Alan Hackford, MD

Alan Hackford, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery Brighton, MA

Professor, Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine

Office Address

  • 11 Nevins St
    Suite 201
    Brighton, MA 02135
    Phone: (617) 789-2442
    Fax: (617) 789-4207

Alan Hackford, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery Brighton, MA

Professor, Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery: General Colon & Rectal Surgery

Education & Training

  • Lahey Clinic
  • Tufts Medical CenterTufts Medical Center
  • University of Connecticut School of MedicineUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Brown UniversityBrown University

Certifications & Licensure

  • ME State Medical LicenseME State Medical License2004 - 2017
  • MA State Medical LicenseMA State Medical License1982 - 2017
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal SurgeryColon & Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of SurgerySurgery

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012
    • Boston MagazineCastle Connolly, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
    • Compassionate Doctor Recognition2012

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • Elective Surgery for Hemorrhoidal Complaints: The Decision to Operate  Hackford A, Lamb MN, Miller P, Seminars in Colon & Rectal Surgery, 6/1/2013
    • Transfer Status is a Risk Factor for Increased In-Hospital Mortality in Patients with Diverticular Hemorrhage  Dao H, Miller P, Lee J, Kermani R, Hackford A, International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 1/1/2013
    • A Practical Mortality Risk Score for Colectomy in the Critically Ill Patient  Reza Kermani MD, Joseph J. Coury Jr. MD, Haisar Dao MD, Justin Lee MD, Peter E. Miller MD, Satyadeep Bhattacharya MD, and Alan Hackford MD, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 1/1/2013

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Surgical Oncology Chapter: Pelvic Exenteration: Indications, Technique and Results 
      Moore RM. Hackford AW, Lopez MJ
      Editors: Silberman H. and Silberman A.Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA
      Edition 7th ,2010
    • Operative Gynecology Chapter: Surgical treatment of fecal incontinence and rectovaginal fistulas 
      Alan W. Hackford, MD, Strohbehn K, Aronson, MPD
      Editors: Gershenson DM, DeCherney AH, Curry SL, Brubaker L.W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA
      Edition 2nd ,2001
    • Clinical Aspects of Aging Chapter: Surgical Principles for the Aged Patient 
      Alan W. Hackford, MD
      Editors: William Reichel, MD.Williams and Wilkins
      Edition 4th ,1994


    • Detection of Human papillomavirus in anal lesions by in situ hybridization and correlation with morphological findings Theodoros Kelesidis, MD, Alan Hackford, MD, Leo S. Aish MD, PhD, Irene S. Aish, PhD, 47th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 10/1/2009
    • Outpatient Anorectal Surgery: Is there an Ideal Anesthetic? Roman Schumann, Zafar Siddiqui, Alan Hackford, William Denman, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 11/16/2006
    • Hemorrhoids can be a Source of Obscure GI Bleeding that Requires Transfusion Ahmer M. Ibrahim, Alan W. Hackford, Young-Mee Lee & David R. Cave, Annual Scientific Meeting American College of Gastroenterology, Orlando, FL, 10/29/2004


    • Surgical Treatment in Crohn’s Disease: Trends 2005-2008 Washington, DC - 10/8/2013
    • Predictive Factors of Ureteral Injury in Colorectal Surgery Phoenix, AZ - 4/29/2013
    • Surveillance with Office-based Anoscopy Prevents Progression of Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia to Invasive Cancer in High-Risk Males Chicago, IL - 9/30/2012

    Professional Memberships

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • First Health PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Tufts Health Plan PPO
    • UniCare PPO
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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