Samantha Hendren, MD, MPH
Samantha Hendren, MD, MPH is Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. Hendren is a colorectal surgeon, who trained at Yale (MD), Rochester (MPH), Penn (General Surgery), and Toronto (Colorectal Surgery). Her clinical practice includes traditional and minimally-invasive surgery for colon, rectal and other bowel cancers, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and anorectal disorders. Dr. Hendren’s research program is funded by the National Cancer Institute and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Research Foundation. Her research focuses on measuring and improving the quality of care for rectal cancer. She also participates in research to better understand and reduce short and long-term surgical complications, and research on racial and socioeconomic disparities in American cancer care.