Dr. Rami Makhoul, M.D., FACS

Dr. MakhoulAfter completing his fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-Rutgers University, Rami Makhoul, MD, joined Holy Cross Hospital in 2014 to serve patients in the DC Metropolitan area. In January 2018, he joined Metro Colon and Rectal Surgery PC.

Upon graduating from medical school, Dr. Makhoul first completed his internship in General Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He then completed his residency training in General Surgery at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington DC.

During his residency training at GW, Dr. Makhoul spent a year in clinical research where he published much of his work in colon and rectal cancer, and the use of Robotic Surgery in various abdominal procedures.  He continued with his passion for research and published peer-reviewed articles during his fellowship training. Several of his works were presented at national conferences including the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, and the Society of American and Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons annual conferences.

Dr. Makhoul diagnoses and treats various diseases of the colon, rectum, anus, and other parts of the GI tract using national standards and guidelines. He has a special interest in treating colon and rectal cancer using advanced surgical minimally invasive techniques including robotics, laparoscopy, transanal total mesorectal excision and transanal endoscopic microsurgery.

As part of his commitment to surgical training and education, Dr. Makhoul serves as a Clinical Instructor of Surgery at the George Washington University. Dr. Makhoul holds the position of Cancer Liaison Physician for Holy Cross Health, where he manages and oversees clinically related cancer activities in collaboration with the Commission on Cancer and American Cancer Society.

When he is away from the office, Dr. Makhoul may be found spending time with his family. He also enjoys skiing, running, scuba diving, tennis, and traveling.