Skandan Shanmugan, MD


Colon & Rectal Surgery

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  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • English
Medical School
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine
Temple University HospitalGeneral Surgery
University Hospitals-Case Medical CenterColon & Rectal Surgery
Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor — Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
More Information

Dr. Skandan Shanmugan is a board-certified UCI Health surgeon who specializes in colon and rectal disorders. His clinical interests include minimally invasive laparoscopy, robot-assisted surgery and minimally invasive transanal surgery.

He earned his medical degree at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa., where he completed at residency in general surgery. He received fellowship training in colorectal surgery at Case-Western Reserve University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Before joining UCI Health and the UCI School of Medicine, he served as chief of colon and rectal surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Shanmugan's research interests include colorectal cancer, evaluating quality metrics and preventing complications in colorectal surgery, and outcomes research. He is the author or co-author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and is an active participant in multiple surgical societies.

He sees patients in Orange. In his down time, he enjoys participating in sports, travel and mixed martial arts.

UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 22C
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 888-717-4463
Fax: 855-813-0240