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Robert D. Fry, M.D.
Colon and Rectal Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Pennsylvania Hospital
301 South 8th Street, Suite 4D
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Executive Assistant: Pam Quinn 215-829-5047
Administrative Telephone: 215-829-2375
Administrative Fax: 215-829-8497
Patient Appointments: 215-662-2078

Clinical Offices:
Pennsylvania Hospital
700 Spruce Street, Suite 305
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Clinical Telephone: 215-829-5333
Clinical Fax: 215-829-5350

Contact Information (internal use only)
robert.fry@uphs.upenn.edu

Colon and Rectal Physician Assistant:
Michael Fejka, PA-C
Office Telephone: 215-829-2082

 

Dr. Fry is the Emilie & Roland deHellebranth Professor of Surgery. He has served as President of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and President of the Colon and Rectal Surgery Program Directors Association. He is a former director of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, and the American Board of Surgery. He belongs to numerous professional societies including the American College of Surgeons, the American Surgical Association, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

Major Clinical Interests:

  • Colon and Rectal cancer
  • Sphincter saving procedures for rectal cancer
  • Ulcerative colitis – restorative proctocolectomy with ileal-anal J pouch
  • Anorectal disease including hemorrhoids, fistulas and fissures
  • Crohn’s disease
 
Faculty Appointments
1980 - 1984 Instructor in Clinical Surgery
Washington Uni­versity School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
 
1984 - 1985 Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
 
1985 - 1991 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
 
1991 - 1993 Associate Professor of Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri (with tenure)
   
1994 - 2002 Professor of Surgery, Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA (with tenure)
   
1994 - 2002 Gerald Marks Professor of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2002 - present Professor of Surgery at HUP and PAH
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2004 - present Emilie and Roland T. de Hellenbranth Professor of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
1980 - 1993 Attending Surgeon
The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
   
1980 - 1993 Program Director
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
   
1980 - 1985 Associate Staff, St. Joseph’s Hospital
Kirkwood, Missouri
   
1980 - 2001 Member, Parkcrest Surgical Associates
(private practice)
   
1982 - 1988 Active Staff, Missouri Baptist Hospital
Sullivan, Missouri
   
1985 - 1992 Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Jewish Hospital of St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
   
1985 - 1992 Surgical Supervisor, Emergency Room
Jewish Hospital of St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
   
1987 - 1993 Assistant General Surgeon
The Barnes Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri
   
1991 - 1993 Courtesy Staff, Barnes West County Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri
   
1994 - 2002 Professor of Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
1994 - 1995 Program Director
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery,
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
1994 - 2002 Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2002 - present Attending Surgeon
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2002 - 2013 Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2006 - 2013 Chair of Surgery
Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2007 - 2013 Medical Director
Surgery Center of Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
1968 AB, Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Biology)
 
1972 MD, Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
1972-1973 Intern in Surgery, The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
 
1973-1976 Assistant Resident in Surgery
The Jewish of Hospital of St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
 
1976-1977 Chief Resident in Surgery
The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
 
1977-1978 Resident in Colon and Rectal Surgery
The Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National Societies
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Associate Examiner 1986-1990
  • Director/American College of Surgeons Representative, 1996-present
  • American Board of Surgery
  • Guest Examiner, April, 1986
  • Director/American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Representative, 1996-present
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Residency Review Committee for Colon and Rectal Surgery,
    1995-2000
    • Vice Chair, 1997-2000
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee, 1999-present
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Fellow
  • Awards Committee, 1987-1989
    • Chairman, 1989
  • Program Committee, 1989-1990
  • Public Relations Committee, 1989-1990
  • Residents Committee (Chair), 1994-1996
  • Executive Council, Member-at-large, 1996 - 1999
    • Treasurer, 1999-2000
    • President-elect, 2000-2001
    • President, 2001
  • American Surgical Association
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery
  • Central Surgical Association
  • Collegium Internationale Chirurgiae Digestive
  • International Society of IntraOperative Radiation Therapy
  • International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • The Piedmont Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
  • Program Directors Association in Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • President 1991-1994
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Southwestern Surgical Congress
 
Local and Regional Societies
  • College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Fellow)
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Surgery
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Pennsylvania Society of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Fellow
  • Philadelphia County Medical Society
  • Southern Medical Association
  • Section on Colon and Rectal Surgery, Chairman, 1983
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society
  • Ethics Committee, 1987-1989
  • St. Louis Surgical Society
  • Nominating Committee, 1986
  • Washington University Alumni Executive Council
 
