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Janice Rafferty, MD

Professor of Surgery and Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Clinical Interest

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Research Interests

Colorectal Cancer, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Proctology

Education/Credentials
  • Bachelor's Degree: Miami University of Ohio
  • Medical Degree: The Ohio State University
  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati
  • Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Residency: University of Cincinnati
  • Fellowship: Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center
Board Certifications & Licenses
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery 09/20/1997
  • American Board of Surgery 06/05/1996
Contact Information
  • Christ Hospital Medical Office Building
  • Room 524
  • 2123 Auburn Avenue
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
  • Office 513-929-0104
  • Email janice.rafferty@uc.edu
  • UC Institute Member Seal

Peer Reviewed Publications

Cortez, Alexander R; Freeman, Christopher M; Levinsky, Nick C; Kassam, Al-Faraaz; Wima, Koffi; Jung, Andrew D; Rafferty, Janice F; Paquette, Ian M 2019. The impact of preoperative opioid use on outcomes after elective colorectal surgery: A propensity-matched comparison study. Surgery, ,

Scott, Frank I; Rubin, David T; Kugathasan, Subra; Bousvaros, Athos; Elson, Charles O; Newberry, Rodney D; Melmed, Gil Y; Pekow, Joel; Fleshman, James W; Boyle, Brendan M; Mahadevan, Uma; Cannon, Lisa Marie; Long, Millie D; Cross, Raymond K; Ha, Christina Y; Lasch, Karen L; Robinson, Anne M; Rafferty, Janice F; Lee, Jessica J; Dahl, Karen D Cowden; Weaver, Alandra; Shtraizent, Nataly; Honig, Gerard; Hurtado-Lorenzo, Andrés; Heller, Caren A 2019. Challenges in IBD Research: Pragmatic Clinical Research. Inflammatory bowel diseases, 25 Supplement_2, S40-S47

Jung, Andrew D; Dhar, Vikrom K; Hoehn, Richard S; Atkinson, Sarah J; Johnson, Bobby L; Rice, Teresa; Snyder, Jonathan R; Rafferty, Janice F; Edwards, Michael J; Paquette, Ian M 2018. Enhanced Recovery after Colorectal Surgery: Can We Afford Not to Use It? Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 226 4, 586-593

Midura, Emily F; Jung, Andrew D; Hanseman, Dennis J; Dhar, Vikrom; Shah, Shimul A; Rafferty, Janice F; Davis, Bradley R; Paquette, Ian M 2018. Combination oral and mechanical bowel preparations decreases complications in both right and left colectomy. Surgery, 163 3, 528-534

Herzig, Daniel O; Buie, W Donald; Weiser, Martin R; You, Y Nancy; Rafferty, Janice F; Feingold, Daniel; Steele, Scott R 2017. Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Surgical Treatment of Patients With Lynch Syndrome. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 60 2, 137-143

Chadi, Sami A; Fingerhut, Abe; Berho, Mariana; DeMeester, Steven R; Fleshman, James W; Hyman, Neil H; Margolin, David A; Martz, Joseph E; McLemore, Elisabeth C; Molena, Daniela; Newman, Martin I; Rafferty, Janice F; Safar, Bashar; Senagore, Anthony J; Zmora, Oded; Wexner, Steven D 2016. Emerging Trends in the Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Anastomotic Leakage. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 20 12, 2035-2051

Paquette, Ian M; Varma, Madhulika; Ternent, Charles; Melton-Meaux, Genevieve; Rafferty, Janice F; Feingold, Daniel; Steele, Scott R 2016. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons' Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Constipation. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 59 6, 479-92

Rice, Teresa C; Quezada, Yarini; Rafferty, Janice F; Paquette, Ian M 2016. Dynamic Article: Percutaneous Nerve Evaluation Versus Staged Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Fecal Incontinence. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 59 10, 962-7

Atkinson, Sarah J; Swenson, Brian R; Hanseman, Dennis J; Midura, Emily F; Davis, Bradley R; Rafferty, Janice F; Abbott, Daniel E; Shah, Shimul A; Paquette, Ian M 2015. In the Absence of a Mechanical Bowel Prep, Does the Addition of Pre-Operative Oral Antibiotics to Parental Antibiotics Decrease the Incidence of Surgical Site Infection after Elective Segmental Colectomy? Surgical infections, 16 6, 728-32

