Sanjay S. Reddy, MD
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
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Colorectal Cancer, Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), Gastric Cancer, Melanoma, Sarcoma, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, General and Minimally Invasive Surgery
American Board of Surgery
I decided to join the Fox Chase Cancer Center team in conquering cancer because I saw first hand the dramatic difference we can make here. After completing my general surgery residency in New York City, under the tutelage of my father, also a surgeon who spent many years treating cancer, I decided to continue my training in Philadelphia. I completed a two-year fellowship in Complex Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase, working closely with various multi-disciplinary teams in caring for patients with colorectal, liver, pancreatic, stomach cancers, melanoma and sarcomas. Being trained by leaders in the field, I had the unique opportunity to hone my skills and expertise, and apply them to my own clinical practice.
I have extensive training in traditional open surgery, as well as laparoscopic and robotic techniques, allowing me to offer individualized care to patients. I have particular interests in the management of colorectal, melanoma, sarcomas, and pancreatic cancers. The implementation of minimally invasive surgical techniques to the management of colorectal cancer is routinely offered at Fox Chase, and similar techniques are used to address pancreatic diseases. I also have a keen interest in the use of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), following cytoreductive surgery for cancer of the peritoneum, including appendix cancer, peritoneal mesothelioma, and pseudomyxoma peritonei. In addition to this, there is a necessity to understand the benefit of and perform further research incorporating HIPEC in patients with colorectal and gastric cancers, which our team will explore further at Fox Chase.
The benefit of an NCI-designated cancer center is that we are able to offer many innovative strategies in treating all types of cancers. Whether through a national clinical trial or particular surgical technique, we are able to optimize patient care to the individual. I believe the physician and patient relationship is one of the foundations to building a plan to treat cancer, and I will offer guidance through each stage of treatment. Medicine has always been a family oriented field for me; with my father being a surgeon, and mother an anesthesiologist, I take great pride in offering compassion and honesty in formulating individualized treatment plans for every patient and their family.
General Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
Surgical Oncology Fellow, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Honors and Awards
Harriet Gold Foundation, Scholar in Humanism Award, New York Medical College, 2010
St. Vincent’s Medical Center, New York Medical College, Resident Teaching Award, 2011
Beth Israel Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Resident Teaching Award, 2011
American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Clinical Robotics Surgical Association (CRSA)
Association for Academic Surgery (AAS)
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)
My research interest for colorectal malignancies focuses on the use of national cancer databases to assess the accuracy of clinical staging, to see if this has improved over time, and to observe reporting standards between academic institution’s versus other centers. As treatment of colorectal cancers involve multimodality planning, accurate clinical staging proves to be the foundation on how best to deliver care.
I also have a strong research interest in the vascular resectability staging of pancreatic cancer. Currently under review is our preoperative venous and arterial staging for borderline resectable pancreatic cancers and whether we are able to predict from preoperative imaging the likelihood of clear margin achievement and prognosis. As treatment of borderline resectable pancreatic cancer continues to evolve, accurate preoperative vascular resectability staging is imperative to assess and guide multimodality therapy.
- Martins PN, Reddy SS, Martins AB, Facciuto ME. Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma of the Liver: An Unusual Presentation of a Rare Tumor and Literature Review. Journal of Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. Volume 10: 443-5. August 2011.
- Chander RK, Iskander M, Reddy SS, Kigongo S, Ingram M, Madlinger RV. Laparoscopic Dissection of Para-Aortic Mass. Surgical Science. August 2011.
- Wayne MG, Reddy SS, Pacholka J, Yuan S, Levi G. Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Spleen: Case Report. Journal of Solid Tumors. Volume 2(2): 43-46. April 2012.
- Reddy SS, Bloom ND. En Bloc Resection of Extra-Peritoneal Soft Tissue Neoplasms Incorporating a Type III Internal Hemipelvectomy: a Novel Approach. World J Surg Oncol. Volume 10(222): 1-6. October 2012.
- Reddy SS, Leitman IM. Pharmacotherapy for Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: The Science Behind the Promise. J Surg Res. Volume 181(2): 222-224. May 2013.
- Reddy SS, Leitman IM. Blood Transfusions in the Surgical Patient: A Gift of Life, but at What Cost? J Surg Res. Volume 181 (2): 216-218. May 2013.
- Reddy SS, Hoffman JP. Letter to the Editor Referencing, Kelly et al, Vein Involvement during Pancreaticoduodenectomy: is there a need for Redefinition of “Borderline Resectable Disease?” Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. February 2014.
