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Ruchi Thanawala, M.D., M.S.

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  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Special focus

  • Thoracic Surgery

Education and training

    • B.A., 2003, Duke University
    • M.D., 2008, Ross University School of Medicine
    • M.S., 2014, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • Residency

    • General Surgery, University of Massachusetts, Springfield, MA, 2012-2018
  • Fellowship

    • Research, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts, 2010-2012
    • Surgical Education Research, Association of Surgical Education, 2016-2018
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 2018-2020
  • Certifications

    • Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery, 2017
    • Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery, 2017
    • American Board of Surgery, 2019

Memberships and associations:

  • Association of Surgical Education
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • American College of Surgery
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 (63 Ratings, 17 Reviews)

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