Johnson, Bobby L; Abodeely, Adam; Ferguson, Martha A; Davis, Bradley R; Rafferty, Janice F; Paquette, Ian M 2015. Is sacral neuromodulation here to stay? Clinical outcomes of a new treatment for fecal incontinence. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 19 1, 15-9; discussion 19-

Johnson, Bobby L; Davis, Bradley R; Rafferty, Janice F; Paquette, Ian M 2015. Postoperative predictors of early discharge following laparoscopic segmental colectomy. International journal of colorectal disease, 30 5, 703-6

Midura, Emily F; Hanseman, Dennis J; Davis, Bradley R; Johnson, Bobby L; Kuethe, Joshua W; Rafferty, Janice F; Paquette, Ian M 2015. Laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy: Are all laparoscopic techniques created equal? Surgical endoscopy, ,

Paquette, Ian M; Varma, Madhulika G; Kaiser, Andreas M; Steele, Scott R; Rafferty, Janice F 2015. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons' Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Fecal Incontinence. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 58 7, 623-36

Quezada, Yarini; Whiteside, James L; Rice, Tracy; Karram, Mickey; Rafferty, Janice F; Paquette, Ian M 2015. Does preoperative anal physiology testing or ultrasonography predict clinical outcome with sacral neuromodulation for fecal incontinence? International urogynecology journal, ,

Steele, Scott R; Chang, George J; Hendren, Samantha; Weiser, Marty; Irani, Jennifer; Buie, W Donald; Rafferty, Janice F 2015. Practice Guideline for the Surveillance of Patients After Curative Treatment of Colon and Rectal Cancer. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 58 8, 713-25

Strong, Scott; Steele, Scott R; Boutrous, Marylise; Bordineau, Liliana; Chun, Jonathan; Stewart, David B; Vogel, Jon; Rafferty, Janice F 2015. Clinical Practice Guideline for the Surgical Management of Crohn's Disease. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 58 11, 1021-36

Feingold, Daniel; Steele, Scott R; Lee, Sang; Kaiser, Andreas; Boushey, Robin; Buie, W Donald; Rafferty, Janice Frederick 2014. Practice parameters for the treatment of sigmoid diverticulitis. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 57 3, 284-94

Kaiser, Andreas M; Orangio, Guy R; Zutshi, Massarat; Alva, Suraj; Hull, Tracy L; Marcello, Peter W; Margolin, David A; Rafferty, Janice F; Buie, W Donald; Wexner, Steven D 2014. Current status: new technologies for the treatment of patients with fecal incontinence. Surgical endoscopy, 28 8, 2277-301

Kasten, Kevin R; Midura, Emily F; Davis, Bradley R; Rafferty, Janice F; Paquette, Ian M 2014. Blowhole colostomy for the urgent management of distal large bowel obstruction. The Journal of surgical research, 188 1, 53-7

Paquette, Ian M; Abodeely, Adam; Johnson, Bobby L; Rafferty, Janice F 2014. Quantifying patient improvement following sacral neuromodulation: is it time for a new scoring system for fecal incontinence? Diseases of the colon and rectum, 57 10, 1209-12

Sutton, Jeffrey M; Wima, Koffi; Wilson, Gregory C; Davis, Bradley R; Shah, Shimul A; Abbott, Daniel E; Rafferty, Janice F; Paquette, Ian M 2014. Factors associated with 30-day readmission after restorative proctocolectomy with IPAA: a national study. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 57 12, 1371-8

Monson, J R T; Weiser, M R; Buie, W D; Chang, G J; Rafferty, J F; Buie, W Donald; Rafferty, Janice 2013. Practice parameters for the management of rectal cancer (revised). Diseases of the colon and rectum, 56 5, 535-50

Paquette, Ian M; Solan, Patrick; Rafferty, Janice F; Ferguson, Martha A; Davis, Bradley R 2013. Readmission for dehydration or renal failure after ileostomy creation. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 56 8, 974-9

