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Lisa M. Cannon, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 273-2727

Fax: (585) 276-2203

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“It is very important to me that my patients are actively involved in the decision-making process. I want them to understand their disease as best as possible, and together we’ll come up with a plan for treatment.”

Areas of Expertise

• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Surgical management of Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, including minimally invasive
ileoanal pouch (J-pouch) creation
• Colon and rectal cancer
• Benign colon and rectal conditions including diverticulitis
• Enhanced recovery pathways
• Minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery
• Patient education and patient-centered care

I was drawn to the field of colorectal surgery because the management of most colon and rectal diseases and conditions is nuanced and requires a strong patient-physician partnership. My patients are always active partners in their own care. During my subspecialty training, I had a unique amount of exposure to inflammatory bowel disease patients. My interest in caring for Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis has grown from there, and today this is a strong clinical focus within my practice. In addition, I treat diverticulitis, colon and rectal cancer, anal cancer, colon volvulus and benign anorectal disorders.
Since I offer a very hands-on approach to care, my patients can depend on me to be responsive to questions and concerns. I also have a special interest in enhanced recovery pathways and patient education, and want my patients to let me know if something isn’t working for them so that we can come up with a care solution. I consider myself a good steward of hospital-based resources, and enjoy collaborating with referring institutions and providers. Although I do not have a solution for every clinical problem, I will never turn away an overly complex patient.



  • Colon and Rectal Surgery - American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery


MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014
Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at University of Chicago Hospitals

6/16/2009 - 6/30/2013
Residency in General Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital

6/16/2008 - 6/15/2009
Internship in General Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital

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Journal Articles

Cannon LM, Sheridan-Fulton EC, Dankyi R, Seidu AA, Compton SD, Odoi A, Darteh EKM, Munro-Kramer ML. "Understanding the healthcare provider response to sexual violence in Ghana: A situational analysis." PloS one.. 2020 15(4):e0231644. Epub 2020 Apr 21.