About

• MBBS from St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore in 1980, standing First in Bangalore University with gold medals in Physiology and Internal Medicine
MS from Bangalore University in 1984 with Distinction awarded for the first time and Gold medal for highest in the State of Karnataka
• Obtained Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Childrens Hospital of Los AngelesUniversity of Southern California. Stayed there between 1989 and 1992 and trained in Ped. Surgery and Ped. Urology as well as in Ped. Intensive care
• Obtained DNB in Pediatric Surgery in 1994.
• Started the first Dept. of Ped. Urology at the Institute of Kidney Diseases & Research Center and performed variety of complex urological reconstructive surgery including Ped. Renal transplants.
• Was affiliated with M P Shah Cancer hospital from 1996 to 2003 as visiting pediatric cancer surgeon and head of Pediatric Cancer surgery.
• Many presentations and publications in International and National forums.
• Written book entitled " Fluid & Electrolytes in Medical Practice " first published in 1996.
• Currently in private practice as pediatric surgeon with special interest in pediatric urology and pediatric oncosurgery.
• Also performing Ped. Laparoscopic surgery.
• Special interest in providing long term vascular access for various cancers, in both – children as well as adults.

EXPERIENCE :
* Lecturer in Surgery, St. Johns’ Medical College. April 1985-April 1987
  * Asst. Prof. in Surgery, St. Johns’ Medical College, April 1987-April 1989
* Fellow in Pediatric Surgery, Childrens’ Hospital of Los Angeles, April 1989- April 1991
* Fellow in Pediatric Urology, Childrens’ Hospital of Los          
  Angeles, April 1991- Dec. 1991
* Fellow in Pediatric Plastic Surgery and Pediatric Intensive Care, Childrens’ Hospital of   Los Angeles, Jan.1992 – May 1992
* Pool Officer in Pediatric Surgery, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Feb. 1993 – Sep. 1993
* Head of Pediatric Urology, Institute of Kidney Diseases Research Center, Civil   Hospital campus, Ahmedabad, September 1993 – March 1996
* Observer in Pediatric Surgery and Urology, Childrens’ Hospital, Columbus, Ohio and   John Hopkins Institute, Baltimore, USA April 1996 – June 1996
* Head of Pediatric Oncosurgery, Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, Ahmedabad   Sep. 1996 to 2005
* Private practice in pediatric urology and pediatric surgery since 1996
ACADEMIC HONORS
POST GRADUATE * State Award by Directorate of Youth Services for standing First in the State in the M.S. exam
  * Awarded Distinction in MS Exam for the First time in Karnataka State
  * 31st Annual Conference of Association of Surgeons of India Gold Medal for standing First in the MS exam 1985
UNDER GRADUATE:  
In University : First in University in First MBBS Exam
  First in University in Final MBBS Exam
  First in University in Internal Medicine
  First in University in Physiology
  First in University in Biochemistry and Biophysics
  * Victoria Hospital Golden Jubilee Commemoration Gold Medal for standing First in Internal Medicine
  * Dr. Kamala Menon Gold Medal for standing First in Internal Medicine
  * B.K.Garudachar Centenary Commemoration Prize for standing First in Internal Medicine
  * 20th Annual Joint Conference of Physicians of India Gold Medal for standing First in Internal Medicine
  * Rotary International Gold Medal for standing First in Final MBBS Exam
  * S.L.Bhatia Gold Medal for standing First in Physiology
In Medical College : * Dr. Fred Saldanha Prize (1976) for standing First in I MBBS
  * Maj. Gen. S. L. Bhatia Prize (1976) for standing First in Physiology
  * Catholic Medical Guild of St. Luke Prize (1976) for standing First in Biochemistry and Biophysics
  * Callistus Francis Nazareth Prize (1979) for standing First in Competetive exam in Internal Medicine
  * Mrs. Jane and Camilo Patrao Memorial Prize (1980) for standing First in Internal Medicine
  * Distinction in Microbiology and General Education
In College: * Sixth rank in Karnataka State in First year of PUC
  * First rank in college in Mathematics
Others : * Merit Award by Rotary Club of Bangalore for best academic and scientific paper from Bangalore presented at the ASI Conference, Dec. 1986, entitled “ Immediate Post operative jejunal feeding- A new method “
  * Bangalore Surgical Society merit award for the best academic and scientific paper from Bangalore presented at the ASI Conference, Dec. 1987, entitled “ Laparoscopy in Ascites “
PAPERS PRESENTED:  
INTERNATIONAL: “ Problems of developing a pediatric renal transplantation program in India “ presented at the International Conference on Kidney Diseases in Jan. 1996
  “ Testicular Feminization Syndrome “ presented at the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons meeting at Hong Kong in May 1991
  “Gastroschisis and Intestinal Atresia “ presented at the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons meeting at Hawaii in May 1990
  “Partial Splenic Embolisation – an effective alternative to splenectomy for hypersplenism “ presented at the Regional meeting of the American College of Surgeons at Santa Barbara, California in Jan,1990
NATIONAL : “ Surgical management of Hepatoblastoma – An experience of 10 cases “ presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Pediatric Surgeons of India in Dec’ 2002
