Niraj J. Gusani, MD, MS, FACS is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Surgery, Medicine, and Public Health Sciences at the Penn State College of Medicine. He is a member surgeon in the multidisciplinary Program for Liver, Pancreas, and Foregut Tumors within the Penn State Cancer Institute and the Section of Surgical Oncology. His clinical practice involves oncologic surgery for gastrointestinal tract, hepato-pancreato-biliary, adrenal, skin, and soft tissue malignancies, with a primary focus on diseases of the liver, pancreas, and bile ducts.
Dr. Gusani received his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He subsequently completed his surgical residency at the University of Chicago and fellowships in surgical research at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and surgical oncology at the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the faculty of the Penn State College of Medicine in 2007.
Dr. Gusani is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and the Society of Surgical Oncology. He serves as Chair of the Membership Committee of the Association for Academic Surgery, for which he also serves on the Executive Council. At Penn State College of Medicine he serves as Councilor for the Faculty Organization.
Dr. Gusani completed the Clinical Research Training Program at the Penn State College of Medicine, where he received a Master’s degree in Public Health Sciences through the NIH’s K-30 grants program in 2009. His research interests include epidemiology and patterns of care in gastrointestinal malignancies and the measurement of quality and costs of care in oncologic surgery.
Dr. Gusani has authored or co-authored 35 peer-reviewed publications and numerous book chapters and invited manuscripts. He serves as Associate Editor for the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery and a reviewer for several other surgical and oncology journals.
Dr. Gusani has an active presence on Twitter (@NirajGusani) and is very involved in helping other surgeons learn to harness new media and social media for professional use and patient education. During the 2011 and 2012 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress meetings he served as an official ACS Twitter Correspondent, helping to disseminate information about Congress programs in Surgical Oncology. In 2012 he was invited to be a guest speaker for the SAGES symposium “Social Media for Surgeons,” where he gave a talk entitled “Twitter for Surgeons.”