Uma Phatak, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Surgery

MD, New Jersey Medical School
MS, The University of Texas Health Science C

Uma R. Phatak, MD, MS, Attending Surgeon, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, received her medical degree from New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. She completed her residency in General Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX. She also completed a Masters in Clinical Research at University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX. She completed a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Phatak is a member of professional societies such as the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the New England Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the American Medical Association, Association for Academic Surgery, and the Society for the Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.

Her clinical and research interests include improving outcomes after surgery in colorectal cancer, diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease, treatment of anorectal diseases such as hemorrhoids, fistula in ano, anal fissure, and fecal incontinence.

2005-2009 New Jersey Medical School: NJ Scholars
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  1. Davids JS, Lyu HG, Hoang CM, Daniel VT, Scully RE, Xu TY, Phatak UR, Damle A, Melnitchouk N. Female Representation and Implicit Gender Bias at the 2017 American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons' Annual Scientific and Tripartite Meeting. Dis Colon Rectum. 2019 Mar; 62(3):357-362. PMID: 30451743.
  2. Maykel JA, Phatak UR, Suwanabol PA, Schlussel AT, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Alavi K. Initiation of a Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision Program at an Academic Training Program: Evaluating Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes. Dis Colon Rectum. 2017 Dec; 60(12):1267-1272. PMID: 29112562.
  3. Alawadi Z, Phatak UR, Hu CY, Bailey CE, You YN, Kao LS, Massarweh NN, Feig BW, Rodriguez-Bigas MA, Skibber JM, Chang GJ. Comparative effectiveness of primary tumor resection in patients with stage IV colon cancer. Cancer. 2017 Apr 01; 123(7):1124-1133. PMID: 27479827.
  4. Alawadi ZM, Phatak UR, Kao LS, Ko TC, Wray CJ. Race not rural residency is predictive of surgical treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma: Analysis of the Texas Cancer Registry. J Surg Oncol. 2016 Jan; 113(1):84-8. PMID: 26696033.
  5. Alawadi ZM, Leal I, Phatak UR, Flores-Gonzalez JR, Holihan JL, Karanjawala BE, Millas SG, Kao LS. Facilitators and barriers of implementing enhanced recovery in colorectal surgery at a safety net hospital: A provider and patient perspective. Surgery. 2016 Mar; 159(3):700-12. PMID: 26435444.
  6. Phatak UR, Albarado R, Eachempati SR. Acute Cholecystitis. Management of acute cholecystitis in high risk patients. Springer International Publishing. 2015; 137-146.
  7. Eachempati SR, Cocanour CS, Dultz LA, Phatak UR, Albarado R, Rob Todd S. Acute cholecystitis in the sick patient. Curr Probl Surg. 2014 Nov; 51(11):441-66. PMID: 25497405.
  8. Phatak UR, Chan WM, Lew DF, Escamilla RJ, Ko TC, Wray CJ, Kao LS. Is nighttime the right time? Risk of complications after laparoscopic cholecystectomy at night. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Oct; 219(4):718-24. PMID: 25172046.
  9. Phatak UR, Li LT, Karanjawala B, Chang GJ, Kao LS. Systematic review of educational interventions for ostomates. Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 Apr; 57(4):529-37. PMID: 24608311.
  10. Nguyen MT, Phatak UR, Li LT, Hicks SC, Moffett JM, Arita NA, Berger RL, Kao LS, Liang MK. Review of stoma site and midline incisional hernias after stoma reversal. J Surg Res. 2014 Aug; 190(2):504-9. PMID: 24560428.
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