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Sekhar Padmanabhan MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Colorectal Liver Metastases
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Surgery
  • Pancreatic Cancer Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology



  • English


  • Doctor of Medicine - University of Cincinnati, 2011
  • Internship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2012
  • Residency - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2019
  • Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2021

Patient Comments

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Dr P is awesome. Very good Dr and excellent to feel comfortable with ..
July 27, 2023
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July 17, 2023
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Dr. P Is superior in every category. A fellow physician characterized his surgical procedure on me as "flawless." A fantastic individual...lucky to have him!
June 20, 2023
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My Dr is the best!!
June 5, 2023
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Dr. P is an incredible health care provider and doctor. I tell all my friends and family about him and although I don't want them to meet Dr. P the way I did (serious health issue), he is the type of person you want to be associated with.
May 8, 2023
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My issue ended up not being cancer. However, I would recommend Dr. P to anyone who is facing cancer. He was kind and listened to my concerns.
May 3, 2023
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April 4, 2023
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Dr P is a fantastic surgeon!!! So blessed to have him as my dr!
April 3, 2023
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I highly recommend Dr. Padmanabhan and his Team at Vanderbilt, if you or anyone you know is diagnosed with cancer. He is phenomenal and will use everything in his arsenal and at his disposal to help you beat it!
March 29, 2023
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