Jessica Martinolich M.D.

Jessica Martinolich

Jessica Martinolich

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Specialty/Research Focus

Colon and Rectal Surgery; Colorectal Surgery/Proctology

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Colon and Rectal Surgery, John H. Stroger Cook County Hospital (2020)
  • Residency, General Surgery, Albany Medical Center (2019)
  • MD, Albany Medical College (2014)
  • BS, Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Magna Cum Laude (2010)


  • General Surgeon, Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Awards and Honors:

  • Golden Apple Teaching Award (2019)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (2017)
  • Silver Scalpel Teaching Award (2017)
  • Albany Medical College Lothridge Memorial Scholarship & Slowe Zuckerman Scholarship Fund (2014)
  • Excellence in Surgery (2014)
  • Phalanx Society (2010)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Journal Articles:


  • Martinolich J, Perez-Tamayo A, Abdulhai M, Harrison J, Chaudhry V. (2020) The lurking bug? C. Difficile Infection Following Stoma Closure. American Society of Colon and Rectal Annual Scientific Meeting, June 2020.. Boston, Massachusetts (May) Poster
  • Abdulhai M, Martinolich J, Perez-Tamayo A, Chaudhry V, Cintron J, Harrison J. (2020) Choosing Wisely: Limiting Unnecessary Colonoscopies for Patients Presenting with Primary Cryptoglandular Anal Fistula in a Large County Hospital. American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting. Boston, Massachusetts (May) Poster
  • Martinolich J, Malizia R, Tewari P, Williams K, Ata A, Valerian B, McKenna DP, Stain SC, Lee EC. (2019) Institutional Pathways for Surgical Diagnoses Reduce Healthcare Costs, Length of Stay, and Readmissions. Western Surgical Association. Los Cabos, (Nov) Oral
  • Martinolich J, Miller CP, Lee EC, Valerian B. (2018) Rectal Cancer Optimization at a Single Institution: Evaluation with OSTRiCh Criteria. Western Surgical Association. Los Cabos, (Nov) Poster

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Professional Memberships:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha; Theta Chapter; Member (2019–present)
  • Chicago Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; Member (2019–present)
  • American College of Surgeons; Associate Fellow (2017–present)
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; Associate Fellow (2016–present)


  • "Opiates in Surgery." Albany Medical Center, Chief Grand Rounds (2019)

Service Activities:

  • Medical Executive Committee, Process Improvement Team, Albany Medical Center (2018–2019)
  • Graduate Medical Education Council, Albany Medical Center (2016–2017)
  • Albany Kiwanis Club; Member (2012–2014)

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