Consultant Surgical Gastroenterology and Laparoscopy, Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery). Obtained his MBBS (1972) and MS (1976) from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and Mangalore - India. He was awarded the Dr.TMA Pai Blue Ribbon and Gold Medal for Best Outgoing Student of the College in 1972, for obtaining the Highest marks in the Medical career. Trained in England from 1978-83 and obtained the FRCS from England and Edinburgh in 1980.
He is in Bangalore from 1987. He initiated laparoscopic surgery in 1992 in Karnataka and is now among the well-known laparoscopic surgeons in the country. He was formerly Head of Department of General Surgery at the Manipal Hospital, Bangalore form 1992 to 2005 and was singularly responsible for establishing this department. He has special interest in surgical gastroenterology, especially hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery and laparoscopy surgery. He is well known in scientific and social surgical groups and has held many executive posts in surgical and laparoscopy associations at Local, State, National and International levels. He is the Regional Tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He has been a post graduate teacher and examiner for many years. Many surgeons are trained under him.
Many complex and complicated cases are referred to him from neighboring areas for treatment. He has an excellent reputation for his services, and he has received many honors. He has obtained a Postgraduate diploma on Medical Law and Ethics from the National Law University of India, Bangalore and a Postgraduate diploma in Medical informatics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is amongst the very few doctors with this qualification in the world.
Association of Surgeons of India, Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Indian Association of Gastroenterology, Indian Association of Endoscopy, Indian Medical Association, ASI-Karnataka State Chapter, Surgica