Memorial Health August 22, 2018

Elizabeth N. McKeown, MD, has joined Memorial Health University Physicians | Surgical Care as the area's only female colorectal surgeon. She is specially trained to perform robotic and laparoscopic surgery.

McKeown earned her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She completed her residency in general surgery at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and her fellowship in colorectal surgery at the University of Tennessee at Erlanger in Chattanooga. She co-authored a chapter on robotic surgery training in the textbook Robotic Approaches to Colorectal Surgery, published in 2015.

Previously, she practiced in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Rock Hill, South Carolina.

In her new practice, McKeown surgically treats a number of conditions, including anal and rectal cancer, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, gastrointestinal diseases, hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse and ulcerative colitis.