Dr. Magner completed his post-baccalaureate, pre-medical studies at Harvard University and received his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine-College of Medicine. He then went on to complete his general surgery residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was appointed Academic Chief Resident. He furthered his training as a fellow in Colon and Rectal Surgery at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Magner has a special interest in minimally-invasive and laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery. He supports an interdisciplinary, patient-centered approach for the treatment of all aspects of colorectal disease. His expertise includes benign anorectal conditions, inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic floor dysfunction and advanced gastrointestinal malignancies. He is a skilled laparoscopic surgeon and offers completely laparoscopic approaches to surgeries that are often performed in an “open” or “hand-assisted manner”.
He is a member of the teaching faculty in the Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His research interests focus on improving clinical outcomes for the surgical patient, with multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at several national and international professional meetings.