Increasing Incidence of Early Onset Colorectal Cancer: Assessing Contributing Factors

Speaker

Portrait of Valentine N. Nfonsam,  M.D.,  M.S., FACS,  F.A.S.C.R.S.Valentine N. Nfonsam, M.D., M.S., FACS, F.A.S.C.R.S.
Associate Professor of Surgery
General Surgery Residency Program Director
Division Chief of Surgical Oncology
University of Arizona

Valentine N. Nfonsam, M.D., M.S., FACS, F.A.S.C.R.S. Associate Professor of Surgery General Surgery Residency Program Director Division Chief of Surgical Oncology University of Arizona Dr. Nfonsam graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and completed his surgery residency training at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas and North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, New York. He did a research fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland and completed a two-year fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Dr. Nfonsam is a member of national and international societies including the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Western Surgical Association and the American College of Surgeons. He holds leadership positions within the Association of Program Directors in Surgery and is the immediate past President of the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Nfonsam's clinical specialties include colorectal and gastrointestinal surgery, gastrointestinal oncology and laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery. His research focuses on colorectal cancer especially in the young in addition to disparities in colorectal cancer. He recently won the University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Tucson Clinical Excellence Award, which is a recognition by his peers for the care he gives his patients.

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