John R.T. Monson, MD

BOARD-CERTIFIED Colon and Rectal Surgeon

Executive Director for Colorectal Surgery, Florida Hospital
Focuses on surgical treatment of anal, colon, rectal and small bowel cancers
John R.T. Monson, MD

John R.T. Monson, MD, is an internationally recognized colorectal surgeon whose extensive background includes helping to lead the development of laparoscopic colorectal surgery in the United Kingdom, where he previously served as chairman of a national training program. His expertise in transanal endoscopic microsurgery puts him at the head of his field, and he is further distinguished by his extensive research into effective new cancer treatments and decisions on cancer care.

Dr. Monson undertook much of his medical training in Ireland, earning his medical degree at Trinity College School of Medicine and completing both his internship and initial residency in general surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. He also undertook residency training at St. James University Hospital in Leeds, United Kingdom, after which he returned to Dublin for one prestigious fellowship in colon and rectal surgery and another in vascular surgery, again at the Royal College of Surgeons. He then continued his advanced subspecialty training with a fellowship in surgical oncology at the renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.   He served as Faculty at Imperial College, London and Chairman of Surgery at the University of Hull.  He came to Florida Hospitals after 8 years at the University of Rochester , New York.


  • Anal Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS)

Awards & Honors

  • Surgical Research Society Travelling Fellowship
  • Sheppard Memorial Prize in Surgery, Trinity College
  • Edward Halloran Bennett Medal in Surgery, Trinity College
  • 14th Annual Millin Lecture, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
  • Robert Smith Lectureship, Royal College of Surgeons, 2006
  • Co-authored four Patey Prize-winning papers presented at the Surgical Research Society
  • Sir Peter Freyer Medal for Best Original Research Paper
  • Honorary Fellow, Society of University Surgeons, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow


  • Health assessments in geriatric oncology
  • Molecular genetics in prediction of metastases in colorectal cancer
  • Cancer control


  • Outcomes associated with resident involvement in partial colectomy
  • Defining high risk: Cost-effectiveness of extended duration thromboprophylaxis following major oncological abdominal surgery. 
  • The contemporary (over) treatment of rectal cancer 
  • Risk score for unplanned vascular readmissions
  • Consortium for Optimizing Surgical Treatment of Rectal Cancer. 
  • Perioperative pleiotropic stain effects in general surgery. 
  • Baseline quality of life factors predict long-term survival after elective resection for colorectal cancer.


  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (Honorary Fellow)
  • British Association of Surgical Oncology
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Society of University Surgeons (Honorary Fellow)
  • Surgical Research Society



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Orlando, FL 32825
Phone Number: 407.303.2615

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