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Shishir K. Maithel

Shishir K. Maithel, MD, FACSName:

Shishir K. Maithel, MD, FACS


Undergrad Institution; Degree and Major:

University of CA, San Diego - BA Psychology

Medical School:

University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

In practice since:


Your Specialty:

Surgical Oncology

How did you choose your specialty?

  • Inspiring
  • Challenging
  • Target patient population

What do you like MOST, and like LEAST, about your specialty?

I love it.  It’s very gratifying.  Sometimes emotionally and physically challenging, but in the end would not change a thing!

In your opinion, what attributes are important in anyone choosing this specialty?

  • Dedication
  • Compassion
  • Empathy
  • Maturity
  • Technical skill

Hobbies/special interests:

  • My two kids
  • Sports
  • Music