Ankit Sarin has been appointed chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery at UC Davis Health. He will also serve as vice chair of robotics and new technologies, and as associate professor within the Department of Surgery.
Sarin comes to UC Davis from UC San Francisco where he was an associate professor of colorectal surgery. During his tenure there, Sarin held various roles, including clinic director of colorectal surgery and director of robotic surgery.
“I am honored to join the Department of Surgery at UC Davis,” Sarin said. “These are exciting times at UC Davis with the start of new programs such as complex robotic colorectal surgery and upcoming expansions and clinical care.”
I am honored to join the Department of Surgery at UC Davis. These are exciting times at UC Davis with the start of new programs such as complex robotic colorectal surgery and upcoming expansions with new clinics and hospitals.”
Sarin was drawn to UC Davis by the opportunity to help build the Division of Colorectal Surgery from the ground up, addressing the significant need for state-of-the-art colorectal care in the region. Additionally, Sarin stated that Diana Farmer, chair of the Department of Surgery, has been a source of inspiration and played a key role in his decision to join UC Davis Health.
“Dr. Sarin is an exceptionally talented leader and surgeon whose excellence has driven advances in the field and helped countless patients,” Farmer said. “We are thrilled to have him join UC Davis Surgery and lead our colorectal surgery program.”
In his new role, Sarin will oversee the division and ensure the delivery of high-quality care to patients. He is committed to building a multidimensional division with a focus on education, research, and health equity. He is particularly excited about working with enthusiastic and dedicated young faculty members who represent the future of surgery.
Sarin started his role on April 1.
Sarin is married to a nephrologist and global health researcher at Stanford University Medical Center and has two daughters, ages 7 and 10.