Melissa Alvarez-Downing, MD, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Newark, NJ, University Hospital

MelissaMarieAlvarez-DowningMDFACS, FASCRS

Colon & Rectal Surgery Newark, NJ

Assistant Professor of Surgery Assistant Program Director

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  • Office

    90 Bergen Street
    Doctors Office Center, Suite 7100
    Newark, NJ 07103
    Phone(973) 972-1110
    Fax(973) 972-2988
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  • Melissa Alvarez-Downing, MD, FACS, FASCRS, is a colorectal surgeon who received a bachelor of science in chemistry from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She was awarded her medical degree from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2005, and completed a general surgery residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. She went on to pursue a clinical research fellowship in surgical oncology at the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, in Bethesda, Maryland. She then completed a clinical fellowship in colorectal surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Florida. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, as well as a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and National Hispanic Medical Association.

    Dr. Alvarez-Downing has specific interests in laparoscopic surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, diverticulitis, fecal incontinence and other disorders of the colon and rectum.

    She is fluent in Spanish and her practice location is at University Hospital, Doctors Office Center, 7th floor, Suite 7100.

Education & Training

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Florida
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation - FloridaFellowship, Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2012 - 2013
  • National Cancer InstituteFellowship, Surgical Oncology, Cancer Immunotherapy, 2010 - 2012
  • St Barnabas Medical Center
    St Barnabas Medical CenterResidency, General Surgery, 2006 - 2010
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Mount Sinai School of MedicineResidency, General Surgery, 2005 - 2006
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiClass of 2005

Certifications & Licensure

  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2017 - 2023
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2013 - 2018
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2012 - 2015
  • DC State Medical License
    DC State Medical License 2010 - 2013
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Publications & Presentations


Press Mentions

  • Cleveland Clinic Florida Excellence in Medical Education and Research
    Cleveland Clinic Florida Excellence in Medical Education and ResearchAugust 5th, 2013

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations