Malini D Sur, MD
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Surgery
Malini D. Sur, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a board certified surgeon specializing in surgical oncology, and her clinical focus includes treatment of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, pancreas, breast, and endocrine system, as well as melanoma and sarcoma. After graduating from Harvard College, she received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she was honored with the Eugene W. Friedman, MD, Prize for Clinical Excellence. She went on to complete her general surgery residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was appointed Administrative Chief Resident and awarded the Arthur H. Aufses, Sr. Prize in Surgery for her scholarship, concern for patients, and outstanding teaching. Subsequently, Dr. Sur completed an accredited fellowship in complex general surgical oncology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. During this time, she worked with the Chicago Pancreatic Cancer Initiative to improve the prediction of postoperative outcomes in elderly patients undergoing pancreatic surgery. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she completed a surgical ethics fellowship at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and was selected as a Surgical Education Research Fellow by the Association for Surgical Education.
Dr. Sur is skilled in both open and laparoscopic approaches in oncologic surgery and strongly values an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. She feels privileged to have an immediate impact on her patients through surgery, while also cultivating long lasting relationships through her care. She is also interested in the role of medical ethics in surgical oncology as it relates to communication between surgeons and patients and among physicians, and how improvements in these areas might enhance patient outcomes. She has authored several publications and given presentations in both surgical oncology and ethics. She is a member of the Society for Surgical Oncology, the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, and the American College of Surgeons.
American Board of Surgery
- Abdominal Desmoid Tumor
- Breast Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Colorectal Resection
- Gallbladder Cancer
- Laparoscopic Intestinal Surgery
- Liver Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Stomach Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
AB, Harvard College
MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Internship, General Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency, General Surgery, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship, Surgery Oncology, University of Chicago Hospitals
Arthur H. Aufses, Sr. Prize in Surgery
Medical Student Teaching Award
Eugene W. Friedman, MD, Prize for Clinical Excellence
David McCord Prize for the Arts
Harvard College Scholarship for Academic Achievement
Sur MD, In H, Sharpe SM, Baker MS, Weichselbaum RR, Talamonti MS, Posner MC. Defining the Benefit of Adjuvant Therapy Following Resection for Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma. Annals of surgical oncology 2015 Jul; 22(7).
Sur MD, Namm JP, Hemmerich JA, Buschmann MM, Roggin KK, Dale W. Radiographic Sarcopenia and Self-reported Exhaustion Independently Predict NSQIP Serious Complications After Pancreaticoduodenectomy in Older Adults. Annals of surgical oncology 2015 Nov; 22(12).
Sur MD, Schindler N, Singh P, Angelos P, Langerman A. Young surgeons on speaking up: when and how surgical trainees voice concerns about supervisors' clinical decisions. American journal of surgery 2016 Feb; 211(2).
Sur MD, Angelos P. Ethical Issues in Surgical Critical Care: The Complexity of Interpersonal Relationships in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Journal of intensive care medicine 2016 Aug; 31(7).
Sur MD, Romanoff AM, Greenstein AJ, Greenstein AJ. Laparoscopic ileocolic resection for perforated Crohn's disease in pregnancy. Journal of Crohn's & colitis 2013 Sep; 7(8).
Butala P, Greenstein AJ, Sur MD, Mehta N, Sadot E, Divino CM. Surgical management of acute right lower-quadrant pain in pregnancy: a prospective cohort study. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2010 Oct; 211(4).
Telem DA, Sur M, Tabrizian P, Chao TE, Nguyen SQ, Chin EH, Divino CM. Diagnosis of gastrointestinal anastomotic dehiscence after hospital discharge: Impact on patient management and outcome. Surgery 2010 Jan; 147(1).
Sur MD, Nguyen SQ, Labow DM, Scordi-Bello I, Lento PA, Hyun JG. Pseudoxanthoma elasticum: a case of total gastrectomy for gastric hemorrhage. The American surgeon 2008 Apr; 74(4).
Sur MD, Choi EA. When should patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer receive chemotherapy?. In: Difficult Decisions in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery – An Evidence-Based Approach. New York, Springer;.
Sur MD, Divino CM. Non-acute abdominal conditions. In: Hamilton-Bailey’s Demonstrations of Physical Signs in Clinical Surgery. 19th edition.
Sur MD, Weber K. Hypercalcemia. In: Common Surgical Diseases: An Algorithmic Approach. 3rd edition. New York, Springer;.
Sur MD, Katz LB. Evolution of Ventral and Incisional Hernia Repair. In: SAGES Manual of Hernia Repair. New York, Springer;.