Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

38 Patient Ratings
8 Patient Comments

Alexander L. Colonna, M.D., B.A.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

38 Patient Ratings
8 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
University Hospital
Trauma, Clinic 5
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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University Hospital
General Surgery, Clinic 5
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Dr. Colonna specializes in Acute Care Surgery which is composed of Trauma Surgery, Emergency General Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care. His clinical practice includes the University Hospital SICU, Huntsman Cancer Institute ICU, the VAMC SICU, and the University Trauma and Emergency Surgery (UTES) service. Dr. Colonna also has a General Surgery Clinic focused on basic general surgical pathology.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surg Critical Care)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.6
My confidence in care provider
4.6
Time care provider spent with me
4.5
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.7
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.5
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.6
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.6
Wait time at clinic
4.2
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.7

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

May 30, 2015

Very pleased with Dr. Colonna

December 18, 2014

He appeared to have as much time as I needed. Did not seem rushed. Allowed me to ask any and all questions.

October 23, 2014

Very kind, compassionate, and made me feel like he had time to address my needs.

October 02, 2014

The trauma team is a well-oiled machine as to be expected. The care was fast, efficient and relatively courteous given the situation. The whole team did a great job.

September 08, 2014

After care excellent also

August 06, 2014

Good explanation. Willing to coordinate with other surgeon. Respected and cared for.

March 23, 2014

Very thorough in his explanation of recommendations and procedures.

January 18, 2014

Dr. Colonna took the time to explain everything to me, including what I needed to do with my lifestyle to become healthier. He did not cut me short, answered any questions I had. It was an excellent experience.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surg Critical Care)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-3263 School of Medicine
Division of General Surgery
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Colonna received his undergraduate degree from Emory University. He completed his MD at the Medical University of South Carolina. East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN was the location for his General Surgery Residency. Dr. Colonna also completed an Acute Care Surgery Fellowship at Wake Forest University. During his two years in Winston-Salem, NC he completed and ACGME accredited year in Surgical Critical Care and an Acute Care Surgery year that focused on Emergency General Surgery with additional rotations in Interventional Radiology, Trauma Orthopedics, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Minimally Invasive surgery. Dr. Colonna's research interests include pulmonary contusion, blunt cardiac injury, and emergency general surgery.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Wake Forest University, Department of Surgery
Acute Care Surgery
Fellow
Chief Resident East Tennessee State University, Department of Surgery
Surgery
Chief Resident
Residency East Tennessee State University, Department of Surgery
Surgery
Resident
Professional Medical Medical University of South Carolina
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Emory University
Major in History; Major in French Literature; Minor in Pre-Med
B.A.

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