Babak N. Rad, MD

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Babak N. Rad, MD

Colon/Rectal Surgery


  • Hoag Physician Partners
  • Hoag Specialty Clinic


  • English

About Dr. Rad

Babak (Bobby) Rad, M.D., is a colon and rectal surgeon at Hoag Family Cancer Institute. He treats the full spectrum of anorectal (hemorrhoids, anal fissures, fistulas) and colon diseases (colon cancer, diverticular disease) and is especially interested in the treatment of colon and rectal cancer.

Dr. Rad is a strong proponent of and advocate for the use of robotic surgery and minimally invasive techniques for treating colorectal cancer and is involved in clinical research through Hoag Family Cancer Institute. Dr. Rad earned the Orange County Physician of Excellence Award in 2021, 2023 and 2024.

Dr. Rad graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in biological sciences in 1991. After obtaining his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1995, he completed a general surgery residency at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in 2000 where he was administrative chief resident and was awarded the Golden Apple teaching award twice. He then pursued additional fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Rad is dual-board certified in general and colorectal surgery, although his practice is limited to the specialty of colon and rectal surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

Dr. Rad has been practicing in Orange County/Newport Beach since 2001. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out, reading, traveling and Formula 1 racing.


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National Provider ID (NPI): 1821013046


  • Medical Education - Medical College of Pennsylvania (Medical Doctor)
  • Internship - University of Medicine & Dentistry - New Jersey (General Surgery)
  • Residency - University of Medicine & Dentistry - New Jersey (General Surgery)
  • Fellowship - University of Southern California Med. Center-LAC (Colon/Rectal Surgery)

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery - Colon and Rectal Surgery


  • Hoag Physician Partners
  • Hoag Specialty Clinic

Area of Focus

  • Colon/Rectal Surgery