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01. Doctor Overview
Dr. Sabha Ganai is a surgical oncologist. She specializes in peritoneal surface malignancies, including peritoneal mesothelioma. Dr. Ganai currently serves as Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is also a Clinical Investigator at Sanford Research. Dr. Ganai researches rural cancer disparities, with the goal of promoting health equity.
At Sanford Health, Dr. Ganai specializes in complex surgical oncology. She is the only board-certified surgeon in this field at the treatment center.
Dr. Ganai was the first surgeon to perform heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in southern Illinois. HIPEC is a promising treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma. Dr. Ganai also has years of experience in the multidisciplinary management of peritoneal mesothelioma and other peritoneal surface malignancies.
As a clinical investigator, Dr. Ganai has been involved in many studies. She is the author or co-author of more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. These articles have been published in journals such as Cancer Gene Therapy, The American Journal of Surgery, Annals of Surgery and more.
02. Doctor Fast Facts
Doctor Fast Facts
Main Specialty: Surgical Oncology
Other Interests & Specialties: Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), peritoneal mesothelioma, peritoneal surface malignancies, esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, melanoma, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cysts and sarcoma.
Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Surgery Certifications in Complex General Surgical Oncology and General Surgery, Gold Foundation: Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award recipient in 2017, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract: Healthcare Disparities Research Award recipient in 2015, Southern University of Illinois’ Outstanding Surgical Educator of the Year recipient in 2014, Tufts University Excellence in Teaching Award recipient in 2010, American College of Surgeons appointee to the Commission on Cancer
Education & Experience:
- Medical Degree from USC Keck School of Medicine
- Residency at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine
- Fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology at University of Chicago Medical Center
Quality of life in the high-risk candidate for lung resection. Thoracic Surgery Clinics. November 2012;22(4):497-508. doi: 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2012.07.005
Adverse outcomes of geriatric patients undergoing abdominal surgery who are at high risk for delirium. Archives of Surgery. November 2007;142(11):1072-8. doi: 10.1001/archsurg.142.11.1072
Oligo- and polymetastatic progression in lung metastasis(es) patients is associated with specific microRNAs. PLOS One. December 2012;7(12):e50141. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050141
Ethics and genomic medicine, how to navigate decisions in surgical oncology. Journal of Surgical Oncology. January 2015;111(1):18-23. doi: 10.1002/jso.23771
Additional information on Dr. Ganai’s publications available here.