William Cirocco

William Cirocco, MD

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Appointments: (614) 293-3230

About Me

I practice surgery, with a specialty in colon and rectal surgery. My main clinical focus is preventing, detecting and treating colon and rectal cancer. My patients receive high-quality care based on scientific research that enables me to tailor treatment toward them.

Our focus is on understanding the genetics of individual cancers, which leads to more effective cancer prevention, detection and treatment, and, ultimately, to better outcomes and more hope for patients.

I appreciate the opportunity to work with outstanding professionals across all specialties. Our disease-site groups combine the expertise of surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, nurses, researchers and many others who collaborate to provide our patients with the latest in cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. You will be cared for by a team of experts who will design a plan targeted and tailored for your individual cancers.

In my free time I like to relax with family, see a good movie, read and travel. I also enjoy watching or participating in sports. I'm an Ohio State football fan, I played NCAA Division II football, and I currently play pick-up basketball to stay in shape.


  • First recipient American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) Victor W. Fazio, MB, MS Award for Editorial Excellence, 2007
  • Associate Editor, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 2003–present
  • Program Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency
  • Examination Committee American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, 2010–present
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2015–2018
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Crohn Disease
  • Colorectal Cancers
  • Colitis, Ulcerative
  • Colonoscopy
  • Ileostomy
  • Rectal Cancers
  • Anal Cancers
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Anal Gland Cancer
  • Colonic Diseases
  • Diverticulitis, Colonic
  • Hirschsprung Disease
  • Sigmoid Diseases
  • Pouchitis
  • Lynch Syndrome II
  • Pilonidal Sinus
  • Rectal Fistula
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Rectocele
  • Colitis
  • Digestive System Diseases
  • Colonic Pouches
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training

Medical Degree

Wayne State University School of Medicine


General Surgery
St. John Hospital
7/1/1986 - 6/30/1990


Colon Rectal Surgery
Saint Vincent Health Center
7/1/1990 - 6/30/1991

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery

American Board of Surgery

My Department


My Division

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Cirocco has reported no relationships with companies or entities.