Peter Edelstein, MD

Surgeon

Expertise

General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Surgical Oncology

Education

The University of Minnesota, The University of California San Diego, The University of Chicago

Highlights

If you or a loved one is battling cancer, you're likely (and understandably) scared and overwhelmed. But just as you have owned so many critical decisions in your life, you can understand the critical issues specific to your cancer situation and participate in the important medical decisions which will directly impact your life.

— Peter Edelstein, MD

Experience

Peter Edelstein, MD, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering cancer. Dr. Edelstein is a member of an small group of surgeons board-certified in both general and colon & rectal surgery. His extensive training included two years as a Research Fellow in the Surgical Oncology Lab at the University of California, San Diego as well as rotations at the renowned City of Hope National Medical Center. During his surgical internship, residency, and fellowship, and then in his subsequent practice, including as a member of the surgical faculty at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Edelstein focused on the care of patients suffering from abdominal and pelvic cancers. Dr. Edelstein is frequently invited to share his Own Your Cancer patient empowerment philosophy with radio, television, and print media audiences.

Education

Dr. Edelstein received a Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from Stanford University. After receiving his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Edelstein spent seven years in surgical training, including two as a Research Fellow in the Surgical Oncology Lab, at the University of California, San Diego. Next, Dr. Edelstein was accepted into the Colon & Rectal Surgical Fellowship at the University of Minnesota.

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