Cyrus Jahansouz, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery,

Cyrus Jahansouz

Contact Info

jahan023@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-899-2176

Administrative Assistant Name
Alexandra Broek

Administrative Phone
612-625-7992

Administrative Email
broek012@umn.edu

Assistant Professor, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery


Medical School: University of Virginia

Residency: University of Minnesota

Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Florida, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Summary

Awards & Recognition

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2017 Richard Lillehei/Earl Bakken Award in Experimental Research. Awarded by Lillehei Society, January 24, 2017.
  • 2017 University of Minnesota Department of Surgery Annual Poster Session, 1st Place.
  • “Excellence in Research Award” by American College of Surgeons for the category of “Bariatric Surgery/Foregut,” presented at American College of Surgeons, October 2017.
  • 2018 Henry Buchwald Award. Awarded to the surgical resident entering the senior year of residency training who has demonstrated the character, integrity, capability and performance to become an academic surgeon of the highest caliber.
  • 2019 David Gaviser Award. This award honors a resident each spring for outstanding achievement in surgical research. It is in memoriam of Dr. David Gaviser, a longtime clinical professor in the Department of Surgery who was the director of surgical education at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Research

Research Summary/Interests

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Gut Microbiome
  • Obesity
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

My goal is to improve patients' outcomes following colorectal surgery by modifying and reconstituting the composition of the intestinal microbiome. We have only recently realized the potential for the microbiome to serve as a modifiable therapeutic target. I work in collaboration with my PhD partner, Dr. Christopher Staley, who has established a human-microbiota-associated (HMA) mouse model that allows stable engraftment of human intestinal microbiota into antibiotic-treated mice. Our research will humanize mice with the microbiota from patients with different gut microbial compositions and use our established colonic surgery murine model to evaluate the impact of these compositions on post-surgical complications, primarily in the healing of the colonic anastomosis.