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Brian R. Kann, M.D.
Colon and Rectal Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Penn Medicine at University City
3737 Market Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant:
Ginny Lindline Farley
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-8664
Administrative Fax: 215-243-4649

Clinical Office:
Penn Medicine at University City
3737 Market Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Telephone: 215-662-8664
Clinical Fax:
215-243-4649

Contact Information (internal use only)

brian.kann@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Kann is board-certified in both general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is a member of the Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery at UPHS and serves as the program director for the Colon & Rectal Surgery Residency Program. His clinical interests include minimally invasive colon & rectal surgery, colorectal cancer, sphincter-preserving procedures for rectal cancer, surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease & ulcerative colitis), anorectal disorders, and colonoscopy (both diagnostic & therapeutic). His research interests include surgical education, outcomes in colon & rectal surgery, and minimally invasive approaches to colorectal disease. He is an active member of a number of local & national societies, including the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, and Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

 
Appointments
2010 - present Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2005 - 2010 Assistant Professor of Surgery
UMDNJ/RWJMS
Camden, New Jersey
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2013 - present    Treasurer, Medical Executive Committee
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2012 - present   Director, Surgical Rotation
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Residency Program Rotating Internship
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2012 - present  Physician Liaison to American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Cancer
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2010 - present  Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
   
2010 - present Program Director, Colon & Rectal Surgery Residency Program
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2010 - present Active Surgeon, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2010 - present Attending Surgeon, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2010 - present  Active Surgeon, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2007 - 2010 Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, UMDNJ/RWJMS
Camden, New Jersey
   
2006 - 2010 Medical Director, Colorectal Care Center
Cooper University Hospital
Camden, New Jersey
   
2005 - 2006  Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, UMDNJ/RWJMS
Camden, New Jersey
 
2004 - 2010 Attending Surgeon, Cooper University Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center
Voorhees, New Jersey
 
2004 - 2010

Attending Surgeon, Divisions of General and Colon/Rectal Surgery
Cooper University Hospital
Camden, New Jersey

 
Education/Training
1993 - 1997 MD - Medical College of Pennsylvania/ Hahnemann University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1989 - 1993 BS - Old Dominion University (Biological Sciences)
Norfolk, Virginia
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
1997 - 1998 Internship in General Surgery
Cooper Hospital/University Medicine Center
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS)
Camden, New Jersey
 
1998 – 2003 Residency in General Surgery
Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center
UMDNJ/RWJMS, Camden, New Jersey
 
2003 - 2004 Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Alton Ochsner Clinic Foundation Hospital
New Orleans, Louisiana
 
Oct. 3-4, 2007

“Surgical Skills Laboratory Workshop: Some Skills Required”
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, Illinois

 
Oct. 7, 2007 “Surgical Education: Principles and Practices” American College of Surgeons Division of Education, ACS 93rd Annual Clinical Congress
New Orleans, Louisiana
 
Sept. 13-19, 2008 “Surgeons as Educators” American College of Surgeons Division of Education
Duke University, Durham, North Carolona
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National/International Societies
2010 - present Association of Program Directors for Colon & Rectal Surgery
Chair, APDCRS Website Committee, 2013-Present
 
2009 - 2012 Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
 
2005 - 2010 Association of Program Directors in Surgery
 
2004 - present American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (Fellow, 2007-present)
 
2002 - present Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society
 
1997 - present American College of Surgeons (Fellow, 2006-present)
 
Local/Regional Societies
2010 - present Pennsylvania Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
 
2010 - present  American College of Surgeons, Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter
 
2008 - 2010  New Jersey Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
 
2007 - present Philadelphia Academy of Surgery (Fellow)
 
2000 - 2010 American College of Surgeons, New Jersey Chapter
 
Scientific Committees
2012 - present  Member, CREST (Colon and Rectal Surgery Education System Template) Committee
American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
 
2009 - 2013 Member, Professional Outreach Committee
American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
 
2005 - present  Member, Self-Assessment Committee
American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
 
2004 - 2005 

Member, Work Group on Bariatric Surgery
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

 
Research
 
Past Research Involvement
2009 - 2010 Outcomes in Management of Stage 2 Colon Cancer Following Surgical Resection.
 
