecal incontinence, pelvic floor prolapse).

She received her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University and completed her residency in general surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She also completed a fellowship in colorectal surgery at Lahey Clinic and received a master’s degree in public health from the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University. In her time outside of the hospital, Dr. Columbus enjoys outdoor adventures with her friends and family.

“I am pleased to be part of the outstanding team at Walden Surgical Associates and work closely with clinicians at Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital to ensure patients have the best outcomes,” said Dr. Columbus.

Education and Postgraduate Training

Lahey Clinic — Colorectal Surgery Fellowship

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health — Master’s in Public Health

Brigham and Women’s Hospital — General Surgery Internship & Residency

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Penn. — Doctor of Medicine Degree