Expert care for colon and rectal cancer. 

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Colon cancer care team

Our colon and rectal care team includes board-certified surgeons, specially trained nurses, registered dietitians and nurse navigators to help guide patients through treatment.

Because cancer is a complex disease, patients benefit from the collaboration of physicians and staff from many specialty areas, including:

  • Colon and rectal cancer screening
  • Nurse navigators
  • Referrals to the Legacy Cancer Healing Center, genetics counseling and other support services.
  • Clinical trials, tumor bank and other research studies
  • Regular patient care conferences: Learn more about these sessions


Colorectal surgeons

Joe Frankhouse, MD, medical director, Legacy Colorectal Cancer Program, Legacy Cancer Institute
Khayree Butler, MD
Alizah Rotramel, MD
Anthony Simons, MD

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General surgeons

Robert Azar, MD
Vernon Cowell, MD
Greg Starley, MD
Luai Zarour, MD

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Interventional radiologists

Jason Bauer, MD



Therese Tuohy, Ph.D.



Saad Jazrawi, M.D., medical director, Legacy Pancreatic Cancer Screening Program, Legacy Cancer Institute
Sheeten Doshi, MD
Son Do, MD

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More support

You are not alone. Legacy offers support throughout your cancer journey, as well as care for your emotional, social and spiritual needs.

Nurse navigators
Legacy Cancer Healing Center 
Support groups and classes
Cancer rehabilitation 
Survivorship services