National, Local and Regional Scientific Committees
  • Johnson and Johnson Products, Inc., Surgical Advisory Panel, 1983-1990
  • Power Med Interventions, Inc., Surgical Advisory Board,
    2001-present
 
Research Publications, peer reviewed
  1. Geha AD, Fry RD, Baue AE: Successful emergency replacement of the ascending aorta and aortic and mitral valves in the Marfan syndrome. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 70(2): 223-228, Aug. 1975.
  2. Fry RD, Geha AS, Krone R, Kleiger R, Bauer AD: Severe coarctation of the aorta with pulmonary edema; An unusual presentation of a traumatic aortic aneurysm. Chest 70(1): 76-78, July 1976.
  3. Fry RD, Kodner IJ, Walz BJ: Treatment of rectal carcinoma by intracavitary irradiation. Missouri Medicine 79(3):143-144, Mar. 1982.Roe JP, Kodner IJ, Walz BJ, Fry RD: Preoperative radiation therapy for rectal carcinoma. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 25(5):471-473, July/Aug. 1982.
  4. Walz BJ, Kodner IJ, Fry RD, Roe JP, Breaux S, Hederman M: Preoperative irradiation in two schedules for rectal cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics 9:109-110, 1983.
  5. Fry RD, Kodner IJ, Fleshman JW: Abdominal colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis. Southern Medical Journal 77(6):711-714, June 1984.
  6. Shirley F, Kodner IJ, Fry RD: Loop ileostomy: Techniques and indications. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 27(6):382-386, June 1984.
  7. Hoffman MJ, Kodner IJ, Fry RD: Internal intussusception of the rectum: Diagnosis and surgical management. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 27(7):435-441, July 1984.
  8. Fleshman JW, Fry RD, Kodner IJ: Adenocarcinoma of the Rectum: Results of radiotherapy and resection, endocavitary radiation, local excision and preoperative clinical staging. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 28(11):810-815, Nov. 1985.
  9. Goldman C, Kodner IJ, MacDermott R, Fry RD: Clinical and operative experience with non-caucasian Crohn's disease patients. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 29(5):317-321, May 1986.
  10. Matthews JM, Kodner IJ, Fry RD, Fazio V: Entrapped ovary syndrome. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 29(5):341-343, May 1986.
  11. Shemesh EI, Kodner IJ, Fry RD, Neufeld DM: Juvenile polyposis: Not always a benign, self-limiting disease. Missouri Medicine 84(4):190-192, Apr. 1987.
  12. Shemesh EI, Kodner IJ, Fry RD, Neufeld DM: Severe complication of rubber band ligation of internal hemorrhoids. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 30(3):199-200, Mar. 1987.
  13. Shemesh EI, Kodner IJ, Fry RD, Neufeld DM: Endorectal sliding flap repair of complicated anterior anoperineal fistulas. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 31(1):22-24, Jan. 1988.
  14. Fry RD, Fischer KC, Susman N, Shatz BA, Hulbert B: Adhesion-related variceal hemorrhage following sclerosis of esophageal varices. Archives of Surgery 123(1):94-95, Jan. 1988.
  15. Fry RD, Shemesh EI, Kodner IJ, Timmcke A: Techniques and results in the management of anal and perineal Crohn's disease. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics 168(1):42-48, Jan. 1989.
  16. Kodner IJ, Shemesh EI, Fry RD, Walz BJ, Myerson R, Fleshman JW, Neufeld DM: Preoperative irradiation for rectal cancer: Improved local control and long term survival. Annals of Surgery 209(2):l94-l99, Feb. 1989.
  17. Peters WR, Fry RD, Fleshman JW, Kodner IJ: Multiple blood transfusions reduce the recurrence rate of Crohn's disease. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 32(9):749-753, Sept. 1989.
  18. Fry RD, Shemesh EI, Kodner IJ, Fleshman JW, Timmcke AE: Perforation of the rectum and sigmoid colon during barium enema examination: Management and prevention. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 32(9):759-764, Sept. 1989.
  19. Fleshman JW, Kodner IJ, Fry RD: Internal intussusception of the rectum: A changing perspective. The Netherlands Journal of Surgery 41(6):145-148, Dec. 1989.