2009 - 2010 Outcomes in Management of Stage 2 Colon Cancer Following Surgical Resection.
 
2007 - 2008 Institutional Principal Investigator: Adolor 14CL401 Observational Trial: A Prospective, Observational, Multicenter Study Assessing Early Postoperative Recovery Following Laparoscopic Partial Large Bowel Resection.
 
2007 - 2008 Outcomes following Surgery for Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis
 
 
 
 
Publications
 
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Kann BR, Matsumoto T, Kerstein MD.  Safety of carotid endarterectomy associated with small intracranial aneurysms.  Southern Medical Journal 90(12):1213-1216, Dec. 1997.
  2. Kann BR, Kim WJ, Marra SW, Cilley JH, DelRossi AJ.  Hemangioma of the right ventricular outflow tract.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 70(3):975-977, Sept. 2000.
  3. Albaugh G, Kann B, Puc M, Vemulapalli P, Marra S, Ross S.  Age-adjusted outcomes in traumatic flail chest injuries in the elderly.  American Surgeon 66(10):978-981, Oct. 2000.
  4. Hewitt CW, Marra SW, Kann BR, Tran HS, Puc MM, Chrzanowski FA, Lenz SD, Simonetti VA, Cilley, JH, DelRossi AJ.  BioGlue surgical adhesive for thoracic aortic repair during coagulopathy: efficacy and histopathology.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 71(5):1609-1612, May 2001.
  5. Albaugh G, Kann B, Strande L, Vemulapalli P, Hewitt C, Alexander JB.  Nicotine induces endothelial TNF-alpha expression, which mediates growth retardation in vitroJournal of Surgical Research 99(2):381-384, Aug. 2001.
  6. Albaugh GK, Kann BR, Whalen TV.  Spontaneous pneumomediastimun in a child after shallow water diving.  Pediatric Emergency Care 17(4):262-263, Aug. 2001.
  7. Albaugh G, Vemulapalli P, Kann B, Pello M:  Appendiceal diverticulitis in a youth.  American Surgeon 68(4):380-381, Apr. 2002.
  8. Kann BR, Margolin DA, Brill SA, Hicks TC, Timmcke AE, Whitlow CB, Beck DE.  The importance of colonoscopy in colorectal surgeons’ practices:  results of a survey.  Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 49(11):1763-1767, Nov. 2006.
  9. Gordon CR, Rojavin Y, Patel M, Grana G, Kann B, Atabek U.  A review on bevacizumab and surgical wound healing: An important warning to all surgeons.  Annals of Plastic Surgery 62(6):707-709, June 2009.
  10. Hsu PW, Salgado CJ, Finnegan M, Kant KA, Pello M, Simons R, Atabek U, Kann B.  Evaluation of porcine dermal collagen used in abdominal wall reconstruction.  Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 62(11):1484-1489, Nov. 2009.
  11. Rienke C, Nelson C, Holena DN, Kann B, Williams N, Bleier J, Kelz RR.   A novel floor management simulation course for medical students:  providing experience and feedback in a safe environment.  Journal of Surgical Research 177(1):e1-6, Sep. 2012.
Reviews in Peer Reviewed Research Publications
  1. Kann BR, Furnas DW, Hewitt CW.  Past, present, and future research in the field of composite tissue allotransplantation. [Review] Microsurgery 20(8):393-399, 2000.
  2. Kann BR, Hewitt CW.  Composite tissue (hand) transplantation: are we ready? [Review]  Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 107(4):1060-1065, Apr. 1, 2001.
  3. Kann BR, Cataldo TE.  Early stomal complications. [Review] Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery 15(3):191-198, Aug. 2002.
  4. Tai CY, Goldenberg M, Schuster KM, Kann BR, Hewitt CW.  Composite tissue allotransplantation. [Review] Journal of Investigative Surgery 16(4):1-9, July/Aug. 2003.
  5. Kann BR, Whitlow CB.  Hemorrhoids: Diagnosis and management.  Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 6:6-11, 2004.
  6. Kann BR, Hicks TC.  Anorectal foreign bodies: Evaluation and treatment. [Review]  Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery 15(2):119-124, June 2004.
  7. Kann BR.  Early stomal complications. [Review] Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery 21(1):23-30, Feb. 2008.
  8. Kann BR.  Perineal hernias.  [Review] Journal of Long Term Effects of Medical Implants 20(2):149-57, 2010.
  9. Kann BR.  Preface: Crohn disease.  Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery 26(2);65-6, 2013.
  10. Hesham W, Kann BR.  Strictureplasty.  Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery 26(2);80-3, 2013.
  11. Bleier JIS, Kann B.  Academic goals in surgery.  Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery 26:212-7, 2013.
  12. Bleier JIS, Kann BR.  Surgical options for fecal incontinence.  Gastroenterology Clinics of North America 42(4):815-36, 2013.

