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

Matthew D. Whealon, MD


Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery

Clinical Interests

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

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  • American Board of Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • English
Medical School
UCI School of Medicine
UCI School of MedicineGeneral Surgery
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 D. Whealon is a board-certified UCI Health surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive and robot-assisted colorectal surgery.

A fellowship-trained colorectal surgeon, Whealon is an expert in the minimally invasive treatment of colon, rectal and anal cancers, colon and rectal polyps, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, rectal prolapse and sphincter salvage. He also treats anorectal disorders, including pilonidal cysts and anal fissures, fistulas and hemorrhoids.

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 the author or co-author of many research papers published in major journals, including Surgical Oncology, Surgical Endoscopy, The American Surgeon and Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery.

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