Sitaram Chilakamarry, M.D.

Sitaram Chilakamarry, M.D.

  • Surgery - Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Cancers
  • Cancers in the Young


Sitaram Chilakamarry, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in colon and rectal cancers, cancers in the young, robotic surgery, and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases.

Dr. Chilakamarry earned his medical degree at Kakatiya Medical College in India. He went on to a residency in general surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital and then received advanced training through a fellowship in colorectal surgery at Brown University in Rhode Island.

Double board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colorectal Surgery, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020.

Dr. Chilakamarry's clinical interests include minimally invasive management for all colorectal pathologies, including robotic and advanced laparoscopic surgery, and complex redo pelvic operations for anastomotic leaks, pelvic cancers, and their recurrences. He is dedicated to helping patients with all forms of colorectal problems achieve their health goals, including those with pelvic floor disorders, colon and rectal cancers, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and anorectal pathologies.

He serves as the Chair of William P. Clements University Hospital's Rectal Cancer Program. In addition, he is also the Associate Program Director for the Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship at UT Southwestern.

Dr. Chilakamarry is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and is a reviewer for the journal Diseases of Colon and Rectum.

In addition to clinical patient care, Dr. Chilakamarry enjoys teaching. He has received the Junior Faculty Teaching Award at UT Southwestern as well as awards for resident and medical student teaching at Yale.

Education & Training
  • Graduate School - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2018-2021), Public Health
  • Fellowship - Brown University Medical School (2019-2020), Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Medical School - Kakatiya Medical College, India (2005-2012), Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Residency - Yale New Haven Hospital (2013-2019), General Surgery
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Indian Medical Council, Member
Honors & Awards
  • Department of Surgery Junior Faculty Teaching Award 2022
  • Outstanding Resident Teaching and Leadership by a Chief Resident Award 2019
  • Outstanding Performance in Medical Student Teaching by a Chief Resident Award 2019
  • Distinctions in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Forensics and in Biochemistry 2005-2010
  • Indian Council of Medical Research’s Short-Term Studentship 2008
Books & Publications
  • Books
    • Special Types of Lung Cancer in Lung Cancer: A Practical Approach to Evidence-Based Clinical Evaluation and Management
      Blasberg J, Kim C, Chilakamarry S (2018)
  • Colorectal Cancer in the Young
  • Anal Cancer Outcomes
  • Diverticulitis

Clinical Focus

  • Colon and Rectal Cancers
  • Cancers in the Young
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

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