Surgical All-Star Honored by Red Sox

BIDMC Contributor

MAY 02, 2019

JalisiMedicalAllStarOn most Friday nights at Fenway, BIDMC, the Official Hospital of the Boston Red Sox, has the opportunity to recognize game-changers in the field of healthcare.

On April 12, we celebrated the achievements of Dr. Scharukh Jalisi, BIDMC’s Chief of Head and Neck Surgery, who has dedicated his career to helping patients with cancer.

April marks Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month. “Most head and neck cancers are related to tobacco use, alcohol and the Human Papilloma virus (HPV),” Dr. Jalisi says. “There are things you can do to lower the risk of oral cancer.”

Dr. Jalisi champions groundbreaking robotic surgery techniques and educates the next generation of doctors. “I represent an entire team of doctors, nurses and other staff who provide extraordinary care to our patients every day,” Dr. Jalisi says.

Get to know this all-star physician outside of the operating room.

Q: Are you a baseball fan?

Dr. Jalisi: Yes, I’ve always been a fan of the Red Sox. My favorite baseball memory has to be David Ortiz’s walk-off homer in Game 4 of the ALCS against the Yankees in 2004. What a great night to be a Boston fan!

Q: Did you ever play baseball?

Dr. Jalisi: I never played baseball. I played soccer and cricket, which is the most popular sport where I grew up in Pakistan. Now I stick to golf and squash.

Q: Who did you bring with you to Fenway on April 12?

Dr. Jalisi: My wife, Moushmi, and my two sons, Omar and Zahan. We’ve been to Fenway before but never on the field. We had a really great time and I can’t thank the Red Sox and BIDMC enough for this opportunity.

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding.

BIDMC is in the community with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Anna Jaques Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, Lawrence General Hospital, Signature Healthcare, Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare, Community Care Alliance and Atrius Health. BIDMC is also clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the Jackson Laboratory. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit www.bidmc.org.

BIDMC is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.