Chang, George J; Kaiser, Andreas M; Mills, Steven; Rafferty, Janice F; Buie, W Donald 2012. Practice parameters for the management of colon cancer. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 55 8, 831-43

Steele, Scott R; Varma, Madhulika G; Melton, Genevieve B; Ross, Howard M; Rafferty, Janice F; Buie, W Donald 2012. Practice parameters for anal squamous neoplasms. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 55 7, 735-49

Perry, W Brian; Dykes, Sharon L; Buie, W Donald; Rafferty, Janice F 2010. Practice parameters for the management of anal fissures (3rd revision). Diseases of the colon and rectum, 53 8, 1110-5

Shin, Thomas; Rafferty, Janice F 2010. Laparoscopy for benign colorectal diseases. Clinics in colon and rectal surgery, 23 1, 42-50

Rafferty, Janice F 2008. Polyps and polyposis coli. Clinics in colon and rectal surgery, 21 4, 235-6

Cohen, Jeffrey L; Strong, Scott A; Hyman, Neil H; Buie, W Donald; Dunn, Gary D; Ko, Clifford Y; Fleshner, Phillip R; Stahl, Thomas J; Kim, Donald G; Bastawrous, Amir L; Perry, W Brian; Cataldo, Peter A; Rafferty, Janice F; Ellis, C Neal; Rakinic, Jan; Gregorcyk, Sharon; Shellito, Paul C; Kilkenny, John W; Ternent, Charles A; Koltun, Walter; Tjandra, Joe J; Orsay, Charles P; Whiteford, Mark H; Penzer, Jason R 2005. Practice parameters for the surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 48 11, 1997-2009

Bailey, H Randolph; Beck, David E; Billingham, Richard P; Binderow, Sander R; Gottesman, Lester; Hull, Tracy L; Larach, Sergio W; Margolin, David A; Milsom, Jeffrey W; Potenti, Fabio M; Rafferty, Janice F; Riff, Dennis S; Sands, Lawrence R; Senagore, Anthony; Stamos, Michael J; Yee, Laurence F; Young-Fadok, Tonia M; Gibbons, Robert D 2002. A study to determine the nitroglycerin ointment dose and dosing interval that best promote the healing of chronic anal fissures. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 45 9, 1192-9

Birnbaum, E H; Stamm, L; Rafferty, J F; Fry, R D; Kodner, I J; Fleshman, J W 1996. Pudendal nerve terminal motor latency influences surgical outcome in treatment of rectal prolapse. Diseases of the colon and rectum, 39 11, 1215-21

Rafferty, J F; Noguchi, Y; Fischer, J E; Hasselgren, P O 1994. Sepsis in rats stimulates cellular proliferation in the mucosa of the small intestine. Gastroenterology, 107 1, 121-7

Stallion, A; Rafferty, J F; Warner, B W; Ziegler, M M; Ryckman, F C 1994. Myocardial calcification: a predictor of poor outcome for myocarditis treated with extracorporeal life support. Journal of pediatric surgery, 29 4, 492-4

Rafferty J.; Snyder J. 12-01-2015. Reoperative surgery for persistent anal fistulae Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 26 4, 174-181

Buie D.; Cataldo P.; Dunn G.; Ellis C.N.; Gregorcyk S.; Hyman N.; Kilkenny J.; Ko C.; Nelson R.; Newstead G.; Orsay C.; Perry W.B.; Rafferty J.; Rakinic J.; Shellito P.; Ternent C.; Tjandra J.; Whiteford M. 12-01-2004. Practice parameters for the management of anal fissures (revised) Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 47 12, 2003-2007

Rafferty J. 12-01-2001. Obtaining adequate bowel length for colorectal anastomosis Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 14 1, 25-31

Birnbaum E.; Rafferty J. 12-01-1996. Endocavitary irradiation for rectal cancer Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 7 4, 238-242

