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Kunitake, Hiroko, MD


Accepting New Patients



General & Gastrointestinal Surgery


Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Digestive Healthcare Center

Clinical Interests
  • Laparoscopy for colon and rectal cancer
  • Laparoscopy for Crohn's disease
  • Laparoscopy for ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis
  • Ileoanal j-pouch surgery
  • Colonoscopy
Medical Education
  • MD, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, University of Minnesota
Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group


Hiroko Kunitake, MD, MPH, is a board-certified colorectal surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

She received her medical degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and completed her general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital followed by a fellowship in Colorectal Surgery at the University of Minnesota. 

Dr. Kunitake’s clinical areas of expertise include Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer, diverticulitis, anorectal disease, and colonoscopy. Her particular areas of interest are in minimally invasive approaches to the treatment of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and sphincter preservation techniques for rectal cancer.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Kunitake's research interests include Inflammatory bowel disease, Colon and Rectal cancer and Cancer survivorship.

News & Events


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Surgery Department
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-724-4338
Fax: 617-726-0638

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