Heather Yeo, MD, MHS

Heather Yeo, MD, MHS Specialties: Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology

Heather Yeo, MD, MHS
Specialties: Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology
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About Heather Yeo, MD, MHS

Heather Yeo, MD, MHS, is Assistant Professor of Surgery and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is board-certified in general surgery, colon and rectal surgery and complex general surgical oncology. Dr. Yeo specializes in the comprehensive care of colorectal cancer patients as well as those patients with benign colorectal disease.

Because of her specialized training as a surgical oncologist, Dr. Yeo, is involved with her cancer patients throughout the course of their therapy and will help them to understand all of their treatment options.  She works with a world renowned group of multidisciplinary specialists to help promote a multifaceted treatment plan for her patients, including radiation oncologists, medical oncologists,  radiologists,  pathologists, gastroentrologists, and interventional radiologists. Dr. Yeo has expertise in minimal access techniques, including laparoscopic, needlescopic, colonoscopic-assisted and robotic surgery.  In addition, she has special interests in sphincter preserving surgery (helping rectal cancer patients avoid a permanent ostomy), maintaining fertility in cancer patients, and improving quality of life and bowel function after rectal surgery.Dr. Yeo’s clinical research focuses on the whole patient and improving the surgical experience.  She has studied patient quality of life and outcome measures and believes incorporating those factors into her treatment decisions is very important.

Dr. Yeo has written extensively and published in many major journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Annals of Surgery, and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Yeo completed her general surgical residency at Yale New Haven Hospital , and her Surgical Oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and her fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.  She has a Masters in Health Service Research from Yale University.

Dr. Yeo is actively involved in many national Surgical and Oncologic Societies, including the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncologists, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Association of Women Surgeons, and Association of Academic Surgery.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Anal Cancer

  • Anal Fistula

  • Anal Incontinence

  • Anal Sphincter Incontinence

  • Bowel Dysfunction

  • Cancer of Appendix

  • Cancer of Colon

  • Cancer of Colon With Rectum

  • Colon Cancer and Polyps

  • Colon/Rectal Cancer Surgery

  • Colorectal Cancer

  • Complex Anal Fistula Disease

  • Cytoreductive Surgery

  • Cytoreductive Surgery Without Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) For Debulking of Neoplasm

  • Diverticular Disease

  • FH: Bowel Obstruction

  • For Neoplasm Debulking

  • Gastrointestinal Malignancy

  • Hemorrhoids

  • HIPEC (Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy)

  • Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Major Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Obstruction of Bowel

  • Rectal Cancer

  • Rectal Prolapse

  • Rectal Surgery

  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery

  • Without HIPEC


  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
  • Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medcine
  • Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery