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

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

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery, 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
  • Anal Cancer
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Presacral Tumors
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • 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.

  • 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

  1. Green CA, O'Sullivan PS, Sarin A, Chern H. Microanalysis of video from a robotic surgical procedure: implications for observational learning in the robotic environment. J Robot Surg. 2018 Sep 01. View in PubMed
  2. Deiss T, Chen LL, Sarin A, Naidu RK. Patient-reported outcomes 6 months after enhanced recovery after colorectal surgery. Perioper Med (Lond). 2018; 7:19. View in PubMed
  3. Savoie MB, Paciorek A, Zhang L, Van Blarigan EL, Sommovilla N, Abrams D, Atreya CE, Bergsland EK, Chern H, Kelley RK, Ko A, Laffan A, Sarin A, Varma MG, Venook AP, Van Loon K. Vitamin D Levels in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Before and After Treatment Initiation. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2018 Jul 30. View in PubMed
  4. Sarin A, Chen LL, Wick EC. Enhanced recovery after surgery-Preoperative fasting and glucose loading-A review. J Surg Oncol. 2017 Oct; 116(5):578-582. View in PubMed
  5. Sarin A, Litonius ES, Naidu R, Yost CS, Varma MG, Chen LL. Successful implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery program shortens length of stay and improves postoperative pain, and bowel and bladder function after colorectal surgery. BMC Anesthesiol. 2016 08 03; 16(1):55. View in PubMed
  6. Sarin A, Safar B. Management of radiation proctitis. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2013 Dec; 42(4):913-25. View in PubMed
  7. Lin MY, Tavakol MM, Sarin A, Amirkiai SM, Rogers SJ, Carter JT, Posselt AM. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is safe and efficacious for pretransplant candidates. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2013 Sep-Oct; 9(5):653-8. View in PubMed
  8. Lin MY, Tavakol MM, Sarin A, Amirkiai SM, Rogers SJ, Carter JT, Posselt AM. Safety and feasibility of sleeve gastrectomy in morbidly obese patients following liver transplantation. Surg Endosc. 2013 Jan; 27(1):81-5. View in PubMed
  9. Sarin A, Milsom JW, Shukla PJ. Letter 1: Randomized clinical trial of laparoscopic versus open left colonic resection (Br J Surg 2010; 97: 1180-1186). Br J Surg. 2011 Jan; 98(1):156; author reply 157. View in PubMed
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