Colon cancer and rectal cancer, Colon polyps, Anal cancer, Small bowel cancer, Diverticulitis, Ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, Rectal prolapse, Hemorrhoids, anal fistula and other benign anorectal diseases
Jon Hourigan was born and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He attended medical school at East Tennessee State University and completed General Surgery residency at the University of Tennessee. He then completed training in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Michigan State University. He is board-certified in both General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery.
Dr. Hourigan’s clinical interests include the comprehensive treatment of colon cancer and rectal cancer, surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease and diverticulitis, and the treatment of benign anorectal disorders. He is an expert in both traditional and minimally invasive approaches for colon and rectal diseases.
I am proud to be from Kentucky and as a physician at UK HealthCare, I am proud that we take care of patients from all across the state. This “family” connection is very important to me, as I believe it is to the patient experience, as well. My goal is to make sure that patients have care that is thoughtful, timely, and professional.
Expert care will always be provided regardless of whether a problem is straightforward or complex. At times, this requires a collaborative effort with other medical specialties so that the best care is delivered.
Overall, I understand that being a patient is not easy for anyone, including families. My expectation is that I address all concerns, communication is easy, and we are considerate of the patient’s time. I want to make the patient experience as easy as possible at a time when it may not be so easy.
Faculty RankAssociate Professor of Surgery
East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City
University of Tennessee, College of Medicine - Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids
Certifications and Special Training
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Fellow American College of Surgeons
Fellow American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
- Colonoscopy and colon cancer screening
- Diverticulitis surgery
- Inflammatory bowel disease surgery
- Minimally-invasive colon and rectal surgery