Jennifer S. Davids, MD
Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, Yale University School of Medicine
AB, Harvard College

Dr. Davids is the Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Boston Medical Center. She completed her general surgery residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, followed by a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. Prior to joining Boston Medical Center in 2023, Dr. Davids was an Associate Professor of Surgery at the UMass Chan Medical School and an attending surgeon in the Division of Colorectal Surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center. A nationally recognized surgeon and Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Dr. Davids’ expertise includes robotic, laparoscopic, complex open surgery, as well as anorectal surgery and colonoscopy. Her research interests are focused on colorectal surgery outcomes including identifying and mitigating disparities due to social determinants of health. She also has a research interest in building gender equity and fostering leadership skills among women in surgery. Dr. Davids is active in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and currently serves on the Executive Council, and is an Editorial Board Member of multiple journals, including Diseases of the Colon and Rectum.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

2021-2023 Member of the Department of Surgery DEI Task Force
11/10/21 DEI Grand Rounds Speaker: Perspectives on Building Gender Equity in Surgery. Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Inpatient Medical Director
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Comparison of Surgery and Medicine on the Impact of Diverticulitis (COSMID)
06/01/2019 - 05/31/2025 (Multi-PI)
PI: Jennifer S. Davids, MD
University of Washington, Seattle Patient-Centered Out


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  1. Hall CD, Davids JS. Infection of Obturator Mesh Sling Masquerading as Fistula-in-Ano: A Case Report. Urogynecology (Phila). 2024 May 01; 30(5):528-531. PMID: 37882085
  2. Sacks OA, Davids JS. Disparities in Rectal Cancer Care-What Are We Missing? JAMA Surg. 2023 Nov 01; 158(11):1203. PMID: 37728902
  3. Welten VM, Dabekaussen KFAA, Miller MO, Yoo J, Irani JL, Goldberg JE, Bleday R, Reich AJ, Davids JS, Melnitchouk N. Patient Values and Goals Regarding Treatment for Rectal Cancer: a Mixed Methods Study. J Gastrointest Surg. 2023 Dec; 27(12):3088-3091. PMID: 37783908
  4. Beauharnais CC, Crawford A, Springer JE, Sturrock PR, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Racial disparities in survival of early onset colon cancer (Age<50): A matched NCDB analysis. Am J Surg. 2024 Feb; 228:141-145. PMID: 37718168
  5. Langenfeld SJ, Davis BR, Vogel JD, Davids JS, Temple LKF, Cologne KG, Hendren S, Hunt S, Garcia Aguilar J, Feingold DL, Lightner AL, Paquette IM. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Rectal Cancer 2023 Supplement. Dis Colon Rectum. 2024 Jan 01; 67(1):18-31. PMID: 37647138
  6. Hill SS, Davids JS. The Benefits of Surgery for Diverticular Disease-Have We Met the Burden of Proof? JAMA Surg. 2023 Jun 01; 158(6):601-602. PMID: 37074729; DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2023.0476;
  7. Onyiego A, Davids JS. Impact of Gender Inequity on Women Surgeons in the Professional Setting. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2023 Sep; 36(5):303-308. PMID: 37564341; PMCID: PMC10411130; DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1764463;
  8. Beauharnais CC, Aulet T, Rodriguez-Silva J, Konen J, Sturrock PR, Alavi K, Maykel JA, Davids JS. Assessing the Quality of Online Health Information and Trend Data for Colorectal Malignancies. J Surg Res. 2023 Mar; 283:923-928. PMID: 36915020; DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2022.10.055;
  9. Davids JS, Hawkins AT, Bhama AR, Feinberg AE, Grieco MJ, Lightner AL, Feingold DL, Paquette IM. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Anal Fissures. Dis Colon Rectum. 2023 Feb 01; 66(2):190-199. PMID: 36321851; DOI: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000002664;
  10. Welten VM, Wanis KN, Semeniv S, Shabat G, Dabekaussen KFAA, Davids JS, Beznosenko A, Suprun U, Soeteman DI, Melnitchouk N. Colonoscopy Needs for Implementation of a Colorectal Cancer Screening Program in Ukraine. World J Surg. 2022 Oct; 46(10):2476-2486. PMID: 35835863; DOI: 10.1007/s00268-022-06656-0;
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2019 Nominee for the Faculty Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
2019 American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Traveling Fellowship Award
2019 Castle Connolly Best Doctors List
2018 Ohio Valley Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award
2009 American Association of Cancer Research (AACR): Women in Cancer Research Award
2008 AACR: Scholar-In-Training Award
2001 Harvard College: Cum Laude
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