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Dr. Jamie Cannon

Program Director, UAB Colorectal Surgery Fellowship

Areas of Interest
minimally invasive colorectal surgery, sphincter-sparing surgery for colorectal cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, rectal prolapse, colonic inertia, anal cancer


Jamie Cannon, M.D., FACS is a professor of surgery and directs the robotic surgical education program for the residency program. Dr. Cannon is double board certified in general and colorectal surgery. Dr. Cannon is a leader in minimally invasive approaches to colorectal disease, with an emphasis on robotics, colorectal cancer and sphincter-sparing operations. She is one of the highest volume academic colorectal surgeons in the country. Originally from Arizona, she is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She did her general surgery residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., and her colorectal surgery fellowship with Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates in Atlanta, Ga.

Dr. Cannon’s clinical interests include minimally invasive approaches to colorectal disease, and sphincter-sparing surgery for colorectal cancer; Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, rectal prolapse, and colonic inertia.

Society Memberships

American College of Surgeons, Fellow (2002 – present)

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (2002 - present)

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (2005 – present)

Association of Women Surgeons (2008 – present)

Piedmont Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (2011-present)

Jefferson County Medical Society, Board Member (2008 – present) 

Alabama Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (2008 - present)

Selected Publications

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;80(9):e270-3

Hunter J, Cannon J.  Biomaterials: So Many Choices, So Little Time.  What are the Differences?  Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2014; 27: 134-139

Toneva G, Deierhoi R, Morris M, Richman J, Cannon J, Altom L, Hawn M.  Oral Antibiotic Bowel Preparation Reduces Length of Stay and Readmissions after Colorectal Surgery.  J Amer Coll Surg. 2013; 216(4):756-762

Snyder C, Cannon J.  Diffuse Intestinal Lipomatosis Presenting as Adult Intussusception.  World J of Colorectal Surg.  2013; 3(1), Article 14

Cannon J, Altom L, Deierhoi R, Morris M, Richman J, Vick C, Itani K, Hawn M.  Preoperative Oral Antibiotics Reduce Surgical Site Infection Following Elective Colorectal Resections. Dis Col Rect.  2012; 55(11):1160-1166

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; 4(4):420-427. doi: 10.1038/mi.2010.86.

Shen R, Drelichman ER, Bimczok D, Ochsenbauer C, Kappes JC, Cannon JA, Tudor D, Bomsel M, Smythies LE, Smith PD.  GP41-Specific Antibody Blocks Cell-Free HIV Type 1 Transcytosis through Human Rectal Mucosa and Model Colonic Epithelium.  J Immun 2010, 184: 3648-3655

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 Jun;14(2):91-5.

Cannon JA.  Anal Cancer.  In: Mostafa G, Greene FL, Cathey L (eds).  Review of Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Topics for ABSITE.  Springer, 2006.


Medical School
University of Arizona

Carolinas Medical Center
General Surgery

Georgia Colon and Rectal
Colorectal Surgery


Campus Address
Kracke 428

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Academic Office: 205-975-1932