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