  20. Fry RD: Infectious enteritis: A collective review. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 33(6):520-527, June 1990.
  21. Kodner IJ, Shemesh EI, Fry RD, Walz BJ, Myerson R, Fleshman JW, Schechtman KB: Preoperative irradiation of rectal cancer improves local control and long-term survival. Gastroenterologie Clinique ET Biologigue 14(1):108, 1990.
  22. Kodner IJ, Fry RD, Fleshman JW: Current options in the management of rectal cancer. Advances in Surgery 24:1-39, 1991.
  23. Hammerman AM, Shady K, Fry R, Cohen E: Postgrastrostomy tube deformity on upper GI series. Gastrointestinal Radiology 16(1):13-14, Winter 1991.
  24. Fleshman JW, Peters WR, Shemesh EI, Fry RD, Kodner IJ: Anal sphincter reconstruction: Anterior overlapping muscle repair. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 34(9):739-743, Sept. 1991.
  25. Fleshman JW, Dreznik Z, Fry RD, Kodner IJ: Anal sphincter repair for obstetric injury: Manometric evaluation of functional results. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 34(12):1061-1067, Dec. 1991.
  26. Lopez MJ, Myerson RJ, Shapiro SJ, Fleshman JW, Fry RD, Halverson JD, Kodner IJ, Monaflow WW: Squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal. American Journal of Surgery 162(6):580-584, Dec. 1991.
  27. Kodner IJ, Fry RD, Fleshman JW. Rectal prolapse and other pelvic floor abnormalities. Surgery Annual 24:157-190, 1992.
  28. Fleshman JW, Dreznik Z, Meyer K, Fry RD, Carney R, Kodner IJ: Outpatient protocol for biofeedback therapy of pelvic floor outlet obstruction. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 35(1):1-7, Jan. 1992.
  29. Myerson RJ, Zusag TW, Kodner IJ, Walz BJ, Shin J, McLaughlin MP, Fry RD, Fleshman JW, Lockett MA. Adjutive radiation therapy for rectal carcinoma. American Journal of Clinical Oncology (CCT) 15(2):102-111, Apr. 1992.
  30. Fry RD, Birnbaum EH, Lacey KL. Actinomyces as a cause of recurrent perianal fistula in the immunocompromised patient. Surgery 111(5):591-594, May 1992.
  31. Birnbaum EH, Dreznik Z, Myerson RJ, Lacey DL, Fry RD, Kodner IJ, Fleshman JW. Early effect of external beam radiation therapy on the anal sphincter: A study using anal manometry and transrectal ultrasound. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 35(8):757-761, Aug. 1992.
  32. Fleshman JW, Myerson RJ, Fry RD, Kodner IJ. Accuracy of transrectal ultrasound in predicting pathologic stage of rectal cancer before and after preoperative radiation therapy. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 35(9):823-829, Sept. 1992.
  33. Fleshman JW, Dreznik Z, Cohen E, Fry RD, Kodner IJ. Balloon expulsion test facilitates diagnosis of pelvic floor outlet obstruction due to nonrelaxing puborectalis muscle. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 35(11):1019-1029, Nov. 1992.
  34. Fleshman JW, Brunt LM, Fry RD, Birnbaum EH, Simmang CL, Mazor A, Soper N, Freeman L, Kodner IJ. Laparoscopic anterior resection of the rectum using a triple stapled intracorporeal anastomosis in the pig. Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy 3(2):119-126, Apr. 1993.
  35. Kodner IJ, Mazor A, Shemesh EI, Fry RD, Fleshman JW, Birnbaum EH. Endorectal advancement flap repair of rectovaginal and other complicated ano-rectal fistulas. Surgery 114(4):682-690, Oct. 1993.
  36. Kodner IJ, Gilley MT, Shemesh EI, Fleshman JW, Fry RD, Myerson RJ. Radiation therapy as definitive treatment for selected invasive rectal cancer. Surgery 114(4):850-857, Oct. 1993.
  37. Birnbaum EH, Myerson RJ, Fry RD, Kodner IJ, Fleshman JW. Chronic effects of pelvic radiation therapy on anorectal function. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 37(9):909-915, Sept. 1994.
  38. Simmang C, Birnham EH, Kodner IJ, Fry RD, and Fleshman JW: Anal sphincter reconstruction in the elderly: Does advancing age affect outcome? Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 37(11):1065-1069, Nov. 1994.
