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Kulmeet Sandhu, MDKulmeet Sandhu, MD, FASMBS, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine

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Practicing locations

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Surgery - Glendale

Areas of Treatment

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hiatal Hernia & Paraesophageal Hernia
  • Achalasia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Incisional or Ventral Hernia
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Gastroparesis


  • General Surgery including Upper Endoscopy
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Minimally-Invasive Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopy


Dr. Kulmeet Sandhu is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She obtained her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. She then completed her general surgery internship and residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She completed her fellowship training in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center before joining USC where she hopes to further develop her dedication to teaching residents and medical students.

Dr. Sandhu's interests include bariatric surgery, surgery for reflux disease, and surgery for hiatal and paraesophageal hernias. She is also interested in complex incisional and ventral hernia repair.

She is currently the medical student surgery clerkship director.


  • Boston University School of Medicine (M.D. 2007)
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst (M.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2002; B.S. in 2001)


  • Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, General Surgery 2007-2012


  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery 2012-2013

Professional Society Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Society for surgery of the alimentary tract


  • Outstanding Contribution to Medical Student Education 2016-2017
  • Top Doctors Pasadena Magazine 2015-2016
  • Outstanding Teaching to Medical Students of Keck School of Medicine 2014
  • Montefiore Dept of Surgery Research Day Poster Winner, 2012
  • Leo M. Davidoff Society Teaching Award, 2009-2012
  • Nicolae Vasilescu Intern of the Year Award, 2008
  • MFS Civic Impact Award and Scholarship, 2003
  • Howard Hughes Fellowship-Research Experience for Undergraduates, 2000
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 1998
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, 1998


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