Parul J. Shukla, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Office Phone: (212) 746-6030


Parul Shukla, MD is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Associate Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Shukla is an internationally known expert in gastrointestinal surgical oncology, and in particular hepato-pancreato-biliary pathology. He is an accomplished master surgeon with excellent clinical judgment and operative expertise. He has extensive experience in treating gastrointestinal cancers, and has a strong expertise as a colorectal laparoscopic surgeon.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Shulka 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 since 2006, and is a member of the editorial board for the World Gastroenterology Organization. Dr. Shukla is an invited reviewer for many international journals, and has been an invited lecturer at 128 international institutions.

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 an Invited Member of the International Panel of Experts; Gastric Cancer Working Group, Edinburgh by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2004. He received a Best Presentation Award in the Gastroenterology Section at the 51st Annual Conference of the International College of Surgeons in 2005. He was selected for inclusion in "Who's Who in Science & Engineering" and "Whos Who in Asia, and was named as the International Health Professional of the Year in 2007, by the International Biographical Centre in England. Dr. Shukla is a member of the Association of Surgeons of India and the Association of Colon and Rectal Surgeons of India, and has served since 2008 as Chairman of the Indian Council of Medical Research Gastric Cancer National Guidelines Task Force Committee.

Among Dr. Shukla's many journal publications, two papers have influenced surgical practice. He is the first author of a clinical review from the International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery regarding standardization in the reporting of pancreatic anastomoses, and his co-authors are two of the leading pancreatic surgeons in the world. The second seminal paper published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology highlights the management experience of gallbladder cancer at the Tata Memorial Hospital; Dr. Shukla analyzed these data to produce a novel scoring system for patients with this pathology. This was recognized as one of the largest series in the world literature regarding this disease.

His current clinical research at NYP/Weill Cornell centers on 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, luminal mapping of colorectal tumors and polyps, 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.

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1991 Grant Medical College (India)

Residency: 1994 JJ Hospital - Bombay

Residency: 1997 Tyrone County Hospital

Fellowship: 1998 Flinders Medical Center


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Associate Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College