Savreet Sarkaria, M.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases. Her clinical focus is in GI cancer screening and treatment, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cysts, biliary tract disorders, interventional endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and colonoscopy.

Dr. Sarkaria earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann College of Medicine in Pennsylvania, and completed internal medicine residency training at Temple University Hospital. She received advanced training through a gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition fellowship and additional training through a therapeutic endoscopy fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and gastroenterology, Dr. Sarkaria joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2024.

Personal Note

In her free time, Dr. Sarkaria enjoys cooking, playing tennis, and spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.


Medical School
Medical College of Pennsylvania (1997)
Temple University Hospital (2000), Internal Medicine
Columbia University - New York Presbyterian Hospital (2003), Gastroenterology/hepatology
Columbia University - New York Presbyterian Hospital (2004), Advanced Endoscopy


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

A Combined DNA/RNA-based Next-Generation Sequencing Platform to Improve the Classification of Pancreatic Cysts and Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Arising From Pancreatic Cysts.
Nikiforova MN, Wald AI, Spagnolo DM, Melan MA, Grupillo M, Lai YT, Brand RE, O'Broin-Lennon AM, McGrath K, Park WG, Pfau PR, Polanco PM, Kubiliun N, DeWitt J, Easler JJ, Dam A, Mok SR, Wallace MB, Kumbhari V, Boone BA, Marsh W, Thakkar S, Fairley KJ, Afghani E, Bhat Y, Ramrakhiani S, Nasr J, Skef W, Thiruvengadam NR, Khalid A, Fasanella K, Chennat J, Das R, Singh H, Sarkaria S, Slivka A, Gabbert C, Sawas T, Tielleman T, Vanderveldt HD, Tavakkoli A, Smith LM, Smith K, Bell PD, Hruban RH, Paniccia A, Zureikat A, Lee KK, Ongchin M, Zeh H, Minter R, He J, Nikiforov YE, Singhi AD, Ann Surg 2023 Oct 278 4 e789-e797
Prospective, Multi-Institutional, Real-Time Next-Generation Sequencing of Pancreatic Cyst Fluid Reveals Diverse Genomic Alterations That Improve the Clinical Management of Pancreatic Cysts.
Paniccia A, Polanco PM, Boone BA, Wald AI, McGrath K, Brand RE, Khalid A, Kubiliun N, O'Broin-Lennon AM, Park WG, Klapman J, Tharian B, Inamdar S, Fasanella K, Nasr J, Chennat J, Das R, DeWitt J, Easler JJ, Bick B, Singh H, Fairley KJ, Sarkaria S, Sawas T, Skef W, Slivka A, Tavakkoli A, Thakkar S, Kim V, Vanderveldt HD, Richardson A, Wallace MB, Brahmbhatt B, Engels M, Gabbert C, Dugum M, El-Dika S, Bhat Y, Ramrakhiani S, Bakis G, Rolshud D, Millspaugh G, Tielleman T, Schmidt C, Mansour J, Marsh W, Ongchin M, Centeno B, Monaco SE, Ohori NP, Lajara S, Thompson ED, Hruban RH, Bell PD, Smith K, Permuth JB, Vandenbussche C, Ernst W, Grupillo M, Kaya C, Hogg M, He J, Wolfgang CL, Lee KK, Zeh H, Zureikat A, Nikiforova MN, Singhi AD, Gastroenterology 2023 Jan 164 1 117-133.e7
Significance of Uncinate Duct Dilatation in IPMNs: A New High-risk Criterion?
AlMasri SS, Zenati MS, Dasyam A, Singhi AD, Lee KK, Bartlett DL, Slivka A, Mcgrath K, Chennat J, Fasanella KE, Khalid A, Brand RE, Sarkaria S, Das R, Hogg ME, Zeh HJ, Paniccia A, Zureikat AH, Ann Surg 2022 Jun 275 6 e789-e795
Non-functional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours: ATRX/DAXX and alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) are prognostically independent from ARX/PDX1 expression and tumour size.
