Simran Randhawa, MBBS
Assistant Professor, Surgery-Cardiothoracic

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Medical School:
  • MBBS, Dayanand Medical College (2013)
Residency:
  • Albert Einstein Healthcare Network Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2019)
Fellowships:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital, Thoracic and Cardiac (2021)
Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu
Department: Surgery-Cardiothoracic

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor

Recognition & Awards

  • Teaching Award for resident and medical student education, Washington University St Louis, Department of General Surgery (2021)
  • Administrative Chief Resident, Einstein Healthcare Network, Department of General Surgery (2019)
  • Mohan B. Das Award for Outstanding performance as Chief Resident in General Surgery, Einstein Healthcare Network, Department of General Surgery (2019)
  • Robert G. Somers Award for Outstanding performance as a Resident Educator in General Surgery, Einstein Healthcare Network, Department of General Surgery (2019)
  • Inductee, Gold Humanism Honor Society Residency Chapter, Thomas Jefferson University (2018)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2021)
    School of Medicine, Surgery

Publications

  • Randhawa SK, Roberts SH, Puri V. Disparities in Lung Transplantation. Thorac Surg Clin. 2022 Feb;32(1):51-55. PubMed PMID: 34801195
  • Randhawa SK, Patterson GA. Single-stage tracheal transplantation-From bench to bedside. Am J Transplant. 2021 Oct;21(10):3223-3224. PubMed PMID: 34331841
  • Randhawa S, Meyers B. Future Treatment of Emphysema with Roles for Valves, Novel Strategies and Lung Volume Reduction Surgery. Thorac Surg Clin. 2021 May;31(2):221-227. PubMed PMID: 33926675
  • Randhawa S, Trikalinos N, Patterson GA. Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Lung. Thorac Surg Clin. 2021 Nov;31(4):469-476. PubMed PMID: 34696859
  • Randhawa S, Moon MR. Comment on Sex Parity in Cardiothracic Surgery Training: Significant Strides but Miles to go. Ann Surg. 2021 Dec 1;274(6):e848. PubMed PMID: 33214459
  • Randhawa S, Trikalinos N, Patterson GA. Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Lung. Thorac Surg Clin. 2021 Nov;31(4):469-476. PubMed PMID: 34696859
  • Randhawa SK, Patterson GA. Single-stage tracheal transplantation-From bench to bedside. Am J Transplant. 2021 Oct;21(10):3223-3224. PubMed PMID: 34331841
  • Erkmen CP, Randhawa S, Patterson F, Kim R, Weir M, Ma GX. Quantifying Benefits and Harms of Lung Cancer Screening in an Underserved Population: Results From a Prospective Study. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jun 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34091014
  • Randhawa SK, Yang Z, Morkan DB, Yan, Chang SH, Hachem RR, Witt CA, Byers DE, Kulkarni HS, Guillamet RV, Kozower BD, Nava RG, Meyers BF, Patterson GA, Kreisel D, Puri V. One-Year Survival Worse for Lung Retransplants Relative to Primary Lung Transplants. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 May 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33964255
  • Randhawa S, Meyers B. Future Treatment of Emphysema with Roles for Valves, Novel Strategies and Lung Volume Reduction Surgery. Thorac Surg Clin. 2021 May;31(2):221-227. PubMed PMID: 33926675
  • Randhawa S, Moon MR. Comment on Sex Parity in Cardiothracic Surgery Training: Significant Strides but Miles to go. Ann Surg. 2021 Dec 1;274(6):e848. PubMed PMID: 33214459
  • Randhawa S, Lancaster T, Abarbanell A, Eghtesady P, Nath DS: Infant en bloc Lung transplantation. Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2021
  • Randhawa S, Ma GX, Erkmen CP: Poor Adherence to Annual Lung Cancer Screening Exacerbated during COVID-19. Society of Thoracic Surgeons, virtual, 2021
  • Randhawa SK, Puri V. Commentary: The changing risk paradigm in lung cancer: Are we opening Pandora's box?. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep;160(3):836-837. PubMed PMID: 32008763
  • Randhawa S, Sferra SR, Das C, Kaiser LR, Ma GX, Erkmen CP. Examining Gender Differences in Lung Cancer Screening. J Community Health. 2020 Oct;45(5):1038-1042. PubMed PMID: 32323173
  • Randhawa S, Drizin G, Kane T, Song GY, Reilly T, Jarrar D. Lung Cancer Screening in the Community Setting: Challenges for Adoption. Am Surg. 2018 Sep 1;84(9):1415-1421. PubMed PMID: 30268168
  • Randhawa S, Moore RF, DiSesa V, Kaiser L, Ma GX, Jaklitsch MT, Erkmen CP. Role of Thoracic Surgeons in Lung Cancer Screening: Opportune Time for Involvement. J Thorac Oncol. 2018 Mar;13(3):298-300. PubMed PMID: 29472053
  • Erkmen CP, Mitchell M, Randhawa S, Sferra S, Kim R, DiSesa V, Kaiser LR, Ma GX. An Enhanced Shared Decision Making Model to Address Willingness and Ability to Undergo Lung Cancer Screening and Follow-Up Treatment in Minority Underserved Populations. J Community Health. 2018 Feb;43(1):27-32. PubMed PMID: 28612174
  • Dhir T, Weiss E, Wolanin K, Randhawa S, Samuel S, Minimo C, Becker G, McGreen B, Kriza C, Patel N, Kaplan M, Leung P. The impact of enoxaparin administration in relationship to hemorrhage in mild traumatic brain injury. Injury. 2018 Dec;49(12):2174-2177. PubMed PMID: 30266292
  • Randhawa S, Kaiser L, Ma GX, Erkmen CP. Lung Cancer Screening: Where Do Surgeons Stand?. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Dec;225(6):829. PubMed PMID: 29173336
  • Randhawa S, Bhullar JS, Rana G, Bhullar A, Mittal VK, Goriel Y. Necrotizing fasciitis--a sinister complication of hemorrhoidectomy. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2015 Jun;30(6):851-2. PubMed PMID: 25367181
  • Randhawa S, Puri V, Patterson GA: Lung Transplantation. In press Sabiston and Spencer Surgery of the Chest, 10e. 2021
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Practice Locations

