Nisha S. Dhir, M.D., FACS
Dr. Nisha S. Dhir was born in India and moved to the United States with her family at the age of six. She was raised in the Philadelphia area, obtaining her undergraduate education at Temple University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, receiving her medical degree in 1993. She completed her internship and residency in General Surgery in 1998 from the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Dhir remained in New York City as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Mount Sinai. She was also a Surgical Attending at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens and the Director of the Elmhurst Hospital Breast Center for five years before joining Princeton Surgical Associates in 2004. She joined this practice highly qualified in all aspects of general surgery including oncologic, gastrointestinal, anorectal, colorectal, advanced laparoscopic and breast surgery.
Dr. Dhir is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She continues to teach medical students and residents as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery through the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School program at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. She is a member of both the American Medical Association and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.
Dr Dhir is the first and only general surgeon to have gained extensive experience using the da Vinci Robot at Princeton. The robotic platform allows complex intra-abdominal surgeries to be performed using a minimally invasively approach with greater precision and dexterity due to the da Vinci’s magnification, 3D visualization and articulated instrumentation, a feature which reproduces what only a human hand can do. She has one of the largest experiences in robotic laparoscopic general surgery procedures in New Jersey. This includes robotic laparoscopic hernia repair (including complex recurrent, incisional, ventral and inguinal hernias), single site cholecystectomies, surgery for hiatal hernias and gastroesophageal reflux disease - GERD, colon resections for diverticulitis, polyps and cancer, adrenalectomy, and gastrectomy.