Imtiaz A. Munshi, MD, MBA
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Director, Surgical Critical Care, Roudebush VA Medical Center
Director, General Surgery, Roudebush VA Medical Center
Assistant Chief of Staff, Roudebush VA Medical Center
Specialty: General Surgery
Residency: The New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Dr. Munshi was recruited to the Department of Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2006 as an Associate Professor of Surgery.
Prior to his arrival at Indiana University and the VA Medical Center, Dr. Munshi was a clinically busy trauma and general surgeon. He served briefly as the Trauma Director at the Level 1 Trauma Center at Baystate Medical Center and then focused his attention to developing a high volume bariatric surgery program at Baystate while continuing to actively practice general surgery, trauma/critical care. Dr. Munshi was the first surgeon at Baystate to perform minimally invasive bariatric surgery and was instrumental in advancing the Bariatric Surgery Program at Baystate Medical Center (from 2001-2005) serving as its first Medical Director from 2003-2005. He was then recruited to SUNY Upstate Medical University to help strengthen and develop their Bariatric Surgery Program, serving as the Medical Director from 2005-2006, while continuing to practice trauma/critical care. During this time, Dr. Munshi received several awards including the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Tufts University School of Medicine Third Year Medical Students, rotating in the Surgery Clerkship at Baystate Medical Center, five years in a row (1999-2003). As well, he received the Academic Excellence Award each year from 1999 to 2003 as recognition for his scholarly activities. To date, he has 40 publications and numerous presentations of his research work at both local and national surgical meetings.
Upon his arrival to Indiana, Dr. Munshi quickly became clinically busy managing the SICU while also practicing general surgery and minimally invasive surgery at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. In 2006, he assumed the role of Director of the SICU, and within a year was asked to assume the role of Chief of General Surgery at the VA. In 2009, he became the Deputy Chief of Staff of the VA Medical Center and has a seat on the Executive Management Team that oversees the management of the entire VA facility. He enjoys supporting the faculty and the staff of the VA and enjoys teaching IU medical students and IU surgical residents rotating at the VA.
For the Section of General Surgery at the VA Dr. Munshi has significantly expanded the clinical program in terms of volume and staff. He has directly contributed to the creation of and the development of several specialty programs including: minimally invasive surgery, colorectal surgery and hepatobiliary surgery. As well, he continually promotes the acquisition of new advanced technologies for the surgical staff at the VA including acquiring the latest version of the DaVinci robotic system with simulation capability, intraoperative CT scanners, transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS) equipment, and a new hybrid OR. For the VA SICU, Dr. Munshi, immediately upon his arrival in 2006, developed a model of care focused primarily upon ICU nurse practitioners – where the primary effector at the bedside is the NP working collaboratively with a critical care surgeon. At that time this was a relative unique model of care within a VA; a model which helps to support the patients and the surgical residents (of all specialties) quite significantly.
Administratively, Dr. Munshi’s major focus is on development of clinical programs, he is also primarily responsible for the direct executive oversight for Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Anesthesia, and Compensation and Pension Departments for our VA. He is also actively involved in the implementation of Lean and systems redesign within the organization of the Roudebush VA. Dr. Munshi has served as an Executive Councilor of the Indiana Chapter of the American College of Surgeons since 2007, and is an active member of the Association of VA Surgeons, a national surgical society.