Dr. Hellinger returned to Miami in 1994, to join the faculty of the Department of Surgery at the University of Miami. As a board certified general and colon and rectal surgeon, he was instrumental in the development of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery and an ACGME accredited colon and rectal surgery fellowship training program. Furthermore, he served as Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery from June 1996 to January 2007 and director of the fellowship program from April 2002 to February 2008.
Dr. Hellinger has been a recipient of numerous awards including the outstanding junior attending award in 1995 and the outstanding senior attending award in 2004. Additionally, he has been repeatedly listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who, Global Directory of Who’s Who, How to Find the Best Doctors in Florida, The Best Doctors in America, and the Guide to America’s Top Surgeons. He has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters. Dr. Hellinger is also active in many regional and national organizations. He has served as chairman of the Colon and Rectal Cancer Subcommittee of the Florida Division of the American Cancer Society.