  39. Fry, RD: Anorectal trauma and foreign bodies. Surgical Clinics of North America 74(6): 1491-1505, Dec. 1994.
  40. Alpers D, Solomn S, Fry, RD, Whyte MP, Dehner L and Mitchell J. Hypercalcemia in a 58-year-old woman with constipation and chronic anal fistulas. Clinicopathologic Conference. The American Journal of Medicine 97:477-487, 1994.
  41. Myerson RJ, Shapiro SJ, Lacey D, Lopez M, Birnbaum E, Fleshman J, Fry R, Kodner I. Carcinoma of the anal canal. American Journal of Clinical Oncology (CCT) 18(1): 32-39, Feb. 1995.
  42. Myerson RJ, Michalski JM, King ML, Birnbaum E, Fleshman J, Fry R, Kodner I, Lacey D, Lockett MA. Adjuvant radiation therapy for rectal carcinoma: Predictors of outcome. Inter-national Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics 32(1):41-50, Apr. 30, 1995.
  43. Nagle D, Fry RD. Abdominoperineal resection for cancer of the distal rectum. Problems in General Surgery. Rectal Cancer: Issues in Diagnosis and Management. 12(4):61-72, Winter, 1996.
  44. Fleshman JW, Fry RD, Birnbaum EH, Kodner IJ. Laparoscopic-assisted and minilaparo-tomy approaches to colorectal diseases are similar in early outcome. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 39(1):15-22, Jan. 1996.
  45. Desai GR, Meyerson RJ, Higashikubo R, Birnbaum E, Fleshman J, Fry RD, Kodner I, Kucik N, Lacey D, Ribeiro M. Carcinoma of the rectum: possible cellular predictors of metastatic potential and response to radiation therapy. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 39(10):1090-1096, Oct. 1996.
  46. Birnbaum EH, Stamm L, Rafferty JF, Fry RD, Kodner IJ, Fleshman JW. Pudendal nerve terminal motor latency influences surgical outcome in treatment of rectal prolapse. Diseases Colon Rectum 39(11):1215-1221, Nov. 1996.
  47. Kahn H, Alexander AA, Rakinic J, Nagle DA, Fry RD. Preoperative staging of irradiated cancers using digital rectal exam, computed tomography, endorectal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging does not accurately predict T0, N0 pathology. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 40(2):140-144, Feb. 1997.
  48. Wu JS, Birnbaum EH, Kodner IJ, Fry RD, Read TE, Fleshman JW. Laparoscopic-assisted ileocolic resections in patients with Crohn’s disease: Are abscesses, phlegmons, or recurrent disease contraindications? Surgery 122(4):682-689, Oct. 1997.
  49. Waldman SA, Cagir B, Rakinic J, Fry RD, Goldstein SD, Isenberg G, Barber M, Biswas S, Minimo C, Palazzo J, Park PK, Weinberg D. Use of guanylyl cyclase C for detecting micrometatases in lymph nodes of patients with colon cancer. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 41(3):310-315, Mar. 1998.
  50. Myerson R, Genovesi D, Lockett M, Birnbaum E, Fleshman J, Fry R, Kodner I, Menteer J, Picus J, Read T, Walz B. Five Fractions of preoperative radiotherapy for selected cases of rectal carcinoma: Long term tumor control and tolerance to treatment. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics 43(3):537-543, Feb. 1, 1999.
  51. Cagir B, Nagy M, Topham A, Rakinic J, Fry RD.: Adenosquamous carcinoma of Colon Rectum and Anus: Epidemiology, distribution and survival characteristics. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 42(2):258-263, Feb. 1999.
  52. Cagir B, Whiteford MH, Rakinic J, Topham A, Fry RD.: The changing epidemiology of anorectal melanoma. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 42(9):1203-1208, Sept. 1999.
  53. Cagir B, Gelmann A, Park J, Fava T, Tankelovitch A, Bittner EW, Weaver EJ, Palazzo JP, Weinberg D, Fry RD, Waldman SA: Guanylyl cyclase C messenger RNA is a biomarker for micrometastasis in patients with recurrent stage II colorectal cancer. Annals of Internal Medicine 131(11):805-812, Dec. 7, 1999.
  54. Whiteford M, Moritz M, Ferber A, Fry RD.: Budd-Chiari Syndrome complicating restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 42(9):1220-1224, Sept. 1999.
  55. Tichansky D, Cagir B, Marcus SM, Fry RD.: Strictureplasty for Crohn’s disease: Meta-analysis. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 43(7):911-919, July 2000.
