Jon Hourigan, MD

Bio / Education: 

Medical School
East Tennessee State University

University of Tennessee College of Medicine

Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Program
Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Board Certification
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Surgical Interests
Colon and Rectal Cancer

Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis


Common Anorectal Disorders - Hemorrhoids, Anal Fistula

Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery

PubMed Publications: 

  • Mustain, W.C.;Davenport, D.L.;Parcells, J.P.;Vargas, H.D.;Hourigan, J.S. "Abdominal versus perineal approach for treatment of rectal prolapse: comparable safety in a propensity-matched cohort." The American surgeon 79, 7 (2013): 686-92. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Mustain, W.C.;Davenport, D.L.;Hourigan, J.S.;Vargas, H.D. "Obesity and laparoscopic colectomy: outcomes from the ACS-NSQIP database." Diseases of the colon and rectum 55, 4 (2012): 429-35. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Hourigan, J.S. "Impact of obesity on surgical site infection in colon and rectal surgery." Clinics in colon and rectal surgery 24, 4 (2011): 283-90. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Stults, D.M.;Killen, M.W.;Williamson, E.P.;Hourigan, J.S.;Vargas, H.D.;Arnold, S.M.;Moscow, J.A.;Pierce, A.J. "Human rRNA gene clusters are recombinational hotspots in cancer." Cancer research 69, 23 (2009): 9096-104. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]