Treatment & Services
- Abdominal Surgery
- Bronchial Biopsy
- Cancer Center
- Cardiovascular Surgery Section
- Chest Surgery
- Claggetts Window
- Diaphragm Surgery
- Epigastric Hernia Repair
- Esophageal Dilation
- Esophageal Surgery
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
- Esophagus Endoscopy
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- GERD Surgery
- Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
- Lobectomy, VATS Lobectomy
- Lung Biopsy
- Lung Cancer Surgery
- Lung Lesion Surgery
- Lung Surgery
- Mediastinal Biopsy Surgery
- Mediastinal Masses Surgery
- Mediastinal Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeries
- Pericardial Window
- Pericardium Surgery
- Removal of Part of Lung
- Removal of Whole Lung
- Sleeve Lobectomy
- Surgical Biopsy of Thoracic Lymph Nodes
- Surgical Treatment of Lung Nodules
- Thoracic Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery Department
- Thoracic Surgery Section
- Thoracoscopic Surgery
- Thymus Gland Surgery
- Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
- Wedge Resection
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Collapsed Lung
- Collis Nissen/Nissen
- Diaphragmatic Hernia
- Epiphrenic Diverticulum
- Esophageal Cancer
- Esophageal Diseases
- Esophageal Perforation
- Esophageal Stricture
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
- Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
- Lung Abscess
- Lung Cancer
- Lung Nodules
- Mediastinal Tumor
- Pericardial Effusion
- Pleural Effusion
- Pulmonary Nodules
- Swallowing Disorders
- Thoracic Cancer
- Thymic Tumors
- Tracheoesophageal Fistula
- Windpipe Injury
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN USA
Residency - McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Graduate School - Harvard School of Public Hlth
Boston, MA USA
Medical Education - McGill University-Faculty of Medicine
Undergraduate - McGill University
- Surgery - General Surgery
Esophageal cancer, paraesophageal and hiatal hernias; esophageal motility disorders, including achalasia; lung cancer; chest wall tumors; thymic tumors; airway tumors (trachea and bronchi); mesothelioma; minimally invasive thoracic surgery, including thoracoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgery
Awards & Honors
- 2019 - Carolyn Reed Award, Thoracic Surgery Foundation - Society of Thoracic Surgeons
- 2018 - O.T Clagett Award, Mayo Clinic, Department of Thoracic Surgery
- 2017 - Postgraduate Masters Cup Winner, European Society of Thoracic Surgery - Annual meeting
- 2013 - The Frank Litvack Scholarship for Clinical Scientists, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Research & Publications
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As of 8/1/2023, Dr. Sudarshan has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Sudarshan receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- GRAIL, Inc.
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100 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
16 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023
The doctor didn't really offer any treatment options. I left feeling her only option was surgery.
Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023
Dr. Sudarshan was the perfect surgeon for me. Respectful, informative, calming.
Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023
Dr. Sudarshan was very kind ans PATIENT With my questions and concerns. I ready appreciate her sticking with me through the procedure and recovery period.
Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023
The doctor really explained things well. She told me about all the risks involved. She didn't try to hide anything.
Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023
I had several tests done along with seeing the Doctor. Everything was laid out well. I didn't have to do a lot of extra walking.
Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023
Very nice doctor. Kind and explained surgery procedure.
Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023
Scott the RN scheduling nurse for Dr. Sudarshan was superb in keeping us informed and answering our questions. Excellent liaison.
Reviewed on May 17, 2023
I have felt respected and cared for, by Dr. Sudarshan and all her associates, especially Scott with his patience over the phone.
Reviewed on May 17, 2023
I was very fortunate to have Dr. Sudarshan as a surgeon. She was great about being in contact with me in pre-op, post-op,.taking calls; all the "extra effort" stuff beyond the surgery. SHE SHOWED CARE!
Reviewed on May 9, 2023
Doctor Sudarshan was very kind, explained everything thoroughly, helped me with understanding my situation I could not have had a better appointment thank you
Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023
Dr. Sudarshan was as comforting and as good a listener as I could ask for. She was very clear and honest about care
Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023
Dr. Sudarshan is wonderful. She is caring, knowledgeable and friendly. We felt completely confident in her treatment.
Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023
Dr Sudarshan and her team took the time to answer all of our questions. I felt confident in the care I was given.
Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022
She was a very knowledgeable, caring doctor. She made me feel very comfortable with the procedure.
Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022
Excellent doctor & young thoracic surgery resident. Great team.
Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022
The Doctor was very caring and listened to our questions and answered them. She explained everything about my condition. I felt very informed.
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