  56. Rakinic J, Fry RD.: Rectal cancer adjuvant therapy controversies: When? What? Why? Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America 9(4):804-811, Oct. 2000.
  57. Edmonston T B, Cuesta K H, Burkholder S, Barusevicius A, Rose D, Kovatich A J, Boman B, Fry R, Fishel R, Palazzo J P: Colorectal carcinomas with high microsatellite instability: Defining a distinct immunologic and molecular entity with respect to prognostic markers. Human Pathology. 31(12):1506-1514, Dec. 2000.
  58. Myerson, RJ, Singh, A, Birnbaum, EH, Fry RD, Fleshman JW, Kodner IR, Lockett MA, Picus J, Walz BJ, & Read TE: Pretreatment clinical findings predict outcome for patients receiving preoperative radiation for rectal cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics 50(3):665-674, July 1, 2001.
  59. Aumock A, Birnbaum EH MD, Fleshman JW MD, Fry RD MD, Gambacorta MA MD, Kodner IJ MD, Malyapa RS MD, Read TE MD, Walz BJ, Myerson RJ MD: Treatment of rectal adenocarcinoma with endocavitary and external beam radiation therapy, results for 199 patients with localized tumors. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics 51(2):363-370, Oct. 1, 2001.
  60. Read TE, Ogunbiyi OA, Fleshman JW, Birnbaum EH, Fry RD, Myerson RJ, Kodner IJ. Neoadjuvant external beam radiation and proctectomy for adenocarcinoma of the rectum. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 44(12):1778-1790, Dec. 2001.
  61. Tichansky DS, Cagir B, Borrazzo E, Topham A, Palazzo J, Weaver EJ, Lange A, Fry RD. Risk of second cancers in patients with colorectal carcinoids. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 45(1):91-97, Jan. 2002.
  62. Muller A, Edmonston TB, Corao DA, Rose DG, Palazzo JP, Becker H, Fry RD, Rueschoff J, Fishel R. Exclusion of breast cancer as an integral tumor of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. Cancer Research 62(4):1014-1019, Feb. 15, 2002.
  63. Read TE, Mutch MG, Chang BW, McNevin MS, Fleshman JW, Birnbaum EH, Fry RD, Caushaj PF, Kodner IJ. Locoregional recurrence and survival after curative resection of adeno-carcinoma of the colon. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 195(1):33-40, July 2002.
  64. W. Douglas Wong, Susan M. Congliosi, Michael P. Spencer, Marvin L. Corman, Patrick Tan, Frank G. Opelks, Marcus Bernstein, Juan J. Nogueras, Randolph Bailey, Jose Manual Devesa, Robert D. Fry, Burt Cagir, Elisa Birnbaum, James W. Fleshman, Mallory A. Lawrence, Sharon Gregorcyk, Paul Antoine Lehur, Francis Michot, P. Terry Phang, Divid J. Schoetz, Fabio Potenti, Josephine Y. Tsai. The Safety and Efficacy of the Artificial Bowel Sphincter for Fecal Icontinence. DIs Colon Rectum Sept, 2002;45:1139-1153.
  65. Fry RD, A Picture from Philadelphia. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum; 46:1-5, January 2003.
  66. Stein DE, Mahmoud NN, Anne’ PR, Rose DG, Isenberg GA, Goldstein SD, Mitchell E, Fry RD. Longer time interval between completion of neoadjuvant chemoradiation and surgical resection does not improve downstaging of rectal carcinoma. Dis Colon Rectum 2003; 46: 448-453.
  67. Mona Charara, Tina Bocker Edmonston, Susan Burkholder, Rhonda Walters, Pramila Anne, Edith Mitchell, Robert Fry, Bruce Boman, Deborah Rose, Richard Fishel, Walter Curran, Juan Palazzo: Microsatellite Status and Cell Cycle Associated Markers in Rectal Cancer Patients Undergoing a Combined Regimen of 5-FU and CPT-11 Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy; Anticancer Research 24:3161-3168 (2004).
  68. Ross HM, Mahmoud N, Fry RD: The current management of rectal cancer. [Review] Current Problems is Surgery 42(2):72-113, February 2005.
  69. Maron DJ, Fry RD: New Therapies in the treatment of postoperative ileus following gastrointestinal surgery. American Journal of Therapeutics. Accepted for publication, June 2007.
  70. Friscia, M, Fry RD: Anal Pain – Office Diagnosis and Treatment. Consultant – Clinicians Edition, Vol 48, NO.6:413-420, May 2008.
 
