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Ira J. Kodner, MD

  • Emeritus Professor of Surgery 

Medical School

Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1967

Post Doctoral Education

Residency: The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, 1974

Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 1975

Contact Information

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Campus Box 8109, 660 S. Euclid Ave.
Suite 14102 Queeny Tower
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 454-7177

Selected Publications

Kruse L, Iqbal A, Aziz A, Kodner IJ, Keune JD. A surgeon coerced under the Taliban: an ethical dilemma. Surgery. 2011 Jun;149(6):825-9.

Kerrigan J, Rovelstad S, Kodner IJ, La Puma J, Keune JD. All in the family: how close is too close? The ethics of treating loved ones. Surgery. 2011 Mar;149(3):433-7.

Weiss EM, Spataro PF, Kodner IJ, Keune JD. Banding in Bangkok, CABG in Calcutta: the United States physician and the growing field of medical tourism. Surgery. 2010 Sep;148(3):597-601.

Kodner IJ. If an operation can't cure you, what can I do? Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 Jun;53(6):854-8.

Luginbuhl RD, Kodner IJ, Keune JD. Conflicts of interest concerning the use of implants in the operating room. Surgery. 2010 May;147(5):738-41.

Murphy J, Fayanju O, Brown D, Kodner IJ. Withdrawal of care in a potentially curable patient. Surgery. 2010 Mar;147(3):441-5.

Caralis D, Kodner IJ, Brown DE. Permanent sterilization of mentally disabled individuals: a case study. Surgery. 2009 Nov;146(5):959-63.

Kodner IJ. Surgeons and ethics: you bet! J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Jul;209(1):1-6.

Kodner IJ. Innovations in colorectal surgery. Tech Coloproctol. 2009 Jun;13(2):167-8; discussion 168-9.

Rowland KJ, Kodner IJ, Cashen M, Schwarze ML. Surgical futility: "Aggressive" surgery on the severely demented. Surgery. 2009 Apr;145(4):351-354.

Myerson RJ, Outlaw ED, Chang A, Birnbaum EH, Fleshman JW, Grigsby PW, Kodner IJ, Malayapa RS, Mutch MG, Parikh P, Picus J, Tan BR.Radiotherapy for epidermoid carcinoma of the anus: thirty years' experience. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Oct 1;75(2):428-35.

DeBosch BJ, Brown D, Tse G, Hua M, Kodner IJ. Fetus-saving Caesarian rejection by pregnant woman: a case study. Surgery. 2009 Jan;145(1):6-8.

Leitner A, Kodner IJ, Munson R, Cronin DC 2nd. Collaboration with China in the field of organ transplantation. Surgery. 2008 Nov;144(5):725-8.

Glasgow SC, Birnbaum EH, Kodner IJ, Fleshman JW Jr, Dietz DW. Recurrence and quality of life following perineal proctectomy for rectal prolapse. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Aug;12(8):1446-51.

Kodner IJ. Surgeons and clinical ethics. Surgery. 2008 Apr;143(4):460-2.

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