ALBANY, N.Y., January 13, 2005 –Ankesh Nigam, M.D., has been appointed associate professor of surgery in the division of general surgery and the section of surgical oncology at Albany Medical Center. He will specialize in all aspects of surgical oncology, including minimally invasive cancer surgery, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, esophageal and complicated gastrointestinal surgery.
Dr. Nigam recently served as assistant professor of surgery, chief of surgical oncology and associate director of the surgical residency program at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He has also held appointments at the Lehigh Valley Hospital and Penn State University College of Medicine, the Scott and White Memorial Hospital and Texas A & M University College of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital. “We are delighted to add such a highly skilled and dynamic individual to our surgical team,” said David J. Conti, M.D., director of transplantation, head of the division of general surgery and professor of surgery. “Dr. Nigam’s hope and ours is that we will be able to provide all aspects of surgical care to oncology patients without them having to leave the region and the comforts of remaining close to home.”
Dr. Nigam has served as principal investigator for numerous research efforts and has been published in several journals including Leukemia Research, Oncology and the International Journal of Oncology, to name a few.
He received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine in 1990. He went on to complete a nine-year training program in general surgery and surgical oncology with advanced training in gastrointestinal surgery.
He resides in East Greenbush with his wife, Sujatha Ayyagari Nigam, M.D., who is an anesthesiologist at Albany Medical Center, and their two sons.