Brent T. Shoji, MD - General Surgery

Dr. Brent T. Shoji reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Shoji is a specialist in abdominal and gastrointestinal surgery. He has been an Associate Surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston since 1987. Dr. Shoji was an Instructor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School from 1989 until July of 1997, when he was named Assistant Professor of Surgery.

Dr. Shoji also practices with Brigham Surgical Group, Department of Gastrointestinal/General Surgery. He has been affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Association (formerly Harvard Community Health Plan) since 1987 and was chief of general surgery from 1991 to 2005.

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery—1988, 1998

Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed

Breast Problems
Rectal Prolapse
Umbilical Hernia in Children
Pilonidal Disease


MD: University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, 1982
Internship in Surgery: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, 1982–1983
Residency in Surgery: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, 1983–1987
Chief Resident: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, 1986–1987

Academic Appointments

Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School, 1989–1997
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, July 1997–present

Hospital Affiliations

Associate Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, 1987–present
Surgeon, Harvard Vanguard Medical Association, 1987–present
Chief of General Surgery, Harvard Vanguard Medical Association, 1991–2005
Surgeon, Brigham Surgical Group, Dept. of Gastrointestinal/General Surgery, 1991–present
Surgeon, Faulkner Hospital, Jamaica Plain, 1997–present

Professional Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association

Selected Publications

  1. Shoji BT, Becker JM (1994). Colorectal disease in the elderly patient (review). Surgical Clinics of North America, 74(2): 293–316.
  2. Parsons WG, Shoji BT, Farraye FA (1994). Mesenteric venous thrombosis mimicking rectal carcinoma and presenting as a distal large bowel obstruction. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 89(7): 1126–1127.

Financial Disclosure

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

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