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Professional Statement

  • In July 2013, Dr. Popowich joined the team at Manhattan Surgical Associates. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Popowich has cutting-edge training and expertise in the fields of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon and Rectal Cancer, Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery and Sphincter Preserving Surgery. He also has experience in the management of Benign Anorectal Disease as well as extensive experience in the surgical management of Constipation and Fecal Incontinence, including Sacral Nerve Stimulation. Paralleled with Dr. Popowich’s clinical interests, he is active in many research projects evaluating the medical and surgical management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon and Rectal Cancer and Quality Improvement.


  • Medical School - Thomas Jefferson University
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Internship in General Surgery
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Residency in General Surgery
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

Awards and Publications

  • Popowich DA, Orkin BA. “Approaching the Consults for Hemorrhoids”. In Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Published by the New England Society for Colon and Rectal Surgeons. 2013 June; 24(2): 72-75.
  • Popowich DA, Halverson AL. “Multimodality Therapy in Unresectable Colorectal Cancer”. Nature Review Clinical Practice Oncology. 2009 Jun;6(6):305-6.
  • Hogg ME, Popowich DA, Wang EC, Kiel KD, Stryker SJ, Halverson AL. “HIV and Anal Cancer Outcomes: A Single Institution’s Experience”. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 2009 May;52(5):891-7.
  • Crandall M, Popowich D, Shapiro M, West M. “Post-traumatic hernias: Historical overview and review of the literature” American Surgeon. 2007 Sep;73(9):845-50.
  • 1997 Alpha Epsilon Delta, Premedical Honor Society
  • 1997 Phi Beta Kappa, Emory University
  • 2001 Hobart Amory Medical Honor Society, Jefferson Medical College
  • 2005 CARE award for Excellence in patient care, Evanston Hospital
  • 2009 CARE award for Excellence in patient care, Evanston Hospital

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
  • Association for Academic Surgery

Language Spoken

  • English
  • French