Research Publications, non-peer reviewed
  1. Shemesh EI, Kodner IJ, Fry RD: Statistics from ostomy registry. Ostomy Quarterly 24:70, 1987.
  2. Myerson RJ, Walz BJ, Kodner IJ, Fleshman J, Fry RD, Konefal JB: Endocavitary radiation therapy for rectal carcinoma: Results with and without external beam. Endocurietherapy/Hyperthermia Oncology 5:195-200, 1989.
  3. Myerson RJ, Walz BJ, Kodner IJ, Fry RD, Konefal JB: Endocavitary radiation therapy for rectal cancer: outcome with and without external beam radiation. Published in Radiation Oncology Scientific Report, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University Medical Center. 67-76, 1989.
  4. Kodner IJ, Fry RD, Fleshman JW: The surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease. Current Opinion in Gastroenterology 6:547-555, 1990.
  5. Fry RD, Billingham R, Fleshman JW, Senagore A: Laparoscopic vs Open Resection in Colorectal Cancer Patients. Contemp Surg 2003; 59: 12-21.
 
Publications
 
Abstracts
  1. Bittner E, Weaver E, Palazzo J, Weinberg D, Fry R, Waldman S: Prognostic signifi-cance of guanylyl cyclase C (GCC) mRNA in lymph nodes from patients with stage II colorectal cancer. Society for the Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Orlando, FL, 1999.
  2. Cirincione E, Cagir B, Rakinic J, Rose D, Anne’ P, Mitchell E, Boman B, Fry RD: Pathologic response of rectal cancer after chemotherapy with CPT-11, 5-FU and rrradiation. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 43(5):A7-A8, 2000.
  3. Lange A, Rakinic J, Cagir B, Topham A, Fry RD: Subspecialization in colon and rectal surgery improves survival in patients with colorectal cancer. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 44(4):A5, 2001.
  4. Tichansky DS, Cagir B, Borrazzo E, Topham A, Weaver EJ, Palazzo J, Lange A, Fry RD: Risk of second cancers in patients with colorectal carcinoids. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 44(4):A25-26, 2001.
  5. Dolinsky CM, Mahmoud NN, Mick R, Sun W, Whittington RW, Solin LJ, Haller DG, Fry RD, Metz JM: Effect of time interval between surgery and preoperative chemoradiotherapy with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) or 5-FU/oxaliplatin (5FU/OX) for rectal cancer. American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, 2005.
  6. Dolinsky CM, Mahmoud NN, Mick R, Sun W, Whittington RW, Solin LJ, Haller DG, Giantonio BJ, O’Dwyer PJ, Rombeau JL, Fry RD, Metz JM: Evidence for improved pathologic complete response (PCR) rate after preoperative chemoradiotherapy with 5-FU/oxaliplatin (5FU/OX) for rectal cancer. American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2005.
  7. Dolinsky CM, Metz JM, Sun W, Solin JL, Haller DG, O’Dwyer PJ, Rombeau JL, Mahmoud NN, Fry RD: Sphincter preservation is improved by preoperative oxaliplatin in locally advanced rectal cancer. American College of Surgeons, March 2006.
Editorials, Reviews, Chapters
  1. Kodner IJ, Fry RD: Inflammatory bowel disease. Clinical Symposia-Ciba 34:1, 1982.
  2. Kodner IJ, Fry RD, Roe JP: Colon Rectal and Anal Surgery; Current Techniques and Controversies. St. Louis: CV Mosby Co., 1985, p. 3-107.
  3. Fry RD, Kodner IJ: Anorectal disorders. Clinical Symposia-CIBA 37:6:2-32, 1985.
  4. Fry RD: Intestinal stomas: Technical considerations: Doing it right. In: Colon and Rectal Surgery, ACS Postgraduate Course #12, 1985.
  5. Fry RD, Fleshman JW, Kodner IJ: Low anterior resection of rectal cancer using the double stapling technique. Surgical Profile. Rahway, NJ: Merck, Sharp and Dohme, 1987.
  6. Fry RD, Kodner IJ, Raugh SM: Colon, rectum and anus. In Davis JH, (ed.): Clinical Surgery. St. Louis: CV Mosby Co., 1987, p. 1519-1567.
  7. Fry RD, Kodner IJ: Acute anorectal disorders. In: A Practical Approach to Emergency Medicine. Boston: Little Brown Co., 1987, pp. 548-558.
  8. Fry RD: Commentary on “Ileal Carcinoma in Long-Term Ileostomy” by Suarez V, Alexander-Williams J, et al in Gastroenterology 95:205-208. Colon and Rectal Surgery Outlook 17:5-6, 1988.
