Dr. Anders Mellgren is Professor of Colon & Rectal Surgery at University of Illinois in Chicago. He is a graduate of Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden where he received his MD, did his basic training and defended his PhD on pelvic floor disorders in 1994. He has completed research and clinical fellowships in colon & rectal surgery at the University of Minnesota and been a Program Director for general surgery at Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm. After returning to the United States in 2003, Dr. Mellgren has been Director of Research and Director of the Pelvic Floor Center at University of Minnesota. In 2013, Dr. Mellgren was appointed Chief of Colon & Rectal Surgery at University of Illinois.
Dr. Mellgren’s interests include pelvic floor disorders, innovative treatment options for fecal incontinence, surgical research and teaching. He has been an investigator in several studies on new treatment options for fecal incontinence, including sacral nerve stimulation, anal canal bulking agent, magnetic anal sphincter, and the rectal sling.
Dr. Mellgren is internationally recognized as an expert in colon & rectal diseases and he frequently presents at national and international meetings. He has served on the Executive Board of the European Association of Coloproctology and been an Associate Editor for Diseases of the Colon & Rectum and Techniques of Coloproctology. Dr. Mellgren has an extensive list of more than 100 original scientific articles and book chapters.