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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.

 
Appointments
2011 - present Assistant Professor of Surgery at HUP & PPMC
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2010 - 2011 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2011 - present Active Surgeon
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2011 - present Attending Surgeon
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2010 - 2011 Attending Surgeon
Hahnemann University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
1998 - 2002 M.D. Howard University College of Medicine
Washington, DC
 
1994 - 1998 A.B. Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts (Biology)
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2009 - 2010 Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellow
Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
 
2008 - 2009 Administrative Chief Resident
Department of Surgery
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
 
2006 - 2008 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
 
2003 - 2004 Categorical Surgical Resident
Department of Surgery
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
 
2002 - 2003 Categorical Surgical Intern
Department of Surgery
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
 
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
2011 - present   Pennsylvania Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
 
2008 -2009  Boston Medical Center Minority Recruitment Program Steering Committee Member
 
2002 - present Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Gamma Chapter, Washington, DC
 
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 2013 Sep;26(3):197-202
  2. Aarons CB. Laparoscopy Surgery for Crohn’s Disease: A Brief Review of the Literature. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery 2013 Jun;26(2):122-127
  3. Aarons CB, Mahmoud NN. Current Surgical Considerations for Colorectal Cancer. Chinese Clinical Oncology Chin Clin Oncol 2013;2(2):14
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 (submitted for publication)
  3. Lee K, Aarons CB. The Surgical Review: An Integrated Basic and Clinical Science Study Guide, 4th Edition: The Colon, Rectum and Anus
 
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
2006 First Prize in the Resident Paper Competition, 53rd Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
 
2006 Best Basic Science Poster, PAX Society Meeting
 
2005 New Jersey Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Award
 
2002 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
 
2002 LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., M.D. Surgical Award
 
2001 Patrick E. Gorman Scholarship
 
2000 - 2001 Howard University College of Medicine Trustee Scholarship
 
2000 Mitchell-Kiernan Surgical Fellowship Award, Howard University College of Medicine
 
1996 Scientific American College Scholarship
 
1995 Hundred Year Association College Scholarship
 
1994 - 1998 Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Science College Scholarship

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