Samantha Hendren

Samantha Hendren, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery


Samantha Hendren, MD, MPH is Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. Hendren is a colorectal surgeon, who trained at Yale (MD), Rochester (MPH), Penn (General Surgery), and Toronto (Colorectal Surgery).

Dr. Hendren's research focuses on improving the quality of care for colorectal cancer. She also studies the effects of regional collaboration on general surgery outcomes across the state of Michigan. Dr. Hendren also studies cancer health disparities and the quality of life of cancer survivors.  Her research has been funded by the National Cancer Institute and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Research Foundation.

Published Articles or Reviews

Hendren S, O’Connor BI, Liu M, Asano T, Cohen Z, Swallow CJ, MacRae HM, Gryfe R, McLeod RS. Prevalence of male and female sexual dysfunction is high following surgery for rectal cancer. Annals of Surgery. 242(2):212-23, 2005 Aug. PMID: 16041212

Hendren S, Birkmeyer JD, Yin H, Banerjee M, Sonnenday C, Morris AM. Surgical complications are associated with omission of chemotherapy for stage III colorectal cancer. Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 Dec;53(12):1587-93. PMID: 21178851

Hendren S, Englesbe MJ, Brooks L, Kubus J, Yin H, Campbell DA Jr. Prophylactic antibiotic practices for colectomy in Michigan. Am J Surg. 2011 Mar;201(3):290-3; discussion 293-4. PMID: 21367365

Hendren S, Chin N, Fisher S, Winters P, Griggs J, Mohile S, Fiscella K. Patients’ Barriers to Receipt of Cancer Care, and Factors Associated with Needing More Assistance from a Patient Navigator. Journal of the National Medical Association, 2011 Aug;103(8):701-10. PMID: 22046847

Hendren S, Griggs JJ, Epstein R, Humiston S, Jean-Pierre P, Winters P, Sanders M, Loader S, Fiscella K. Randomized controlled trial of patient navigation for newly diagnosed cancer patients: effects on quality of life. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Oct;21(10):1682-90. PMID: 23045543

Hendren S, Banerjee M, Fritze D, Kubus J, Englesbe M, Campbell DA. Antibiotic Choice Is Independently Associated with Risk of Surgical Site Infection after Colectomy: a Population-Based Cohort Study. Annals of Surgery. 2013 Mar;257(3):469-75. PMID: 23059498

Krell RW, Girotti ME, Fritze D, Campbell DA, Hendren S. Hospital readmissions after colectomy: a population-based study. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Dec;217(6):1070-9. PMID: 24246621

Hendren S, Winters P, Humiston S, Idris A, Li SX, Ford P, Specht R, Marcus S, Mendoza M, Fiscella K. Randomized, controlled trial of a multimodal intervention to improve cancer screening rates in a safety-net primary care practice. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jan;29(1):41-9. PMID: 23818159

Morris AM, Regenbogen SE, Hardiman KM, Hendren S. Sigmoid Diverticulitis: A Systematic Review. JAMA. 2014;311(3):287-297. PMID: 24430321

Sheetz KH, Waits SA, Krell RW, Morris AM, Englesbe MJ, Mullard A, Campbell DA, Hendren S. Complication rates of ostomy surgery are high and vary significantly between hospitals. Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 May;57(5):632-7. PMID: 24819104

Waits SA, Fritze D, Banerjee M, Zhang W, Kubus J, Englesbe MJ, Campbell DA Jr, Hendren S. Developing an argument for bundled interventions to reduce surgical site infection in colorectal surgery. Surgery. 2014 Apr;155(4):602-6. PMID: 24468041

Hendren S, McKeown E, Morris AM, Wong SL, Oerline M, Poe L, Campbell DA Jr, Birkmeyer NJ. Implementation of a hospital-based quality assessment program for rectal cancer. J Oncol Pract. 2014 May;10(3):e120-9. PMID: 24839288

Abdelsattar ZM, Wong SL, Birkmeyer NJ, Cleary RK, Times ML, Figg RE, Peters N, Krell RW, Campbell DA Jr, Russell MM, Hendren S. Multi-institutional Assessment of Sphincter Preservation for Rectal Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Dec;21(13):4075-80. doi: 10.1245/s10434-014-3882-4. Epub 2014 Jul 8. PMID: 25001097

Hendren S, Hammond K, Glasgow SC, Perry WB, Buie WD, Steele SR, Rafferty J. Clinical practice guidelines for ostomy surgery. Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Apr;58(4):375-87. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000347. PMID: 25751793

Krell RW, Scally CP, Wong SL, Abdelsattar ZM, Birkmeyer NJ, Fegan K, Todd J, Henke PK, Campbell DA, Hendren S. Variation in Hospital Thromboprophylaxis Practices for Abdominal Cancer Surgery. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 May;23(5):1431-9. doi: 10.1245/s10434-015-4970-9. Epub 2015 Nov 13. PMID: 26567148

Regenbogen SE, Mullard AJ, Peters N, Brooks S, Englesbe MJ, Campbell DA Jr, Hendren S. Hospital Analgesia Practices and Patient-reported Pain After Colorectal Resection. Ann Surg. 2016 Dec;264(6):1044-1050. PMID: 26756749

Abdelsattar ZM, Wong SL, Regenbogen SE, Jomaa DM, Hardiman KM, Hendren S. Colorectal cancer outcomes and treatment patterns in patients too young for average-risk screening. Cancer. 2016 Mar 15;122(6):929-34. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29716. Epub 2016 Jan 25. PMID: 26808454

Nikolian VC, Kamdar NS, Regenbogen SE, Morris AM, Byrn JC, Suwanabol PA, Campbell DA Jr, Hendren S. Anastomotic leak after colorectal resection: A population-based study of risk factors and hospital variation. Surgery. 2017 Feb 18. pii: S0039-6060(17)30012-0. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2016.12.033. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28238345

Kanters A, Mullard AJ, Arambula J, Fasbinder L, Krapohl G, Wong SL, Campbell DA Jr, Hendren S. Colorectal cancer: Quality of surgical care in Michigan. Am J Surg. 2017 Mar;213(3):548-552. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.11.038. Epub 2016 Nov 27. PMID: 27939006