Dr. Skandan Shanmugan is a board-certified UCI Health colorectal surgeon who specializes in laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgical approaches to treating diseases of the colon and rectum.

Skandan Shanmugan, MD

Specialties

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Clinical Interests

colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), inflammatory bowel disease surgery, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS), minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery

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Certifications
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
Language
  • English
Gender
Male
Medical School
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine
Residency
Temple University HospitalGeneral Surgery
Fellowship
University Hospitals-Case Medical CenterColon & Rectal Surgery
Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor — Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
  • Director — National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer for UCI Health
  • Member — UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Fellow — American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow — American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Member — American Medical Association
Awards and Recognition
  • Ernest Rosato Faculty Teaching Award, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
More Information

Dr. Skandan Shanmugan is a board-certified UCI Health colorectal surgeon who specializes in laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgical approaches to treating diseases of the colon and rectum.

His clinical interests include advanced colorectal cancer, complex inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS).

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, where he received multiple surgical and teaching awards.

Shanmugan's research interests include the multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of recurrent or advanced colon and rectal cancer, complex problems in inflammatory bowel disease, 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 member of multiple surgical societies, including the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

He sees patients in Orange, Costa Mesa and Victorville.

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
UCI Health Digestive Health Center — Newport
1640 Newport Blvd., Suite 350
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 888-717-4463
Fax: 855-813-0240
UCI Health Digestive Disease Center — High Desert
17203 Jasmine St.
Victorville, CA 92395
Phone: 760-881-3377
Fax: 760-881-3379