Department of Surgery
Lisa Marie Cannon specializes in the surgical care of patents with inflammatory bowel disease, colon and rectal cancer, complex anorectal disorders, diverticulitis, and other disorders of the colon and rectum. She has a special interest in minimally invasive or laparoscopic techniques and the use of enhanced recovery pathways to reduce post-operative pain and shorten recovery time.
Her research has been published in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters and Analytical Biochemistry.
Cannon graduated summa cum laude from Washington State University with a BS in biochemistry. She obtained her MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. While studying for her MD, she spent a year focusing on narrative medicine and received a distinction in medical humanities. She also received the John J. Morton, MD and John H. Morton, MD Memorial Scholarship, in recognition of her focus on patient care. She then completed her general surgery residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, where she was elected administrative chief resident. She also completed a colon and rectal fellowship at the University of Chicago. She currently serves as the medical student–faculty coordinator of the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery.