Department of Surgery faculty members, both physicians and scientists, are world-renown in their subspecialties. Faculty members are passionate in their clinical care and research practices, as well as being mentors for medical students and trainees. The department also invests significant funds to provide protected time and lab space for junior faculty to perform research.

Sarah Koller

Sarah Koller

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
1520 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

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Sarah Koller, MD, MS, earned her BS in biology from Villanova University and her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed a general surgery residency at Temple University Hospital, during which time she also earned a Master of Science in Clinical Research. She investigated ways to reduce post-operative complications after colorectal surgery, published in several peer-review journals, and presented at national conferences. Dr. Koller completed fellowship training in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Koller uses innovative surgical techniques that employ the least invasive methods available, such as laparoscopic/robotic surgery and advanced endoscopy, to treat all diseases of the colon and rectum. She also specializes in treating anorectal conditions and pelvic floor disorders, including fecal incontinence and rectal prolapse.

Dr. Koller approaches each individual patient with respect and compassion, ensuring that they understand their disease and their treatment options, and partners with them to create personalized treatment plans.
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