S. Joga Ivatury, MD, MHA
Surgeon, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Digestive Health
Colon and Rectal Surgical Oncologist, Surgical Oncology
Colon and Rectal Surgical Oncologist, Hereditary Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction
Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, MD
Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, MHA
Residency, General Surgery, The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio
Fellowship, Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Biography and Education
S. Joga Ivatury, MD, MHA, is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon in both Digestive Health, a clinical partnership between Ascension Seton and UT Health Austin, and UT Health Austin’s Surgical Oncology Clinic. He is also a part of both UT Health Austin’s Hereditary Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction care team and UT Health Austin’s CaLM Care Team. He specializes in colon and rectal surgery. Additionally, Dr. Ivatury is an associate professor and the inaugural Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery for the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.
Dr. Ivatury earned both his medical degree and master’s in health administration from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in general surgery at The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio and a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Dr. Ivatury’s clinical interests include treatment and prevention of malignant colon and rectal disease, surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, and complex anorectal surgery. His top-level goal is to optimize colon and rectal cancer care while minimizing morbidity and maximizing quality of life. His research focus includes quantitative and qualitative research work on patient-reported outcomes, shared decision-making, and patient education. He led the development of an EMR (electronic medical record)-integrated patient-reported outcomes program at Dartmouth, patient education materials for rectal cancer for the Rectal Cancer Education Project (beatrc.org), and practice protocols to meet each unique patients’ needs. He is also interested in survivorship after rectal cancer treatment. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
Dr. Ivatury is a colon and rectal surgeon with UT Health Austin.
- Advanced robotic surgery
- Complex anorectal surgery
- Colon, rectal, and anal cancer treatment
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- The American Board of Surgery, Surgery
- The American Board of Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Awards & Honors
- Arthur Naitove Distinguished Teaching Award, Dartmouth-Hitchcock General Surgery Chief Residents