Dr. Christian hirsch

Professional Overview|NYU Langone Health|Surgeon


With over 21 years of experience, Dr. Christian Hirsch is a colon and rectal surgeon in New York, New York. Affiliated with NYU Langone Hospitals, Dr. Hirsch received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine, and he has post-graduate clinical experience from St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center as a Categorical General Surgery Intern and Resident; St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center as a Chief Resident in General Surgery; UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as a Colon and Rectal Surgery Resident; and at Washington University Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery as an Advanced Laparoscopic and Rectal Surgeon. He is one of 7 doctors at NYU Langone Hospitals who specialize in Colon & Rectal Surgery.

A career as a practicing surgeon is nothing short of demanding, requiring intense schooling, a chaotic and grueling schedule, and constant, non-stop training. Above this, if you’re not someone equipped with the tenacity, zeal, and patience to succeed, you may find yourself quickly on the down and out. But Dr. Hirsch – in spite of the journey that was ahead of him – made up his mind that he would excel as a caring physician.

For Dr. Hirsch, being a doctor is the ultimate opportunity to help others. In a world that is seemingly filled with anxiety and stress, he knew that medical issues only add to the weight of the world on someone’s shoulders; Dr. Hirsch resolved to become a surgeon who is patient-first, hope-minded, and skillfully excellent.

Dr. Christian Hirsch is a Certified Board Member at the American Board of Surgery as well as the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Shortly after completing his last residency, Dr. Hirsch moved into a role at Manhattan Colorectal Associates where he served for over 11 years. During that time, he also served as a Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserves Medical Corps. In addition, he opened his own Solo Practice that specialized in Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Dr. Hirsch has earned a reputation as a doctor that doesn’t let people slip through the cracks. An advocate for the disenfranchised, Dr. Hirsch embodies the true love and care for people that should be evident in all who work in the medical community. Constantly going above and beyond for others, Dr. Christian Hirsch’s reputation of sincerity, love, and care is one that far outweighs even his impressive formal training.

Past Positions

Manhattan Colorectal Associates, 1998-2009

Private Practice Specializing in Colon and Rectal Surgery|Attending Surgeon at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center.

U.S. Naval Reserves Medical Corps, 2001-2012

Rank: Commander

Christian J Hirsch, MD, PC, 2009-2014

Private Solo Practice Specializing in Colon and Rectal Surgery.


  • White House Staff Consultant, Colon and Rectal Surgery 2005
  • America’s Top Surgeons, 2002-2012, Colorectal Surgery, Consumer’s Research Council
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2002- 2007, Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • AMA Physician’s Recognition Award, 1997-2000, 2005-2007, 2007-2009, 2014
  • AMA Physician’s Recognition Award with Commendation, 2000-2003
  • New York Times “Super Doctors”, Colorectal Surgery 2009, 2012, 2014 Listing


Dr. Christian Hirsch received his Doctor of Education from St. George’s University School of Medicine. St. George’s University is a private international university in Grenada, West Indies, offering degrees in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, the health sciences, nursing, arts and sciences, and business.

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