Members and Collaborators

Jiri Bem, MD

Jiri Bem, MD
Appointed 01/05/09
8141 Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-1800

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Surgery: Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery
  • Upstate Cancer Center: Surgery

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Cancer Research Institute


Education & Fellowships

  • BS: Pilsen , Czech Republic
  • MD: Charles University, Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • Fellowship: SUNY Buffalo, 1999, Colo-Rectal Surgery
  • Residency: SUNY Buffalo, 1998, General Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Colonoscopy, Colo-Rectal cancer and polyps, Diseases of the colon and rectum

Specialties & Certification

  • General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Adenomatous Polyp of the Colon and Rectum
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Dysplasia
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Incontinence
  • Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Anal Leukoplasia
  • Anal Warts
  • Ano-rectal Abscess
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Bowens Disease
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Colovesical Fistula
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis
  • Enteric Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Gardner Syndrome
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Ischiorectal Abscess
  • Levator Syndrome
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Pelvic Support Problems
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Pilonidal Abscess
  • Polyps in the Colon and Rectum
  • Presacral Tumors
  • Procidentia
  • Proctalgia Fugax
  • Proctitis
  • Radiatiod Proctitis
  • Rectocele
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus


  • Adults


  • Abdominal Colectomy
  • Abdominal Laparoscopic Proctopexy
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Surgery
  • Abdominoperineal Laparoscopic Resection
  • Altemeier Procedure
  • Antegrade Continence Enema (ACE)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Endoscopic Argon Plasma Coagulation
  • Excision of Pilonidal Cyst
  • Fistula Surgery
  • Fistula Surgery: Abdominal Wall Fistula Surgery
  • Fistula Surgery: Small Bowel Fistula Surgery
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidal Banding
  • High Resolution Anoscopy and Infrared Coagulation
  • Internal Sphincterotomy
  • Intersphincteric Rectal Resection
  • Interstim Therapy for Bowel Control
  • Kraske Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Antegrade Continence Enema (ACE)
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colostomy
  • Laparoscopic Enterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Ileostomy
  • Laparoscopic Proctacolectomy with J-pouch
  • Laparoscopic Proctectomy
  • Laparoscopic Rectopexy
  • Laparoscopic Repair of Rectal Prolapse
  • Parastomal Hernia Repair
  • Procedure for Prolapsed Hemorrhoids (PPH)
  • Rectal Advancement Flap
  • Repair of Rectocele
  • Repair of Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Robotically Assisted Colorectal Surgery
  • Sphincteroplasty
  • Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection (STARR)
  • Stent Placement, Colorectal
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgical Resection of GIST Tumor
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy


  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital

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2/8/13 Research study begins to determine if biomarkers could predict or detect colon cancer

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Emeritus Faculty

Syracuse University

Cornell University

  • Hening Lin, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Eloy Rodriguez, Ph.D. External Icon
    James A Perkins Professor
    Department of Plant Biology

Clarkson University

SUNY Binghamton University

SUNY Buffalo State College


SUNY Downstate University

Wadsworth Center

Technion—Israel Institute of Technology

  • Yuval Shaked, Ph.D.
    Senior Lecturer
    Molecular Pharmacology

Veterans Hospital, Syracuse

  • William Marx, DO, FACS
    Chief of Staff
    Veterans Hospital

School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, SUNY University at Buffalo

Other Organizations

  • Ben-Zion Levi, Ph.D. External Icon
    Professor, Faculty Dean
    Department of Biotechnology and Food Engineering
    Technion—Israel Institute of Technology
    Haifa, Israel
  • Cheng-Chang Lu, Ph.D.
    National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Tak-Wah Wong, Ph.D.
    National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Li-Wha Wu, Ph.D.
    National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan