Christopher J Gannon, MD

Gannon Christopher J
Specialties
Surgical Oncology
Gender
Male

Primary Office
1150 N. 35th Avenue
Suite 300
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone
954-265-9520
Fax:
954-893-6323

Meet the Physician

Medical Director, Division of Surgical Oncology, Memorial Cancer Institute                  

Christopher Gannon, MD, FACS, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeon specialized in surgical oncology with expertise in cancers of the liver, bile ducts and pancreas. Dr. Gannon also provides surgical care for cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, soft tissues and skin. In addition to malignancies, Dr. Gannon provides comprehensive care for benign diseases of the liver, bile ducts and pancreas, including cysts, stones and biliary reconstruction. In order to treat these conditions, a minimally invasive approach is utilized whenever feasible, including the da Vinci robotic surgical system.

Dr. Gannon received his medical degree in 1998 from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, New York, after completing his undergraduate education at Yale University. He completed his general surgical residency in 2004 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He also completed fellowship training in surgical oncology in 2007 at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Gannon has published extensively in prominent scientific and medical journals. In addition, he has been invited to present his research findings at national and international surgical conferences.

Dr. Gannon served as an assistant professor of surgery and director of the liver tumor study group in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, from 2007 to 2011. He then served as director of surgical oncology at Capital Surgical Group of Capital Health in both Hopewell and Trenton, New Jersey, from 2011 to 2015.

In January 2016, Dr. Gannon joined Memorial Cancer Institute and Memorial Physician Group as Medical Director of the Division of Surgical Oncology.

 

Expertise
  • Liver cancer
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Pancreas cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Melanoma/skin cancer
  • Benign diseases of liver/bile ducts
  • Benign diseases of pancreas

Research

Awards and Honors

  • Yale Summer Research Fellowship, Yale Medical School
  • Sir John Templeton Scholar, Zeta Psi Fraternity of North America
  • John C. Wood Memorial Scholarship, Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Clinical Award, Resident Trauma Paper Competition, American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma, State of Maryland, Southeast Region
  • Basic Science Award, Resident Trauma Paper Competition, American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma, VA Division
  • Outstanding Leadership Award, University of Maryland, Department of Surgery Residency Program
  • Lotzova Memorial Research Prize, Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, 14th Edition, 2011
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, 15th Edition, 2012
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, 16th Edition, 2013
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, 17th Edition, 2014
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, 18th Edition, 2015
  • Inside Jersey Top Doctors for Cancer Care, 2012
  • Inside Jersey Top Doctors for Cancer Care, 2013
  • Inside Jersey Top Doctors for Cancer Care, 2014
  • Inside Jersey Top Doctors for Cancer Care, 2015
  • South Jersey Magazine Top Physicians for Women, 2012
  • South Jersey Magazine Top Physicians for Women, 2013
  • South Jersey Magazine Reader’s Choice Top Physicians, 2012

Professional organizations

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American Association for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Association of Academic Surgeons
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Research

