Meet Our Physicians

Colon and Rectal Surgery Associates is a team of four surgeons who are Board Certified in Colon & Rectal Care. Different from a general surgeon who specialize in colon care, each of our surgeons is focused in this specialty area and is highly trained and specialized in the medical and surgical diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. Our Practice is complemented by two Outpatient Surgery Centers directly adjacent to our Practice locations, a convenience which is more comfortable and easier for you.

David L. Meese MD

Dr. David L. Meese

Dr. David L. Meese

Dr. Meese graduated with Honors from St. Louis University Medical School in 1979. He completed residencies in General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Minnesota in 1986. He has been practicing Colon and Rectal Surgery in the Daytona Beach area for more than 20 years. He has performed over 21,000 colonoscopies and 8,000 surgical procedures in this community, with high levels of quality and safety.

Dr. Meese is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, The American College of Surgeons, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is board certified in Colon and Rectal Surgery and General Surgery.

Dr. Meese has performed research and is published in his field. He has served our community as Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Florida Hospital Ormond beach and as Chief of Staff at Humana Hospital, Daytona Beach

J. Timothy Tolland MD

Dr. John Tolland

Dr. John Tolland

Dr. Tolland has 20+ years experience in Colon and Rectal surgery. After graduating medical school in 1981, Dr. Tolland did a flexible residency for one year in Internal Medicine at St. Lukes Hospital in Bethlehem, PA.

From 1982-1988 he completed his General Surgery residency at the Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, PA. Dr. Tolland and his family moved to Daytona Beach after he finished his Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX in 1989. Dr. Tolland has served on the executive committee of the Volusia County Medical Society and as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff at some of the local hospitals. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is board certified in general and colon and rectal surgery. Dr. Tolland, his wife and their seven children reside in Ormond Beach.

Andrew Ritter MD

Dr. Andrew Ritter

Dr. Andrew Ritter

Dr. Ritter initially received his undergraduate training at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. He then attended medical school in New York City at Mount Sinai University Medical Center, completing his MD degree in 1981. His medical training continued with a residency in General Surgery at Brown University in Rhode Island at Rhode Island Hospital and a subsequent fellowship at Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland in 1987. Dr. Ritter has received board certification in both Colon and Rectal surgery, as well as General Surgery. Following his fellowship, he relocated to the Daytona Beach area in 1987 and has been practicing in the specialty of Colon and Rectal Surgery ever since.

Dr. Ritter is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the Piedmont Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He has maintained associations with the American Medical Association, as well as the Florida Medical association and the Volusia County Medical Association. He currently holds certification in the Colon and Rectal Surgery and General Surgery.

Dr. Ritter has continued to be involved in the Daytona Beach community with positions of Chief of Surgery at Halifax Medical Center and presently is Chief of Staff at Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial. He has recently been appointed to the Board of Trustees for Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial in conjunction with his Chief of Staff position.

Kathleen Williams MD

Dr. Kathleen Williams

Dr. Kathleen Williams

Dr. Kathleen Williams is the only female Colorectal Surgeon in the East Central Florida area and is a specialist in Laparascopic Colorectal Surgery. She is the only member of the practice who offers “Da Vinci” Surgery, which is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon’s capabilities and offer a minimally invasive option for major surgery.

Dr. Williams earned her Undergraduate Degree from Cornell University, her Medical Degree from Indiana University and completed her Post Doctoral training in General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery in Michigan. Dr. Williams is Board Certified in both Colorectal Surgery and General Surgery. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Williams is an Executive Committee Member of the Volusia County Medical Society and is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Williams has been providing quality care to community residents for more than ten years and is active in community events. She is married and a mother of two young children.