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Ankit Sarin, M.D., MHA, FACS, FASCRS

Ankit Sarin, M.D., MHA, FACS, FASCRS

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Division of Surgical Oncology, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgical Director, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)

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(415) 885-3606 Patients & Clinic

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Sherwood College, 1997

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, 2003

Masters in Health Administration, Washington University School of Medicine, 2005

  • Resident, General Surgery, NY Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY 2005-2009
  • Chief Resident, General Surgery, NY Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY 2009-2010
  • Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 2011-2012
  • Fellow, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 2012-2013
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colitis
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids and Fistulae
  • Rectal prolapse

Ankit Sarin M.D., MHA is a colorectal surgeon specializing in the surgery of the colon, rectum, anus and related GI tract. Dr. Sarin is certified by the American Board of Surgery as well as the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. His surgical practice is based primarily at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Care Center at UCSF Mt. Zion, although he also operates at UCSF medical center at Moffitt-Long Hospital.

Dr. Sarin received his M.D. degree with distinctions from Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India. He went on to pursue a Master's degree in health administration at Washington University in St. Louis during which he received High Honors in academics. He completed his general surgery residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

After finishing his residency, Dr. Sarin spent a year at the University of California - San Francisco pursuing a minimally invasive surgery fellowship in order to train in advanced laparoscopy. This was followed by a second fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Barnes Jewish Hospital / Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He has received numerous academic awards during medical school and training.

Dr Sarin is a member of the American College of Surgeons, of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. His areas of expertise include colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease, benign anal & rectal disease and pelvic floor disorders. He is particularly interested in using advanced minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy, robotics and trans-anal endoscopic microsurgery in the treatment of such disorders.

  Confired By    
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2016
  • High honors for Excellence in Scholarship
  • Washington University in St Louis - Health Administration Program
  • 2005
  • Dr. Sarin has an interest in identifying the role of minimally invasive and newer techniques in colon and rectal surgery. This is in keeping with a larger interest in improving peri-operative care of surgical patients. He is the Surgical Director of the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery program at UCSF which is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and other healthcare professionals working collaboratively to implement highly effective, evidenced-based interventions and protocols that accelerate recovery following surgery. 

    Ankit Sarin Talk

    Surgery Grand Rounds - 9/28/2016

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    1. Watanaskul S, Schwab ME, Chern H, Varma M, Sarin A. Robotic transanal excision of rectal lesions: expert perspective and literature review. J Robot Surg. 2022 Oct 16. View in PubMed
    2. Brand NR, Greenberg AL, Chiou SH, Adam M, Sarin A. Association of Distance, Region, and Insurance With Advanced Colon Cancer at Initial Diagnosis. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 09 01; 5(9):e2229954. View in PubMed
    3. Watanaskul S, Schwab ME, Colley A, Chern H, Varma MG, Hoffman WY, Sarin A. Robotic repair of perineal hernias: a video vignette and review of the literature. Surg Endosc. 2022 Aug 18. View in PubMed
    4. Greenberg AL, Kelly YM, Sarin A, Varma MG. Proof-of-concept for intervention to prevent post-operative ileus in patients undergoing ileostomy formation. Perioper Med (Lond). 2022 Jul 12; 11(1):25. View in PubMed
    5. Schwab ME, Hernandez S, Watanaskul S, Chern H, Varma M, Sarin A. Comparison of advanced techniques for local excision of rectal lesions: a case series. BMC Surg. 2022 Mar 27; 22(1):117. View in PubMed
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