Deborah Schnipper, MD FACS - Board Certified Colon & Rectal Surgeon

Deborah Schnipper, MD FACS - Board Certified Colon & Rectal Surgeon

Colon and rectal cancer | Diverticulitis | Anorectal | Inflammatory bowel disease

Director of Colon & Rectal Surgery – Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Dr. Schnipper graduated from Middlebury College and Wellesley College before attending Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her internship at University Hospitals of Cleveland and residency at University of Connecticut. Dr. Schnipper completed her fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. She is board certified in General Surgery and board certified in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Dr. Schnipper is the director of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Newton Wellesley Hospital. In addition, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include colon and rectal cancer, diverticulitis, anal and rectal disorder, laparoscopic colon surgeries, and inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.


  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Diverticulitis Care
  • Rectal Surgery

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  • Vonderheide RH, Schultze JL, Anderson KS, Maecker B, Butler MO, Xia Z, Kuroda MJ, von Bergwelt-Baildon MS, Bedor MM, Hoar KM, Schnipper DR, Brooks MW, Letvin NL, Stephans KF, Wucherpfennig KW, Hahn WC, Nadler LM. Equivalent induction of telomerase-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes from tumor-bearing patients and healthy individuals. Cancer Research. 61(23): 8366-70, 2001 Dec 1.
  • Schnipper DR, Spiegel JH. Management of Intracranial Complications of Sinus Surgery. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 2004; 37:453-472.
  • Schnipper DR, Bartus C, Cohen J. Hand Assisted Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy. Master Techniques in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Submitted for publication. Spring 2010
  • Schnipper DR, Pennoyer W. Case report of chronic constipation and MELAS syndrome. Submitted to Colorectal Disease. Fall 2010
  • Flanagan E, Schnipper DR, Kolli K, Smith L, Kumar AS. Treatment of rectal cancer is safe among octogenarians: analysis of a single institution�s short-term operative risk using advanced techniques. Accepted SSOOctober 2010
  • Kumar AS, Bijelic L, KolliK, Sidani S, Schnipper, DR, Stahl TK. (May 2011) Gastrointestinal surgery risk assessment must factor into NSQIP, Medicare public reporting and pay-for-performance measures: bring CR-POSSUM scoring to the U.S. Digestive Disease Weekly; Chicago, IL.

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