Dr. Salila HashmiClinical Instructor

Areas of Interest 
Peritoneal surface malignancies including peritoneal mesothelioma; appendiceal cancer; metastatic colorectal cancer; gastric cancer, HIPEC (heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy); liver, bile duct and pancreas cancer; acute and chronic pancreatitis; retroperitoneal sarcoma


Dr. Salila Hashmi joined the UAB Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology in November 2021. She is a graduate of the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan where she earned her medical degree. She subsequently joined the Emory Transplant Center in Atlanta, GA where she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow studying Transplant Immunology. She then completed a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in surgical critical care at the Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. After graduating from Emory she moved to Canada where she completed a dual certified complex general surgical oncology and hepatopancreatobiliary surgery fellowship at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


American Board of Surgery (2021)
Surgical Critical Care – American Board of Surgery (2021)
Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) Fellowship (2021)
Surgical Oncology – American Board of Surgery (2022)

Select Publications

Lovasik BP, Jajja MR, Hashmi SS, Cardona K, Russell MC, Maithel SK, Sarmiento JM, Shah MM, Kooby DA. Emergency department visits after pancreatoduodenectomy: examining a novel quality metric. HPB (Oxford). 2020 May;22(5):757-763. doi: 10.1016/j.hpb.2019.10.004. Epub 2019 Nov 14. PMID: 31734239.

Maxwell DW, Jajja MR, Hashmi SS, Lin E, Srinivasan JK, Sweeney JF, Sarmiento JM. The hidden costs of open hepatectomy: A 10-year, single institution series of right-sided hepatectomies. Am J Surg. 2020 Jan;219(1):110-116. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2019.08.016. Epub 2019 Aug 21. PMID: 31495449.

Lovasik BP, Wang VL, Point du Jour KS, Kim SC, Hashmi SS, Haack CI. Visceral Kaposi Sarcoma Presenting as Small Bowel Intussusception: A Rare Presentation and Call to Action. Am Surg. 2019 Jul 1;85(7):778-780. PMID: 31405428.

Jajja MR, Maxwell D, Hashmi SS, Meltzer RS, Lin E, Sweeney JF, Sarmiento JM. Standardization of operative technique in minimally invasive right hepatectomy: improving cost-value relationship through value stream mapping in hepatobiliary surgery. HPB (Oxford). 2019 May;21(5):566-573. doi: 10.1016/j.hpb.2018.09.012. Epub 2018 Oct 22. PMID: 30361112.

Jajja MR, Tariq M, Maxwell DW, Hashmi SS, Lin E, Sarmiento JM. Low conversion rate during minimally invasive major hepatectomy: Ten-year experience at a high-volume center. Am J Surg. 2019 Jan;217(1):66-70. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.08.014. Epub 2018 Aug 29. PMID: 30180935.

Jajja MR, Tariq M, Hashmi SS, Dodson TF, Ahmed R. Value of Dedicated Research Time for IMGs in Obtaining Surgical Residency Training Positions: A 10-Year Review of Applicants from a Medical College in Pakistan. J Surg Educ. 2019 Jan-Feb;76(1):43-49. doi:
10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.06.003. Epub 2018 Aug 8. PMID: 30097350.

Hashmi SS, Kooby DA. Branch Duct Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms: How Worried Should We Be About Worrisome Features? JAMA Surg. 2018 Mar 1;153(3):232-233. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4588. PMID: 29167876.

Beus JM, Hashmi SS, Selvaraj SA, Duan D, Stempora LL, Monday SA, Cheeseman JA, Hamby KM, Speck SH, Larsen CP, Kirk AD, Kean LS. Heterologous immunity triggered by a single, latent virus in Mus musculus: combined costimulation- and adhesion- blockade decrease rejection. PLoS One. 2013 Aug 5;8(8):e71221. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0071221. PMID: 23940724; PMCID: PMC3733932.

Jajja MR, Gilani A, Cawasji ZF, Imran S, Khan MS, Hashmi SS, Khan TS. Oral clefts: a review of the cases and our experience at a single institution. J Pak Med Assoc. 2013 Sep;63(9):1098-102. PMID: 24601184.

Hashmi S, Anis M, Darr U. Dextrocardia with situs inversus totalis: coronary artery bypass grafting. J Pak Med Assoc. 2012 Jan;62(1):69-70. PMID: 22352110.


Medical School
Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

Research Fellowship
Emory Transplant Center, Transplant Immunology

Emory University School of Medicine, General Surgery

Clinical Fellowships
Emory University School of Medicine, Surgical Critical Care
University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery
University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Complex General Surgical Oncology



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Office Address
BDB 560