Carmen Fong, MD

Doctor of Medicine from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Carmen Fong headshot

Dr. Carmen Fong earned a Doctor of Medicine from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She completed a general surgery residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and then a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital/NYU Winthrop. Dr. Fong won many awards during her training, including the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Scholarly Achievement Award and the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Chief Resident Award, both in June 2018. She is a current member of the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, where she sits on the Ethics Committee and the Health Advocacy Committee. She has been the lead or co-author on multiple publications and has presented her work at multiple national and international conferences, including the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Fong is also actively engaged in many education, leadership, and volunteer roles in the medical field and beyond.

Her research interests include colorectal cancer in young people, access to health care and screening, and new technological advances in colorectal surgery.

“Access to colon cancer screening is one of the most important things we can talk about right now, especially getting patients less than 45 years old the screening that they need. We can’t just say it’s not a problem and not deal with it — the point of prevention is that we have to confront these issues before they become an even bigger problem.” -Carmen Fong