Soumitra R. Eachempati, M.D.

Surgical Critical Care
Soumitra Eachempati

Dr. Eachempati serves as Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. He is involved in a busy clinical surgical practice, multiple research interests, and extensive teaching responsibilities to fellows, residents and medical students. His research interests include topics pertinent to abdominal surgery, critical care, and trauma. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

Dr. Eachempati attended college at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he received a Bachelor's of Science in chemistry in 1987. He then went to Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois where he graduated in 1991 with an MD. He completed his general surgery internship and residency in 1996 from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. As a resident, Dr. Eachempati received multiple awards for teaching excellence. During this time, he was also selected to participate in an educational project in Hanoi, Vietnam where his group taught Vietnamese surgeons new techniques in laparoscopic surgery.

After residency, Dr. Eachempati worked at Duke University Hospital where he completed a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care in 1997. During this time, he published multiple studies in critical care and trauma surgery. Following this fellowship, he received an academic appointment as an Instructor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine in 1997. Following one year as an attending surgeon at Duke, he moved to New York City to become an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


Minimally invasive and non-invasive diagnosis and therapy of critically ill and injured patients. SR Eachempati and PS Barie. Arch Surg 1999; 134 (11):1189-96.

Gender-based differences in outcome for septic patients admitted to the surgical intensive care unit. SR Eachempati, L Hydo, P Barie. Arch Surg 1999; 134 (12): 1342-7.

Alterations in preliminary readings on radiographic examinations minimally affect outcomes of trauma patients discharged from the emergency department. SR Eachempati, N Flomenbaum, C Seifert, E Fischer, L Hydo, and P Barie. J Trauma 2000; 49(4): 654-8.

Laparoscopic-assisted transsacral resection of mid-level rectal cancer with primary anastomosis: an initial experience. DW Weaver, SR Eachempati. Surg Endo 2000; 8:703 ff.

Interpretation of computed tomography does not correlate with laboratory or pathologic findings in surgically confirmed acute appendicitis. M Weyant, SR Eachempati, M Maluccio, D Rivadeniera, S Grobmyer, L Hydo, P Barie. Surgery 2000; 128:145-52.

Factors influencing the development of decubitus ulcers in critically ill surgical patients. SR Eachempati, LJ Hydo, PS Barie. Accepted by publication by Critical Care Medicine.

Survival after transabdominable impalement with a wooden plank: case report and a review of impalement injuries. SR Eachempati, PS Barie, RL Reed. J Trauma 1999; 47(5): 864-6.

Severity scoring in pancreatitis: a comparative analysis of the Ranson and APACHE III score. SR Eachempati, LJ Hydo, PS Barie. Accepted for publication by Archives of Surgery.