Dr. Joseph Carmichael, UC Irvine Health colorectal surgeon

Joseph C. Carmichael
, MD

Specialties

Colon & Rectal Surgery, Surgery

Clinical Interests

Crohn's disease, Rectal prolapse, Anal fissures, Anal fistula, Anal pain, Colon and rectal polyps, Colon cancer, Rectal cancer, Anal cancer, Diverticulitis, Hemorrhoids, Ulcerative colitis

Certifications
  • American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
Language
  • English
Gender
Male
Medical School
University of Missouri School of Medicine - Columbia
Internship
University of California Irvine, Department of SurgeryGeneral Surgery
Residency
University of California Irvine, Department of SurgeryGeneral Surgery
Fellowship
Cook County HospitalColon & Rectal Surgery
Professional Positions
  • Professor — Department of Surgery
  • Chief — Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Fellow — American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow — American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Member — Clinical Robotics Surgery Association
Awards and Recognition
  • Best Doctors in America® (Colon and Rectal Surgery), 2013, 2015, 2016
  • William S. Cheney, MD, Surgical Resident Award, 2005
  • Golden Scalpel Resident Award, 2002
  • University of Missouri Medical School Scholarship, 1997-2001
  • Dalton Research Fellowship Award, 1998
  • Haggar Foundation Scholarship, 1993-1997
  • Tulane Founder's Scholarship, 1993-1997
More Information

Dr. Joseph C. Carmichael is a board-certified UC Irvine Health colorectal surgeon who specializes in laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgical approaches to treating diseases of the colon and rectum.

Carmichael started the first robot-assisted rectal surgery program in the state of Missouri and went on to perform the first robot-assisted rectal cancer resection in Orange County after joining UC Irvine Medical Center. His clinical and research interests include the multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of recurrent or advanced colon and rectal cancer, complex problems in inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic floor disorders and anorectal disease.

He is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery and participates in numerous national committees.

Carmichael earned his medical degree at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Mo. He completed an internship and residency in general surgery at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery in Chicago at the Cook County Hospital and University of Illinois, Chicago Medical Center.

He sees patients at the H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center in Orange and Victorville, and at Gottschalk Medical Plaza in Irvine.

Academic Profile

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Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Anorectal Disease: Outpatient Treatment, a Primary Care Perspective
  • Anorectal Fistula: Current Treatment
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer: Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer: Robotic Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer Update
  • Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: New Surgical Treatments
  • Diverticulitis Update
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Large Bowel Obstruction: Management Options
  • Rectal Cancer: Robotic Surgical Management
  • Rectal Prolapse, Treatment Options
UC Irvine Health H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 23, 3rd floor
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 888-717-GIMD (888-717-4463)
UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 877-UCI-DOCS (877-824-3627)
UC Irvine Health H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center — High Desert
12595 Hesperia Road, Suite 101
Victorville, CA 92395
Phone: 760-269-3099
Fax: 760-269-3038