Journal Articles

  • Das S, Shraga D, Gannon C, Lam TT, Feng S, Brunet LR, Telford SR, Barthold SW, Flavell RA, Fikrig E. Characterization of a 30-kDa Borrelia burgdorferi substrate-binding protein homologue. Research in Microbiology 1996 Nov-Dec; 147 (9): 739-751.
  • Gannon CJ, Engbrecht B, Napolitano LM, Bass BL. Gastric Remnant Carcinoma: Re-evaluation of Screening Endoscopy. Surgical Endoscopy 2001 Dec; 15 (12): 1488.
  • Gannon CJ, Malone DL, Napolitano LM. Reduction of IL-10 and Nitric Oxide Synthesis by SR31747A (sigma ligand) in RAW Murine Macrophages. Surgical Infections 2001; 2(4): 267-273.
  • Dunne J, Malone D, Genuit T, Tracy JK, Gannon CJ, Napolitano LM. Perioperative Anemia: An Independent Risk Factor for Infection, Mortality, and Resource Utilization in Surgery. Journal of Surgical Research 2002 Feb; 102(3): 237-44.
  • Gannon CJ, Malone DL, Royal RE, Schreiber M, Bass BL, Napolitano LM. Advanced Proximal Colon Carcinoma: Paucity of Distal Lesions Validates Screening Colonoscopy. Surgical Endoscopy 2002 Mar; 16(3): 446-9.
  • Malone D, Genuit T, Tracy JK, Gannon CJ, Napolitano LM. Surgical Site Infections: Re-Analysis of Risk Factors. Journal of Surgical Research 2002 Mar; 103(1): 89-95.
  • Gannon CJ, Napolitano LM, Pasquale M, McCarter R. A Statewide Population-Based Study of Gender Differences in Trauma: Validation of a Prior Single Institution Study. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2002; 195: 11-18.
  • Dunne JR, Gannon CJ, Osborn TM, Taylor MD, Malone DL, Napolitano LM. Preoperative Anemia in Colon Cancer: Assessment of Risk Factors. American Surgeon 2002 June; 68(6): 582-7.
  • Gannon CJ and Napolitano LM. Severe Anemia after Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage in a Jehovah’s Witness: New Treatment Strategies. Critical Care Medicine 2002 Aug; 30(8): 1893-5.
  • Gannon CJ, Pasquale M, Tracy JK, McCarter RJ, Napolitano LM. Male gender is associated with increased risk for postinjury pneumonia. Shock 2004 May; 21(5): 410-4.
  • Cunningham SC, Gannon CJ, Napolitano LM. Small-bowel diverticulosis. American Journal of Surgery. 2005 Jul; 190(1):37-8.
  • Cherukuri P, Gannon CJ, Leeuw TK, Schmidt HK, Smalley RE, Curley SA, Weisman RB. Mammalian pharmacokinetics of carbon nanotubes using intrinsic near-infrared fluourescence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2006 Dec 12;103(50):18882-6.
