Robert R. Cima, M.D.

  1. Colon and Rectal Surgeon
  2. General Surgeon

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  1. Colon cancer
  2. Colon polyps
  3. Inflammatory bowel disease
  4. Rectal prolapse
  1. Colonoscopy
  2. Laparoscopic surgery
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Colon and rectal polyps
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Anorectal disease
  • Colonoscopy
  • Motility
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  1. 2007
    Certificate - Healthcare InformaticsCollege of St. Scholastica
  2. 2007
    MA - Healthcare Information ManagementCollege of St. Scholastica
  3. 2001
    Fellow - Colon and Rectal SurgeryMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2000
    ResidentGeneral Surgery Residency Training Program, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  5. 2000
    Chief ResidentGeneral Surgery Residency Training Program, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  6. 2000
    Clinical Fellowship - SurgeryHarvard Medical School
  7. 1997
    Research Fellowship - SurgeryHarvard Medical School
  8. 1995
    Clinical Fellowship - SurgeryHarvard Medical School
  9. 1994
    InternshipGeneral Surgery Residency Training Program, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  10. 1993
    MDStanford University School of Medicine
  11. 1988
    BS - Biochemistry and Minor in PsychologyUniversity of California, Davis
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Certifications

  1. 2002
    Colon & Rectal SurgeryAmerican Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  2. 2001
    General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2016
    Diamond Quality Fellows AwardMayo Clinic Quality Academy
  2. 2013
    Excellence Through Teamwork Award: Surgical Blood Process ImprovementMayo Clinic
  3. 2012
    Excellence Through Teamwork Award: Colon and Rectal Surgery Surgical Site Infection Reduction TeamMayo Clinic
  4. 2010
    Teacher of the Year - Surgical Subspecialty, Mayo Fellows AssociationMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  5. 2010
    Health Policy FellowAmerican College of Surgeons/American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  6. 2010
    Excellence Through Teamwork Award: Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Spread TeamExcellence Through Teamwork
  7. 2009
    Teacher of the Year - Surgical Subspeciality, Mayo Fellows AssociationMayo Clinic
  8. 2009
    Teacher of the Year-General Surgery, General Surgery ResidencyGeneral Surgery Residency
  9. 2008
    Excellence Through Teamwork AwardMayo
  10. 2007
    Surgical Site Infection Project AwardMayo Clinic
  11. 2006
    Teacher of the Year - Surgical Subspecialty, Mayo Fellows AssociationMayo Clinic
  12. 2005
    Travelling Fellow-Australia-New ZealandAmerican College of Surgeons
  13. 1998
    John A. Mannick Research AwardBrigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  14. 1996
    John A. Mannick Research AwardBrigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  15. 1996
    Third PlaceLongwood Medical Area Trauma/Critical Care Research Competition, Harvard Medical School
  16. 1995
    Individual National Research Service AwardNational Institutes of Health
  17. 1995
    Individual National Research Service AwardNational Institutes of Health
  18. 1993
    Dean's Award for Excellence in TeachingStanford University School of Medicine
  19. 1993
    Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical MedicineStanford University School of Medicine
  20. 1993
    Dean's Award for Excellence in TeachingStanford University School of Medicine
  21. 1993
    Intern of the YearBrigham & Women's Hospital Surgical Residency Training Program, Harvard Medical School Division of Plastic Surgery
  22. 1990
    Stanford Medical Student ScholarStanford University School of Medicine
  23. 1988
    Bachelor of Science Degree with Highest HonorsUniversity of California, Davis
  24. 1988
    MemberPhi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  25. 1988
    MemberPhi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  26. 1987
    Special Performance CitationBiochemistry Department, University of California, Davis
  27. 1987
    Student Research AwardAmerican Institute of Chemists
  28. 1987
    Associated Western University Summer Research FellowshipCrocker Nuclear Laboratory, University of California, Davis
  29. 1986
    Associated Western University Summer Research FellowshipCrocker Nuclear Laboratory, University of California, Davis
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Professional memberships

