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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Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center
52 Second Ave.
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 617-643-5166

Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-643-5166

Medical Education

  • MD, David Geffen School of Medicine
  • MPH, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, University of Minnesota

American Board Certifications

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

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

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