About Hiroko Kunitake, MD, MPH

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.

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

Medical Education

  • MD, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, University Of Minnesota

American Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery, American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

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