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Susan L Gearhart, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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Call +1-410-502-7683 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

Centers & Institutes

  • Colon Cancer Center
  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Women's Center for Pelvic Health


Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colon Cancer, Colon Surgery, Colorectal Cancer, Colorectal Disease, Colorectal Surgery, Constipation, Defecatory dysfunction, Fecal Incontinence, Hereditary Colorectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Obstructed Defecation Syndrome (ODS), Oncology, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Rectal Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Slow transit constipation, Surgery, Surgical Oncologists, Surgical Oncology

Research Interests

Radiographic and biologic predictors of response to neoadjuvant therapy for rectal cancer; New strategies for managing rectal cancer; Prophylaxis for recurrent Chron''s disease following surgery; Biomarkers for dysplasia and cancer in inflammatory bowel disease


Dr. Gearhart is dedicated to the surgical management of colorectal diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease and sporadic and hereditary colorectal cancer and pelvic organ dysfunction.
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  • Education +


    • Loyola University Chicago (Maywood IL ) (1993)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / General Surgery (Baltimore MD ) (2000)


    • Cleveland Clinic / Colorectal Surgery (Cleveland OH ) (2002)


    • Colon and Rectal Surgery, American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery (2012)
    • Surgery, American Board of Surgery (2011)
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    Meet Our Expert - Dr. Susan Gearhart

    Dr. Susan Gearhart is a colorectal surgeon who specializes in pelvic floor surgery, fecal incontinence, and colorectal diseases, including colon and rectal cancer.

    Colon Cancer Risk Factors, Symptoms, the Importance of Screening, and Treatments

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    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-955-7323
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508
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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-7323
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-7323
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508
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