Alan Hackford, MD

Alan Hackford, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery Brighton, MA

Professor, Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine

Office Address

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

Dr. Hackford's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery: General Colon & Rectal Surgery

Dr. Hackford's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • ProfessorTufts University School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Surgery (1984-1992); Associate Professor of Surgery (1992-2009)
  • ChiefCaritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
    Boston, MA
    Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program (2003-2005); Program Director in General Surgery (2005-present); Director Caritas Center for Continence and Pelvic Floor Function (2005-present); Vice Chairman of Surgery for Academic Affairs (2006-present); Designated Institutional Officer (2007-present)
  • Clinical InstructorBouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
  • ChiefNew England Medical Center
    Boston, MA
    Chief, Gastrointestinal Surgery (1987-1991); Chief, Section of Colorectal Surgery (1991-2002); Chief of General Surgery (1996-2002); Director of O.R. Operations (1996-2003); Vice-Chairman of Surgery for Clinical Affairs (2002-2003)
  • Staff SurgeonLemuel Shattuck Hospital
    Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Senior SurgeonNew England Medical Center
    Boston, MA
    Assistant Surgeon (1984-1989); Surgeon (1989-1991)
  • Clinical AssociateMassachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, MA

Dr. Hackford's Education & Medical Training

  • Lahey ClinicLahey ClinicResidency, Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Tufts Medical CenterTufts Medical CenterResidency, General Surgery
  • U of CT Sch of MedUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineMedical School
  • Brown UniversityBrown UniversityOther Training, ScB, General Honors

Dr. Hackford's Certifications & Licensure

  • ME State Medical LicenseME State Medical License2004 - 2015
  • MA State Medical LicenseMA State Medical License1982 - 2015
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal SurgeryAmerican Board of Colon and Rectal SurgeryColon & Rectal Surgery, 1985, Current
  • American Board of SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgerySurgery

Dr. Hackford's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition2012
  • Patient’s Choice Award2012
  • Tuft’s Univ. School of MedicineAccomplished in TeachingTuft’s Univ. School of Medicine, 2011-2012
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Dr. Hackford's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Elective Surgery for Hemorrhoidal Complaints: The Decision to OperateHackford 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 HemorrhageDao 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 PatientReza 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
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Surgical OncologyChapter: 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 GynecologyChapter: 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 AgingChapter: Surgical Principles for the Aged Patient
    Alan W. Hackford, MD
    Editors: William Reichel, MD.Williams and Wilkins
    Edition 4th ,1994
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  • Detection of Human papillomavirus in anal lesions by in situ hybridization and correlation with morphological findingsTheodoros 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 TransfusionAhmer M. Ibrahim, Alan W. Hackford, Young-Mee Lee & David R. Cave, Annual Scientific Meeting American College of Gastroenterology, Orlando, FL, 10/29/2004
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  • Surgical Treatment in Crohn’s Disease: Trends 2005-2008Washington, DC - 10/8/2013
  • Predictive Factors of Ureteral Injury in Colorectal SurgeryPhoenix, AZ - 4/29/2013
  • Surveillance with Office-based Anoscopy Prevents Progression of Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia to Invasive Cancer in High-Risk MalesChicago, IL - 9/30/2012
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Dr. Hackford's 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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