Parul Shukla, M.D.
Colon and Rectal Surgery
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Parul Shukla, M.D.

Colon and Rectal Surgery

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery


  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Bowel Dysfunction
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Small Bowel Problem
  • Bowel-Sparing Strictureplasty
  • Review of Cancer Care
  • Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon Tumor
  • Colon/Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Tumor
  • Complex Anal Fistula Disease
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Family History of Colorectal Cancer
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fistula
  • Ileostomy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Creation of Ostomy
  • Ostomy Care
  • Revision of Ostomy
  • Rectal and Anal Surgery
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Recurrent Colorectal Cancer
  • Robot-Assisted Resection of Bowel
  • Colectomy, Robot-Assisted
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Robot-Assisted Repair of Prolapse of Rectum
  • Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery


Parul Shukla, MD is Vice Chief, Section of Colon & Rectal Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and Medical Director of the surgical stepdown unit at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Shukla is an internationally known expert in gastrointestinal surgical oncology with extensive experience as a surgical oncologist, using laparoscopic, endoscopic, and robotic, and open techniques. Dr. Shukla was an early adopter of endoluminal surgical techniques to his range of skills, performing colon polyp removals using the DiLumen endoluminal surgical platform. 

In his current practice in the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Shukla focuses his practice on the surgical and endoscopic removal of colorectal cancer and polyps, surgical intervention for inflammatory bowel disease, and various anorectal disorders. Dr. Shukla is skilled on all established minimally invasive surgical modalities, including laparoscopic, endoscopic and robotic techniques.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Shukla is a renowned researcher and educator. He is widely published with over 110 articles in peer reviewed medical journals and 11 book chapters. He has served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Colorectal Diseases. Dr. Shukla is an invited reviewer for many international journals, and has been an invited lecturer at 128 international meetings.

His current clinical research at NYP/Weill Cornell centers on luminal mapping of colon tumors and the implications associated with their placement, classification and substaging of Stage IV colorectal cancer tumors, the application of "needlescopic" procedures to laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery, the expanded role of intraoperative carbon dioxide colonoscopy in the operating room, narrow-band imaging and vascularity of the anastomosis, endoluminal full-thickness closure of intestinal defects, the role of multi-photon microscopy in luminal diagnosis, the impact of obesity on outcomes of laparoscopic colectomy, and long-term outcomes of colon cancer after open and laparoscopic surgery.

Dr. Shukla is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow, and received an award as Traveling Fellow. Dr. Shukla has earned many honors and awards throughout his career. He was honored by the Caribbean Society of Endoscopic Surgeons for his contributions to the practice of advanced minimally invasive colorectal surgical techniques and was made an honorary member of the society. Dr. Shukla is a member of the Association of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), the Association of Surgeons of India, and the Association of Colon and Rectal Surgeons of India.

Dr. Shukla received his M.B.B.S. degree in 1991 and his Master of Surgery degree in 1994 from Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India. He completed general surgery residency training from 1991 to 1994 at Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals. He trained extensively in the United Kingdom and Australia from 1994 until 1999, including Registrar appointments at both Royal Victoria Hospital (1995-1997) and Queen Elizabeth Hospital (1998-1999) in Belfast, Northern Ireland as well as Flinders Medical Center in Adelaide, Australia (1997-1998). He accepted an appointment of Assistant Professor at Tata Memorial Hospital in November of 1999. He received several promotions in his time there, ultimately serving as Professor of Surgical Oncology and Chief of the GI Surgical Oncology Unit until departing August 2011, shortly thereafter joining Weill Cornell Medicine.



Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Attending Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Yusuf Hamied Professor of Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professor of Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of the State of New York, 2012
  • M.S., Grant Medical College of University of Mumbai (India), 1994
  • M.B.,B.S., Grant Medical College of University of Mumbai (India), 1991


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

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