Dr. Charles Littlejohn, Stamford, CT, elected ASCRS President; Dr. Patricia Roberts, Burlington, MA, chosen President-elect

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dr. Charles E. Littlejohn, Stamford, CT, was elected President of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) at the Society’s Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, succeeding Dr. Terry C. Hicks, New Orleans, LA.

Other new officers and members elected to serve on the organization’s governing Executive Council are:

  • Dr. Patricia L. Roberts, Burlington, MA, President-elect
  • Dr. Guy R. Orangio, New Orleans, LA, Vice President
  • Dr. Neil H. Hyman, Chicago, IL, Treasurer
  • Dr. Julio Garcia-Aguilar, New York, NY, Member-at-Large
  • Dr. Samuel C. Oommen, Walnut Creek, CA, Member-at-Large
  • Dr. Feza H. Remzi, Cleveland, OH, Member-at-Large

Dr. Littlejohn: President-Elect

Dr. Littlejohn is a physician/member with Stamford Health Integrated Practice (SHIP), which he joined in 2012. He established practice in Stamford, CT, in 1984 and practiced privately until joining SHIP. He is division director for Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Stamford Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor in the residency program affiliated with Columbia University, New York, NY. In addition, he is an attending colon and rectal surgeon at Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT. He is past chairman of the Stamford Hospital Medical Staff and past president of the Fairfield County Medical Society.

Dr. Littlejohn has served on the ASCRS Executive Council as a Council Member from 1999-2003 and as Secretary from 2010-2014. He was the first chair of the ASCRS Young Surgeons Committee (YSC) and the first colorectal surgeon to chair the American College of Surgeons Committee on Young Surgeons.

During his tenure, the YSC established its successful traveling fellowship, an exchange program between ASCRS and the Coloproctology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. He was also member of many committees, including Emerging Technologies, Program, Regional Society and Socioeconomic/Legislative.

Born in New York City, he graduated from Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, and completed residency in general surgery at University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, and UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ. He then completed a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, New Brunswick, NJ.

Continuing on the Executive Council are Drs. Terry C. Hicks (Past President), Elisa H. Birnbaum, St. Louis, MO, Tracy L. Hull, Cleveland, OH (Secretary), David A. Margolin, New Orleans, LA, John R.T. Monson, Rochester, NY, Heidi Nelson, Rochester, MN, Bruce A. Orkin, Chicago, IL, Thomas E. Read, Burlington, MA, and Steven D. Wexner, Weston, FL (Research Foundation President).

A photo of Dr. Littlejohn is available on request.


The 3,300 member American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, located in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, is the premier society for colon and rectal surgeons and other surgeons dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and practice of the treatment of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum and anus. Its board-certified colon and rectal surgeons complete a residency in general surgery, plus an additional year in colon and rectal surgery, and pass an intensive examination conducted by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. For more information, visit www.fascrs.org.