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SVMHS Welcomes New General Surgeon

Dr. Tarun Bajaj
Salinas, CA, October 21, 2013 – Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) welcomes Tarun Bajaj, MD as the newest member of the medical staff at Salinas Valley Memorial and Salinas Valley Medical Clinic. He recently completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at Texas Endosurgery Institute, San Antonio. Prior to that, he was chief resident in general surgery at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, New York.
“We are pleased to have Dr. Bajaj join our team as both a general and laparoscopic surgeon,” says Neil Rudo, MD. “Dr. Bajaj will be a great asset to this community using his skills in minimally invasive surgery to achieve the best outcomes for patients.”
Dr. Bajaj earned his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine, Missouri and completed his general surgery internship and residency at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown.
“It is great to join an organization which has achieved national recognition for quality patient care,” says Tarun Bajaj, MD. “It is important for me to be a part of a team striving to exceed patient expectations and staying at the forefront of innovation and advanced technology. Salinas Valley Memorial is that place.”
As a Southern California native, Dr. Bajaj is pleased to return to the golden state and settle in Monterey County with his wife and son. In addition to English, Dr. Bajaj speaks Hindi, Spanish and Punjabi. In his leisure time, he enjoys reading, playing soccer and basketball and spending time with his family.

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