Tanuja Damani, MD, FACS

Dr. Tanuja Damani is the Chief of the Surgical Services at NYU Langone Health, Manhattan Campus as well as the Chief of Division of General Surgery and Surgical Director of the Center for Esophageal Health. She is also the Program Director for the Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Fellowship at NYU Langone and Associate Professor of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Dr. Damani is a national proctor and case observation surgeon in the field of robotic foregut surgery, and is one of the four national mentors for robotic foregut surgery selected by the American Foregut Society.
She has been in practice for over 18 years after having completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at University of California at San Francisco, and her surgical experience includes over 3,000 laparoscopic procedures and over 1,400 robotic procedures. She specializes in robotic and foregut/esophageal surgery.
Dr. Damani regularly presents at major national society meetings and has authored numerous publications in robotic and esophageal surgery. She is a champion for women in surgery and has been invited to give talks nationally on mentorship, gender equity, and work-life integration in surgery. Dr. Damani is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, serves on the Foregut Task Force and Robotics committee for of the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and sits on the Program Planning committee for the American Foregut Society. She has several publications in peer-reviewed journals on robotic and esophageal surgery.