Dr. Deborah Keller, MD

Dr. Deborah Keller, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
38 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Deborah Keller, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 4 years. She specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.Read her story

Columbia University Medical Center Division of Colorectal Surgery

161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 8

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • SelectCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VNS Choice
  • Vytra Health Plans
  • WellCare

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Dr. Keller's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Keller "Deborah S. Keller, MD, MS has joined the Division of Colorectal Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center as of April 1, 2018 as Assistant Professor of Surgery at CUMC. Dr. Keller joins us most recently from New Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Keller has a Masters Degree in healthcare policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University, worked as a healthcare business analyst for several years and then completed her MD at Rutgers University. She did her surgical residency at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia followed by a Colorectal research fellowship at University Hospitals-Case Medical Center, Cleveland and a Colorectal clinical fellowship at St. Vincent Medical Center, Erie, under Dr. Daniel Geisler, and Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, under Dr. James Fleshman. Dr. Keller's clinical expertise includes laparoscopic, robotic and minimally invasive colorectal surgery, anorectal procedures and the management of pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Keller is an outstanding researcher with numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, presentations, book chapters, and books to her name. She has an interest in surgical quality with a focus on perioperative management including enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways, multimodal opioid-sparing pain relief, and expanding use of minimally invasive technique to optimize patient outcomes. She also has an interest in rectal cancer management and is currently completing her PhD on the topic at the University College of London, UK where she holds an appointment as an honorary lecturer in gastrointestinal surgery. Dr. Keller sees patients at her main office at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, 161 Fort Washington Avenue, 8th floor, in Manhattan. She is also seeing patients at 25 Rockwood Place, 3rd floor, room 330 in Englewood, New Jersey and will partner with Dr. Geisler to expand the Division's colorectal expertise in New Jersey and other locations, while furthering the academic and research missions of the division."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Keller "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

46  Conditions Treated

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28  Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Colostomy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistula Repair
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Laparoscopic Anorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Total Proctocolectomy With Ileoanal J Pouch
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pelvic Fistula Repair
  • Pelvic Floor Repair
  • Pelvic Floor Therapy
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Sphincter Reserving Surgery
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Carnegie-Mellon U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Newark
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Temple University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Temple University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • St Vincent Hlth System
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014
  • University Hospitals/Case Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Deborah Keller, MD
She is great! I’m a physician, and have been looking for a female colorectal surgeon with the pedigree and skills. Dr Keller had the best bedside manner, was very direct and clear. made me feel very comfortable about my surgery, and used an opioid free pain after surgery. I was home in 2 days with...Read More
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KC in New York, NY – Aug 12, 2018
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I went to Dr. Keller when she was in New Jersey. The best ever. Very reassuring and an excellent doctor. So sorry she moved to Texas. Good luck in your new location!!
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Dec 23, 2017
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I just went to see Dr.Keller and she exceeded my expectation.She was a great listener and helped explain very clearly to me what I needed to do to improve my health. I"m very glad that I went to see her and I recommend her to everyone.
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Felix in East Brunswick, NJ – Sep 23, 2017
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Love Dr Keller. Never had a doctor be so warm and explain things clearly to me. Did a great job with the surgery. Highly recommended
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Tyler C in Irving, TX – Dec 25, 2016
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She is simply the best. Highly recommended
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Tim R in Dallas, TX – Nov 18, 2016
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