Credentialing Committee Chairman
Douglas Brewer, M.D.
A Warner Robins native, Dr. Brewer, graduated from Northside High School in 1979 and earned a BS degree in Biochemistry, cum laude from the University of Georgia in 1983. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, graduating with Honors in the top 5% of his class in 1987. Dr. Brewer’s post-graduate education includes five years of general surgery residency at the University of Louisville under the Internationally renowned Hiram C. Polk, Jr., Chairman of the Department of Surgery.
He completed a one year research and clinical fellowship as a surgical registrar and research fellow at the University of Sydney in Australia in 1990. This included both clinical and basic science research into the genetics and family history of colon and rectal cancer where he completed two peer review articles related to these topics. He completed his training with a one-year clinical fellowship in colorectal surgery at the prestigious Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts. For the past decade, Dr. Brewer and Colorectal Surgery Associates has led Central Georgia both in quality and quantity as it relates to the surgical treatment of colon and rectal diseases.
Dr. Brewer has been a leader in the institution and continued use of laparoscopic approaches to colon and rectal surgery for both benign diseases such as diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer. He has special expertise in managing complex pelvic floor problems such as rectovaginal fistula, rectal prolapse, and incontinence of feces. Dr. Brewer also initiated, within Colorectal Surgery Associates, Central Georgia’s first and only on-site surgical anorectal physiology laboratory that allows him to use the latest advanced technology to evaluate and treat rectal cancer and use surgical and non-surgical approaches to bowel incontinence, constipation, and pelvic pain syndromes.
From an academic point of view, Dr. Brewer currently is Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery and Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Mercer University School of Medicine Department of Surgery. Dr. Brewer is Board Certified and recertified his boards with the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is also Vice President and President-elect of the Piedmont Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.