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From ISU Student to Prominent Transplant Surgeon

Idaho State University Graduate Dr. Sujit Sakpal will be discussing his path from a student at ISU to becoming a prominent transplact surgeon. Sakpal is a Transplant Surgeon and Intensivist in the Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin as well as the Solid Organ Transplant Joint Program at Froedtert Hospital & Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Sakpal will be speaking with students about his journey on Monday, April 24 at 1:30 pm in the Plant Science Building Room 114. Light refreshments will be served and all students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Beyond the craft of surgery and immunosuppressive therapy associated with organ transplantation, Sakpal has keen interest in advancing the care of critically ill end-stage organ failure patients before and after transplantation. Sakpal received his medical degree from Saint George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He completed his General Surgery Training in New York and New Jersey at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University, New York Hospital Queens: an Affiliate of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center: an Affiliate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, respectively. He devoted two years of his formative surgical training as a Clinical Research Fellow at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center in collaboration with, and as a Research Associate at, the Tata Memorial Hospital & Cancer Research Centre in Mumbai, India. He has published more than 30 articles in medical and surgical journals and presented at various national and international conferences. Sakpal earned his ASTS-certified multi-organ abdominal transplant surgical fellowship training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Kovler Organ Transplantation Center in Chicago. Succeeding, he then pursued another fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics in Madison.


Written by: Jake Dixon