Sandip Saha MD, BSc (H)

Sandip Saha

Sandip Saha
MD, BSc (H)

Interventional Pulmonologist

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Specialty/Research Focus

Internal Medicine; Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine; Thoracic Surgery

Contact Information
Buffalo General Hospital
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 8595671
Fax: (716) 4283304

Patient Care

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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Professional Summary:

"Dedication is not what others expect of you, it is what you can give to others" - Henry Miller

Born and raised in the suburbs of Toronto, I was surrounded by a multicultural environment. This gave me an interest in learning about those different cultures, and developing a sense of understanding of where people come from. Like many other Canadians, I decided to pursue my medical training at AUC: School of Medicine, located on St.Maarten. I chose to head to the UK for my clinical rotations, and then various cities in the USA. After graduating from medical school, I was the first clinical medicine fellow at my medical school, and taught for two semesters. I then spent some time at the University of Saskatchewan, as an MSc student, with the Department of Surgery, investigating the cancer rates in colorectal cancer.

Upon matching, I was on my way to Wayne State University, as an Internal Medicine resident, in the suburbs of Detroit. During that time, my attendings in the ICU made a significant impression on me, which lead me to pursue my Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine fellowship, at Michigan State University. During my three years as a fellow, I began to take an interest in the advanced procedures that were done on the pulmonary side of things. This led me to pursue a fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology at Yale University. It was here where I got to appreciate how we can help patients with lung cancer, and what modalities I could offer in terms of treatment.

My focus here at the University of Buffalo, is to bring the cumulative years of training, along with my sincerity and dedication for doing what is best for the patient. I am here to start an interventional pulmonary program, and with that, can provide a non-invasive form of staging lung cancer in patients with the use of EBUS bronchoscopy. In addition to this, I can perform navigation bronchoscopy (with the use of a robotic terminal) to obtain tissue biopsy of lung nodules/masses that are located in the periphery of the lung. I can also perform palliative procedures by placing stents in the airway, debulking tumors, and placing tunneled pleural catheters to alleviate symptomatic pleural effusions.

With that being said, if you are a patient or a colleague, I look forward to working with you and reaching a common solution.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Interventional Pulmonology, Yale University (2019)
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Michigan State University (2018)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Wayne State University (2015)
  • MD, Medicine, American University of the Caribbean: School of Medicine (2010)
  • BS, Honours General Science, York University (2005)
  • BS, Biology, York University (2004)
  • International Business and Technology Program, Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School (2000)


  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Chief of Interventional Pulmonology, and Co-Director of Thoracic Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, University at Buffalo / Jacobs School of Medicine (2020-present)
  • Clinical Fellow / Resident Instructor, Michigan State University
  • Internal Medicine Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Wayne State University
  • Clinical Research Fellows, School of Medicine, St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles, AUC (2011)
  • Critical Care Support Clinical Instructor, Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)

Awards and Honors:

  • Highest patient satisfaction in GLCC (2023)
  • Heinrich Becker Young Investigator Awards for Research and Clinical Innovation (2022)
  • House Staff President (2017)
  • ATS Fellows Track Symposium Award (2017)
  • Chief Resident (2014)
  • European Federation of Neurological Societies Bursary (2009)
  • Hero of the Game Award for Community Service in Toronto (2005)
  • Entrance Scholarship (2000)
  • Ontario Scholar Award (2000)

Journal Articles:

  • Saha S, Kazmi S, Labana S, Oppat W, Salamah Q, Pasha A. (2018) When Sepsis is Out of Control, Use Cryoamputation at the Bedside. Critical Care Medicine: January 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 1 p. 788, doi: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000529608.00724.0a. (Jan), 46(1)
  • Saha S, Dubey A, Zayouna C, Sinha P. (2016) Pneumothorax While Menstruating: A Rare Case Report. Chest . 2016;150(4_S):813A-813A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.909. (Jan)
  • Kanaan Z, Kulairi Z, Titianu M, Saha S, Kumar S. (2014) Guillain-Barré Syndrome following Treatment with Sunitinib Malate. Case reports in oncological medicine (Jan), 2014: 712040. doi:10.1155/2014/712040
  • Saha S, Shirgavi D, Abboud R, Ali A, Ehtesham M. (1900) So you have a typical pneumonia… with MAC?” CHEST. 2017; Volume 151, Issue 5, A119. (Jan), 151(5)