UCHealth Thoracic Surgery - Anschutz Medical Campus
1665 Aurora Court
Anschutz Cancer Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-2799

Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Administration Medical Center
1700 Wheeling St
Aurora, CO 80045
303-399-8020

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Thoracic and Cardiac
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery - Adult General Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Cancers
  • Cancers - Lung Cancer
  • Cancers - Thoracic (Tracheal, Esophageal)
  • Organ Transplant - Lung transplant
  • Organ Transplant
  • Surgery - Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Surgery - Lung Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery - Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery - Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery - Infectious Lung Disease
  • Digestive System - Surgical Endoscopy
  • Digestive System
  • Digestive System - Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Zenker’s diverticulum
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
  • Lungs and Breathing
Clinical Interests
I am interested in lung cancer screening and prevention, lung cancer surgery, esophageal cancer surgery, esophageal reflux disease surgery, endoscopy for diagnosis and management of dysphagia, airway surgery for tracheal tumors, bronchoscopy for diagnosis and therapeutic interventions, lung volume reduction surgery for COPD and lung transplantation, mediastinal tumor surgery such as for thymomas, surgery for hyperhidrosis, robotic thoracic surgery, and advanced thoracoscopic surgery including VATS lobectomy/segmentectomy for lung cancer or Infectious lung disease.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MBBS, Dayanand Medical College (2013)
Residency Programs:
  • Albert Einstein Healthcare Network Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2019)
Fellowships:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital, Thoracic and Cardiac (2021)
Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu
Department: Surgery-Cardiothoracic
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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