Dr. Sahai currently serves as Professor and Division Chief, General Medicine, at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Prior to moving to UTMB in February 2020, he was on the faculty of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. His undergraduate education was at Tulane University, followed by medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed residency in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He has also completed a board certification in Medical Quality. He has also completed a graduate certificate in Health Care Management from Rice University School of Business, and in the fall of 2019 attended the Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers course at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Prior to joining UTMB, he served as the Chief of the Section of Consultative Medicine in the Department of General Internal Medicine at MD Anderson. He also was part of the leadership team of the Perioperative Evaluation & Management (POEM) Center at MD Anderson. Prior to that, he was the Medical Director of the Internal Medicine Perioperative Assessment Center (IMPAC) from 2004 to 2018. Dr. Sahai developed the first formal perioperative medicine program at the comprehensive cancer center in the United States. In the fall of 2018, the IMPAC Center merged with the Anesthesia Assessment Center to form the POEM Center. Additionally, he previously served as the Medical Director of the Clinical Decision Unit for patients placed in Observation status in the hospital and the Medical Director of the Internal Medicine Center – Main at MD Anderson. He is on the Board of Governors for the Society of Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement (SPAQI). He is active in the Society of Hospital Medicine, Society of General Internal Medicine, and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Sahai is an advocate for patients being a partner in their healthcare and is recognized internationally as an expert in the perioperative care of the cancer patient. He can be found on twitter: @drsunilksahai