Faculty Profile

Manu Sancheti, MD

Manu S. Sancheti, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Chief, Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Emory St. Joseph's Hospital

Director, Robotic Thoracic Surgery, Emory Healthcare

Telephone: 404.778.7200

Email: manu.suraj.sancheti@emory.edu

Twitter Handle: @ManuSancheti

Certification: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2014


Dr. Sancheti received his MD from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2006, after which he did a general surgery residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City from 2006-2011. He joined our faculty after completing his cardiothoracic surgery residency on a general thoracic track at Emory.

Dr. Sancheti's clinical specialties are thoracic oncology, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, esophageal surgery, and lung transplantation, and he is part of a physician team that provides a full range of thoracic procedures, including the most current minimally invasive approaches such as video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robotic lobectomy.

Dr. Sancheti is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. His research interests are thoracic surgical minimally invasive techniques, outcomes in thoracic oncology, and cost and quality improvements in thoracic surgical services. In particular, he has led and participated in several studies of patient outcomes following lung cancer surgery.

As the medical director of the team that created the Emory CSAT app Surgical Anatomy of the Lung, Dr. Sancheti was heavily involved in developing an interactive, comprehensive, and multifunctional 3D tool for preoperative planning, education, and physician-to-patient communication.


View Dr. Sancheti's publications in PubMed.


  • The Emory Clinic

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Emory Johns Creek Hospital

  • Emory Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center

  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • Grady Memorial Hospital


  • MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Class of 2006

  • General Surgery Residency, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, 2006-2011

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency (General Thoracic Track), Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 2011-2014

Honors and Awards

  • America's Top Surgeons, Consumers' Research Council of America, 2016

  • Poster of Exceptional Merit and Best Overall Poster Winner, American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, 2014

  • Best Clinical Research Project, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Department of Surgery Research Day, 2010

  • Vascular Surgery Resident of the Year, 2009

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

  • American Medical Association

  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association

Clinical Interests

  • Thoracic oncology

  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery

  • Esophageal surgery

  • Robotic surgery

  • Lung transplantation

Research Interests

  • Thoracic surgery minimally invasive surgical techniques

  • Outcomes in thoracic oncology

  • Cost and quality improvements in thoracic surgical services