Meet the Doctor

Dr. Shefali Agrawal, MD, MS, FACS

Senior Consultant
Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
Department of Surgical Oncology
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals
New Delhi, India
+91 8130009660

This symbol designates surgeons who are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. Surgeons who display this symbol are dedicated to the highest standards of patient care and continuing development of professional skills and competence. 

This symbol designates surgeons who are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. Surgeons who display this symbol are dedicated to the highest standards of patient care and continuing development of professional skills and competence.

Qualifications
Diplomate American Board of Surgery, USA
Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) Certification in HPB Surgery, USA
Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) Certification in Surgical Oncology, USA
Johns Hopkins Hospital Certification in Advanced Gastrointestinal (HPB) Surgery, USA
MS (General Surgery), University of Mumbai, Mumbai
MBBS, University of Delhi, Delhi

Surgical Fellowships
HPB Gastrointestinal Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
Surgical Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA
Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Cancer Centre, Mumbai

Surgical Residency
General Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York, USA

Surgical Specialty
Gastrointestinal cancer
Pancreatic, liver, biliary cancer
Research Interest
Clinical research evaluating outcomes in the management of liver, pancreatic and
gastrointestinal cancer

Invited Faculty, World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Seoul, South Korea, 2014

Dr. Shefali Agrawal is a Surgical Oncologist who focuses on the management of cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas and breast. Dr. Agrawal is specialized in Advanced Gastrointestinal (GI), Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery from the world-renowned Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA. Prior to joining Apollo Hospitals Dr. Agrawal was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Temple University of School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA. Dr. Agrawal has several publications in top surgical journals including Annals of Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, Cancer, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Journal of Surgical Oncology and contributions to book chapters. She is an Invited Speaker at premier international conferences and a member of several professional societies including International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Society of Surgical Oncology, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and American College of Surgeons.

Invited Faculty at the Asia-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Congress, Singapore, 2015

Invited Faculty, Asia-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Congress, Singapore, 2015

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Agrawal S. Prognostic biomarkers in pancreatic juice and bile of resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. World Journal of Clinical Oncology. 8(3):255-60; 2017.
  2. Agrawal S and Bal MM. Mucinous non-neoplastic cyst of the pancreas: Is surgical resection avoidable? ANZ Journal of Surgery. May 16, 2017.
  3. Agrawal S and Vohra S. Simultaneous Courvoisier’s law and double duct sign. Accepted World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2017.
  4. Agrawal S, Vohra S, Kashyap V, Rawat S. Eosinophilic ascites: A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 8(9):656-9; 2016.
  5. Agrawal S, Agarwal S, Arnason T, Saini S, Belghiti J. Management of hepatocellular adenoma: Recent advances. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 13(7):1221-30; 2015.
  6. Agrawal S, Patel H. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome. Surgery 153(4):601-2; 2013.
  7. Agrawal S and Daruwala C. Richter’s hernia. Clinical Imaging 37(3):593-4; 2013.
  8. Hoch M, Ali S, Agrawal S, Wang C, Khurana JS. Extraskeletal osteosarcoma. A case report and review of the literature. Journal of Radiology Case Reports 7(7):15-23; 2013.
  9. Agrawal S, Daruwala C, Khurana J. Distinguishing autoimmune pancreatitis from pancreaticobiliary cancers: Current strategy. Annals of Surgery 255(2): 248-258; 2012.
  10. Agrawal S, Khurana J, Sahu M. Hemorrhagic liver cyst. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 16(8): 1629-1631; 2012.
  11. Agrawal S, Khurana J, Daruwala C. Adenomyomatosis gallbladder: A malignant masquerader. Digestive and Liver Disease 44(11):e23; 2012.
  12. Agrawal S and Daruwala C. Metabolic syndrome and hepatic resection: Improving outcome. HPB (Oxford) 13:846-859; 2011.
  13. Agrawal S and Belghiti J. Oncologic resection for malignant tumors of the liver. Annals of Surgery 253(4):656-665; 2011.
  14. Agrawal S, Guadagnolo B, Ballo MT et al. The benefits of adjuvant radiation therapy after therapeutic lymphadenectomy for clinically advanced, high-risk, lymph node-metastatic melanoma. Cancer 115(24):5836-5844; 2009.
  15. Agrawal S, McCarron EC, Nava HR, Wilding GE, Rajput A. Surgical management and outcome in small bowel adenocarcinoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology 14(8):2263-2269; 2007.
  16. Agrawal S, Khoury T, Yu J, Javle MM, LeVea C, Groth J, Coignet LJ. CD24 expression is an independent prognostic marker in cholangiocarcinoma. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 11(4):445-451; 2007.
  17. Agrawal S, Reemtsma K, Bagiella E, Oluwole SF, Braunstein NS. Role of TAP-1 and/ or TAP-2 (Transporters associated with Antigen Presentation) antigen presentation defects in the tumorigenicity of mouse melanoma. Cellular Immunology 228:130-137; 2004.
  18. Agrawal S, Yao TJ, Coit DG. Surgery for melanoma metastatic to the gastrointestinal tract. Annals of Surgical Oncology 6(4):336-344; 1999.
  19. Oluwole SF, Chowdhury NC, Ingram M, Garrovillo M, Jin MX, Agrawal S. Mechanism of acquired thymic tolerance induced by a single major histocompatibility complex class I peptide with the dominant epitope: Differential analysis of regulatory cytokines in the lymphoid and intragraft compartments. Transplantation 68(3):418-429; 1999.
  20. Suciu-Foca N and Agrawal S. Experimental and clinical tolerance induction. Transplantation Proceedings 30(5):2435-2437, 1998.
  21. Agrawal S, Deshmukh SP, Patil PK, Bhansali MS, Bhatt RG, Badwe RA, Deshpande RK, Desai PB. Intrathoracic anastomosis after esophageal resection for cancer. Journal of Surgical Oncology 63(1):52-56; 1996.
  22. Agrawal S, Rao RS, Parikh DM, Parikh HK, Borges AM, Sampat MB. Histologic trends in thyroid cancer 1969-1993: A clinicopathologic analysis of the relative proportion of anaplastic carcinoma    of thyroid. Journal of Surgical Oncology 63(4):251-255; 1996.
  23. Agrawal S. Diagnostic accuracy and role of fine needle aspiration cytology in management of thyroid nodules. Journal of Surgical Oncology 58(3):168-172; 1995.
  24. Dempsey DT and Agrawal S. Open Cholecystectomy. In: UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), Waltham, MA, 2011.
  25. Schoemann MB, Bechtold DC, Agrawal S, Lentz CW. Wound Healing. In: Molnar JA ed. Nutrition and Wound Healing. Florida: CRC Press, 2006: 65-86. 

