Contact Information
Vijay Trisal, M.D., F.A.C.S.
  • Associate Clinical Professor
  • Medical Director, Community Practices

Primary Specialties
  • Surgical Oncology

Clinical Area / Sub-specialties

Languages Spoken
  • Hindi



Dr. Trisal, a surgical oncologist and a member of the NCCN committee, helps formulates guidelines for the treatment of melanoma both nationally and internationally. His specific interest lies in the study of novel genes that may help in early detection and treatment of melanoma and the use of isolated limb infusion delivering high dose chemotherapy to treat locally recurrent disease.

Professional Experience

  • 2004 - present, Surgical Oncologist, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2002 - 2004, Fellow Surgical Oncology, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 1996 - 2002, General Surgery Residency, Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Southfield, MI
  • 1992 - 1994, House Physician and Internship, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • 1986 - 1992, House Physician and Internship M.B.B.S., Kashmir, India,


  • 1980 - 1985, University of Kashmir B.S., Kashmir, India

Board Certifications/Licensure
  • Board Certified in General Surgery
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Microsurgery Course


  • Winner “Emerick Szilagyi” award for best Vascular paper “Anti PDGF Receptor b inhibits intimal hyperplasia in arteriovenous anastomoses” Michigan Chapter of ACS.
  • Awarded “Dawson Medal” for best paper in OHEP research competition among hospitals in southeast Michigan.
  • Best Resident of the Year “Providence Hospital,” Administrative Chief Resident, General Surgery Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI.
  • 2nd Prize Annual Resident Research Day Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Awarded Traveling Scholarship by American Society of Transplantation, Chicago, IL
  • Winner of International College of Surgeons Scholarship, Best resident paper. Mobilized resources for relief in isolated flood areas in Kashmir, Boston, MA.
  • Captain of the College Cricket team. Winner of inter-college championship, Srinagar, Kashmir, India.


  • Candidate Group of American College of Surgeons
  • Detroit Surgical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Indian Medical Association


  • Durrani, N., Trisal, V., Hans, S.S., Mittal, V., “Gastrointestinal Complications in Ruptured AAA” – The American Surgeon, April 2003.
  • Trisal, V., Studinger, R., “Anti PDFG Receptor b inhibits intimal hyperparteriovenous communication”
  • Abstract JACS, September 2002.
  • Trisal, V., Paulson,T., Hans, S.S., Mittal, V., “Recurrent Carotid Artery Stenosis – An Ongoing disease Process ” – The American Surgeon, March 2002.
  • Trisal, V., Young, S.C., “Acute Subclavian Artery and Vein Fistula With Pseudoaneurysm – a case report, Vascular Surgery, 34, 613 – 616, 2000.
  • Trisal, V., Penney, G., Young, S.C., “A neglected source of organ donors: victims of Carbon Monoxide poisoning” – Providence Medical Bulletin, 10, 29 – 33, 2000.
  • Bunyaratajev, K., Trisal, V., Penney, D., Silapaswan, S., “Gallbladder Hypokinesia: an unusual case of duodenal obstruction – The American Surgeon, Vol 64, pp 441-443, 1998.