  • Gannon CJ, Rousseau DL, Ross MI, Johnson MM, Lee JE, Mansfield PF, Cormier JN, Prieto VG, Gershenwald JE. Lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy after previous wide local excision accurately reflect regional nodal basin status in patients with primary melanoma. Cancer. 2006 Dec 1;107(11):2647-52.
  • Gannon CJ, Zager JS, Chang GJ, Feig WB, Wood CG, Skibber JM, Rodriguez-Bigas MA. Pelvic Exenteration Affords Safe and Durable Treatment for Locally Advance Rectal Carcinoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 2007 Jun; 14(6):1870-7.
  • Gannon CJ, Cherukuri P, Yakobson BI, Cognet L, Kittrell C, Weisman RB, Kanzius JS, Smalley RE, Schmidt HK, Curley SA. Non-invasive Radiofrequency Thermal
  • Destruction of Cancer Cells Using Carbon Nanotubes. Cancer,2007 Dec 15;110 (12):2654-65.
  • Gannon CJ, Mukherjee P, Patra C, Bhattacharya R, Curley SA. Intracellular Gold Nanoparticles Enhance Non-Invasive Radiofrequency Thermal Destruction of Human Gastrointestinal Cancer Cells. Journal of Nanobiotechnology, 2008 Jan; 6 (2):1-9.
  • Thomas MB, Tetzlaff E, Lozano R, Samp L, Butler CE, Gannon CJ, Hamilton S, Vauthey JN, Abdalla EK. Curing Hepatocellular Carcinomatosis with Biologic Therapy and Surgery: Achieving the Impossible? Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008; 97:82-84.
  • Gannon CJ, Izzo F, Aloia TA, Pignata S, Nasti G, Vallone P, Orlando R, Scordino F, Curley SA. Can Hepatocellular Cancer Screening Increase the Proportion of Long-Term Survivors? Hepatogastroenterology. 2009 Jul-Aug;56(93):1152-6.
  • Tunceroglu A, Park JH, Balasubramanian S, Poppe M, Anker C, Hernandez D, Poplin E, Moss R, Yue NJ, August D, Carpizo D, Gannon C, Haffty BG, Salma K. Jabbour SK. Dose-painted intensity modulated radiation therapy improves local control for locally advanced pancreas cancer. ISRN Oncology 2012; 2012:572342.
  • Eng OS, Goswami J, Moore D, Chen C, Gannon CJ, August DA, Carpizo DR. Safety and efficacy of ligasure usage in pancreaticoduodenectomies: a retrospective experience. HPB 2013 Oct; 15 (10):747-752.
  • Eng OS, Goswami J, Moore D, Chen C, Gannon CJ, August DA, Carpizo DR. Intraoperative fluid administration is associated with perioperative outcomes in pancreaticoduodenectomy: a single center retrospective analysis. J Surg Oncol. 2013 Sep; 108 (4):242-7.
  • Eng OS, Borah GL, Gannon CJ. Successful Treatment of a Rare Massive Dabska Tumor. Eplasty. 2013 Sep 10; 13:e46.
  • Eng OS, Tsang AT, Moore D, Chen C, Narayana S, Gannon CJ, August DA, Carpizo DR, Melstrom LG. Outcomes of microwave ablation for colorectal cancer liver metastases: A single center experience. J Surg Oncol. 2014 Dec 29. Epub ahead of print.