  9. Fry RD, Fleshman JW, Kodner IJ: Letter: Effect of perioperative transfusion on recurrence of Crohn's disease. Lancet II 8670:1048, 1989.
  10. Fry RD: Surgery for colon and rectal polyps. In Fazio VW, ed.: Current Therapy in Colon and Rectal Surgery. New York: BC Becker Inc., 1989, pp. 277-279.
  11. Kodner IJ, Fleshman JW, Fry RD: Anal and rectal cancer: Principles of management. In Schwartz SI, et. Al (eds.).: Maingot's Abdominal Operations, 9th Edition. Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange Co., 1989, pp. 1107-1117.
  12. Fry RD, Fleshman JW, Kodner IJ: Sphincter-saving procedures for rectal cancer. In Schwartz SI, et. al (eds.).: Maingot's Abdominal Operations, 9th Edition. Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange Co., 1989, pp. 1119-1130.
  13. Fleshman JW, Kodner IJ, Fry RD: Total proctectomy for malignancy. In Schwartz SI, et. al (eds.).: Maingot's Abdominal Operations, 9th Edition. Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange Co., 1989, pp. 1131-1141.
  14. Kodner IJ, Fleshman JW, Fry RD: Intestinal stomas. In Schwartz SI, et. al (eds.).: Maingot's Abdominal Operations, 9th Edition. Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange Co., 1989, pp. 1143-1172.
  15. Fry RD, Fleshman JW, Kodner IJ: Colorectal cancer. Clinical Symposia-CIBA, Newark, NJ, 41:5, 2-32, 1989.
  16. Fry, RD: Review of “Operative Colorectal Surgery” by Block GE and Moosa AR, 1994. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 179(5):639-640, Nov. 1994.
  17. Fry RD: Anorectal Crohn's disease. In: Inflammatory Bowel Disease. American College of Surgeons Postgraduate Course #2, 1990.
  18. Fry RD, Fleshman JW, Kodner IJ: Colorectal anastomosis for diverticulitis with phlegmon. In Surgery Illustrated. Peapack, NJ: Upjohn Co., 1990, pp.2-14.
  19. Fry RD: Commentary on “Prospective, Controlled Study of Vinyl Glove Use to Interrupt Clostridium Difficile Nosocomial Transmission” by Johnson S, Gerding DN, Olson MM, Weiler MD, Hughes RA, Clabots CR and Peterson LR in “Colon and Rectal Surgery Outlook.” American Journal of Medicine 88:137-140, 1990.
  20. Fleshman JW, Kodner IJ, Fry RD: Anal incontinence. In Zuidema, GD (ed.): Shackelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Vol. 1, 3rd Edition. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co., 1991, 349-361.
  21. Kodner IJ, Fry RD, Fleshman JW: End ileostomy: Techniques for construction and manage-ment of complications. In section “Intestinal Stomas” in Veidenheimer (ed.): Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Vol. 2, No. 2. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co., 1991, 86-92.
  22. Fry RD: Commentary on “Life-Threatening Perineal Sepsis” by Heppell J and Bernard F. Perspectives in Colon and Rectal Surgery 4:1-18, 1991.
  23. Fry RD: Commentary on “Antibiotic Associated Colitis” by Rosen L. Perspectives in Colon and Rectal Surgery 4: 205-217, 1991.
  24. Kodner IJ, Fry RD, Fleshman JW: Surgical management of Crohn's disease. Chap. 31 in MacDermott RP, Stenson WF (eds.): Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Current Topics in Gastroenterology Series. New York: Elsevier Science Publ. Co., 1992, pp. 615-642.
  25. Kodner IJ, Fry RD, Fleshman JW: Colorectal tumors. In Cameron JL (ed.): Current Surgical Therapy, 4th Edition. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book Co., 1992, pp. 191-203.
  26. Fleshman JW, Fry RD, Kodner IJ: The Surgical management of constipation. In Henry MM (ed.): Anorectal Disorders. Balliere's Clinical Gastroenterology. London: Balliere Tindall Co., 6(1):145-161,1992.
  27. Fry RD: Commentary on “Colonic Fermentation to Short-Chain Fatty Acids is Decreased in Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea” by Clausen MR, Bonnen H, Tvede M, Mortensen PB. Colon and Rectal Surgery Outlook 5: 5-6, 1992.
  28. Fry RD, Kodner IJ: Anorectal diseases. In Levine BA, Copeland EM, Howard RJ, Sugerman HJ, Warshaw AL (eds): Current Practice of Surgery, Vol 3. New York: Churchill-Livingstone Co., 1993, pp. 3-22.