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

  1. Agrawal S. What is autoimmune pancreatitis? East and West. Invited Speaker, Session: Benign HPB Diseases, 5th Biennial Congress of Asia-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Singapore, March 20, 2015.
  2. Agrawal S. The challenge of diagnosing autoimmune pancreatitis: Clinical presentations and diagnostic criteria. 5th Biennial Congress of Asia-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Singapore, March 18, 2015.
  3. Agrawal S et al. Management of hepatocellular adenoma: Recent advances. 5th Biennial Congress of Asia-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Singapore, March 2015.
  4. Agrawal S. How to avoid unnecessary surgery for autoimmune pancreatitis. Biennial world congress of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Seoul, South Korea, March 2014.
  5. Agrawal S et al. Metabolic syndrome and hepatic resection: Improving outcome. Biennial world congress of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Paris, France, July 2012.
  6. Agrawal S et al. Oncologic resection for malignant tumors of the liver. Biennial congress of Asian Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Melbourne, Australia, September 2011.
  7. Agrawal S et al. Distinguishing autoimmune pancreatitis from pancreaticobiliary cancers: Current   strategy. Biennial congress of Asian Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Melbourne, Australia, September 2011.
  8. Agrawal S et al. Therapeutic lymphadenectomy alone versus adjuvant radiotherapy for regional nodal metastases from melanoma. Annual meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology, Chicago, IL, June 2008.
  9. Reddy S, Agrawal S et al. Surgical management of solid pseudopapillary neoplasms of the pancreas: Evaluation of clinical features and outcome in 34 patients. Annual meeting of Southern Surgical Association, West Palm Beach, FL, December 2008.
  10. Agrawal S et al. Survival and morbidity following therapeutic lymphadenectomy for regional nodal metastases from melanoma. Annual meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology, Chicago, IL, June 2007.
  11. Alassas M, Wang J, Agrawal S et al. Lymph node ratio as a predictive factor in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Annual meeting of American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Las Vegas, NE, April 2007.
  12. Agrawal S et al. CD24 expression is an independent prognostic marker in cholangiocarcinoma. Annual meeting of Society of Surgical Oncology, Washington D.C., March 2007.
  13. Agrawal S et al. Surgical management and outcome in small bowel adenocarcinoma. Annual meeting of Society of Surgical Oncology, Washington D.C., March 2007.
  14. Wernberg J, Agrawal S et al. Second primary male breast cancer- A SEER database review. Annual meeting of Society of Surgical Oncology, Washington D.C., March 2007.
  15. Agrawal S et al. CD24 expression is an independent prognostic marker in cholangiocarcinoma.               Gastrointestinal Symposium- American Society of Clinical Oncology, Orlando, FL, January 2007.
  16. Agrawal S et al. Surgical management and outcome in small bowel adenocarcinoma.                     Gastrointestinal Symposium- American Society of Clinical Oncology, Orlando, FL, January 2007.
  17. Agrawal S et al. Role of TAP-1 and/ or TAP-2 antigen presentation defects in the tumorigenicity of mouse melanoma. 18th meeting of the European Association for Cancer Research, Innsbruck,     Austria, July 2004.
  18. Agrawal S et al. Surgery for melanoma metastatic to the gastrointestinal tract. Annual meeting of the Society of Surgical Oncology, Orlando, FL, March 1999.
  19. Agrawal S et al. Intrathoracic anastomosis after esophageal resection for cancer. 12th Asia Pacific Cancer Conference, Singapore, October 1995.
  20. Agrawal S et al. Histologic trends in thyroid cancer 1969-1993: The relative proportion of anaplastic carcinoma. 16th U.I.C.C. (Union Internationale Contre Cancer) Conference, New Delhi, India, November 1994.
  21. Agrawal S. Diagnostic accuracy and role of fine needle aspiration cytology in management of thyroid nodules. 7th Annual Meeting of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology, Kolkata, India, February 1994.

HONORS AND AWARDS

1.   Surgical management and outcome in small bowel adenocarcinoma. First place winner, Annual Essay Contest, Western New York Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Buffalo, New York, December 2006.

2.   Use of ultraviolet-B irradiated bone marrow cells and nonlethal myeloablative conditioning for induction of stable lymphohematopoietic chimerism and transplantation tolerance in cardiac allografts. Agrawal S et al. Awarded Start-Up Funds by the Research Committee, Department of Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, New York for laboratory research project, November 1997.

MEMBERSHIPS OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
Asia-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
Society of Surgical Oncology
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Association for Academic Surgery
American College of Surgeons