Faculty Profile

Manu Sancheti, MD

Manu S. Sancheti, MD, FACS

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

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

Director, Robotic Thoracic Surgery, Emory Healthcare





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American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



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.

Among Dr. Sancheti's clinical specialties are thoracic oncology, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, esophageal surgery, lung transplantation, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), and robotic lobectomy.

Dr. Sancheti is a national leader in robotic thoracic surgical technique and training. He has developed a model robotic thoracic surgery curriculum for Emory cardiothoracic surgery residents, trains thoracic surgeons from all over the world in robotic surgery, assumed direction of Emory Healthcare's robotic thoracic surgery program in 2017, and shaped the robotic thoracic surgery program at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital into one of the busiest such programs in Georgia and the entire Southeast.

As the medical director of the team that created Emory CSAT's Surgical Anatomy of the Lung app, 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

  • Georgia Trend Top Doctor, 2020

  • 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, specifically robotic surgery

  • Outcomes in thoracic oncology, particularly related to disparities in care and socioeconomic factors

  • Cost and quality improvements in thoracic surgical services