  1. 2015 - present
    Vice ChairHospital Practice Quality and Safety Committee
  2. 2015 - present
    Associate Vice-ChairmanMidwest Community Care Surgical Committee
  3. 2015 - present
    Executive MemberPlummer Project
  4. 2015 - present
    Physician AdvisorPlummer Project
  5. 2015 - present
    MemberInternational Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurements – Colorectal Cancer Working Group
  6. 2015 - present
    MemberHospital Patient Safety Subcommittee, Patient Safety Oversight Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  7. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  8. 2014 - present
    MemberDepartment of Medicine Hospital Practice Subcommittee (DOM HPS)
  9. 2014 - present
    MemberQuality Assessment and Safety Committee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  10. 2014 - present
    MemberNational Quality of Forum, Surgery Measures Endorsement Committee
  11. 2014 - present
    MemberSurgical OR Allocation & Operations Subcommittee, Department of Surgery
  12. 2014 - present
    Leadership Executive TeamSurgical & Procedural Subcommittee
  13. 2014 - present
    Vice ChairSurgical and Procedural Committee - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  14. 2013 - present
    MemberSurgical Practice Chairs Forum
  15. 2012 - present
    LeaderSurgical and Procedural Committee
  16. 2012
    MemberSurgical Outcomes Club
  17. 2012 - present
    MemberPost-operative Glycemic Management Standardization
  18. 2012 - present
    LeaderValue Based Purchasing Improvement Project
  19. 2012 - present
    Executive Board MemberMayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
  20. 2012 - present
    Medical DirectorOutcomes and safety in Surgery Program, Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
  21. 2012 - present
    Executive MemberResearch Committee, Department of Surgery
  22. 2012 - present
    MemberAudit Committee, Halsted Society
  23. 2011 - 2012
    LeaderCenter for Transforming Healthcare (Joint Commission) Colorectal Surgery
  24. 2011 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
  25. 2011 - 2013
    LeadSurgical Site Infection Reduction Effort
  26. 2011 - 2012
    LeaderOperating Room Count and Dress Code Standardization
  27. 2011 - 2012
    LeaderCatheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection Reduction Team
  28. 2011 - 2012
    Co-LeaderSurgical and Procedural Committee
  29. 2011
    MemberCrohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
  30. 2010 - present
    MemberSouthern Surgical Association
  31. 2010 - 2012
    MemberNational Quality of Forum, Surgery Measures Endorsement Committee
  32. 2010 - 2012
    ChairmanSurgical Education Subcommittee, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
  33. 2010 - present
    ChairSurgical and Procedural Committee
  34. 2010 - present
    Representativeinstitution
  35. 2009
    MemberWestern Surgical Association
  36. 2009 - present
    MemberThe Halsted Society
  37. 2009 - present
    MemberCrohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
  38. 2009
    Associate Board ExaminerOral Boards, American Board of Surgery
  39. 2009 - 2015
    Medical Directorinstitution
  40. 2009 - 2012
    Executive Committee MemberSurgical and Procedural Committee
  41. 2009 - 2011
    Co-LeaderSurgical and Procedural Committee
  42. 2009 - present
    Committee MemberSurgical and Procedural Committee
  43. 2008 - 2014
    Associate MemberMayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  44. 2007 - present
    MemberNew Hospital Dismissal Summary Implementation Team
  45. 2007 - 2010
    MemberSurgical Process Improvement Project
  46. 2007 - 2008
    MemberDelphi Research Subcommittee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  47. 2007 - 2008
    MemberDelphi Subcommittee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  48. 2007 - 2009
    Team LeaderHospital Dismissal Summary Improvement Project
  49. 2007 - 2011
    MemberAmerican Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Standards Committee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  50. 2007 - 2011
    MemberStandards Committee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  51. 2007 - 2009
    MemberQuality Assessment and Safety Committee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  52. 2007 - present
    MemberQuality Assessment and Safety Committee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  53. 2007 - 2009
    MemberQuality Improvement Subcommittee, American College of Surgeons
  54. 2007 - 2009
    MemberQuality Improvement Subcommittee, American College of Surgeons
  55. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  56. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  57. 2007 - 2009
    MemberPatients Safety and Quality Improvement Committee, American College of Surgeons
  58. 2007 - 2009
    MemberPatient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee, American College of Surgeons
  59. 2007 - 2008
    Leaderinstitution
  60. 2006 - present
    MemberHistorical Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Center for Medical History
  61. 2006 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Center for Medical History
  62. 2006 - present
    MemberInformatics Committee, American College of Surgeons
  63. 2006 - present
    MemberInformatics Committee, American College of Surgeons
  64. 2006 - present
    MemberRetained Foreign Object Work Group
  65. 2006 - 2012
    Vice ChairQuality, Safety, and Service, Department of Surgery
  66. 2006 - present
    MemberSurgical Committee Executive Group
  67. 2006 - present
    MemberSurgical Quality and Safety Subcommittee, Surgical Subcommittee - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  68. 2006 - present
    Team LeaderSurgical Infection Prevention Initiative, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  69. 2006 - present
    LeaderSurgical Care Improvement Program
  70. 2006 - 2007
    MemberQuality Innovations Program Review Group
  71. 2006 - 2007
    Reviewerinstitution
  72. 2006 - 2012
    ChairSurgical Quality Assessment and Improvement Subcommittee, Department of Surgery
  73. 2006 - 2012
    Vice ChairSurgical Administrative Committee, Department of Surgery
  74. 2006 - 2011
    Memberinstitution
  75. 2006 - 2007
    MemberClinical Practice Quality Oversight Subcommittee - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  76. 2006 - 2007
    Committee Memberinstitution
  77. 2005 - 2011
    Board MemberWeb Portal Editorial Board, American College of Surgeons
  78. 2005 - present
    MemberWeb Portal Editorial Board, American College of Surgeons
  79. 2005 - 2006
    Memberinstitution
  80. 2005 - present
    ChairSurgical and Procedural Committee
  81. 2005 - present
    LeaderSurgical and Procedural Committee
  82. 2005 - present
    MemberMinnesota Surgical Society
  83. 2004 - 2008
    ReviewerNorth Central Cancer Treatment Group
  84. 2004 - 2008
    MemberProtocol Review Committee, North Central Cancer Treatment Group, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester
  85. 2004 - 2011
    MemberResearch Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Research Committee
  86. 2004 - 2011
    MemberResearch Committee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  87. 2003 - 2011
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Surgery
  88. 2002 - present
    Co-LeaderGlycemic Control in the Surgical Patient
  89. 2002 - present
    MemberSociety for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  90. 2001 - present
    MemberPriestley Society
  91.  
    Team LeaderRetained Foreign Object Work Group
  92.  
    Team LeaderNew Hospital Dismissal Summary Implementation Team
  93.  
    Vice ChairSurgical Process Improvement Project
  94.  
    ChairSurgical Quality and Safety Subcommittee, Surgical Subcommittee - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  95.  
    Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  96.  
    American College of Surgeons
  97.  
    FellowAmerican Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  98.  
    FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  99.  
    Associate MemberAssociation for Academic Surgery
  100.  
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  101.  
    MemberNew England Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  102.  
    MemberSociety for Laparoscopic Endoscopic Surgeons
  103.  
    MemberSociety of Brigham Surgical Alumni
  104.  
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  105.  
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
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Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.