Gastric cancers, Hepatobiliary malignancies, Pancreatic diseases , Peritoneal surface malignancies , Soft-tissue sarcomas
Dr. Prakash K. Pandalai is a surgical oncologist at UK HealthCare who received his medical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. Before becoming a surgical oncologist, he was a general surgeon in both the hospital environment and in the armed forces.
Additionally, Dr. Pandalai has worked with the National Cancer Institute, where he conducted research as the principal, associate and lead investigator. His professional interests include topics pertaining to surgical oncology, such as outcomes and eliminating disparities, as well as the decision and cost analysis associated with surgical oncology and the economics of a multidisciplinary surgical oncology practice.
Dr. Pandalai has been published 31 times. His work has appeared in books, presentations and scientific journals, including the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
I believe that our patients put an enormous amount of faith and trust in our skills, knowledge, judgment and ultimately our caring and compassion. It is an honor and privilege to participate in their lives and share their journey.
Faculty RankAssistant Professor of Surgery
Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Michigan
Doctorate of Medicine, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio
General Surgery, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Surgical Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.
SurSurgical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute – Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
Certifications and Special Training
American Board of Surgery
Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor
Advanced Trauma Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Basic Life Support
- Robotic surgery
Cancer Center Member
- Translational Oncology
Markey Cancer Center
UK Markey Cancer Center800 Rose St.
Lexington, KY 40536
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