Agnese D.; Amersi F.; Ammori J.; Arciero C.; Berman R.; Dominici L.; Fleming R.Y.; Guiliano A.; Han D.; Howard-McNatt M.; LaFemina J.; Meyers M.; Philips P.; Rafferty J.; Reyna C.; Rubin J.T.; Sabel M.; Scheri R.; Sharma R. 11-01-2019. Maintenance of Certification and Continuing Medical Education: Are They Still Required? Annals of Surgical Oncology, 26 12, 3820-3823

Buie W.; Rafferty J.; Varma M. 11-01-2011. Practice parameters for the management of rectal prolapse Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 54 11, 1339-1346

Ambrosetti P.; Andujar J.; Augestad K.M.; Baixuli J.; Balen E.; Baxter N.; Beck D.; Bemelman W.; Bergamaschi R.; Billingham R.; Birch D.; Bonardi M.; Bonardi R.; Bonjer J.; Braga M.; Buch H.; Buechler M.; Burnstein M.; Campbell K.; Caushaj P.; Celebrezze J.; Champagne B.; Chang G.; Cheong D.; Cohen J.; Colak T.; Delaney C.P.; Dhoore A.; Douglas P.; Dozois E.; Efron J.; Ellis N.; Enker W.; Fanelli R.D.; Fazio V.; Fleshman J.; Franklin M.; Fry R.; Garcia-Aguilar J.; Garcia-Granero E.; Habr-Gama A.; Hahnloser D.; Harris G.; Hasegawa H.; Heriot A.G.; Holm T.; Horgan P.; Hyman N.; Irwin T.; Joh Y.G.; Jongen J.; Kaiser A.; Kang S.B.; Kariv Y.; Kennedy R.; Kessler H.; Khan M.; Kim S.H.; Krokowicz P.; Kwok S.; Lacy A.; Larson D.; Law W.L.; Leblanc F.; Lee E.; Lindsetmo R.O.; Lippert H.; Ludwig K.; Lynch A.C.; MacRae H.; Madbouly K.; Maeda K.; Marderstein E.; Marino M.; Marks J.; Maurer C.; McLeod R.; Monson J.; Mortensen N.; Neary P.; Newstead G.; OBrien D.; Orangio G.; Orkin B.; Page M.; Påhlman L.; Panis Y.; Panton N.; Pennickx F.; Phang T.; Pinedo Mancilla G.; Post S.; Rafferty J.; Rajput A.; Reis Neto dos J.A.; Reynolds H.; Rivadeneira D.; Roselli J.; Senagore A.; Stulberg J. 11-01-2010. International preoperative rectal cancer management: Staging, neoadjuvant treatment, and impact of m World Journal of Surgery, 34 11, 2689-2700

Beck D.; Rafferty J. 11-01-2008. Introduction to guest editor Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 21 4, 233

Rafferty J. 11-01-2008. Polyps and polyposis coli Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 21 4, 235-236

Buie W.; Fleming F.; Rafferty J.; Steele S.; Ternent C.; Welton M. 10-21-2015. Clinical Practice Guideline for Ambulatory Anorectal Surgery Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 58 10, 915-922

Bastawrous A.; Buie W.; Dunn G.; Ellis C.; Fleshner P.; Gregorcyk S.; Hyman N.; Ko C.; Morin N.; Nelson R.; Newstead G.; Penzer J.; Perry W.; Rafferty J.; Shellito P.; Stahl T.; Ternent C.; Tjandra J. 10-01-2006. Practice parameters for the prevention of venous thrombosis Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 49 10, 1477-1483

Anthony T.; Buie W.; Cataldo P.; Church J.; Cohen J.; Dentsman F.; Ellis C.; Hyman N.; Kilkenny J.; Ko C.; Moore R.; Orsay C.; Otchy D.; Place R.; Rafferty J.; Rakinic J.; Savoca P.; Simmang C.; Tjandra J.; Whiteford M. 08-01-2004. Practice parameters for colon cancer Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 47 8, 1269-1284

Buie W.; Hyman N.; Rafferty J.; Shellito P. 07-01-2006. Practice parameters for sigmoid diverticulitis Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 49 7, 939-944

