Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2002; 15(4): 245-246
DOI: 10.1055/s-2002-36504

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Alan E. Timmcke, M.D.

David E. Beck
  • Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Publication History

Publication Date:
07 January 2003 (online)

Dr. Alan E. Timmcke is a staff surgeon in the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA. Alan received his undergraduate degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, and his M.D. degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. His general surgery training was accomplished at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He served 3 years as a U.S. Navy surgeon followed by 2 years in private practice. After several months as a staff surgeon in the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA, Alan completed a 2-year research and clinical colorectal fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Jewish Hospital and Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Timmcke then joined the staff at the Ochsner Clinic in 1987. His varied experience and abilities have made a substantial contribution to the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Ochsner.

Dr. Timmcke serves on the Continuing Education Committee of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the Research Committee of the ASCRS Research Foundation. Dr. Timmcke is a member of multiple other national surgical and colorectal societies. In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Timmcke remains an active researcher.

Dr. Timmcke serves as a reviewer for the journal Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. He has had a long interest in pelvic tumors and has published 34 peer-reviewed articles and multiple book chapters on this and other colorectal subjects and edited the text for Complications of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Dr. Timmcke maintains a very busy clinical practice in which the management of rectal cancer plays a major role. He educates medical students as well as general and colorectal surgical residents on a daily basis.

Alan and his wife, Terry, live in a suburb of New Orleans. His two children currently attend college. When not working Alan enjoys golfing and playing Solitaire on his computer.

On behalf of the readers and staff of Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, I thank Dr. Timmcke for serving as Guest Editor and for providing us with a comprehensive update and review of uncommon pelvic tumors.