Hackeng WM, Brosens LAA, Kim JY, O'Sullivan R, Sung YN, Liu TC, Cao D, Heayn M, Brosnan-Cashman J, An S, Morsink FHM, Heidsma CM, Valk GD, Vriens MR, Nieveen van Dijkum E, Offerhaus GJA, Dreijerink KMA, Zeh H, Zureikat AH, Hogg M, Lee K, Geller D, Marsh JW, Paniccia A, Ongchin M, Pingpank JF, Bahary N, Aijazi M, Brand R, Chennat J, Das R, Fasanella KE, Khalid A, McGrath K, Sarkaria S, Singh H, Slivka A, Nalesnik M, Han X, Nikiforova MN, Lawlor RT, Mafficini A, Rusev B, Corbo V, Luchini C, Bersani S, Pea A, Cingarlini S, Landoni L, Salvia R, Milione M, Milella M, Scarpa A, Hong SM, Heaphy CM, Singhi AD, Gut 2022 May 71 5 961-973
Tumor Size Differences Between Preoperative Endoscopic Ultrasound and Postoperative Pathology for Neoadjuvant-Treated Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Predict Patient Outcome.
Das R, McGrath K, Seiser N, Smith K, Uttam S, Brand RE, Fasanella KE, Khalid A, Chennat JS, Sarkaria S, Singh H, Slivka A, Zeh HJ, Zureikat AH, Hogg ME, Lee KK, Paniccia A, Ongchin MC, Pingpank JF, Boone BA, Dasyam AK, Bahary N, Gorantla VC, Rhee JC, Thomas R, Ellsworth S, Landau MS, Ohori NP, Henn P, Shyu S, Theisen BK, Singhi AD, Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2022 Apr 20 4 886-897
Correction to: Laparoscopic‑assisted ERCP following RYGB: a 12‑year assessment of outcomes and learning curve at a high‑volume pancreatobiliary center.
AlMasri S, Zenati MS, Papachristou GI, Slivka A, Sanders M, Chennat J, Rabinowitz M, Khalid A, Gelrud A, Nasr J, Sarkaria S, Das R, Lee KK, Schraut W, Hughes SJ, Moser AJ, Paniccia A, Hogg ME, Zeh HJ, Zureikat AH, Surg Endosc 2022 Jan 36 1 631
Laparoscopic-assisted ERCP following RYGB: a 12-year assessment of outcomes and learning curve at a high-volume pancreatobiliary center.
AlMasri S, Zenati MS, Papachristou GI, Slivka A, Sanders M, Chennat J, Rabinowitz M, Khalid A, Gelrud A, Nasr J, Sarkaria S, Das R, Lee KK, Schraut W, Hughes SJ, Moser AJ, Paniccia A, Hogg ME, Zeh HJ, Zureikat AH, Surg Endosc 2022 Jan 36 1 621-630
Integrating next-generation sequencing to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)-obtained biliary specimens improves the detection and management of patients with malignant bile duct strictures.
Singhi AD, Nikiforova MN, Chennat J, Papachristou GI, Khalid A, Rabinovitz M, Das R, Sarkaria S, Ayasso MS, Wald AI, Monaco SE, Nalesnik M, Ohori NP, Geller D, Tsung A, Zureikat AH, Zeh H, Marsh JW, Hogg M, Lee K, Bartlett DL, Pingpank JF, Humar A, Bahary N, Dasyam AK, Brand R, Fasanella KE, McGrath K, Slivka A, Gut 2020 Jan 69 1 52-61
Endoscopic Gallbladder Drainage for Acute Cholecystitis.
Widmer J, Alvarez P, Sharaiha RZ, Gossain S, Kedia P, Sarkaria S, Sethi A, Turner BG, Millman J, Lieberman M, Nandakumar G, Umrania H, Gaidhane M, Kahaleh M, Clin Endosc 2015 Sep 48 5 411-20
Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy in the pancreatic duct provides direct visualization of ductal structures and aids in clinical management.
Kahaleh M, Turner BG, Bezak K, Sharaiha RZ, Sarkaria S, Lieberman M, Jamal-Kabani A, Millman JE, Sundararajan SV, Chan C, Mehta S, Widmer JL, Gaidhane M, Giovannini M, Dig Liver Dis 2015 Mar 47 3 202-4

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Patient Experience
    Awarded by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2019)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Gastroenterological Association (2001)
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (2002)