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Skandan Shanmugan, M.D.
Colon and Rectal Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Pennsylvania Hospital
800 Walnut Street, Floor 20
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Administrative Assistant: Charmaine Briggs
Administrative Telephone: 215-829-5333
Administrative Fax: 215-829-5350

Clinical Offices:
Pennsylvania Hospital
800 Walnut Street, Floor 20
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Clinical Telephone: 215-829-5333
Clinical Fax: 215-829-5350

Contact Information (internal use only)

skandan.shanmugan@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Skandan Shanmugan is an Assistant Professor within the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery with practices at Pennsylvania Hospital, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He received his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College and his medical degree and general surgery training at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He completed his fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Shanmugan’s clinical interests and areas of specialization include advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques for colon & rectal cancer, advanced endoscopy and local excisions for colon and rectal polyps, benign colon and anorectal disease, complex re-operations, sphincter-preserving procedures for rectal cancer, surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor disorders. His research interests include surgical education, rectal cancer, and outcomes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Shanmugan is board certified in General Surgery and board eligible in Colon & Rectal Surgery. He is also an active candidate of numerous national societies including the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

 
Appointments
 
Faculty Appointments
08/15/13 - 06/30/16   Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
08/15/13 - 08/15/15 Attending Surgeon, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
08/15/13 - 08/15/15 Active Surgeon, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
08/15/13 - 08/15/15 Active Surgeon, Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
06/2003 - 06/2007   M.D. - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
08/2000 - 08/2002  Special Science Post-Baccalaureate Program
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
08/1996 - 06/2000 B.A. - Swarthmore College (History/Minor in International Relations)
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
06/2007 - 06/2012  Residency in Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
07/2012 - 06/2013   Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Case Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National/International Societies
2010 - present  American College of Surgeons
 
2010 - present  Babcock Surgical Society
 
2011 - present  Society of Surgical Oncology
 
2012 - present   American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
 
2012 - present  Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
 
Local/Regional Societies
2010-present  Pennsylvania Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
 
Research
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Cheung AT, Pochettino A, Guvakov D, Weiss SJ, Shanmugan S, Bavaria JE.  Safety of lumbar drains in thoracic aortic operations performed with extracorporeal circulation.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 76():1190-1197, 2003.
  2. Shanmugan S, Arrangoiz R, Nitzkorski J, Yu J, Li T, Konski A, Farma J, Sigurdson. Predicting pathological response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancer using 18FDG-PET/CT. Annals of Surgical Oncology 19(7):2178-2185, July. 2012 (Epub Mar. 7, 2012). 
Reviews in Peer Reviewed Research Publications
  1. Shanmugan S, Cheung AT.  Commentary for "Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage Reduces Paraplegia after Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial."  Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, 2003.
Abstracts (Last 3 Years)
  1. Shanmugan S, Arrangoiz R, Nitzkorski J, Yu J, Li T, Konski A, Farma J, Sigurdson E. Predicting pathological response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancer using 18FDG-PET/CT.  Poster presentation, American Society of Clinical Oncology – GI, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 2011.
  2. Arrangoiz R, Farma J, Papavasilou P, Shanmugan S, Nitzkorski J, Yu J, Li T, Konski A, Sigurdson E.  Rectal cancer length by PET/CT predicts pathological complete response. Poster presentation, American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 2011.
Editorials, Chapters, Case Reports & Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Shanmugan S, Khanna A.  Mesenteric ischemia. Chap. in Chai E, Meier D, Morris J, Goldhirsch S (eds.): Geriatric Palliative Care.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2013 (in press).
  2. Shanmugan S, Stein S.  Lower gastrointestinal bleeding.  Chap. in Cameron JL, Cameron AM (eds.): Current Surgical Therapy, Eleventh Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2012 (in press).

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