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. 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 was appointed Senior House Officer at Tyrone County Hospital, Omagh, Northern Ireland from August, 1994 through July, 1995 and a Registrar at Whiteabby Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK from August 1995 through January, 1997. He was appointed Registrar at Flinders Medical Center in February, 1997 and Lecturer at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia in January, 1998 to February 1998. He returned to Belfast as a Registrar at Royal Victoria Hospital from February 1998 through September, 1998 and Queen Elizabeth Hospital from October, 1998 through September, 1999. He was appointed Assistant Professor at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India in November, 1999 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003. He was promoted to Professor of Surgical Oncology in 2010. He was attending surgeon in GI Surgical Oncology from 1999 to August 2011 and served as Officer in Charge of the GI Surgical Oncology Unit from 2003 until August 2011. He has been a member of their Institutional Review Board since 2000, and had served as the Joint Secretary of the hospital Data and Safety Monitoring Committee, Hospital Ethics Committee, and Hospital Scientific Review Committee. Dr. Shukla played a fundamental role as an educator of medical students and residents at Tata Memorial Hospital. He has served as mentor to innumerable students and colleagues, and whose wise counsel is often sought by fellow surgeons. He was invited frequently to lecture and present courses at area hospitals in Mumbai. Dr. Shukla's principal fields of research are in liver and gallbladder cancer, and he played a crucial role in conducting many prospective research studies regarding cancers of the stomach and colon....See Less
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Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
No malpractice claims found
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Colon & Rectal Surgery
Dr. Shukla does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Shukla's Board Certifications
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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal or Rectal Pain
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Destruction of Anal Tumor
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Transendoscopic Stent Placement
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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0 Board Actions
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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Grant Medical College
Medical School | Graduated 1991
JJ Group of Hospitals and Grant Medical College
Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
Jj Hospital-Bombay, India
Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
Tyrone County Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
Flinders Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Shukla has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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