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Elizabeth Collens Wick, M.D.

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Department of Surgery Liaison for Johns Hopkins International Surgery Services

Associate Professor of Surgery


Expertise: Colitis, Ulcerative, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colon Cancer, Colon Polyps, Colon Surgery, Colorectal Cancer, Colorectal Surgery , Crohn's Disease, Diverticulosis, General Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Sphincter-preserving Operations more

Research Interests: Outcomes after colorectal surgery; Surgical site infections after colorectal surgery; intestinal inflammation and colorectal cancer; The role of colonic flora in intestinal inflammation and colon cancer more

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

600 N. Wolfe Street
Blalock 658
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. Wick is a colorectal surgeon who specializes in inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), colorectal cancer, diverticulitis and anorectal disorders.  She is particularly interested in sphincter-preserving operations for IBD and colorectal cancer. more


  • Department of Surgery Liaison for Johns Hopkins International Surgery Services
  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2000)


  • University of California - San Francisco / Surgery (2007)


  • Cleveland Clinic / Colorectal Surgery (2008)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery / Colon & Rectal (2009)
  • American Board of Surgery / Surgery (2007)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Journal Citations

Wu, S.; Rhee, K.J.; Albesiano, E.; Rabizadeh, S.; Wu, X.; Yen, H.R.; Huso, D.L.; Brancati, F.L.; Wick, E.; McAllister, F.; Housseau, F.; Pardoll, D.M.; Sears, C.L. A human colonic commensal promotes colon tumorigenesis via activation of T helper type 17 T cell responses. Nat Med. 2009 Sep;15(9):1016-1022.

Wick, E.C.; Sears, C.L. Bacteroides spp. and diarrhea. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2010 Oct;23(5):470-474.

Activities & Honors


  • Award for Best Presentation, Canadian Society of Colorectal Surgeons, 2008
  • Nafzigger Society Fellowship, University of California, 2003 - 2004


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colorectal Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
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