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

Inpatient Medical Director
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

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  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. 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;
  4. 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;
  5. Welten VM, Dabekaussen KFAA, Hill SS, Columbus AB, Lu PW, Fields AC, Reich AJ, Davids JS, Melnitchouk N. Leadership Styles Among Female Surgical Department Chairs. J Gastrointest Surg. 2022 Aug; 26(8):1776-1780. PMID: 35794441; DOI: 10.1007/s11605-022-05403-z;
  6. Gaertner WB, Burgess PL, Davids JS, Lightner AL, Shogan BD, Sun MY, Steele SR, Paquette IM, Feingold DL. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Anorectal Abscess, Fistula-in-Ano, and Rectovaginal Fistula. Dis Colon Rectum. 2022 Aug 01; 65(8):964-985. PMID: 35732009; DOI: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000002473;
  7. Welten VM, Dabekaussen KFAA, Davids JS, Melnitchouk N. Promoting Female Leadership in Academic Surgery: Disrupting Systemic Gender Bias. Acad Med. 2022 Jul 01; 97(7):961-966. PMID: 35294410; DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004665;
  8. Beauharnais CC, Hill SS, Sturrock PR, Davids JS, Alavi K, Maykel JA. Efficacy and satisfaction of asynchronous TeleHealth care compared to in-person visits following colorectal surgical resection. Surg Endosc. 2022 Dec; 36(12):9106-9112. PMID: 35713720; PMCID: PMC9205288; DOI: 10.1007/s00464-022-09383-8;
  9. Maykel JA, Hahn SJ, Beauharnais CC, Meyer DC, Hill SS, Sturrock PR, Davids JS, Alavi K. Oncologic Outcomes After Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer. Dis Colon Rectum. 2022 Jun 01; 65(6):827-836. PMID: 34629431; PMCID: PMC9067092; DOI: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000002173;
  10. Springer JE, Beauharnais C, Chicarilli D, Coderre D, Crawford A, Baima JA, McIntosh LJ, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. S184: preoperative sarcopenia is associated with worse short-term outcomes following transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) for rectal cancer. Surg Endosc. 2022 Jul; 36(7):5408-5415. PMID: 34988741; DOI: 10.1007/s00464-021-08872-6;
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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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