Davis, Kurt G.

Clinical Associate Professor

Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery


Associate Program Director- General Surgery

1542 Tulane Ave. 7th floor

New Orleans, Louisiana 70112


Phone: (504) 568-4750

Fax:     (504) 568-4633




University of Tennessee, B.S., Systems and Organismal Biology, May 1993

Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, M.D., May 1997

Clinical Interests

  • Surgical Education
  • Minimally Invasive treatment for Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Cancer Health Disparities

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities


  • CREST Committee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Surgical Jeopardy Chair 2016 South Texas ACS Meeting, San Antonio, TX
  • Curriculum Committee, Association of Surgical Educators Oct 2014-Present
  • Young Fellows Committee, South Texas Chapter of the ACS January 2014- January 2015.
  • Cancer Liaison Physician for the Commission on Cancer for William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX, 2012-June 2016.
  • Self Assessment Committee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 2013- Present
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee, Association of Surgical Educators 2012-Present
  • Faculty Development Committee, Association of Surgical Educators 2011-2012
  • Young Surgeons Committee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, 2008- 2011


Selected Publications


  1. Davis KG. Endoscopy in The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  2. Davis KG, Coviello LC Operating Room Set-Up in Laparoscopic Colectomy.
  3. Davis KG, Armstrong DN Harmonic Scalpel Hemorrhoidectomy in Colon and Rectal Surgery: Anorectal Operations, pp. 15-24, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia PA, 2012.


  1. Davis KG. Foregut Crohn’s Disease in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  Surg Clin N Am 2015; 95 (6), 1183-93.
  2. Davis KG, Johnson E. Enterocutaneous Fistulas in Considerations and Consequences of Colorectal Surgery. Surg Clin N Am 2013;93.(1), 231-50.


  1. Davis KG A Short-Duration Restrictive Diet Reduces Visceral Adiposity in the Morbidly Obese Surgical Patient. Am J Surg 2016:
  2. Sirkin MR, Cook P, Davis KG. Evaluating Alternatives to Traditional Cotton Laparotomy Sponges for Blood Absorption in the Austere and Mobile Surgical Environment. J Spec Ops Med. Dec 2015: 54-58.
  3. Davis KG, Williams M, Crossett JR, Cleveland EM, Smoot CP, Aluka KJ, Coviello LC.  Equivalence in Colonoscopy Results between Gastroenterologists and General Surgery Residents following an Endoscopy Simulation Curriculum.  J Surgical Educ.  72(4) July/August 2015.
  4. Peirce GS, Swisher JP, Freemyer JD, Crossett JR, Wertin TM, Aluka KJ, Tobias S, Lee LV, Hetz SP, Davis KG. Postoperative pneumoperitoneum on computed tomography: is the operation to blame? Am J Surg 2014; Sep 28.


  1. Training the Next Generation of Combat Surgeons. Presented at LSU Grand Rounds 2015
  2. The Modern Treatment of Hemorrhoids: Moving Beyond the Bands. Presented at the Piedmont Society Southern Colorectal Society Meeting 20-22 March 2014, Ft Lauderdale, FL

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