  29. Kodner IJ, Fry RD, Fleshman JW, Birnbaum EH: Colon, rectum, and anus. Chap. 26 in Schwartz SI (ed.): Principles of Surgery, 6th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Co., 1993, pp 1191-1306.
  30. Fry RD, Swatske ME: Skin problems in stoma management. In MacKeigan JM (ed.): Intestinal Stomas: Principles, Techniques, and Management. St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., 1993, pp. 329-338.
  31. Fry RD: Commentary on “Selected Patients with Obstructing Carcinoma May Safely Undergo Primary Resection of Tumors in the Left Side of the Colon” by Letiman IM, Sullivan JD, Brams, D, et. al. Colon and Rectal Surgery Outlook 6:3, 1993.
  32. Fry RD, Kodner IJ: Acute anorectal disorders. Chap. 30 in Stine RJ, Chudnofsky C (eds): A Practical Approach to Emergency Medicine, 2nd Edition. Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1994, pp. 548-558.
  33. Fry RD and Kodner IJ: Diverticular disease of the colon. In Cameron JL (ed.): Current Surgical Therapy, 5th Edition. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book Co., 1995, pp. 142-149.
  34. Fry RD, Kodner IJ: Rectovaginal fistula. In Nyhus LM (ed.): Surgery Annual: 1995. Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange, 1995, pp. 113-131.
  35. Kodner IJ, Fry RD: Diverticular disease of the colon. In Cameron JL (ed.): Current Surgical Therapy, 5th Edition. St. Louis: Mosby Co., 1995, pp. 142-149.
  36. Fry RD: Colon, rectum, anus. In Jerrell BE, Carabasi RA III (ed.): The NMS Surgery Text, 3rd Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1996, pp. 201-229.
  37. Fleshman JW, Kodner IJ, Fry RD, Birnbaum EH: Anal incontinence. Chap. 30 in Zuidema GD (ed.): Shackelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 4th Edition, Vol. 4. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co., 1996, pp. 386-401.
  38. Fry RD: Benign diseases of the anorectum. Maingot’s Abdominal Operations, 10th Edition, Vol. II. Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange Co., 1997, pp. 1437-1454.
  39. Fry RD: Locally recurrent rectal cancer. Perspectives in Colon and Rectal Surgery 10(1):43-63, 1997.
  40. Fry RD: Ileostomies and colostomies. In Merli GJ and DiMarino AJ (eds.): Atlas of Office Procedures. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co., June 1999, 2(2):265-283.
  41. Fry RD, Rakinic J: Colon, rectum, anus. In Jerrell BE, Carabasi RA III (ed.): The NMS Surgery Text, 4th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000, pp. 229-258.
  42. Fry RD: Polyps of the colon and rectum. In Sarr MG and Bland KI (eds.): The Practice of General Surgery. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co., 2001, pp. 565-568.
  43. Rakinic J, Fry RD: Approaches, strategy, antibiotics and anastomoses. Chap. 14 in Zuidema GD & Yeo CT (eds.): Shackleford’s Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 5th Edition, Vol. 5. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co., 2002, pp. 191-203.
  44. Mahmoud N, Rombeau JL, Ross HM, Fry RD: Colon and Rectum. In Townsends CM, Beauchamp D, Evers BM, Mattox KL, (eds): Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 17th Edition. Philadephia: WB Saunders, 2004, 1401-1482.
  45. Mahmoud NN, Fry RD: Anal Cancer. In Zinner M, Ashley, S (eds): Maingot’s Abdominal Operations - 11th Edition, Stamford, CT: Appleton & Lange, 2007.
  46. Mahmoud N, Fry RD: Radiation Injury to the Small and Large Bowel, Current Surgical Therapy – 9th Edition, Mosby/Elsevier, 2008, pp 205-209.
  47. Fry RD, Mahmoud N, Maron DJ, Ross HM, Rombeau JL: Colon and Rectum, Sabiston Textbook of Surgery – The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice – 18th Edition, Saunders / Elsevier, 2008, Chapter 50, pp 1348-1432.
Books
  1. Kodner IJ, Fry RD, Roe JP: Colon, Rectal and Anal Surgery: Current Techniques and Controversies. St. Louis: Mosby Co., 1995, 350 pp.

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