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Dr. David A. Margolin is a Staff Colon and Rectal Surgeon and Director of Colorectal Surgery Research at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, LA. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, David received an M.D. degree from the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo. His general surgery training was conducted at Case Western University in Cleveland, which included 2 years of research. He then performed a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA. After his fellowship, he joined the staff at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. In January 2003, David was recruited to the staff at the Ochsner Clinic.
Dr. Margolin serves as a reviewer for Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles and multiple book chapters on colorectal subjects. He is also an editor of the forthcoming textbook, Improved Outcomes in Colon and Rectal Surgery.
He is a member of multiple medical societies and has served as the Chairman of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Socioeconomic Committee. Dr. Margolin maintains a very busy clinical practice in which laparoscopy and the management of diverticular disease play an integral role. He is an active researcher, but still finds time to educate medical students, surgical residents, and colorectal fellows.
David and his wife, Jeanne Rademacher, M.D., a practicing pediatrician, live with their two children (Elizabeth, age 13 and Eric, age 10) in Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans. When not working and raising children, David attends local sporting events, enjoys the unique cultural activities of New Orleans such as Jazzfest and Mardi Gras, and supports the local world class eateries. He also strives to become an avid golfer.
On behalf of the readers and staff of Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, I thank Dr. Margolin for serving as Guest Editor and along with his contributors for providing us with a superb issue on diverticular disease.