Dr. Ulka Sachdev-Ost: Surgery, Science, Diversity

Dr. Sachdev-Ost graduated from medical school at Icahn School of Medicine in New York City, where she stayed to complete both her general surgery residency and vascular surgery fellowship. During her residency she also completed 2 research years in basic science at Mount Sinai and Rockefeller University studying platelet-leukocyte interactions in vascular disease. She then went on to UPMC in 2006 as a surgeon-scientist, where she also secured an independent R01 grant in 2018. Dr. Sachdev heads a research lab that focuses on the role of Toll-like receptors in angiogenesis and muscle regeneration. She is currently the site chief of vascular surgery at Magee Women’s Hospital, the associate program director of the vascular surgery residency and fellowship at UPMC and was recently appointed as an associate editor for clinical research focused on diversity, equity and inclusion at JVS.


Useful links:

Dr. Sachdev-Ost Editorial “Moving ahead”: https://www.jvascsurg.org/article/S0741-5214(20)32361-2/fulltext

Recruiting women to vascular surgery and other surgical specialties: https://www.jvascsurg.org/action/showPdf?pii=S0741-5214%2812%2901613-8