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Susan L Gearhart, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Surgery


Expertise: 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 more

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

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-955-7323

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-7323

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508

601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-7323


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. more


  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Loyola University Chicago (1993)


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


  • Cleveland Clinic / Colorectal Surgery (2002)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery / Colon and Rectal Surgery (2003, 2012)
  • American Board of Surgery / Surgery-General (2002, 2011)

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