  “ Continent Urinary Diversion in a four year old child with RMS Bladder – A case report “presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Pediatric Surgeons of India in Dec’ 2002
  “ Long term Venous Access in children “presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Pediatric Surgeons of India in Dec’ 2002
  “ Ureteral Implantation in Infants “presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Pediatric Surgeons of India in Dec’ 2002
  “ Continence in Bladder Exstrophy – A report of two cases “presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Pediatric Surgeons of India in Dec’ 2002
  “ Central Venous Access in the ICU “ presented at the Critical Care Update of the State chapter of the Association of Physicians of India in Nov’2002
  “ Long term venous access in children “ presented at Pediatric Oncology update at GCRI in August, 2002
  “ Fluid and Electrolyte management in the surgical patient” – A lecture delivered at the Update in Pediatric Anesthesia meeting in July, 1999
  “ Venous Access in children “ presented at the CME program during the Mid term scientific meet of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics in Sep. 1998
  “ Antenatally detected hydronephrosis “ presented at the 33rd National Conference of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics in Feb. 1998
  “ Management of vesico ureteral reflux in children “ presented at the VIII Annual Conference of Indian Society of Organ transplantation in Jan. 1996
  “ Peritoneoscopy : A valuable aid in investigating ascites “ presented at the annual conference Association of Surgeons of India conference, Dec. 1987
  “ Segmental colonic dilatation “ presented at the annual conference of the Asociation of Surgeons of India, Dec. 86
  “ Immediate post operative enteral feeding-A new method “ presented at the annual conference of the Association of Surgeons of India, Dec. 1986
  “ A virilising hepatoblastoma “ presented at the annual conference of the Association of Surgeons of India, Dec. 1985
STATE : “ Central Venous Access in the ICU “ presented at the Critical Care Update of the State chapter of the Association of Physicians of India in Nov’2002
  “ Ascitic fluid analysis : How reliable is it ? “ presented at the Karnataka chapter of the Indian society of Gastroenterology meeting in May, 1988
  “ Peritoneoscopy in Ascites “ presented at the Karnataka state chapter meeting of the ASI at Belgaum, March 1987
LOCAL: “ Use of wooden anal dilators “ presented at the Bangalore Surgical Society meeting, April 1980
PUBLICATIONS :  
BOOK: Published a book entitled “ Fluid and electrolyte problems in medical practice “ through the Foundation for Medical Education and Technology in 1995. Earlier, this book had been initially published by Oxford and IBH Publishers, New Delhi in 1992 and had been approved by the National book trust under its subsidy scheme.
SCIENTIFIC PAPERS :  
International : “ Congenital Portocaval Shunt “ published in Pediatric Surgery International 1992, 7:216-217
  “ Testicular Feminization Syndrome “ published in Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 1992, Vol.27, No.6, 757-760
  “ Gastroschisis and Intestinal Atresia “ published in Journal of Pediatric Surgery,1991, Vol.26, No.7, 788-790
  “ Partial Splenic Embolization “ published in American surgeon, Dec. 1990, Vol.56, No.12, 774-777
National : “ Management of urinary incontinence “ – a review article published in Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics issue on Nephrology, July – Sep, 2002
  “ An approach to a victim of road traffic accident “ published in Physicians Update, 1988, Vol.1, No.5, 215-17
  “ Peripartal Cardiomyopathy with biventricular thrombi presenting as acute saddle embolism- A case report “ published in Indian heart journal, 1986, Vol.38, No.6
  “ Bochdalek hernia in an adult presenting as an emergency “ published in Indian journal of chest diseases and allied sciences, 1986, Vol.18, 237-240
  “ Post operative enteral feeeding – A new method “ published in Karnatake medical journal, June 1987.
  “ Sclerotherapy of esophageal varices- An effective and simple method “ published in Karnatake Medical journal, Jan.-March 1982.
RESEARCH WORK: * Introduced wooden anal dilators
  * Fabricated a simple injecting device for injecting esophageal varices
  * Modified the nasogastric tube, converting it into a “ Suction cum Feeding “ tube to enable it to be used for immediate post operative enteral feeding
  * Guide for a study on “Immediate post operative enteral feeding- An ideal solution” done with a research grant from the Karnataka State Science and Technology students projects program
  * Dissertation on “ A clinico-pathological study of hydatid disease of the body “
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS Fellow -American Academy of Pediatrics- Urology section
  Fellow – Indian Society of Pediatric Urology
  Life member of Asian society of Pediatric Urology
  Life member of Indian Association of Pediatric urology
  Life member of Oncosurgery division of IAPS
  Life member of Pediatric Urology section of IAPS
  Life member of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
  Life member of Association of Surgeons of India
  Life member of the Indian Medical Association
  Life member of Ahmedabad Urological Association
POSITION HELD : Executive Committee member of Indian Society of Pediatric Urology