Erin D. Kennedy, M.D., PhD, F.R.C.S.(C)


Colorectal Surgeon

Dr. Erin Kennedy  Dr. Kennedy is a Colorectal Surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital and researcher at Mount Sinai’s Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute. Additionally, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Her clinical interest is in the treatment of colorectal cancer. Erin is an internationally recognized expert in Patient Centred Care, Qualitative Research Methods and Shared Decision Making in Surgery and has been successful at developing a wide collaborative network both locally, provincially and nationally.

Dr. Kennedy has an excellent record of grant capture and publications including PI on 2 Canadian Institute of Heath Research (CIHR) grants and other peer reviewed grants. In April 2010, she was recognized as the Researcher of the Month by the Canadian Cancer Society. Erin Teaches a graduate course on the measurement of patients’ preferences in health care decision making at the University of Toronto.

Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases

Clinic Office
Mount Sinai Hospital
455-600 University Ave.
Toronto, ON   M5G 1X5

Administrative Assistant
David Woodley
Phone: 416-586-4800 x 6872
Fax: 416-586-1586

Research Office
Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases
60 Murray Street, L3-007, Box 23
Toronto, ON M5T 3L9

Research Coordinator
Selina Schmocker
Phone: 416-586-4800 x 2159
Fax: 416-586-5932

PA-Principal Author; SRI-Senior Responsible Investigator; CPA-Co-Principal Author; C-Collaborator

  • Kennedy ED, Blair JE, Ready R, Wolff BG, Steinhart AH, Carryer PW, McLeod RS: Patients' perceptions of their participation in a clinical trial for postoperative Crohn's disease.  Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology 1998;12:287-291.  PA
  • Brenneman FD, Wright JG, Kennedy ED, McLeod RS: Outcomes research in surgery.  World Journal of Surgery 1999;23:1210-1214.  C
  • Urbach DR, Kennedy ED, Cohen MM: Colon and rectal anastomoses do not require routine drainage.  Annals of Surgery 1999;29:172-180.  C
  • Kennedy ED, Detsky AS, Llewellyn-Thomas HA, O'Connor BI, Varkul M, Steinhart AH, Cohen Z, McLeod RS: Can the standard gamble be used to determine the utility for uncertain health states? An example using post-operative maintenance therapy in Crohn's disease.  Medical Decision Making 2000;20:72-78.  PA
  • MacLean AR, O'Connor BI, Mukraj D, Kennedy ED, Parkes R, MacRae HM, Cohen Z, McLeod RS: Risk of small bowel obstruction following ileoanal pouch anastomosis.  Annals of Surgery 2002;235:200-206.  C
  • Kennedy ED, Urbach DR, Krahn M, Cohen Z, Steinhart AH, McLeod RS: Azathioprine or ileocolic resection for steroid dependent terminal ileal Crohn's disease? A decision analysis.  Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2004;47:2120-2130.  PA
  • Kennedy ED, Rothwell DM, MacRae HM, Cohen Z, McLeod RS: Increased experience and surgical technique lead to improved outcome after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis: a population based study.  Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2006;49:958-965.  PA
  • Kennedy ED, To T, Steinhart AH, Detsky AS, Llewellyn-Thomas HA, McLeod RS: Do patients consider post-operative maintenance therapy for Crohn's disease worthwhile? Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2008;14:224-235.  PA
  • Nenshi R, Urbach DR, Simunovic M, Baxter N, Gunraj N, Kennedy ED, Schultz S, Wilton D: Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgery.  In: Atlas of Cancer Surgery in Ontario. Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto. 2008.  C
  • McLeod RS, Schmocker S, Kennedy ED: Management of colon cancer in the elderly.  Geriatrics and Aging 2009;12:374-381.  PA
  • Spiegle G, Leon-Carlyle M, Schmocker S, Fruitman M, Milot L, Gagliardi A, Smith A, McLeod R, Kennedy ED: Development of a synoptic MRI report for primary rectal cancer.  Implementation Science 2009;4:6.  SRI
  • Leon-Carlyle M, Spiegle G, Schmocker S, Gagliardi A, Urbach D, Kennedy E: Using patient and physician perspectives to develop a shared decision making framework for colorectal cancer.  Implementation Science 2009;4;5.  SRI
  • Chetty R, Serra S, Kennedy ED, Govender D: Oncocytic rectal adenocarcinomas. Human Pathology 2009: 40(4): 478-483. C
  • Kennedy ED: Management of the low risk malignant polyp - is watchful waiting the best option? Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2010;53:2.  PA
  • Brace C, Schmocker S, Huang H, Victor C, McLeod RS, Kennedy ED: Physicians' awareness and attitudes towards decision aids for patients with cancer.  Journal of Clinical Oncology 2010;28:2286-92.  SRI
  • Kennedy, ED: Reply to D Vordermark.  Journal of Clinical Oncology 2010;28(29): p e 568  PA
  • Kennedy ED: Management of the primary in stage IV disease.  Audio-Digest General Surgery 2010: 57.  PA
  • Sandroussi C, Brace C, Kennedy ED, Baxter NN, Gallinger S, Wei AC: Sociodemographics and comorbidities influence decisions to undergo pancreatic resection for neoplastic lesions.  Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2010;14:401-1208.  C
  • Larissa K. Temple, Erin D. Kennedy, Clifford Y. Ko: Canadian Association of General Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Canadian Society of Colorectal Surgeons and the American Society of Colorectal Surgeons: Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery - Colorectal Surgery.  Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2011;54:501-503. C
  • Kennedy ED, Schmocker S, Victor C, Baxter N, Kim, J, Brierley J, McLeod RS: Do   patients consider pre-operative chemoradiation for primary rectal cancer worthwhile? Cancer 2011; 117(13): 2853-2862. PA
  • Roy P, Serra S, Kennedy ED, Chetty R: The prognostic value of grade of regression and oncocytic change in rectal adenocarcinoma treated with neo-adjuvant chemoradiotherapy. Journal of Surgical Oncology 2012; 105(2):130-4. doi: 10.1002/jso.22073. Epub 2011 Aug 12. C
  • Al-Sukhni E, Milot L, Fruitman M, Beyene J, Victor JC, Schmocker S, Brown G, McLeod RS, Kennedy ED: Diagnostic accuracy of MRI for assessment of T-category, lymph node metastases, and circumferential resection margin involvement in patients with rectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2012: DOI 10.1245/s10434-011-2210-5. SRI
  • Spiegle G, Al-Sukhni E, Schmocker S, Gagliardi AR, Victor JC, Baxter NN, Kennedy ED: Patient decision aids for cancer treatment: are there any alternatives? Accepted for publication in Cancer (February 2012). SRI

Submitted Manuscripts

  • Spiegle G, Schmocker S, Huang H, Victor JC, Law C,  McCart AJ, Kennedy ED: Physicians' Awareness of Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer Carcinomatosis. Submitted to the Canadian Journal of Surgery (February 2012). SRI
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