Clinical Trials

The Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery is committed to fulfilling Stony Brook’s mission of excellence in research, and to advancing scientific knowledge to improve patient care and population health.

Participation in our clinical trials is always completely voluntary, and never interferes with the normal standards for patient care.

Our clinical trials enable us to use, in addition to established therapies, the newest and most advanced technologies and treatments — long before they are available to other physicians.

Patients participate in our clinical trials only after they receive a complete explanation of their options from their surgeon and surgical team.

For information about our current clinical trials, please email our department administrator John M. Hutter, MBA, MS, or call him at 631-638-2326.

In addition, all our active trials are registered at This online resource provided by the National Institutes of Health is a registry of clinical trials conducted in the United States, and it offers information about each trial's purpose and who may participate in it, among other details.