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Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD, FACS

Executive Committee CREATES & UPMC
Director of Thoracic Robotic Surgery & Co-Director of the Esophageal Surgery Institute
Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD., FACS., is an internationally recognized thoracic surgeon who extensive expertise and experience in minimally invasive and Video Assisted Thoracic Surgical (VATS) approaches including esophagectomy for esophageal cancer, VATS lobectomy for lung cancer, VATS thymectomy for thymoma, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for GERD, laparoscopic surgery for achalasia, and laparoscopic repair of giant paraesophageal hernias (GPEH). Dr. Sarkaria is renowned as a leader and innovator in the development of robotic-assisted surgery for thoracic diseases and, prior to coming to UPMC, pioneered efforts to develop these approaches at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Board-certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery, Dr. Sarkaria earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. He completed a residency in general surgery and cardiac surgery fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center. He also completed fellowships in thoracic surgical oncology and cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and an additional fellowship in minimally invasive thoracic surgery at UPMC. Dr. Sarkaria currently serves as Vice Chairman Affairs, Director of Thoracic Robotic Surgery, and Co-Director of the Esophageal Surgery Institute at UPMC.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, May 15
 

8:00am EDT