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

 
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Administrative Office:
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Department of Surgery
266 Wright Saunders Building
39th & Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant:
Ginny Lindline Farley
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-8664
Administrative Fax: 215-243-4649

Clinical Office:
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Department of Surgery
266 Wright Saunders Building
39th & Market Streets
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.

 
Faculty Appointments
June 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
June 2010 - present Active Surgeon, Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
June 2010 - present Attending Surgeon
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
June 2010 - present Active Surgeon
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
20010 - present Program Director
Colon & Rectal Surgery Residency
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Jan. 2007 - May 2010 Program Director
General Surgery Residency Program
Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center
UMDNJ/RWJMS, Camden, New Jersey
 
Dec. 2006 - May 2010 Medical Director, Colorectal Care Center
Cooper University Hospital
Camden, New Jersey
 
Jan. 2005 - Dec. 2006

Associate Program Director
General Surgery Residency Program
Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center
UMDNJ/RWJMS, Camden, New Jersey

 
July 2004 - May 2010 Attending Surgeon
Cooper University Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center, Voorhees, New Jersey
 
July 2004 - May 2010 Attending Surgeon
Divisions of General and Colon/Rectal Surgery
Cooper University Hospital
Camden, New Jersey
 
Education/Training
Aug. 1989 - May 1993 B.S. Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA (Biological Sciences)
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
Aug. 1993 - May 1997 M.D. Medical College of Pennsylvania/ Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA
 
June 1997 - June 1998 Internship in General Surgery
Cooper Hospital/University Medicine Center
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Camden, New Jersey
 
July 1998 – June 2003 Residency in General Surgery
Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center
UMDNJ/RWJMS, Camden, New Jersey
 
July 2003 - June 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
1997 - present American College of Surgeons
(Fellow, 2006-present)
 
2004 - present American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
(Fellow, 2007-present)
 
2005 - 2010 Association of Program Directors in Surgery
 
2009 - present Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
 
2010 - present Association of Program Directors for Colon & Rectal Surgery
 
Local/Regional Societies
2000 - 2010 American College of Surgeons
New Jersey Chapter
 
2007 - present Philadelphia Academy of Surgery (Fellow)
 
2008 - 2010 New Jersey Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
 
Scientific Committees
2004 - 2005 Member, Work Group on Bariatric Surgery
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
 
2005 - present Member, Self-Assessment Committee
American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
 
2009 - present Member, Professional Outreach Committee
American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
 
Research
 
Past Research Involvement:
2007 - 2008 Outcomes following Surgery for Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis
 
2007 - 2008 Institutional Principal Investigator: Adolor 14CL401 Observational Trial: A Prospective, Observational, Multicenter Study Assessing Early Postoperative Recovery Following Laparoscopic Partial Large Bowel Resection.
 
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.
 
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 vitro. Journal 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.
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. Technical 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.
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 (eds.): Improved Outcomes in Colon and Rectal Surgery. New York: Informa Healthcare USA, Inc, 2009, 183-198.

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