William R. Perry, M.B., Ch.B., M.P.H.


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



William Perry M.B., Ch.B., M.P.H., F.R.A.C.S. is a Colon and Rectal Surgeon with a specialist interest in minimally invasive functional pelvic and oncological surgery. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and undertook advanced specialty pelvic floor and colorectal training with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Mayo Clinic, Rochester. He enjoys working with multidisciplinary colleagues in order to achieve the best care and outcomes for his patients, prioritizing compassionate and holistic care.

Dr. Perry continues to focus on patient safety and implementation strategies having served an external consultant to the World Health Organization's Department of Service Delivery & Safety (Geneva). He also has an interest in global surgery, big data and surgical innovation. In addition to these activities, Dr. Perry is active in research and education, providing teaching and mentorship to residents and research fellows.

  • Minimally invasive surgery including robotic, transanal minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery
  • Colon, rectal and anal cancer
  • Locally advanced colon cancer, complete mesocolic excision
  • Recurrent colon & rectal cancer and re-operative surgery
  • Inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Pelvic floor prolapse and dysfunction
  • Pelvic pain
  • Surgical nutrition and enterocutaneous fistula management
  • Patient Safety
  • Surgical Innovation
  • Big data and artificial intelligence in surgery
  • Global surgery & leadership
  • Multidisciplinary care
  1. 2020
    Fellow - International Colon & Rectal Surgery FellowMayo Clinic
  2. 2020
    FellowRST International Colon And Re, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2019
    Clinical Fellowship - Senior Clinical Fellow in Colorectal & Pelvic Floor SurgeryOxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  4. 2019
    FellowOxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  5. 2017
    Fellowship - FRACS (General Surgery) Royal Australian College of Surgeons and The New Zealand Association of General Surgery Palmerston North Hospital, Midcentral (Acute, Trauma, General, Vascular) Dunedin Hospital, Southern (Acute, Trauma, Colorectal, Upper GI & Hepatobiliary) Tauranga Hospital, Bay of Plenty (Acute, Trauma, Breast, Hepatobiliary) Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury (Acute, Trauma, GI/Hepatobiliary, Colorectal, Breast) Middlemore Hospital, Counties Manukau (Acute, Trauma, GI, Sarcoma, Breast, CR)Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  6. 2012
    Registrar - Registrar in General SurgeryCanterbury District Health Board
  7. 2012
    MPHHarvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  8. 2011
    Resident - Resident in Neurosurgery, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, ICU/HDUHunter New England Area Health Network
  9. 2009
    MB ChBThe University of Otago
  10. 2004
    BSc - PsychologyThe University of Otago


  1. 2017
    General SurgeryRoyal Australasian College of Surgeons

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences Nominated Tutor of the Year (Runner-Up)University of Oxford
  2. 2019
    Hugh Johnston Travel GrantRoyal Australasian College of Surgeons
  3. 2011
    Fulbright ScholarFulbright Association
  4. 2009
    Dean's Award for Outstanding Service to the University of Otago Faculty of Medicine by a studentUniversity of Otago
  5. 2007
    Clinical Respiratory Medicine AwardUniversity of Otago Medical School

Professional memberships

  1. 2023 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  2. 2022 - present
    Pelvic Floor Consortium Group LeaderAmerican Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  3. 2022 - present
    MemberColon & Rectal Section, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  4. 2022 - present
    MemberThe Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  5. 2022 - present
    MemberThe Pelvic Floor Society
  6. 2022 - present
    MemberPelvic Floor Disorders Consortium
  7. 2020 - present
    FellowAmerican Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  8. 2019 - present
    MemberThe European Society of Coloproctology
  9. 2017 - present
    FellowRoyal Australasian College of Surgeons
  10. 2013 - 2017
    Board MemberSafe Surgery New Zealand, Health Quality & Safety Commission
  11. 2012 - present
    MemberNew Zealand Association of General Surgeons
  12. 2009
    Board MemberNew Zealand Medical Association
  13. 2008 - 2009
    PresidentNew Zealand Medical Students’ Association