Invited Articles

  • Gannon CJ, Curley SA. The role of focal liver ablation in the treatment of unresectable primary and secondary malignant liver tumors. Seminars in Radiation Oncology. 2005 Oct; 15(4): 265-72.
  • Gannon CJ¸ August DA. Adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: Postoperative therapy is not the same as adjuvant therapy. American Journal of Hematology/Oncology April 2009.
  • August DA, Gannon CJ. Guest Editorial: Neoadjuvant therapy, predictors of response, and patient outcomes. Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 Aug 1; 102(2): 135-40.

Book Chapters

  • Gannon CJ, Curley SA. Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Anatomy and Staging. In: D. P. Kelsen, J. M. Daly, S. E. Kern, B. Levin, J. E. Tepper (eds). Gastrointestinal Oncology: Principles and Practice. 2nd Edition; Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2007.

Presentations at National or International Conferences

  • Gannon CJ, Napolitano LM, Pasquale M, McCarter R. A Statewide Population-Based Study of Gender Differences in Trauma: Validation of a Prior Single Institution Study. Presented at American College of Surgeons Surgical Forum, October 25, 2000, Chicago, IL.
  • Gannon CJ, Genuit T, Nelms C, Napolitano LM. Bile Inhibits LPS-Induced IL-10 and Nitric Oxide Production in Murine Macrophages. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress, February 6, 2001, New Orleans, LA.
  • Gannon CJ, Malone DL, Napolitano LM. Reduction of IL-10 and Nitric Oxide Synthesis by SR31747A (sigma ligand) in RAW Murine Macrophages. Presented at Society of University Surgeons Annual Meeting Resident’s Session, February 8, 2001, Chicago, IL.
  • Gannon CJ, Bochicchio G, Genuit T, McCarter R, Madayag H, Napolitano L. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: Persistent Increase Despite Infection Control Measures. Presented at Society of Critical Care Medicine 2001 Educational and Scientific Symposium, February 13, 2001, San Francisco, CA.
  • Gannon CJ, Engbrecht B, Napolitano LM, Bass BL. Gastric Remnant Carcinoma: Re-evaluation of Screening Endoscopy. Poster presentation at Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 19-21, 2001, St. Louis, MO.
  • Gannon CJ, Malone DL, Royal RE, Bass BL, Napolitano LM. Advanced Proximal Colon Carcinoma: Paucity of Distal Lesions Validates Screening Colonoscopy. Presented at Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 20, 2001, St. Louis, MO.
  • Gannon CJ, Malone DL, Napolitano LM. Reduction of IL-10 and Nitric Oxide Synthesis by SR31747A (sigma ligand) in RAW Murine Macrophages. Presented at Surgical Infection Society 21st Annual Meeting May 4, 2001, Snowbird, Utah.
  • Gannon CJ, Napolitano LM, Pasquale M, Tracy JK, McCarter R. Male Gender Increases Risk of Post-Injury Pneumonia. Presented at the American College of Surgeons Surgical Forum, October 10, 2001, New Orleans, LA.
  • Gannon CJ, Rousseau DL, Ross MI, Johnson MM, Lee JE, Mansfield PF, Cormier J, Prieto V, Gershenwald JE. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy after Previous Wide Local Excision Accurately Reflects the Status of the Regional Nodal Basin in Patients with Primary Melanoma. Presented at International Sentinel Node Congress, December 3, 2004, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Gannon CJ, Zager JS, Chang GJ, Feig BW, Skibber J, Rodriguez-Bigas M. Pelvic Exenteration Affords Safe and Durable Treatment for Locally Advanced Rectal Adenocarcinoma. Presented at 59th Annual Cancer Symposium of the Society of Surgical Oncology, March 24, 2006, San Diego, CA.
  • Gannon CJ, Izzo F, Di Giacomo R, Melucci MT, Cremona F, Ferraro A, Mastro AA, Aloia TA, Curley SA. Prospective Screening Increases Detection of Potentially Curable Hepatocellular Cancer: Results from 5670 High-Risk Patients. Presented at the 7th World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, September 5, 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Gannon CJ, F Izzo, S Pignata, G Nasti, EK Abdalla, P Vallone, R Orlando, F Scordino, JN Vauthey, SA Curley. Does Prospective Screening for Hepatocellular Cancer Improve Outcome? Results from 5670 Chronic Hepatitis B or C Virus-Infected Patient. Presented at the 5th International Meeting for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Eastern and Western Experiences, January 12, 2007, Houston, Texas.
  • Gannon CJ, Mukherjee P, Curley SA. In vitro Gold Nanoparticle Targeting Enhances Non-Invasive Radiofrequency Destruction of Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Presented at the 2007 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium of American Society of Clinical Oncology, January 20, 2007, Orlando, Florida.
  • Young G, Gannon CJ, Dombrovskiy V, Carpizo D, Vogel TR. Complications Following Elective Hepatic Resection for Malignancy: Are they associated with institutional volume? Presented at the 63rd Annual Cancer Symposium of the Society of Surgical Oncology, March 5, 2010, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Ang B, Yip D, Kierson D, Gannon CJ, Davidov T. Occult Retroperitoneal Lymphadenopathy from Metastatic Bladder Carcinoma Resulting in Duodenal Obstruction: Report of Two Cases. Presented at 51st Annual Meeting of Society for
  • Surgery of the Alimentary Tract at Digestive Disease Week May 3rd, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • “Emerging Roles of Nanotechnology in Biomedicine:Are Carbon Nanotubes the Future of Nanomedicine?”- International Meeting NanoBioMedicine-Centro Richerche Oncologiche Mercogliano- June 21, 2010, Mercogliano/Naples, Italy
  • “The Use of Carboxymethylcellulose in the surgical oncology patient”- 2014 Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Surgical Association-March 15,2014 Taipei, Taiwan

