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Cary B. Aarons, M.D.
Colon and Rectal Surgery

 
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Administrative Offices:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
4 Silverstein Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Sharon A. Dixon
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-2078
Administrative Fax: 215-615-0471
Patient Appointments: 215-662-2078

Clinical Offices:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
4 Silverstein Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact Information (internal use only)

cary.aarons@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Aarons is an Assistant Professor within the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery with practices at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He completed his colorectal surgery training in the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His clinical interests include laparoscopic colon surgery, colon cancer, sphincter-preserving procedures for rectal cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. Aarons received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. He completed his general surgery training at Boston University Medical Center. He is board certified in both Colon & Rectal and General surgery and is a member of numerous local and national medical societies.

 
Faculty Appointments
2010 - 2011 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2011 - present Assistant Professor of Surgery at HUP & PPMC
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2010 - 2011 Attending Surgeon
Hahnemann University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2011 - present Attending Surgeon
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2011 - present Active Surgeon
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
1994 - 1998 A.B. Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts (Biology)
   
1998 - 2002 M.D. Howard University College of Medicine
Washington, DC
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2002 - 2003 Categorical Surgical Intern
Department of Surgery
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
   
2003 - 2004 Categorical Surgical Resident
Department of Surgery
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
   
2004 - 2006 Surgical Research Fellow
Department of Surgical Research
Boston University Center for Advanced Biomedical Research
Boston, Massachusetts
   
2006 - 2008 Categorical Surgical Resident
Department of Surgery
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
   
2008 - 2009 Administrative Chief Resident
Department of Surgery
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
   
2009 - 2010 Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellow
Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National/International Societies
2012 - present American College of Surgeons
   
2004 - present Society for Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract
   
2006 - present American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
   
Local/Regional Societies
2002 - present Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Gamma Chapter, Washington, DC
   
2008 - 2009 Boston Medical Center Minority Recruitment Program Steering Committee Member
   
2012 - present Pennsylvania Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
 
Research
2011 - 2012 PPMC Grant: Technology for Patient Education
Project Title: The Use of Portable Electronic Media for Ostomy Education
  Patient & Family Guide to Ostomy Surgery Presentation
 
 

Publications
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Stucchi AF, Aarons CB, Becker JM. Surgical approaches to cancer in patients with IBD. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America 35(3):641-673, Sept. 2006.
  2. Aarons CB, Cohen PA, Gower A, Reed KL, Leeman SE, Stucchi AF, Becker JM. Statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) decrease postoperative adhesions by increasing peritoneal fibrinolytic activity. Annals of Surgery 245(2):176-184, Feb. 2007.
  3. Cohen PA, Aarons CB, Gower AC, Stucchi AF, Leeman SE, Becker JM, Reed KL. The effective-ness of a single intraperitoneal infusion of a neurokinin-1 receptor antagonist in reducing postoperative adhesion formation is time dependent. Surgery 141(3):368-375, Mar. 2007.
  4. Reed KL, Heydrick SJ, Aarons CB, Prushik S, Gower AC, Stucchi AF, Becker JM. A neurokinin-1 receptor antagonist that reduces intra-abdominal adhesion formation decreases oxidative stress in the peritoneum. American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology 293(3):G544-551, Sept. 2007.
  5. Tyler KM, Aarons CB, Sentovich SM. Successful sphincter-sparing surgery for all anal fistulas. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 50(10):1535-1539, Oct. 2007.
  6. Prushik SG, Aarons CB, Matteotti R, Reed KL, Gower AC, Leeman SE, Stucchi AF, Becker JM. A neurokinin 1 receptor antagonist decreases adhesion reformation after laparoscopic lysis of adhesions in a rat model of adhesion formation. Surgical Endoscopy 21(10):1790-1795, Oct. 2007.
  7. Aarons CB, Bajenova O, Andrews C, Heydrick S, Bushell KN, Reed KL, Thomas P, Becker JM, Stucchi AF. Carcinoembryonic antigen-stimulated THP-1 macrophages activate endothelial cells and increase cell-cell adhesion of colorectal cancer cells. Clinical Experimental Metastasis 24(3):201-209, 2007.
  8. Heydrick SJ , Reed KL, Cohen PA, Aarons CB, Gower AC, Stucchi AF, Becker JM. Intraperitoneal administration of methylene blue attenuates oxidative stress, increases peritoneal fibrinolysis, and inhibits intraabdominal adhesion formation. Journal of Surgical Research 143(2):311-319, Dec. 2007.
  9. Prushik SG, Stucchi AF, Matteotti R, Aarons CB, Reed KL, Gower AC, Becker JM. Open adhesiolysis is more effective in reducing adhesion reformation than laparoscopic adhesiolysis in an experimental model. British Journal of Surgery 97(3):420-427, Mar. 2010.
Reviews in Peer Reviewed Research Publications
  1. Bleier J, Aarons CB. Fluid Resuscitation in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery (In publication)
  2. Aarons CB. Laparoscopy Surgery for Crohn’s Disease: A Review. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery (In publication)
  3. Aarons CB, Mahmoud NN. Current Surgical Considerations for Colorectal Cancer. Chinese Clinical Oncology (In publication)
Editorials, Chapters & Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Aarons CB, Stucchi AF, Becker JM.  Biliary dyskinesia: Functional gallbladder and sphincter of Oddi disorders.  In  Bland KI, Sarr MG, Bűchler MW, Csendes A, Garden OJ, Wong J (eds.): General Surgery: Principles and International Practice.  New York: Springer, 2008, 1079-1092.
  2. Sentovich SM, Aarons CB. Anorectal Disease:  Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Surgery McGraw-Hill  14th edition (in publication)

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