Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Frances Puleo, MD

Frances Puleo, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Disease Teams:
Gastrointestinal Cancer

Research Interests

  • Colitis
  • Colectomy
  • Sulfonic Acids
  • Trinitrobenzenes
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Inpatients
  • Robotics
  • Length of Stay
  • Abdominal Muscles
  • Enteritis
  • Infliximab
  • Haptens

Recent Publications


Kulaylat, AS, Mirkin, KA, Puleo, F, Hollenbeak, CS & Messaris, E 2018, 'Robotic versus standard laparoscopic elective colectomy: where are the benefits?', Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 224, pp. 72-78.


Andrew, RE, Lauria, A, Puleo, FJ, Berg, A & Stewart, DB 2017, 'Inpatient infliximab is ineffective at preventing colectomy for steroid refractory extensive colitis', Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 219, pp. 18-24.
Stokes, AL, Tice, S, Follett, S, Paskey, D, Abraham, L, Bealer, C, Keister, H, Koltun, W & Puleo, FJ 2017, 'Institution of a preoperative stoma education group class decreases rate of peristomal complications in new stoma patients', Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 363-367.
Stokes, AL, Adhikary, SD, Quintili, A, Puleo, FJ, Choi, CS, Hollenbeak, CS & Messaris, E 2017, 'Liposomal Bupivacaine Use in Transversus Abdominis Plane Blocks Reduces Pain and Postoperative Intravenous Opioid Requirement after Colorectal Surgery', Diseases of the colon and rectum, vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 170-177.
Moyer, MT, Mathew, A, Chintanaboina, J, Williams, E, Puleo, F, Messaris, E & Tinsley, A 2017, 'Restoration of colonic patency of a completely obstructed Crohn's stricture using the combined antegrade-retrograde dilation procedure', VideoGIE, vol. 2, no. 12, pp. 359-360.

Clinical Trials Search

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