- Reddy SS, Boukovalas S, Barnica V, Fang Z, Wu H, Farma JM.The Presence of Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes and their Role as a Prognostic Indicator for Melanoma. (Manuscript pending publication).
- Reddy SS, Cooper HS, Ruth K, Chun YS, Watson JC, Hoffman JP. The Role of Adjuvant Chemoradiotherapy in Pancreatobiliary versus Intestinal Subtypes of Ampullary Cancers. Gastroenterology. Volume 144(5). 1107-1108. (Manuscript pending publication).
- Barnica VH, Reddy SS, Wu H, Fang Z, Olszanski A, Farma JM. High Mitotic Rates in Patients with Cutaneous Melanoma. (Manuscript pending publication).
Scientific Abstracts/Posters/Plenary Sessions
- Joh J, Reddy SS, Mills C. Comparison of Cytologic Smear and Frozen Section Technique in Intraoperative Sentinel Lymph Node Examination. St. Vincent’s Medical Center Poster Presentation. New York, NY. May 2009.
- Reddy SS, Melstrom K, Martz J. Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery for the Treatment of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis. Clinical Robotics Surgical Association Poster Presentation, Third Place Winner. Houston, TX. October 2011.
- Reddy SS, Cooper HS, Ruth K, Chun YS, Watson JC, Hoffman JP. The Role of Adjuvant Chemoradiotherapy in Pancreatobiliary versus Intestinal Subtypes of Ampullary Cancers. Gastroenterology. Volume 144(5). 1107-1108. Poster Presentation for the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tracy. Poster Presentation of Distinction for Pancreas Club. Orlando, FL. May 2013.
- Reddy SS, Boukovalas S, Barnica VH, Fang Z, Wu H, Farma JM.The Presence of Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes and their Role as a Prognostic Indicator for Melanoma. Poster Presentation and Discussion at the HemeOnc Today Melanoma Symposium. New York, NY. March 2013.
- Barnica VH, Reddy SS, Wu H, Fang Z, Olszanski A, Farma JM. High Mitotic Rates in Patients with Cutaneous Melanoma. Society of Surgical Oncology 66th Annual Cancer Symposium Poster Presentation. National Harbor, MD. 2013.
- Reddy SS, Sigurdson ER, Farma JM. Treatment of Colorectal Cancers with Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques at a Dedicated Cancer Center. American Society of Clinical Oncology (Gastroenterology) Symposium Poster Presentation. San Francisco, CA. January 2013.
- Buder B, Reddy SS, Wayne MG, Brower S, Karpeh MS. Importance of Operative and Pathology Data Accuracy to Maximize Quality of Reporting in Stage II Pancreatic Cancer. Society of Surgical Oncology 66th Annual Cancer Symposium Poster Presentation. National Harbor, MD. 2013.
- Reddy SS, Bloom ND. Mesh Reconstruction of the Pelvis Following Internal Hemipelvectomy for Soft Tissue Sarcomas or Osseous Lesions of the Innominate Bone: Long Term Functional and Oncological Outcomes. Society of Surgical Oncology 66th Annual Cancer Symposium Poster Presentation. National Harbor, MD. 2013.
- Reddy SS, Handorf B, Sigurdson ER, Farma JM. Trends on the use of Neoadjuvant Therapy for Rectal Cancer in the Academic versus Community Setting. The 96th Annual American Radium Society Poster Presentation. St. Thomas, U.S.Virgin Islands. April 2014.
- Hui J, Reddy SS, Kutikov A, Farma JM. Transperitoneal Laparoscopic Robotic-Assisted Deep Pelvic Lymphadenectomy for Cutaneous Melanoma. Society of Surgical Oncology 67th Annual Cancer Symposium Video Presentation. Phoenix, AZ. March 2014.
- Reddy SS, Smith R, Viterbo R, Bergman C, Chang E, Farma JM. Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Total Pelvic Exenteration. Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 55th Annual Meeting. May 2014.
- Bonomo G, Buder B, Reddy SS, Lucido D, Karpeh MS. NSQIP Data Review of Post-Surgical Mortality of Patients with Pre-Operative Congestive Heart Failure. (Pending acceptance to the Annual American College of Surgeons NSQIP National Conference. New York, NY. July 2014).
- Reddy SS, Wu H, Olszanski A, Farma JM. Comparisons of Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes, White Blood Cell Counts, and Responses to the Administration of Ipilimumab. (Abstract pending submission).
- Reddy SS, Ruth K, Watson JC, Hoffman JP. The Utility of Diagnostic Imaging in Predicting Margin Status and Overall Survival for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer: Does Arterial versus Venous Involvement Play a Role? (Abstract pending submission).