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Getting to Know Dr. Amrita Pandit

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Dr. Amrita PanditQ: When did you know you wanted to pursue medicine? How did you decide on general surgery?

A: I was in seventh grade when I decided to pursue medicine. Once I was in medical school, I knew surgery was best for me as it involves a combination of quick thinking and hands-on work. Complex surgical techniques are the most exciting to me. Looking back, it turned out to be a perfect fit.

Q: Where did you attend school and earn your degree?

A: I earned a bachelor's degree in medicine and surgery in India. After I got married, I moved to the United States and completed my general surgery residency at the University of Vermont School of Medicine.

Q: What brought you to Kirby Medical Center?

A: After working as a trauma and acute care surgeon for three years at Carle, I was ready for a new experience which would allow me to provide continuing care to my patients rather than handing them off to the next surgeon at the end of my shift. The opportunity at Kirby Medical Center came along at just the right time.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your career?

A: As a surgeon, I have a special privilege and a great responsibility. The patient places a lot of trust in their surgeon when they go under the knife, and I respect that. The best part is that many surgeries can relieve pain and suffering almost immediately, and I get to make that happen. I also enjoy seeing patients before their surgery and getting to know them.

Q: When you're not in the operating room, where can we find you?

A: You would probably find me playing with my two girls. I also love cooking, baking, painting, crocheting, and knitting.

Dr. Pandit has served as a trauma surgeon, acute care specialist and a general surgeon. She specializes in a variety of general surgery services including:

  • Hernia Surgery and Repair
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Other Minimally Invasive Surgeries.

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