Dr. Matthew Whealon is a UCI Health surgeon who specializes in colon and rectal diseases.

Matthew D. Whealon, MD

Specialties

Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery

Clinical Interests

anal fistula/fissure/hemorrhoids, Anorectal disease, colon and rectal polyps, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, pilonidal cysts, rectal prolapse, rectal cancer, sphincter salvage, ulcerative colitis, minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery, robot-assisted surgery

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Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
Language
  • English
Gender
Male
Medical School
UCI School of Medicine
Residency
UCI Medical CenterGeneral Surgery
Fellowship
Hospital of the University of PennsylvaniaColon and Rectal Surgery
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine  
Awards and Recognition
  • Fawzia Gadallah Memorial Award for Humanism in Surgery — 2018
More Information

Dr. Matthew Whealon is a board-certified UCI Health general surgeon who specializes in colorectal surgery. His clinical interests include the minimally invasive treatment of colon and rectal diseases, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticulitis, as well as pilonidal disease and anorectal disorders.

He earned his medical degree at the UCI School of Medicine, followed by a residency in general surgery at UCI Medical Center. where he served as chief resident and completed a research fellowship in surgery. Next, he completed a fellowship in colorectal surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine Health System in Philadelphia.

Whealon is a co-author on a number of research papers published in major journals.

He sees patients in Orange and Irvine.

UCI Health Digestive Disease Center — Irvine
Gottschalk Medical Plaza
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 888-717-4463
Fax: 855-813-0240
UCI Medical Center
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868