Uma Phatak, MD

Assistant Professor, Surgery

Uma Phatak
88 East Newton Street


Uma Phatak, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine. Since her graduation from medical school she has given presentations both nationally and internationally and completed teaching rounds. Before being appointed as a professor Dr. Phatak was a research assistant UMass Medical School and a teacher and tutor at Kaplan. Dr. Phatak is active in professional societies such as the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, Association for Academic Surgery, and the Society for the Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.


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


  • 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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  • Published on 12/1/2013

    Levy S, Tsao K, Cox CS, Phatak UR, Lally KP, Andrassy RJ. Component separation for complex congenital abdominal wall defects: not just for adults anymore. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Dec; 48(12):2525-9. PMID: 24314197.

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