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Jennifer Davids, M.D., and Justin A. Maykel, M.D.

Jennifer is an associate professor of surgery and a colon and rectal surgeon at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, where she has been in practice for nearly a decade. Double-boarded in general and colon and rectal surgery, her clinical interests are in minimally invasive surgery for colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis), diverticulitis, and anorectal surgery. 

Jennifer is a 2005 graduate of Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her general surgery residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, followed by a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at University of Massachusetts. She also has a research focus on building gender equity in surgery and has served as an invited lecturer and author on the topic. As program director of the UMASS Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship and as an associate examiner for the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, she has a significant interest in curriculum design, ensuring quality in surgery, and training the next generation of surgical specialists.

Justin is a 1998 graduate of the Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency and a clinical fellowship in surgical nutrition/metabolism at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. He also completed a colorectal surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Medical School.

Justin has served as the chief of the division of colon and rectal Surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA, since 2007. His team started a colorectal surgery residency training program in 2012. He is a professor of surgery and holds the Joseph M. Streeter and Mary Streeter DeFeudis endowed chair in surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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