Local Presentations

  • Gannon CJ, Genuit T, Bochicchio G, Napolitano LM, Roghman MC, Sawyer R, Kriener C, Bass BL. Chlorhexidine Decreases the Incidence of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) in Surgical ICU Patients. Presented at Washington Area Critical Care Society Spring Forum, June 8, 2000, Bethesda, MD.
  • Gannon CJ, Bochicchio G, Joshi M, Scalea TM. Community Acquired Infections in the Geriatric Trauma Population. Presented at Washington Area Critical Care Society Spring Forum, June 8, 2000, Bethesda, MD.
  • Gannon CJ, Genuit T, Buzdon MM, Napolitano LM. Trauma Induces Tissue-Specific Alterations in IL-10 Expression and Exogenous IL-10 Decreases Mortality. Presented at ACS-Committee on Trauma Region XIII (Military) Resident Trauma Competition, August 24, 2000, Bethesda, MD.
  • Gannon CJ, Napolitano LM, Pasquale M, McCarter R. A Statewide Population-Based Study of Gender Differences in Trauma: Validation of a Prior Single Institution Study. Presented at ACS-Committee on Trauma Maryland Division Resident Trauma Competition, October 2, 2000, Baltimore, MD.
  • Gannon CJ, Genuit T, Nelms C, Napolitano LM. Bile Inhibits LPS-Induced IL-10 and Nitric Oxide Production in Murine Macrophages. Presented at ACS-Committee on Trauma Maryland Division Resident Trauma Competition, October 2, 2000, Baltimore, MD.
  • Gannon CJ, Engbrecht B, Napolitano LM. Rectovesical Fistula Repair: Use of Fibrin Sealant and Small Intestine Submucosa in an Irradiated Field. Presented at Surgical Applications of Tissue Sealants, October 21, 2000, Chicago, IL.
  • Malone DL, Gannon CJ, Napolitano LM. Novel Applications of Fibrin Sealant in the Surgical ICU Setting. Presented at Surgical Applications of Tissue Sealants, October 22, 2000, Chicago, IL.
  • Gannon CJ, Napolitano LM, Pasquale M, McCarter R. A Statewide Population-Based Study of Gender Differences in Trauma: Validation of a Prior Single Institution Study. Presented at ACS-Committee on Trauma Region 3 Competition, December 2, 2000, Shepherdstown, WV.
  • Gannon CJ, Engbrecht B, Napolitano LM, Bass BL. Gastric Remnant Carcinoma: Re-evaluation of Screening Endoscopy. Presented at VA Maryland Health Care System Research Day, April 24, 2001, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Gannon CJ, Genuit T, Nelms C, Napolitano LM. Bile Inhibits LPS-Induced IL-10 and Nitric Oxide Production in Murine Macrophages. Presented at VA Maryland Health Care System Research Day, April 24, 2001, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Gannon CJ, Malone DL, Napolitano LM. Reduction of IL-10 and Nitric Oxide Synthesis by SR31747A (sigma ligand) in RAW Murine Macrophages. Presented at Harry L. Sponseller Surgical Forum, University of Maryland Department of Surgery, May 31, 2001, Baltimore, MD.
  • Gannon CJ, Genuit T, Nelms C, Napolitano LM. Bile Inhibits LPS-Induced IL-10 and Nitric Oxide Production in Murine Macrophages. Presented at Washington Area Critical Care Society Spring Forum, June 7, 2001, Bethesda, MD.
  • Gannon CJ, Bochicchio G, Genuit T, McCarter R, Madayag H, Napolitano L. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: Persistent Increase Despite Infection Control Measures. Presented at Washington Area Critical Care Society Spring Forum, June 7, 2001, Bethesda, MD.
  • Gannon CJ, Zager JS, Chang GJ, Feig BW, Skibber J, Rodriguez-Bigas M. Pelvic Exenteration Affords Safe and Durable Treatment for Locally Advanced Rectal Adenocarcinoma. Presented at Houston Surgical Society, Houston, Texas, April 19, 2006.
  • Gannon CJ. Development of Biologically Stable Carbon Nanotubes and Their Application in a Novel Radiofrequency Ablation System. Presented at UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Fellows’ Research Conference, Houston, Texas, August 6, 2006.
  • Gannon CJ. Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Rising Risk in the U.S., Indications for Screening, and Treatment Options. Presented at the Department of Surgical Oncology Grand Rounds, UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, October 25, 2006.
  • Gannon CJ. Impacting Hepatocellular Cancer Outcomes: Screening, Surgical Options, and Nanotherapeutics. Presented at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, New Brunswick, NJ, January 2, 2008.
  • Gannon CJ. Techniques and Outcomes for Surgical Management of Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases. Presented at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Medical Oncology Fellowship Lecture Series, New Brunswick, NJ, March 18, 2008.
  • Gannon CJ. Colorectal Liver Metastasis: Are all patients surgical candidates? Presented at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, New Brunswick, NJ, March 25, 2009.
  • Gannon CJ. Colorectal Liver Metastasis: Are all patients surgical candidates? Presented at Bayshore Community Hospital Grand Rounds, Holmdel, NJ, December 10, 2010.
  • Gannon CJ. Which Patients Are Surgical Candidates? Presented at Rose Kline Oncology Lecture Pancreas Cancer Program, Capital Health Hopewell Hospital, Pennington, NJ, November 10, 2012.
  • Gannon CJ. Neoadjuvant Therapy for Esophageal and EG Junction Cancer:Does it really improve surgical outcomes?, Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophagus Cancer: State-of-the-Art in 2013. Capital Health Hopewell Hospital, Pennington, NJ April 29, 2013.

Interviews and Citations in Mass Media

  • Source for “Cancer Therapy Without Side Effects Nearing Trials,” by Jennifer Laloup, Wired.com; April 13, 2008.
  • “Colon Cancer Awareness Month” – Physician Spot, New Jersey FM 101.5, March 2009.

Education

Education
  • Columbia University, 1998, Surgical Oncology
Residencies
  • University Of Maryland Medical Systems, 2004, Surgery
Fellowships
  • University Of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2007, Surgical Oncology
Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery-Surgery