Robert Madoff, MD

Professor, Department of Surgery

Robert Madoff

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-7992

Fax 612-625-4406

Office Address:
Colon and Rectal Surgery
420 Delaware Street SE
Mayo Mail Code 450
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Alexandra Broek

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Professor, Department of Surgery

Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Stanley M. Goldberg, M.D. Endowed Chair, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Colon and Rectal Surgeon

M.D., College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, NY

Residency, University of Minnesota (General Surgery)

Fellowship, University of Minnesota (Colon and Rectal Surgery)

I aim to provide personalized, comprehensive, state of the art care for all my patients. Our team focuses on multidisciplinary care for individuals with complex problems.



  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Surgical Oncology

Awards & Recognition

  • "Best Doctors for Women," Minnesota Monthly Magazine 2011-2012, 2014
  • U.S. News & World Report 2012 Top Doctor
  • Best Doctors in America® (2011-2012, 2013)
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors (1997-2010, 2012, 2014-2015)
  • Best Doctors for Women (2010)
  • Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctors" (2014) 

Professional Associations

  • Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Stanley M. Goldberg, M.D. Endowed Chair in Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Founding Director of the William C. Bernstein, M.D. Familial Cancer Registry, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota


Research Summary/Interests

  • Familial cancer
  • Rectal cancer treatment
  • Anal intraepithelial neoplasia / anal cancer
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Benign colorectal disease
  • Colorectal cancer


  • Tawadros PS, Paquette IM, Hanly AM, Mellgren AF, Rothenberger DA, Madoff RD. Adenocarcinoma of the rectum in patients under age 40 is increasing: impact of signet-ring cell histology. Dis Colon Rectum 2015;58(5):474-8.
  • Kwaan MR, Lee JT, Rothenberger DA, Melton GB, Madoff RD. Early removal of urinary catheters after rectal surgery is associated with increased urinary retention. Dis Colon Rectum 2015;58(4):401-5.
  • Etzioni DA, Young-Fadok TM, Cima RR, Wasif N, Madoff RD, Naessens JM, Habermann EB. Patient survival after surgical treatment of rectal cancer: Impact of surgeon and hospital characteristics. Cancer 2014;120(16):2472-81.
  • Hanly AM, Ryan EM, Rogers AC, McNamara DA, Madoff RD, Winter DC; on behalf of the MERRION Study Group. Multicenter Evaluation of Rectal cancer ReImaging pOst Neoadjuvant (MERRION) Therapy. Ann Surg 2014;259(4):723-7.
  • Wexner SD, Coller JA, Devroede G, Hull T, McCallum R, Chan M, Ayscue JM, Shobeiri AS, Margolin D, England M, Kaufman H, Snape WJ, Mutlu E, Chua H, Pettit P, Nagle D, Madoff RD, Lerew DR, Mellgren A. Sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence: Results of a 120-patient prospective multicenter study. Ann Surg 2010; 251(3):441-9.
  • Christoforidis D, McNally MP, Jarosek SL, Madoff RD, Finne CO. Endocavitary contact radiation therapy for ultrasonographically staged T1 N0 and T2 N0 rectal cancer. Br J Surg 2009; 96(4):430-6. 



  • Colon and rectal cancer, 
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, Pelvic floor dysfunction

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Clinical Interests

Colon and rectal cancer; Inflammatory bowel disease; Pelvic floor dysfunction