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Sajid A Khan

MD, FACS, FSSO
Associate Professor of Surgery (Oncology); Section Chief, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) and Mixed Tumors; Co-Director of Team Science, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI)

Contact Information

Sajid A Khan, MD, FACS, FSSO

Patient Care Locations

Lab Location

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Surgical Oncology

    PO BOX 208062

    New Haven, CT 06520-8062

    United States

Appointments

Biography

Sajid Khan, MD is an Associate Professor of Surgery (Oncology), Section Chief of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary & Mixed Tumors at Yale School of Medicine, and Co-Director of Team Science at Yale Center for Clinical Investigation. Dr. Khan is nationally recognized for superb clinical care and excellence in cancer research. He earned his medical degree from State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse and is Board Certified in both Complex General Surgical Oncology and General Surgery. He completed general surgery training at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR and Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore in the Bronx, NY. He also completed a research fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY and a clinical and research fellowship in surgical oncology at The University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Watch a video with Dr. Sajid Khan >>

Dr. Khan is dedicated to improving the lives of cancer patients through his busy clinical practice and federally funded research. His clinical practice specializes in the surgical management of patients with tumors of the liver, pancreas, bile ducts, gallbladder, stomach, and colon. Additionally he treats individuals diagnosed with melanoma, sarcoma, neuroendocrine tumors, and pancreatic cysts. His commitment to his patients and their families incorporates a multidisciplinary team approach, excellent communication, and state of the art minimally invasive surgery to provide an exceptional patient experience. Nationally, he is consistently in the top 1 percentile rank for patient satisfaction.  He is an active member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Center (NCCN), Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO),  Society of University Surgeons (SUS), Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI), Yale Cancer Center, and Yale School of Medicine Admissions Committee.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Khan is also involved in translational research studying cancer metastasis and differences in tumor biology based on race/ethnicity and sex.  Dr. Khan is an NIH-funded, well published, surgeon-scientist who uses modern molecular biology to improve our understanding and treatment of patients with gastrointestinal cancers. Using molecular and clinical markers, the Khan Lab studies the scientific underpinnings of liver metastasis and identifies cancer patients who may benefit from liver surgery. In addition, his lab studies the relationship of tumor metabolites and RNA expression with race/ethnicity and sex. He also performs clinical outcomes research for all types of gastrointestinal cancers.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship (Clinical)
    University of Chicago Medical Center (2013)
  • Residency (Chief)
    Oregon Health and Science University (2010)
  • Residency
    Oregon Health and Science University (2009)
  • Fellowship (Research)
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2007)
  • Residency
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center (2005)
  • MD
    State University of New York Upstate Medical University (2003)
  • BS
    Siena College, Biology (1999)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Research Prize, Population ScienceYale Cancer Center Annual Conclave2023
Basic Science Research Second PlaceAmerican College of Surgeons Clinical Congress (Medical Student Education)2022
First Prize ResearchAmerican College of Surgeons, CT Chapter Meeting2022
Top Doctor AwardCastle Connolly2022
Membership InductionSociety of University Surgeons2022
Platinum Quality AwardYale New Haven Health, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Bridgeport2021
Best DoctorsConnecticut Magazine2021
Regional Top Doctor AwardCastle Connolly2021
Platinum Quality AwardYale New Haven Health, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Bridgeport2020
Fairfield County's Top DoctorWestport Magazine, Fairfield Living Magazine, Greenwich Magazine, New-Canaan-Darien Magazine, Stamford Magazine2020
Regional Top Doctor, SurgeryCastle Connolly2020
Platinum Quality AwardYale New Haven Health, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Bridgeport2019
Regional Top Doctor, SurgeryCastle Connolly2019
Poster Grand Rounds Top 5 Scoring PostersSociety of Surgical Oncology Scientific Program2019
Poster Grand Rounds Top 25% Scoring PostersSociety of Surgical Oncology Scientific Program Committee2019
Clinical Science Award Winner (Mentor)New England Surgical Society Annual Meeting2018
Capstone MentorFrank H. Netter MD School of Medicine2018
Plenary Presentation, Top AbstractsDigestive Disease Week, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract2018
Platinum Quality AwardYale New Haven Health, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Bridgeport2018
Nominee for Honors in Medical Student Thesis (Mentor)Yale University School of Medicine2018
New York Metro Area Top DoctorCastle Connolly2018
Fairfield County's Top DoctorsWestport Magazine and Greenwich Magazine2018
Clinical Translational Science Award ScholarNational Institutes of Health/Yale Center for Clinical Investigation2017
Ohse New Investigator AwardYale Department of Surgery2017
Platinum Quality AwardYale New Haven Health, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Bridgeport2017
New York Metro Area Top Doctor, SurgeryCastle Connolly2017
Platinum Quality AwardYale New Haven Health, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Bridgeport2016
New York Metro Area Top Doctor, SurgeryCastle Connolly2016
Regional Top Doctor, SurgeryCastle Connolly2015
General Surgery Resident Teaching AwardYale University School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Health System Bridgeport Hospital2015
Platinum Quality AwardYale New Haven Health, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Bridgeport2015
Ohse Surgical Research AwardYale Department of Surgery2015
Platinum Quality AwardYale New Haven Health at Bridgeport2014
Donald D. Trunkey Ethics and Professionalism AwardOregon Health and Science University2010
1st Prize, Resident Award - Outstanding Research PresentationNorthwest Society of Colorectal Surgeons2008
Martin Howard Memorial Award - Best Basic Science and Clinical Research PaperOregon Health and Science University2008
Baker-Moseley Award - Best Clinical Research PresentationAmerican College of Surgeons, WA/OR Chapter2008
Moseley Award - Best Basic Science Research PresentationPortland Surgical Society2008
Nicholae Vasilescu Intern of the YearAlbert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center2004
Coordinator of Syracuse Health FairSUNY Upstate Medical University2001
Co-Founder/Coordinator of Adopt-A-School ProgramCity of Syracuse/SUNY Upstate Medical University2001
Magna Cum LaudeSiena College1999
Presidential ScholarSiena College1998
President Biology ClubSiena College1998

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Society of University SurgeonsRepresentative2022 - Present
Association for Academic SurgeryMember2021 - Present
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), Research CommitteeCommittee Member2019 - Present
Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), Colorectal Disease Site Working GroupCommittee Member2019 - 2021
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)Neuroendocrine Tumor Panel Committee, Member2017 - Present
Yale School of MedicineAdmissions Committee, Member2017 - Present
Smilow Cancer HospitalPark Avenue Medical Center Advisory Board2016 - Present
America Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA)Research Committee, Member2016 - 2019
New England Surgical Society (NESS)Member2015 - Present
Yale Cancer Center, Protocol Review CommitteeCommittee Member2015 - 2019
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)Program Subcommittee Small Bowel, Member2015 - 2018
Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA)Member2015 - Present
Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)Gastrointestinal Disease Site Work Group, Member2015 - 2018
Yale Department of SurgerySurgical Clerkship Mentorship Program, Mentor2014 - Present
Yale New Haven Health SystemOncology Clinical Program Team, YNHHS Bridgeport Hospital, Member2014 - Present
Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG)Member2014 - Present
Yale School of MedicineFaculty Research Advisor2013 - Present
Yale New Haven Health SystemCancer Committee, YNHHS Bridgeport Hospital, Member2013 - Present
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)Member2013 - Present
American College of Surgeons (ACS)Fellow2013 - Present
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)Member2012 - Present
Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)Fellow2012 - Present

Departments & Organizations