Assistant Professor, Surgery
Dr. Sacks is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City where she also completed her residency in General Surgery. Dr. Sacks completed both research and clinical fellowships in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she was an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery. Before joining the Johns Hopkins faculty, she was an Assistant Professor of surgery and Director of Undergraduate Education at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She also received a Master of Education with an Emphasis in the Teaching of the Health Sciences degree from the University of Houston. Board-certified in general surgery, Dr. Sacks specializes in minimally invasive anti-reflux surgery, hernia repair, colon resection, adrenalectomy and splenectomy. Her research focuses on minimally invasive and simulation technologies as well as education of surgical trainees and medical students. Dr. Sacks is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is the Co-Chair of the Education Committee as well as being on the Executive Council of the Association for Academic Surgery. She is also a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the Association for Surgical Education.