About Uma Sachdeva, MD, PhD

Dr. Sachdeva is a thoracic surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She received her MD and PhD in cell and molecular biology through the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Pennsylvania, after completing an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Harvard College. She is a graduate of the MGH General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery training programs. She practices all aspects of thoracic surgery, with a specific interest in thoracic oncology, including esophageal and lung cancers. She also leads a lab-based research effort studying the molecular pathways that underlie development of esophageal cancer and its precursor lesions, including Barrett’s esophagus. She is the recipient of the 2nd David C. Sabiston Research Scholarship from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and the 2021 Research Scholarship from the Thoracic Surgery Foundation.

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Mass General Surgery: Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2100

Salem Hospital
81 Highland Ave.
Salem, MA 01923
Phone: 978-741-1200

Medical Education

  • PhD, MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Residency, Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins

American Board Certifications

  • General Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

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