Shannon M. Colohan, MD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
University of Washington School of Medicine
Plastic and reconstructive surgery, breast cancer, melanoma
What’s the reason you became a surgeon?
I am an expert at reconstructive plastic surgery with a specific focus on cancer reconstruction. My primary focus is breast reconstruction for women with cancer, including implant-based and natural-tissue (flap) procedures. I also have an interest in adolescent breast surgery including breast reconstruction of congenital asymmetries and breast reduction. I perform reconstruction for other forms of cancer (e.g. Skin cancers, sarcoma, pelvic cancers), general reconstructive plastic surgery, aesthetic surgery of the breast and body, and microsurgical reconstruction of the breast, head and neck, and other areas of the body for cancer-related reasons or traumatic injuries. Additionally, I perform excision, sentinel node biopsy and reconstruction for melanoma skin cancer. My research includes study design and clinical outcomes in reconstructive plastic surgery with an emphasis on breast reconstruction.
How do you like to work with patients?
Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University, Plastic Surgery
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Microsurgery
Plastic Surgery, 2010, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; Plastic Surgery, 2012, American Board of Plastic Surgery
MSc, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Epidemiology