T.K.  Pandian, MD, MPH

T.K. Pandian, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery

T.K. Pandian, MD, MPH, is originally from Minneapolis and earned his undergraduate degree in neuroscience at the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities campus. He then attended Mayo Medical School (now Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine) in Rochester, Minnesota, graduating from the MD program in 2011. He also completed an MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2010, during a 1-year hiatus from medical school. He then went on to a 7-year general surgery residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and a 1-year endocrine surgery fellowship at Harvard Medical School, splitting time between the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He served in a variety of roles, teaching and mentoring medical students and junior trainees throughout his surgical training.

Since completion of training, he joined Washington University School of Medicine as an assistant professor of surgery in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Pandian’s clinical expertise is in the surgical treatment of endocrine disorders (thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands). He enjoys teaching and working with surgical trainees and medical students and is the Clerkship and Immersion Site Director for the Section of Surgical Oncology. He received a 2020-2021 General Surgery Teaching Award in his first year of practice, for his contributions to student and resident education. His research interests are within the area of patient safety and quality. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, sampling new cuisines, and watching nature documentaries with his wife, who is a pediatric cardiac ICU nurse at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.