Sabha Ganai MD

Professional Overview

Board-Certified Surgical Oncologist

Sabha Ganai MD is a board-certified Cancer Surgeon, Ethicist, and Population Health Scientist who is currently serving as a GI Surgical Oncologist at Sanford Health in Fargo, North Dakota. She is Board Certified in Public Health, Complex General Surgical Oncology, and General Surgery with expertise in Surgical Ethics and Rural Cancer Disparities.

Sanford Health is one of the largest operating U.S. healthcare systems. It is focused on providing exceptional healthcare to all of its patients and constantly innovating to improve the standards of service it offers. Sanford’s services particularly emphasize senior health, the importance of global clinics, and genomic medicine. Continuing research is also a priority, along with discovering new ways to provide affordable health coverage to patients.

In her role at Sanford, Dr. Sabha Ganai focuses on providing care for people with gastrointestinal malignancies, hepato-pancreaticobiliary, and peritoneal carcinomatosis.

As a healthcare professional, Dr. Sabha Ganai has expertise in the multidisciplinary management of pancreatic, foregut, as well as hepatobiliary tumors, parathyroid and thyroid diseases, retroperitoneal sarcomas, and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Oncology and the cancer treatment process can be a daunting and overwhelming experience, so one primary area of focus for Sabha Ganai MD is working to simplify the complex information for her patients to help them gain a more complete understanding of their treatment while ensuring that her patients receive the best care. A compassionate and driven Surgical Oncologist, Dr. Ganai has a multifaceted professional life touching multiple areas of medicine. 

In one aspect of her career, Sabha Ganai MD researches rural disparities in medicine, healthcare, and cancer treatments across the country, seeking to serve the surgical needs and provide compassionate healthcare to people with cancer in rural America. As an academic, her interests include ethics, surgical education, health geographics, and translational research that examines the biology of metastasis. 

In her role as the Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, Sabha Ganai MD pursues her academic interests by researching how rural healthcare can be expanded, and how all healthcare professionals can strive to create a positive environment for her patients. Her emphasis on cancer disparities allows her to better understand her patients and create treatment plans that address their specific needs. She also serves as a clinical investigator at Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which allows her to help even more people who may be in need of her expertise.

Throughout her career, Dr. Sabha Ganai has earned and achieved numerous licenses and certifications. She holds her medical license in North Dakota as well as multiple other states, including Massachusetts, Minnesota, California, and Illinois. Additionally, she is also a recipient of the Gold Foundation Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award and the SSAT Health Care Disparities Award. Dr. Ganai has also been named in the Forty Under 40 for the Springfield Business Journal.

As a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Association of Women Surgeons, and the American Public Health Association, among other institutions, Dr. Ganai takes her commitment to providing the best possible care for every patient with the utmost seriousness. She is passionate about addressing the inequities present in the healthcare system so that everyone who needs help can comfortably access treatment and trust their doctor.

Sabha Ganai MD attended the University of Southern California, where she first earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering and later her Medical Doctorate in Medicine. She then attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she earned her Ph.D. in Molecular and cellular biology. She recently graduated from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology. She completed her Senior Ethics Fellowship at The MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics as well as her Residency in General Survey PGY 1-5 with the Baystate Medical Center at Tufts University School of Medicine

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