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Sandhya Anand Lagoo-Deenadayalan, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery
Office: 3454 B, Duke North, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3110 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

Education and Training

  • Research Assistant Professor, Surgery, University of Alabama Birmingham, 1992 - 1993
  • Transplantation Fellow, Surgery, University of Alabama Birmingham, 1990 - 1992
  • Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 1990
  • M.D., Gujarat University, B.J. Medical College (India), 1985


Aronson, Solomon, Gavin Martin, Padma Gulur, Mike E. Lipkin, Sandhya A. Lagoo-Deenadayalan, Christopher R. Mantyh, David E. Attarian, Joseph P. Mathew, and Allan D. Kirk. “Preoperative Optimization: A Continued Call to Action.” Anesth Analg 130, no. 4 (April 2020): 808–10.

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Aronson, Solomon, Sutton Murray, Gavin Martin, Jeanna Blitz, Timothy Crittenden, Mike E. Lipkin, Christopher R. Mantyh, et al. “Roadmap for Transforming Preoperative Assessment to Preoperative Optimization.” Anesth Analg 130, no. 4 (April 2020): 811–19.

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Wang, Alice, John Yerxa, Suresh Agarwal, Megan C. Turner, Vanessa Schroder, Linda M. Youngwirth, Sandhya Lagoo-Deenadayalan, and Theodore N. Pappas. “Surgical management of peptic ulcer disease.” Curr Probl Surg 57, no. 2 (February 2020): 100728.

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Wong, Serena P., Kahli M. Zietlow, Shelley R. McDonald, Atilio Barbeito, Cathleen S. Colon-Emeric, Sandhya A. Lagoo-Deenadayalan, Nancy Loyack, and Mitchell T. Heflin. “Delaying Elective Surgery in Geriatric Patients: An Opportunity for Preoperative Optimization.” Anesth Analg 130, no. 1 (January 2020): e14–18.

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Berger, Miles, David M. Murdoch, Janet S. Staats, Cliburn Chan, Jake P. Thomas, Grant E. Garrigues, Jeffrey N. Browndyke, et al. “Flow Cytometry Characterization of Cerebrospinal Fluid Monocytes in Patients With Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction: A Pilot Study.” Anesth Analg 129, no. 5 (November 2019): e150–54.

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Zietlow, Kahli E., Deborah Oyeyemi, Margaret Hardy, Shelley R. McDonald, Sarah Cook, Sandhya A. Lagoo-Deenadayalan, Mitchell T. Heflin, and Heather E. Whitson. “Cognition and Capacity to Consent for Elective Surgery.” In Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 229:S119–S119. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2019.


Qassamali, Sonia R., Sandhya Lagoo-Deenadayalan, Shelley McDonald, Brett Morgan, and Victoria Goode. “The importance of the STOP- BANG questionnaire as a preoperative assessment tool for the elderly population.” Geriatr Nurs 40, no. 5 (September 2019): 536–39.

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