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Sanjay Krishnaswami M.D.

    • Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery School of Medicine

Dr. Sanjay Krishnaswami joined OHSU Doernbecher’s Division of Pediatric Surgery in 2005 where, in addition to his clinical work, he serves as educational director and associate program director for the pediatric surgery fellowship at OHSU. His primary clinical interest is neonatal minimal access surgery, and he has particularly extensive experience in the thoracoscopic repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). His current research focuses on outcomes of minimal access repair of CDH and the needs assessment and allocation of resources for surgical services in resource-poor countries.

Consistent with his interest in international health, Dr. Krishnaswami has developed continuing clinical and research collaborations with and served as visiting faculty to several institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa and India and is co-editor of the Global Paediatric Surgery Network.

On a personal note, he is an avid sports fan who enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.

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  • B.S., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 1992
  • M.D., Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1996
  • Residency:

    • General surgery, Allegheny University of Health Sciences, Philidelphia, PA 1998
  • Fellowship:

    • Fellowship in pediatric surgery, Columbus Children's Hospital, Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, Columbus, OH 2005
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery, 2004


  • "Interest in international surgical volunteerism" Journal of Pediatric Surgery December 2011
  • "Commentary" Surgery (United States) March 2013
  • "Analysis of 29 consecutive thoracoscopic repairs of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in neonates compared to historical controls" Journal of Pediatric Surgery January 2009
  • "Thrombospondin-1 promotes proliferative healing through stabilization of PDGF" Journal of Surgical Research  2002
  • "Should intraoperative hypercapnea or hypercarbia raise concern in neonates undergoing thoracoscopic repair of diaphragmatic hernia of bochdalek?" Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques April 1 2009
  • "The global paediatric surgery network" World Journal of Surgery  2015
  • "Discordance of the pediatric surgeon's intraoperative assessment of pediatric appendicitis with the pathologists report" Journal of Pediatric Surgery  2010
  • "Academic Needs in Developing Countries" Journal of Surgical Research May 1 2010
  • "Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990-2013" The Lancet August 22 2015
  • "Assessing the efficacy of the fundamentals of research and career development course overseas" Journal of Surgical Research October 2010
  • "Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013" The Lancet January 10 2015
  • "The global paediatric surgery network" European Journal of Pediatric Surgery  2012
  • "Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 306 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 188 countries, 1990-2013" The Lancet November 28 2015
  • "A clinical tool for the prediction of venous thromboembolism in pediatric trauma patients" JAMA Surgery January 1 2016
  • "The pediatric surgery workforce in low- and middle-income countries" Seminars in Pediatric Surgery February 1 2016
  • "Minimizing variance in pediatric gastrostomy" American Journal of Surgery November 5 2015
  • "The global burden of injury" Injury Prevention February 1 2016
  • "A cost and outcome analysis of pediatric single-incision appendectomy" Journal of Surgical Research June 15 2016
  • "Pediatric surgical capacity in Africa" Journal of Pediatric Surgery December 27 2016
  • "Use of computerized interview scheduling program for pediatric surgery match applicants" Journal of Pediatric Surgery March 7 2017
  • "Utilizing technology to improve intraoperative family communication" American Journal of Surgery January 10 2017
  • "Erratum to" World Journal of Surgery June 22 2017
  • "Development of a Unifying Target and Consensus Indicators for Global Surgical Systems Strengthening" World Journal of Surgery May 15 2017
  • "Performance characteristics of magnetic resonance imaging without contrast agents or sedation in pediatric appendicitis" Pediatric Radiology June 19 2017
  • "Minimizing variance in Care of Pediatric Blunt Solid Organ Injury through Utilization of a hemodynamic-driven protocol" Journal of Pediatric Surgery  2017
  • "Limiting thoracic CT" Journal of Pediatric Surgery  2017
  • "Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 328 diseases and injuries for 195 countries, 1990–2016" The Lancet September 16 2017
  • "Healthcare Access and Quality Index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2015" The Lancet July 15 2017
  • "Guide to research in academic global surgery" Surgery (United States) January 1 2017
  • "An academic career in global surgery" Surgery (United States) January 1 2017

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