Inderpal (Netu) Sarkaria, MD

Contact

Assistant

Marcia Albright
412-623-3086

Address

Shadyside Medical Building, 5200 Centre Ave, Suite 715 Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director of Thoracic Robotic Surgery
Co-Director, UPMC Esophageal Surgery Institute

Education and Training

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1990-1994
M.L.A., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1995-1996    
M.D., UMDNJ–New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, 1996-2000        
Assistant Surgeon PGY 1, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, 7/1/00-6/30/01
Assistant Surgeon PGY 2, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, 7/1/01-6/30/02
Assistant Surgeon PGY 3, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, 7/1/04-6/30/05
Assistant Surgeon PGY 4, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, 7/1/05-6/30/06
Assistant Surgeon PGY 5, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, 7/1/06-6/30/07
Administrative Chief, Department of Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital- Cornell, New York, NY, 7/1/06-6/30/07
Resident in Thoracic Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital- Cornell, New York, NY, 7/1/07-6/30/09
Rotating Fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 7/1/08-6/30/09
Administrative Chief Thoracic Fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 7/1/08-6/30-09
Resident in Thoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh PA, 10/1/08-11/30/08    
Fellow in Minimally Invasive Esophageal and Thoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh PA, 7/1/09-12/31/09

Professional Activities

Alpha Omega Alpha
Sigma Xi Honor Research Society
New York Academy if Sciences
American Association for Cancer Research
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
Esophageal Surgery Club
General Thoracic Surgery Club
American College of Surgeons
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Alumni Society

Journal Reviewing and Editorial Boards

Annals of Surgery, Co-Reviewer
Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Reviewer
Diseases of the Esophagus, Reviewer
European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Reviewer
Innovations, Reviewer
Journal of Gastroenterology Surgery, Co-Reviewer
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Reviewer
World Journal of Gastroenterology, Co-Reviewer
World Journal of Surgical Oncology, Reviewer

 

Research Interests

Development of advanced minimally invasive robotic approaches to thoracic surgery
Molecular characteristics of thoracic malignancies
Imaging techniques in patients with thoracic cancers            

 

Publications

Below is a seleted listed of Dr. Sarkaria's publications:

  1. Sarkaria IS. Pheochromoctoma. In: Extreme Surgical Recall. First Edition. Lorne H. Blackbourne ed. Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia; 2004.
  2. Sarkaria IS. Lung Physiology. In: Extreme Surgical Recall. First Edition. Lorne H. Blackbourne ed. Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia; 2004.
  3. Sarkaria IS. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. In: Extreme Surgical Recall. First Edition. Lorne H. Blackbourne ed. Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia; 2004.
  4. Sarkaria IS. Contributor. Surgical Recall. 4th Edition. Lorne H. Blackbourne ed. Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia; 2006.
  5. Sarkaria IS, Rizk N, Rusch VW. Lymphadenectomy for Esophageal Resections. Chapter 70 in Esophageal Tumors: Principals and Practice (Jobe, Hunter, and Thomas, eds.), First Editions,Demos Medical Publishing, New York; 2009
  6. Sarkaria IS. Lukrtich JD. Minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy: Combined laparoscopic and thoracoscopic approach. In: ECAB (Elsevier Clinical Advisory Board) – Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation. Pgs. 120-150. ISBN 978-81-312-2920-0
  7. Sarkaria IS, Rizk NP, Rusch VW. Surgery Techniques: Three Field Esophagectomy. In: Jobe B, Hunter J, Thomas C, Eds. Esophageal Tumors: Principles and Practice. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2011. (Chapter 70, pages 583-589.)
  8. Travis WD, Pietanza MC, Sarkaria IS. Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma. In: Johnson DH, et al. Eds. Textbook of Uncommon Cancer, 4th Edition; 2012
  9. Sarkaria IS, Pennathur A, Luketich JD.  Non-resectional alternatives in lung cancer treatments: radiofrequency ablation, cryotherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery. Chapter 58 in ESTS Textbook of Thoracic Surgery. In Press
  10. Sarkaria IS, Rizk NP. Robotic assisted minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy. In: Thoracic Surgery Clinics of North America, B. Park Ed, 2014
  11. Ripley T, Rizk NP, Sarkaria IS. Robotic esophagectomy. In: Textbook of GI and Hepatobiliary Surgery, 1st Edition; Publisher Jaypee Brothers; Ed. Nandakumar, In Press.
  12. Sarkaria IS and Rizk NP. Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (RAMIE): Ivor Lewis. In: Clavien, Sarr, Myazaki, Fong, Eds. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery. 2nd Edition. Springer. In Press.
  13. Karush J, Sarkaria IS. Robotic-assisted giant paraesophageal hernia repair ad Nussen fundoplication. In: Gaynor W, ed. Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: A Comparative Atlas. Elsevier. 2014
  14. Villa M and Sarkaria IS. Management of Intra-operative Crises. Thoracic Surgery Clinics, 2015, In Submission
  15. Sarkaria IS and Luketich JD. Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (Video-assisted and Robotic). Chapter in Shield’s General Thoracic Surgery. 8th ed. LoCicero, Feins, Rocco, Colson, and Meyers Eds., 2015 In preparation