Nita Ahuja, MD

Director of Sarcoma and Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program

Nita Ahuja

Expertise

Colorectal Cancer, Cytoreductive Surgery, Gastric Cancer, Gastroesophageal Cancer, Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancers, General Surgery, GIST, Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Pancreatic Cancer, Retroperitoneal Sarcomas, Sarcoma, Stomach Cancer, Stomach Tumors, Whipple Procedure

Research Interests

Early detection of cancers using novel biomarkers; Prognostic molecular markers in early detection and prognosis of cancers; Identification of molecular profiles for recurrence of early-stage colorectal cancers; Epigenetic therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer

 

Biography

Dr. Nita Ahuja is an associate professor of urology, surgery and oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her surgical specialization is in gastrointestinal cancers, including gastric, rectal and pancreatic cancers.

Dr. Ahuja serves as the Director of Sarcoma and Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program and the Chief of Mixed Tumor Services.

Dr. Ahuja obtained her medical education at the Duke University School of Medicine and her training in general surgery at Johns Hopkins. In addition, she completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at Johns Hopkins focused on hepatobiliary malignancies. Dr. Ahuja joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2003.

Dr. Ahuja also directs an active cancer research laboratory studying molecular markers important in early diagnosis and prognosis of gastrointestinal cancer.

Dr. Ahuja was certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery in 2003.