Pelvic Floor Disorders Center

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Paul Clarke Shellito, MD

  • Phone: 617-724-0365
General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Department of Surgery


  • Cancer Center
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Digestive Healthcare Center
  • Crohn's & Colitis Center
Clinical Interests
Colon and rectal surgery
Colorectal cancer surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Colon and rectal polyps
Ulcerative colitis surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Hemorrhoids, anal fistulas, anal fissures
Minimally invasive surgery
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Board Certifications
Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Colon & Rectal Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Dr. Paul Shellito received his MD degree from Harvard Medical School. He trained in surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital (with an extra year in New Zealand). After that he did a fellowship in colorectal surgery at the University of Minnesota. He then returned to Boston to join the surgical staff at Massachusetts General Hospital and the faculty of Harvard Medical School.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Shellito PC. Tumors of the Anal Region. In: Cameron JL, Cameron AM, eds. Current Surgical Therapy, Tenth Edition. Elsevier, in press.

Shellito PC (11 Jan 2005). Modern Treatment of Rectal Cancer. The DAVE Project. Retrieved Sep 3, 2007, from

Shellito PC, Clark JW, Willett CG, Caplan AP. Case records of the massachusetts general hosptial: a 61 year old man with rectal bleeding and a 2 cm mass in the rectum. N Engl J Med 2004; 350: 2500-9.

Shellito PC. The ABCs of ileal pouch design. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2001; 7: 81.

In General 03.04.11

In General Awards and Honors

Song of appreciation

Maureen Condon, a two time cancer survivor, wrote a song of thanks to the MGH team who was so supportive through her diagnosis and treatment.

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