Toyooki Sonoda, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Surgery (Board Certified)
Languages: Japanese
Office Phone: (212) 746-6030
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Toyooki Sonoda, MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Associate Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Sonoda treats a wide variety of colon and rectal diseases, such as colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease, benign conditions of the anus, and functional problems such as rectal prolapse and incontinence. He is known for his outstanding technical skills and is an expert in minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery. He has lectured nationally and internationally on these procedures.

Dr. Sonoda graduated from Stanford University in 1989, and received his medical degree in 1993 from Yale University School of Medicine. He performed his postdoctoral training in general surgery at UC San Francisco until 1995, and completed his training at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 1998. His subsequent specialty training included a minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery fellowship at the Mount Sinai Medical Center from 1998-9, and a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation from 1999-2000. He then traveled to Japan to help develop a laparoscopic gastric surgery program in 2000 in Osaka, Japan.

Dr. Sonoda has been practicing at New York Presbyterian Hospital since 2001, and is currently the Residency Director for the combined New York Presbyterian Hospital/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Program. He is also the Director of the Greenberg 14 North Gastrointestinal Surgery floor.

Dr. Sonoda was named by Castle Connolly and US News & World Report in 2011-13 as one of "America's Top Doctors," and was recognized as one of "America's Top Surgeons" in 2014 by the Consumers' Research Council of America. He has been named by Castle Connolly as a "New York Super Doctor" yearly from 2008 - 15, and has been a recipient of the "Patient's Choice Award (2008-14)" and "Most Compassional Doctor Award (2012-13)." For his outstanding work in patient care, he was awarded the 2014 "Physician of the Year" award at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), PPO]



Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]

Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter (HMO)]


Rockefeller University - CoreSource

UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, POS, PPO]



1993 Yale School of Medicine

Internship: 1994 University of California San Francisco Medical Center

Residency: 1998 Cleveland Clinic

Fellowship: 1999 Mount Sinai Medical Center

Fellowship: 2000 Cleveland Clinic


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Phone: (212) 746-6030

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Associate Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College