Abstracts (Past 3 Years)

  1. Rienke C, Nelson C, Holena DN, Kann B, Williams N, Bleier J, Kelz RR.   A novel floor management simulation course for medical students:  providing experience and feedback in a safe environment.  Journal of Surgical Research 172(2):218-9, Feb 2012.  (Oral presentation, Academic Surgical Congress, Feb 2012.)
Editorials, Chapters, Participation in Committee Reports
(print or other media)
  1. Kann BR, Hewitt CW.  Discussion of “Neonatal induction of tolerance to skeletal tissue allografts,” by Butler PEM, Lee WPA, van de Water AP, Randolph MA.  Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 105:2430-2431, 2000.
  2. Kann BR, Whitlow CB.  Anorectal abscess and fistula.  In: Whitlow CB, Beck DE, Margolin DA, et al, eds.  Improved Outcomes in Colon and Rectal Surgery.  New York:  Informa Healthcare USA, Inc, 2009, 183-98. 
  3. Kann BR.  Issue Guest Editor.  Crohn Disease. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery 2013:26(2), 2013.
  4. Hesham W, Kann BR.  Minimally Invasive Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  In: Murayama KM et al.  Evidence-Based Approach to Minimally Invasive Surgery, 2nd Edition.  In press.
  5. Bleier JIS, Kann BR.  Laparoscopy in the elderly.  In:  Ross H, Steele SR, et al, eds.  Minimally Invasive Approaches to Colon and Rectal Disease - Technique and Best Practices. In Press.
Alternative Media
  1. Kann B.  New Surgical Approaches to Colon and Rectal Cancer.  Medical Breakthroughs from Penn Medicine, on ReachMD (XM Radio), June 2011.
  2. Kann B.  American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons’ Colorectal Education System Template (CREST) Module on Rectal Prolapse. 2012.
 
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
2012 Penn Medicine Patient Advocacy Award
 
2011, 2012, 2013 Penn Medicine Health Care Hero
 
2002 First Prize, Clinical Research Category
New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Resident Essay Contest
 
2002 First Prize, Clinical Paper
New Jersey Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Competition
 
2002 Best in Clinical Science, 10th Annual Camishon Surgical Society Resident Research Day
Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center
 
2002  Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society
 
2000 First Prize, Clinical Paper
New Jersey Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Competition
 
2000 Third Prize, Young Investigator Award, 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology
 
2000 Third Prize, Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center Annual Research Poster Contest
 
2000 First Prize, Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center Annual Research Poster Contest
 
2000 Finalist, Philadelphia Academy of Surgery Annual Resident Abstract Competition
 
1999 First Prize, Clinical Paper
New Jersey Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Competition
 
1993 Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
 
1993 Golden Key National Honor Society
 
1993 Outstanding Graduating Senior, Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University
 
1993 Outstanding Graduate, Old Dominion University College of Sciences
 
1993 Summa Cum Laude graduate, Old Dominion University
 
1992 - 1993 Academic Honors Program Research Grant, Old Dominion University
 
1992 Beta Beta Beta National Biologic Honor Society
 
1992 Louis W. Webb, Jr., Scholarship for rising senior with highest GPA
Old Dominion University
 
1989 - 1993 Academic Honors Program, Old Dominion University
 
1989 - 1993 Dominion Scholar, Old Dominion University (Full academic scholarship)
 
1989 Claire Virginia Dabel Scholarship for outstanding incoming Biology student
Old Dominion University

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