Paolo Goffredo

Assistant Professor, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery


Our team focuses on multidisciplinary management for individuals with complex colorectal problems. I strive to provide personalized, comprehensive, state of the art care for all patients with diseases of the colon and rectum. In particular, I have extensive experience in the management of colorectal, anal, small bowel, pelvic, and peritoneal tumors on which the majority of my practice focuses on. We offer the full spectrum of treatments for primary or recurrent diseases, including advanced robotics, cytoreduction and HIPEC, and pelvic exenterations.


Medical School
MD, Universita' degli Studi Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy (2006-2012)  

General Surgery Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA (2015-2020)

Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship, University of Minnesota, (2020-2021)
Advanced Colorectal Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, (2021-2022)
Visiting Colorectal Fellowship, University of Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Australia (2022-2023)

Additional Education
Research Fellowship Training Program, Duke University Clinical Research Institute, (2014 - 2015)
Clinical Research Methodology Curriculum, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, (2021 - 2022)
Colorectal Peritoneal Malignancy - Basingstoke, UK (2023)

Awards and Recognition

  • Clinical Excellence Honoree, University of Minnesota (2023)

Research Summary

  • Colorectal Oncology (diagnosis, treatment, prevention)
  • Health Services and Outcomes Research

Service Summary

Professional Memberships

  • ACS - American College of Surgeons
  • ASCRS - American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • SSAT - Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • SSO - Society of Surgical Oncology
  • PSOGI - Peritoneal Surface Oncology International Group
  • PelvEx Collaborative - Pelvic Exenteration

Clinical Summary

  • Colon and Rectal cancer; Appendiceal cancer; Anal cancer; Peritoneal Carcinomatosis and Cytoreduction/HIPEC; Small Bowel Tumors; Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery; Diverticulitis; Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis); Anorectal diseases; Pelvic floor dysfunction.

Licensures and Certifications

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery


Administrative Contact

Alex Broek
Associate Administrator

Arin Johnson
Academic Administrative Specialist

Phone: 612-625-7992
Fax: 612-625-4406