Parul Shukla, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Office Phone: (646) 962-2270

Biography

Parul Shukla, MD is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and Associate Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He serves as the Medical Director of the surgical stepdown unit at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Shukla is an internationally known expert in gastrointestinal surgical oncology with extensive experience as a surgical oncologist, using laparoscopic, endoscopic, and robotic, and open techniques.

 

In his current practice in the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Shukla focuses his practice on the surgical removal of colorectal cancer and polyps, surgical intervention for inflammatory bowel disease, and various anorectal disorders. Dr. Shukla is skilled on all established minimally invasive surgical modalities, including laparoscopic, endoscopic and robotic techniques.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Shukla is a renowned researcher and educator. He is widely published with over 110 articles in peer reviewed medical journals and 11 book chapters. He has served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Colorectal Diseases. Dr. Shukla is an invited reviewer for many international journals, and has been an invited lecturer at 128 international meetings.

His current clinical research at NYP/Weill Cornell centers on luminal mapping of colon tumors and the implications associated with their placement, classification and substaging of Stage IV colorectal cancer tumors,  the application of "needlescopic" procedures to laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery, the expanded role of intraoperative carbon dioxide colonoscopy in the operating room, narrow-band imaging and vascularity of the anastomosis, endoluminal full-thickness closure of intestinal defects, the role of multi-photon microscopy in luminal diagnosis, the impact of obesity on outcomes of laparoscopic colectomy, and long-term outcomes of colon cancer after open and laparoscopic surgery.

Dr. Shukla is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow, and received an award as Traveling Fellow. Dr. Shukla has earned many honors and awards throughout his career. He was honored by the Caribbean Society of Endoscopic Surgeons for his contributions to the practice of advanced minimally invasive colorectal surgical techniques and was made an honorary member of the society. Dr. Shukla is a member of the Association of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), the Association of Surgeons of India, and the Association of Colon and Rectal Surgeons of India.

Dr. Shukla received his M.B.B.S. degree in 1991 and his Master of Surgery degree in 1994 from Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India. He completed general surgery residency training from 1991 to 1994 at Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals. He trained extensively in the United Kingdom and Australia from 1994 until 1999, including Registrar appointments at both Royal Victoria Hospital (1995-1997) and Queen Elizabeth Hospital (1998-1999) in Belfast, Northern Ireland as well as Flinders Medical Center in Adelaide, Australia (1997-1998). He accepted an appointment of Assistant Professor at Tata Memorial Hospital in November of 1999. He received several promotions in his time there, ultimately serving as Professor of Surgical Oncology and Chief of the GI Surgical Oncology Unit until departing August 2011, shortly thereafter joining Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Education

1991 Grant Medical College (India)

Residency: 1994 JJ Hospital - Bombay

Residency: 1997 Tyrone County Hospital

Fellowship: 1998 Flinders Medical Center

Locations

1315 York Avenue 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10021

Phone: (646) 962-2270

Fax: (212) 746-6370

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Associate Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College