Tania Arora

Assistant Dean for Belonging & Inclusivity

Tania Arora

Assistant Dean for Belonging & Inclusivity

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Surgery: Surgical Oncology


Dr. Tania Arora obtained a BA with a major in Biology and minor in Religious Studies from The University of Virginia. Dr. Arora obtained an MD and continued her training in general surgery and 2 year surgical oncology fellowship at Virgina Commonwealth University. She is board certified in General Surgery and Complex General Surgical Oncology.
Dr. Arora is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology, the Program Director of the General Surgery Residency and the Assistant Dean of Learner Diversity Equity and Inclusion.

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  • CN3310


  • MD, Medicine Virginia Commonwealth Universi, 2004

  • BA, Biology/Biological Sciences, General University of Virginia, 1997


  • PHY State of Georgia, 2019

Awards & Honors

  • 2022

  • 2022

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • SURG 5007

    Surgery Sub-I: Sub I Surgical Oncology
  • SURG 5000

    Basic Clkshp in SURG
  • MEDI 6300

    Career Paths in Med
  • SURG 5003

    General Surgery Extn.: Surgery Extn. Surg Oncology
  • RSUR 5000


Teaching Interests

Implicit Bias, Clinical Judgement and Decision Making for Senior Surgical Residents, ABSITE performance audit for program improvement, Holistic Review, Diversity Equity and Inclusion


Selected Recent Publications

  • Citizenship and Social Responsibility in Surgery: A Review., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • General Surgery Twitter during COVID-19: Tweets, Trends, and Implications for Recruitment Strategies., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Pattern and burden of opioid-related hospitalizations in the USA from 2016 to 2018., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Time for Deliberate Organizational and Departmental Action-Seize the Awakening., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Medicine: Why It Matters and How do We Achieve It?, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Clinical outcomes in Cancer, Melanoma, Pancreas, Neuroendocrine tumors, Sarcoma,Colon Adenocarcinoma, Breast Cancer, Curriculum Development, Learner Assessment, Increasing Organizational Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.