Dr. Lyen C. Huang, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family & Preventative Medicine and Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah. He specializes in complex and minimally-invasive intestinal surgery. His clinical practice includes the treatment of cancers of the small bowel, colon, rectum, and anus; inflammatory bowel disease; diverticulitis; and other diseases of the lower gastrointestinal tract.
Dr. Huang received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Stanford University and his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He completed his General Surgery residency at Stanford University followed by a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
He is a co-leader of the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) Colorectal Cancer Research Group and an associate member of the HCI Cancer Control and Population Sciences (CCPS) program. He serves as the Physician-Scientist Advisor to the University of Utah Health Regional Network, LLC. He is a member of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology committee on Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment (Colorectal). He has served or is currently a member of committees for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), Society of Asian Academic Surgeons (SAAS), Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), and the NCATS‘ Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program
His research focuses on (1) peri-operative opioid stewardship, appropriate disposal of unused opioids, and patient recovery after surgery, (2) dissemination and implementation of quality and safety initiatives across health systems, particularly those in rural and under-served communities, (3) improving access and quality of rural/frontier cancer care, and (4) misalignment between the law, state and federal policy, drug courts, and health systems. He is funded as a University of Utah CTSI KL2 Mentored Career Development Scholar and a clinical advisor to the NIH HEAL Pain Management Effectiveness Research Network (ERN).