Niraj J. Gusani, MD,FACS

Niraj J. Gusani, MD,FACS
Penn State Health Surgical Specialties
400 University Dr Cancer Institute T2400
Hershey, PA 17033
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  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Bile Duct Injuries
  • Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Neoplasms
  • Liver Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Oncology
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Regional Therapy for Cancer
  • Retroperitoneal and Extremity Sarcoma
  • Small Bowel Tumors
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery

Dr. Gusani is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and the Society of Surgical Oncology. He serves as Chair of the Membership Committee of the Association for Academic Surgery, for which he also serves on the Executive Council. He serves as Councilor for the Faculty Organization for Penn State College of Medicine.

Dr. Gusani completed the Clinical Research Training Program at the College of Medicine, and received a Masters degree in Public Health Sciences through the NIHs K-30 grants program in 2009. His research interests include epidemiology and patterns of care in gastrointestinal malignancies and the measurement of quality and costs of care in ecologic surgery. An active current focus of research involves the role of physical activity and prehabilitation in the outcomes of patients undergoing gastrointestinal cancer surgery.

Dr. Gusani has authored or co-authored 40 peer-reviewed publications and numerous book chapters and invited manuscripts.

Dr. Gusani has an active presence on Twitter (@NirajGusani) and is involved in helping other surgeons learn to harness new media and social media for professional use and patient education. In 2012 and 2013 he hosted symposia at national surgical conferences on surgeons and their use of new media, mobile applications, the internet, and social media.

Medical School
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine - 1998

Internship, Surgery, General
University of Chicago Medical Center (Illinois) - 2000

Residency, Surgery, General
University of Chicago Medical Center (Illinois) - 2005

Fellowship, Surgical Oncology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pennsylvania) - 2007

  • Associate Professor of Surgery and Public Health Sciences
  • Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society, 2013
  • • Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Cancer Care
  • • Survivorship and Quality of Life in Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, and Surgical Oncology Patients
  • • Epidemiology and Population-based Outcomes in Surgical Oncology
  • • Clinical outcomes in Melanoma and Sarcoma
  • • Clinical outcomes in Hepato-pancreato-biliary Oncology
  • • Clinical outcomes in Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • • Clinical outcomes in Endocrine Malignancies
  • • Role of Physical Activity and Prehabilitation in the Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery
  • Elected Councilor, PSUCOM Faculty Organization, 2011, 2012
  • Awarded Tenure, Penn State College of Medicine, 2013
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Liver, Pancreas and Foregut Cancer
  • Survivorship

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