Dr. Nimesh P. Nagarsheth is an internationally-recognized Gynecologic Oncologist with practices at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey. In addition to serving on faculty as an Associate Professor at Mount Sinai, he also serves as Associate Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Mount Sinai; Director of Gynecologic Oncology and Associate Director of Robotic Surgery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Nagarsheth provides the full range of surgical and medical gynecologic oncology care, and is recognized as the world’s expert in performing Bloodless Surgery (transfusion-free surgery) in Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. In addition, his work and publications on humanistic care and the intersection of music and medicine have also gained him international recognition.
Dr. Nagarsheth graduated with honors (Alpha Omega Alpha) from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center, and completed his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Mount Sinai. Throughout his training and career, Dr. Nagarsheth has won numerous teaching, research, and clinical awards (including being recognized for his outstanding surgical skills by receiving first place in an international surgical film competition by the prestigious American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology). During his training, Dr. Nagarsheth also conducted cutting-edge research at New York University Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Dr. Nagarsheth has performed extensive research on the mechanisms of cancer prevention, including the hormonal manipulation of apoptosis. He is a lead author on a landmark study that provides the most convincing evidence yet for a novel theory of how birth control pills help prevent ovarian cancer. He has continued his research at Mount Sinai evaluating the role of hormonal effects on gynecologic organs, and has developed an extensive research background in blood management in the field of Gynecologic Oncology. He speaks frequently at national meetings and serves as a principal investigator for several national clinical trials. Recently, Dr. Nagarsheth was invited by Fran Drescher (U.S. Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women's Health Issues, Founder and Visionary, Cancer Schmancer Movement, and television star) to serve on the medical advisory board for the Cancer Schmancer Movement.
Dr. Nagarsheth is leading the way in humanistic patient care - specifically healing through the arts and music. An acclaimed musician and percussionist, in 2008, Dr. Nagarsheth joined with 5 other women’s cancer surgeons from around the country to launch an international campaign to raise awareness of gynecologic cancers through music and the arts. Dr. Nagarsheth and his colleagues formed the rock band N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease), writing, recording and performing original music to raise awareness and funds for women’s cancers http://nedtheband.com/
Shortly after its formation, N.E.D. received a recording contract from Motema Music, NYC a New York City based record label - and released their first album. In the past 4 years, the band has toured internationally and has become a significant fundraising platform for the Foundation for Women’s Cancer and Marjie’s Fund. N.E.D. released their second album, Six Degrees, in 2011.
The success of N.E.D. led Dr. Nagarsheth on a number of projects to improve quality of life for women’s cancer patients through music. In 2008, he published Music and Cancer, A Prescription for Healing with Jones & Bartlett Publishing http://www.motema.com/artist/ned. The book has received top reviews ranging from survivors to the past president of the American Cancer Society. Based on the concepts of his book, Dr. Nagarsheth’s talk - Music and Cancer – has received rave reviews and has been given at various events from survivor meetings to grand rounds at some of the top medical centers in the United States.
In 2011, Dr. Nagarsheth received the prestigious GOLD DOC Award recognizing his contributions to Humanism in Medicine. In January 2012, 201 Magazine featured Dr. Nagarsheth as one the “15 People to Watch in Healthcare” based partly on his work in music and medicine.
In 2012, Dr. Nagarsheth and his band members will be featured as the subject of a documentary film that captures story of their band N.E.D. The film, entitled Dancing With N.E.D., is being produced by Spark Media, Washington D.C. The film is a not for profit endeavor to serve as a vehicle to raise awareness for women’s cancer and the healing powers of music. A trailer of the film can be viewed at www.dancingwithned.com.
MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency, Obs/ Gyn
Duke University Hospital
Fellowship, Gynecology Oncology
Mount Sinai Hospital
Castle Connolly Top Doctor
New York Magazine Best Doctors
U.S. News and World Report Top Doctor
Named to Super Doctors List New York Metro Area-New York Times
Named one of the 15 People to Watch in Healthcare
Gold DOC Award for Humanism in Medicine
Patients Choice Award
Patients Choice Award
Patients Choice Award
SurgeryU-Top 10 Surgical Video Award
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
First Place Surgical Film
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologic Meeting
Alpha Omega Alpha Recipient
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Nagarsheth NP, Sharma T, Awan A. Blood salvage use in gynecologic oncology [abstract]. Transfusion 2009. 2009;.
Liu C, Nagarsheth N, Nezhat F. Laparoscopy and ovarian cancer: a paradigm change in the management of ovarian cancer? [abstract]. J Minim Invasive Gynec. 2009; 3:. 250-262.
Nagarsheth N, Bub D, Nezhat F. Laparoscopic bowel resection, anastomosis, and ileostomy/colostomy [abstract]. Laparascopic Surgery for Gynecologic Oncology, led., Mc Graw Hill Publishing. 2009; Abstract Chapter 7 83-112.
Nagarsheth N, Pinney S, Bassily-Marcus A, Anyanwu A, Friedman L, Beilin Y. Successful placement of a right ventricular assist device for treatment of a presumed amniotic fluid embolism [abstract]. Anesth Analgesia. 2008;.
Nagarsheth N, Shander A, Malovany R, Tzeng J, Ibrahim I. Bloodless Surgery in a Jehovah's Witness patient with a 12.7-kg uterine leimyosacroma [abstract]. J Surg Educ. 2007; 64:. 212-9.
Nagarsheth N, Nicastri D, Kashani M, Fried K. Complete Surgical Resection of a 40-cm Leimyosarcoma of the Large Bowel Mesentery [abstract]. J Surg Educ. 2007; 64:. 162-164.
Nezhat F, Mahdavi A, Nagarsheth N. Total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy using the harmonic shears. [abstract]. 2006;.
Nagarsheth N, Shander A, Malovany R, Tzeng J. Tzeng J, Ibrahim I. Bloodless surgery in a Jehovah's Witness patient with a 12.7-kg uterine leiomyosarcoma J Surg Educ 2007 Jul-Aug;64(4):212-9..;.
Nagarsheth N, Pinney S, Bassily-Marcus A, Anyanwu A, Friedman L, Belin Y. Successful placement of a right ventricular assist device for treatment of a presumed amniotic fluid embolism [abstract]. Anesth Analgesia. 2008;.
Liu C, Nagarsheth N, Nezhat F. Laparoscopy and ovarian cancer: a paradigm change in the management of ovarian cancer? [abstract]. 2009;.
Nagarsheth N, Sasan F. Bloodless surgery in gynecologic oncology [abstract]. Mt Sinai J Med. 2009;.
Nagarsheth N. Music and Cancer: A Prescription For Healing [abstract]. 2009;.
Nagarsheth N, Bub D, Nezhat F. Chapter 7: Laparoscopic bowel resection, anastomosis, and ileostomy/colostomy. New York: Mc Graw Hill Publishing/Laparoscopic Surgery for Gynecologic Oncology.; 2009(p. 83-112).
Nagarsheth N, Sharma T, Shander A, Awan A. Blood salvage use in gynecologic oncology. [abstract]. 2009;.
Nagarsheth N, Foreword I, Rabinowitz S. No Evidence of Disease. New York: Mentor Equity Press [abstract]. New York: Mentor Equity Press. 2010. P. xi- xiii).;.
Nezhat F, Cohen C, Nagarsheth N. Laparoscopy (Chapter 26). In: Smith, R; Del Priore, G; Coleman, R; Monaghan, [abstract]. J; editors. An Atlas of Gynecologic Oncology: Investigation and Surgery, 3rd ed. London: Informa Healthcare; . 2011;.
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