Dr. Nimesh Nagarsheth
Dr. Nimesh P. Nagarsheth is an internationally-recognized Gynecologic Oncologist with practices at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey. In addition to serving on faculty as Associate Director of Gynecologic Oncology and as an Assistant Professor at Mount Sinai, he also serves as the Director of Gynecologic Oncology and Associate Director of Robotic Surgery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Nagarsheth provides the full range of surgical and medical gynecologic oncology care, and is recognized as the world’s expert in performing Bloodless Surgery (transfusion-free surgery) in Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. In addition, his work and publications on humanistic care and the intersection of music and medicine have also gained him international recognition.
Dr. Nagarsheth graduated with honors (Alpha Omega Alpha) from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center, and completed his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Mount Sinai. Throughout his training and career, Dr. Nagarsheth has won numerous teaching, research, and clinical awards (including being recognized for his outstanding surgical skills by receiving first place in an international surgical film competition by the prestigious American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology). During his training, Dr. Nagarsheth also conducted cutting-edge research at New York University Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Dr. Nagarsheth has performed extensive research on the mechanisms of cancer prevention, including the hormonal manipulation of apoptosis. He is a lead author on a landmark study that provides the most convincing evidence yet for a novel theory of how birth control pills help prevent ovarian cancer He has continued his research at Mount Sinai evaluating the role of hormonal effects on gynecologic organs, and has developed an extensive research background in blood management in the field of Gynecologic Oncology. He speaks frequentlyat national meetings and serves as a principal investigator for several national clinical trials. Recently, Dr. Nagarsheth was invited by Fran Drescher (U.S. Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women's Health Issues, Founder and Visionary, Cancer Schmancer Movement, and television star) to serve on the medical advisory board for the Cancer Schmancer Movement.
In addition to his work in Advanced Laparoscopic, Robotic and Bloodless Surgery, Dr. Nagarsheth was recently appointed Director of Music and the Arts in Medicine in the Department of OB/GYN. He is leading the way in humanistic patient care - specifically healing through the arts and music. An acclaimed musician and percussionist, in 2008, Dr. Nagarsheth joined with 5 other women’s cancer surgeons from around the country to launch an international campaign to raise awareness of gynecologic cancers through music and the arts. Dr. Nagarsheth and his colleagues formed N.E.D. which stands for No Evidence of Disease - a rock band writing, recording and performing original music to raise awareness and funds for women’s cancers (http://nedtheband.com). Shortly after its formation, N.E.D. received a recording contract from Motema Music, NYC- a New York City based record label - and released their first album. In the past 4 years, the band has toured internationally and has become a significant fundraising platform for the Foundation for Women’s Cancer and Marjie’s Fund. N.E.D. released their second album, Six Degrees, in 2011.
The success of N.E.D. led Dr. Nagarsheth on a number of projects to improve quality of life for women’s cancer patients through music. In 2008, he published Music and Cancer, A Prescription for Healing with Jones & Bartlett Publishing. The book has received top reviews ranging from survivors to the past president of the American Cancer Society. Based on the concepts of his book, Dr. Nagarsheth’s talk - Music and Cancer – has received rave reviews and has been given at various events from survivor meetings to grand rounds at some of the top medical centers in the United States. In 2011, Dr. Nagarsheth received the prestigious GOLD DOC Award recognizing his contributions to Humanism in Medicine. In January 2012, 201 Magazine featured Dr. Nagarsheth as one the “15 People to Watch in Healthcare” based partly on his work in music and medicine.
In 2012, Dr. Nagarsheth and his band members will be featured as the subject of a documentary film that captures story of their band N.E.D. The film, entitled Dancing With N.E.D., is being produced by Spark Media (a film group based out of Washington D.C.). The film is a not for profit endeavor to serve as a vehicle to raise awareness for women’s cancer and the healing powers of music. A trailer of the film can be viewed at www.dancingwithned.com/