Michael Benjamin Hopkins, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Division of General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Director for the Colon and Rectal Surgery Program
Medical Director for Fourth Floor Round Wing – MCN
Medical Director for Informations Operations
(615) 343-4612
(615) 343-4615

Dr. Hopkins joins our surgical faculty in the Vanderbilt Division of General Surgery in Colon and Rectal Surgery after holding the position of Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham and Raleigh, NC. He also served as Director of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC. His clinical areas of interest include colorectal cancer, benign anorectal diseases, surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, enhanced recovery, and improved patient outcomes.


Dr. Hopkins is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Hopkins was nominated for Master Clinician/Teacher Award at Duke University Medical Center’s Surgical Residency Program, and voted to "Member at large" for the Duke Raleigh Medical Executive Committee. He received the Physician Champion of Service Excellence in 2011.


Research interest:

Dr. Hopkins research interests are in colon and rectal surgery outcomes and minimally invasive colorectal surgery. Hopkins’ recently published articles include Miscellaneous Conditions (Chapter 15): Improved outcomes in colon and rectal surgery, Informa, Technical Challenges: Reoperative Surgery (Chapter 20): Minimally Invasive Approaches to Colon and Rectal Disease, Springer Publishers, and Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Chapter 3): Surgery of the Anus, Rectum, and Colon 4th edition. CRC Press (pending publication)



Dr. Hopkins received his undergraduate degree at Davidson College, Davidson, NC, and his medical degree from the Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. He completed an internship and residency at Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA, and a fellowship at Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA as well.



Division of General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Avenue South
D-5222 Medical Center North
Nashville, TN  37232
Phone: (615) 343-9656
Fax: (615) 343-4615
Email: ben.hopkins@vumc.org




General Surgery Clinic, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1301 Medical Center Drive
The Vanderbilt Clinic Suite
Nashville, TN 37232
Phone: (615) 322-2063
Fax: (615) 343-4615
Appointments: (615) 322-2063

Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Center - Colon and Rectal Surgery