  • R. Kunadharaju, Y. Weiner, S. Saha. (2022) Granulomatous with Polyangiitis Presenting as Testicular Mass and Lung Nodules Mimicking Metastatic Cancer. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, American Thoracic Society. San Francisco, California (May), (P452) Poster
  • S. Saha. (2022) First Adult Pulmonary Case Of Prior Infection Of Polypore Mushroom Irpex Lacteus. CHEST, CHEST World Congress. Bologna, (Jan), (A363) Poster
  • S. Joshi, S. Saha. (2021) Predominantly Right Sided Bullous Emphysema in a Young Male After a Fire. Journal, ATS. Buffalo, New York (May), (A2378) Oral
  • Saha S, Debiasi E, Ramaswamy A, Ehtensham M, Puchalski J. (2019) You Have Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid, Causing Subglottic Stenosis, and You Lived to Tell About It? American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2019;199:A4658. (May)
  • Saha S, Strippoli K, Bramley K. (2019) If You Stay Regular... You Could Develop Exogenous Lipoid Pneumonia. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2019;199:A3129. (May)
  • Saha S, Debiasi E, Ramaswamy A, Ehtesham M, Pasha A. (2018) Using EBUS to Sample Pulmonary Artery Tumors. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2018:197:A3168. ATS. (May)
  • S. Saha, K. Leung, Q. Salamah, S. Athimulum, P. Sinha. (2017) Thinking of lymphoma? But what about abdominal sarcoidosis?. Journal, ATS. Detroit, Michigan (May), (A136) Poster
  • Saha S, Leung K, Battista N, Lincoln D, Braunstein A, Kraut M, Farra W. (2017) Hemangiopericytoma Masquerading as a Cardiac Murmur. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2017;195:A6634. (Jan)
  • Labana S, Saha S, Hull A, Abebe E. (2015) A Rare Presentation of a Rare Disease: Rapidly Progressing Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia (COP)”. Chest. 2015; 148 (4_MeetingAbstracts):633A-633A. doi:10.1378/chest.2254337. (Oct)
  • Saha S, Rich P, Turnbull D, Taylor R, Omer S. (2009) Bilateral hypertrophic olivary degeneration on MRI in two patients with POLG1 mutations. European Journal of Neurology: 13th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies. Florence, (Sep) 498 Poster; Oral

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:

  • S. Saha (Dr), S. Joshia (Dr), A. Ronghea (Dr), J. Tomaszewskia (Dr), R. Zambranob (Mr). (2022) A First for Robotic Navigational Bronchoscopy and the Use of “Tele-ROSE” in diagnosing lung pathology. World Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology Bronchoscopy World Congress (Oct)

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology; Diplomat of Interventional Pulmonology


  • "Interventional Pulmonology for Ontarians" 16th Annual Ontario Thoracic Cancer Conference (2023)
  • "Interventional Pulmonology in a Community Setting" Family Medicine Grand Rounds, St. John's Episcopal Hospital (2022)
  • "Interventional Pulmonology during the times of COVID" Grand Rounds For Catholic Health System (2021)
  • "Hemangiopericytoma Masquerading as a Cardiac Murmur" Annual Advances in Thoracic Surgical Oncology (2017)
  • "Think of Lymphoma? What about Abdominal Sarcoidosis?" CHEST Joint World Conference (2017)
  • "So You Have a Typical Pneumonia....with MAC?" Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria Symposium (2016)
  • "A Rare Presentation of a Rare Disease: Rapidly Progressing Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia (COP)" Chest Conference (2015)
  • "Sunitinib Induced Gullian- Barre Syndrome - The role of VEGF" American College of Physicians, Michigan Chapter (2013)
  • "Imatinib for Hemangioendothelioma" American College of Physicians, Michigan Chapter, Associates Day (2013)
  • "Measuring Concordance Rates of Preoperative Evaluation Guidelines for Patients with Rectal Cancer at the Saskatoon Cancer Clinic" 11th Annual University of Saskatchewan Cancer Research Day (2011)
  • "Investigating the Prevalence of Sickle Cell Disease in St. Maarten" Annual Clinical Symposium - AUC: School of Medicine (2011)
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Service Activities:

  • American Lung Association Lung Force Walkathon; Raised money for Kaleida Health, Great Lakes Cancer Care, and walked in this annual event (2022–present)
  • Buffalo Marathon; Medical Captain (2021–present)
  • Housestaff Committee; Chair (2017–2018)
  • Graduate Medical Education; Chair (2014–2015)

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Contact Information

Buffalo General Hospital
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 8595671
Fax: (716) 4283304

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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