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Bindu Umapathi, MD

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Bindu Umapathi MD Bindu Umapathi MD


  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
Medical Biography
Clinical Interests
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Disorders including:
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Fissures
    • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Medical School
    • Stanley Medical College
  • Residency
    • University of Virginia Medical Center - Surgery
  • Fellowship
    • Penn State Hershey Medical Center - Colon & Rectal Surgery
Board Certified
  • General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Dr. Bindu A. Umapathi, MD, MRCS, FACS is double boarded in General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery. She has a deep interest in treating, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, rectal cancer, anorectal disorders including fistulas, hemorrhoids and fissures and pelvic floor disorders including rectal prolapse and fecal incontinence.

Dr. Umapathi specializes in single incision laparoscopic surgery, robotic abdominal and pelvic surgery, natural orifice surgery using flexible robotic platforms and advanced endoscopy. Her research interests include cancer biology, patient centered outcomes after surgery for inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal cancers in the HIV population, healthcare quality and health service delivery. She is well published in nationally and internationally acclaimed journals.

Dr. Umapathi earned her medical degree at the Stanley Medical College and completed residency in General Surgery at the University of Virginia. She completed a subspecialty fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Penn State University, Hershey Medical Center. She also received additional specialty training as a Surgical Registrar at the Mersey Deanery, University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom

Dr. Umapathi is a member of the American College of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is licensed to practice in DC, MD and VA.

Dr. Umapathi is committed to her patients and strives to provide individual, outstanding care for each one of them.