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Monmouth Medical Center Surgeon Michael Arvanitis, M.D., FACS, Elected President of New Jersey Chapter of American College of Surgeons


Michael Arvanitis, M.D., FACS, Section Chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, has been elected President of the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (NJ-ACS).

Headquartered in Morristown, the NJ-ACS consists of surgeons dedicated to advancing the highest standards of excellence in patient care, through the education of health professionals and the public, and by supporting research and surgical training programs in the state. It advocates at the state and national levels on behalf of surgeons and their patients.

A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Arvanitis is a former president of the Medical and Dental Staff at Monmouth Medical Center. He has been an attending colon and rectal surgeon at Monmouth Medical Center since 1988 and served as Assistant Program Director of Surgery from 1991 to 1998. Dr. Arvanitis is the director of the Patricia Burton High Risk Colorectal Cancer Program at the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth focusing on the treatment and prevention of colorectal cancer.

A resident of West Long Branch, Dr. Arvanitis is a clinical associate professor of surgery at Monmouth’s teaching affiliate, Drexel University College of Medicine. He is a member of many organizations, including being both a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

He has published articles within the field of colon and rectal surgery. In addition, Dr. Arvanitis has presented at both national and international medical conferences. He has particular interest and expertise in laparoscopic and robotic surgical treatment of Colon and Rectal Cancer, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s disease and diverticulitis.

He received his undergraduate education at Lafayette College and his medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his surgical residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City and completed a fellowship in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.

About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest teaching hospitals and has been an affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit

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