Glen Charles Balch, MD, MBA, FACS

Titles and Roles

Professor and Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Colorectal Surgeon
Colorectal Cancer
Anal Cancer


Glen C. Balch, MD, MBA, FACS, is professor and chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery of the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. A board certified surgeon, Dr. Balch specializes in robotic surgery, and in the surgical management of colon and rectal malignancies. He is an expert in minimally invasive robotic colorectal surgery, and in hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion (HIPEC). He is an attending physician at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Midtown.

Prior to joining Emory in 2016, Dr. Balch held positions at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Cornell University Medical Center of New York.


Dr. Balch received his MD degree from The University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas. His postgraduate medical training included a surgery internship and general surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


Dr. Balch's articles have been published in a number of leading journals, including the American Journal of Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, The American Surgeon, and Annals of Surgical Oncology.

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