Anthony T.; Buie D.; Cataldo P.; Church J.; Cohen J.; Dunn G.; Ellis C.N.; Fleshner P.; Gregorcyk S.; Hyman N.; Kilkenny J.W.; Kim D.; Orsay C.; Otchy D.; Perry W.B.; Rafferty J.; Rakinic J.; Simmang C.; Stahl T.; Ternent C.; Whiteford M. 06-01-2004. Practice parameters for the surveillance follow-up of patients with colon and rectal cancer Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 47 6, 807-817

Azizkhan R.; Gang G.; James L.; Martin L.; Nussbaum M.; Pritts T.; Rafferty J.; Robb B.; Seeskin C.; Stoops M.; Warner B. 05-07-2002. Quality of life in patients undergoing ileal pouch-anal anastomosis at the University of Cincinnati American Journal of Surgery, 183 4, 353-360

Goldberg J.; Rafferty J. 05-01-2002. Other polyposis syndromes Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 15 2, 113-119

Buie W.; Glasgow S.; Hammond K.; Hendren S.; Perry W.; Rafferty J.; Steele S. 04-01-2015. Clinical practice guidelines for ostomy surgery Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 58 4, 375-387

Rafferty J.; Shin T. 03-19-2010. Laparoscopy for benign colorectal diseases Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 23 1, 42-50

Rafferty J. 02-20-2012. Segmental resection for diverticulitis Fischer's Mastery of Surgery: Sixth Edition, 1 ,

Bonham P.; Burns S.; Carmel J.; Colwell J.; Fellows J.; Goldberg M.; Hendren S.; Livingston V.; Nottingham C.; Palmer R.; Pittman J.; Rafferty J.; Salvadalena G.; Steinberg G. 01-01-2018. WOCN Society Clinical Guideline: Management of the Adult Patient With a Fecal or Urinary Ostomy—An E Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 45 1, 50-58

Karram M.; Paquette I.; Quezada Y.; Rafferty J.; Rice T.; Whiteside J. 01-01-2016. Does preoperative anal physiology testing or ultrasonography predict clinical outcome with sacral ne Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, 71 2, 74-76

Buie W.; McCormick J.; Melton G.; Paquette I.; Rafferty J.; Rivadeneira D.; Steele S.; Stewart D. 01-01-2015. Practice parameters for the management of clostridium difficile infection Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 58 1, 10-24

Buie W.; Cima R.; Dykes S.; Rafferty J.; Ross H.; Steele S.; Varma M. 01-01-2014. Practice parameters for the surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 57 1, 5-22

Chang A.; Davis B.; Marcello P.; Nestok B.; Paquette I.; Pulskamp S.; Rafferty J.; Snyder J. 01-01-2014. Considerations for diagnosis and management of ileostomy-related malignancy: A report of two cases Ostomy Wound Management, 60 5, 38-43

Davis B.; Rafferty J. 01-01-2014. Technical aspects Complexities in Colorectal Surgery: Decision-Making and Management, , 501-515

Lucente V.; McNevin S.; Mellgren A.; Rafferty J.; Rosenblatt P.; Schumacher J. 01-01-2014. A preliminary evaluation of the TOPAS system for the treatment of fecal incontinence in women Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 20 3, 155-162

Falcone R.; Knott A.; Rafferty J.; Warner B. 01-01-2004. Sacrococcygeal teratoma and teratocarcinoma Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 15 1 SPEC.ISS., 19-25

Billiar T.; Christou N.; Fischer J.; Hasselgren P.; Hauser C.; Ogle C.; Rafferty J.; Tiao G.; West M. 01-01-1994. Detrimental effect of nitric oxide synthase inhibition during endotoxemia may be caused by high leve Surgery, 116 2, 332-338

Zamir, O; Nussbaum, M S; Bhadra, S; Subbiah, M T; Rafferty, J F; Fischer, J E . Effect of enteral feeding on hepatic steatosis induced by total parenteral nutrition. JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition, 18 1, 20-5

Zamir, O; Nussbaum, M S; Ogle, C K; Higashiguchi, T; Rafferty, J F; Fischer, J E . Addition of glucagon to lipid-free total parenteral nutrition reduces production of prostaglandin E2 by stimulated splenic macrophages. JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition, 17 3, 226-30