Elliot Arsoniadis, MD, PhD
Elliot Arsoniadis, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery and affiliate faculty within the Institute for Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois (BS 2007), the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (MD 2011), and the University of Minnesota Institute for Health Informatics (PhD 2020). He completed training in General Surgery at the University of Minnesota in 2018 and fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery from the Cleveland Clinic Florida in 2019. He now practices in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. In addition to his clinical practice, he also is engaged in research. His two main research endeavors include working to build the AI-enhanced surgical robotics program, a combined endeavor of the Center for Learning Health System Sciences and the Minnesota Robotics Institute, at the University of Minnesota as well as studying methods to improve anal dysplasia screening, treatment, and surveillance for HIV+ patients and other groups at increased risk for anal cancer. As a corollary to this, he also is interested in utilizing informatics methods to improve the documentation of sexual orientation, history, and practice data within the electronic health record. He is also interested in global surgery, and is currently building the anorectal service line for One World Surgery to address the anorectal surgical needs of patients in Honduras.