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.