Uma Phatak, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Surgery

Uma Phatak
88 East Newton Street


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.


  • New Jersey Medical School, MD
  • The University of Texas Health Science C, MS
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology, BS


  • Published on 11/15/2018

    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. 2018 Nov 15. PMID: 30451743.

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  • Published on 12/1/2017

    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.

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  • Published on 8/1/2016

    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.

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  • Published on 12/22/2015

    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.

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  • Published on 10/2/2015

    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.

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  • Published on 8/20/2015

    Phatak UR, Albarado R, Eachempati SR. Acute Cholecystitis. Management of acute cholecystitis in high risk patients. Springer International Publishing. 2015; 137-146.

  • Published on 11/7/2014

    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.

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  • Published on 5/29/2014

    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.

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  • Published on 4/1/2014

    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.

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  • Published on 1/29/2014

    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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