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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address KB 425 Zip 0016
Phone  (205) 996-4958
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Medical School  University of Arizona School of Medicine    2002  MD 
Residency  Carolinas Medical Center    2007  MD 
Fellowship  Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates    2008  MD 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Surgery   Surgery - Gen Surg Gastrointestinal Section Associate Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center Associate Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Associate Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Jamie A. Cannon, is a colorectal surgeon and Assistant Professor within the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery at UAB and the VA Medical Center. She is double board certified, with certification from the American Board of Surgery in 2008 and by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery in 2009. She is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the Association of Women Surgeons. She is an active clinician, treating patients with a variety of colorectal and gastrointestinal disorders, including diverticulitis, pelvic floor disorders, anorectal disorders, inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer. Dr. Cannon is actively involved in medical student and resident education. In addition to clinical education both in the operating room and in the clinic, she lectures medical students and has a weekly mentoring group with students in core surgical clerkship. She regularly gives presentations throughout Alabama on various colorectal topics. These presentations include the Alabama meeting of the American College of Surgeons, Grand Rounds and lectures to Fellows. Her ongoing collaboration with investigators in other disciplines defines her research. She is currently working on the development of a pilot project designed to assess the feasibility of screening African Americans under the age of 50 for colorectal cancer. In addition she collaborates with colleagues investigating gastroenterology, mucosal immunology and virology. She also frequently collaborates with urogynecology in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders. Because of the overlap in defecatory and urinary dysfunction, the management of these patients requires a team approach.

Research/Clinical Interest
Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Burt RW, Cannon JA, David DS, Early DS, Ford JM, Giardiello FM, Halverson AL,
Hamilton SR, Hampel H, Ismail MK, Jasperson K, Klapman JB, Lazenby AJ, Lynch PM,
Mayer RJ, Ness RM, Provenzale D, Rao MS, Shike M, Steinbach G, Terdiman JP,
Weinberg D, Dwyer M, Freedman-Cass D; National comprehensive cancer network.
Colorectal cancer screening. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013 Dec 1;11(12):1538-75.
PMID: 24335688 
Huff KR, Akhtar LN, Fox AL, Cannon JA, Smith PD, Smythies LE. Extracellular
matrix-associated cytokines regulate CD4+ effector T-cell responses in the human
intestinal mucosa. Mucosal Immunol. 2011 Jul;4(4):420-7. doi: 10.1038/mi.2010.86.
Epub 2011 Jan 12. PMCID: PMC3118864 
PMID: 21228771 
Toneva GD, Deierhoi RJ, Morris M, Richman J, Cannon JA, Altom LK, Hawn MT.
Oral antibiotic bowel preparation reduces length of stay and readmissions after
colorectal surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Apr;216(4):756-62; discussion 762-3.
doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2012.12.039. 
PMID: 23521958 
Korb ML, Hawn MT, Singletary BA, Cannon JA, Heslin MJ, O'Brien DM, Morris MS.
Adoption of preoperative oral antibiotics decreases surgical site infection for
elective colorectal surgery. Am Surg. 2014 Sep;80(9):e270-3.  
Rana AR, Cannon JA, Mostafa G, Carbonell AM, Kercher KW, Norton HJ, Heniford
BT. Outcomes of right- compared with left-side colectomy. Surg Innov. 2007
PMID: 17558013 

colorectal and gastrointestinal disorders, diverticulitis, IBD, pelvic floor disorders