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Sandhya Bondada Kumar, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Division of General Surgery

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Princeton University - B.S.E. 2004
University of Kentucky College of Medicine - 2008

  • Intern - University of California Los Angeles 2008 - 2009
  • Resident - University of California Los Angeles 2009 - 2010
  • Resident - University of California San Francisco 2012 - 2014
  • Chief Resident - University of California San Francisco 2014 - 2015
  • Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery- University of California San Francisco 2017 - 201
  • T32 Training Grant GI Lab 2010 - 2011
  • Advancing Training in Clinical Research Certificate 2016 - 2017
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • Outcomes in Obesity
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Bariatrics
  • Foregut Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Bariatrics
  • Reflux
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Surgical outcomes

Dr. Kumar completed her B.S.E. at Princeton University in 2004, majoring in Operations Research and Financial Engineering. She then attended medical school at the University of Kentucky followed by residency at the University of California Los Angeles. She then transferred to UCSF and completed her residency in General Surgery in 2015. From 2015 - 2017 she was a Clinical Instructor on the Acute Care Surgery Service at Parnassus. She then completed her fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatrics also at UCSF. At ZSFG she will focus on expanding the General Surgery practice. Her research focuses on surgical outcomes and bariatrics.

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  1. Johnson CL, Schwartz H, Greenberg A, Hernandez S, Nnamani Silva ON, Wong LE, Martins DB, Broering JM, Kumar SB, Bongiovanni T, Wick EC, Roman SA. Patient Perceptions on Barriers and Facilitators to Accessing Low-acuity Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic. J Surg Res. 2021 08; 264:30-36. View in PubMed
  2. Kumar SB, Hamilton BC, Wood SG, Rogers SJ, Carter JT, Lin MY. Is laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy safer than laparoscopic gastric bypass? a comparison of 30-day complications using the MBSAQIP data registry. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2018 03; 14(3):264-269. View in PubMed
  3. Wang J, Paris PL, Chen J, Ngo V, Yao H, Frazier ML, Killary AM, Liu CG, Liang H, Mathy C, Bondada S, Kirkwood K, Sen S. Next generation sequencing of pancreatic cyst fluid microRNAs from low grade-benign and high grade-invasive lesions. Cancer Lett. 2015 Jan 28; 356(2 Pt B):404-9. View in PubMed
  4. Cattaruzza F, Johnson C, Leggit A, Grady E, Schenk AK, Cevikbas F, Cedron W, Bondada S, Kirkwood R, Malone B, Steinhoff M, Bunnett N, Kirkwood KS. Transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 mediates chronic pancreatitis pain in mice. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2013 Jun 01; 304(11):G1002-12. View in PubMed
  5. Bondada S, Chestovich P, Kee S, DeUgarte D. Ganglioneuroblastoma masquerading as a traumatic lumbar artery injury and hematoma. Am Surg. 2012 Jan; 78(1):E15-6. View in PubMed
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