Academic Achievments

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Clinical achievements at the Apollo Hospital

  • Large number of major GI surgery till date with excellent results.
  • Have established the Hepatobiliary and laparoscopic surgery department at the Apollo hospital.
  • Have trained the operation theatre staff for laparoscopy and abdominal surgery.
  • Have successfully established liver transplant unit & have performed first living donor liver transplant of Gujarat state.


  • The North Gujarat Surgeons Conference with live workshop. January 2004
  • Apollo GI Series-I April '04. GI symposium on The Portal Hypertension.
  • Apollo GI Series-II Jan '05. National conference on Liver Surgery, An Emerging Specialty.
  • The North Gujarat Surgeons Conference May-08

Presentation & Publication in International Conferences & Journals

  • Re-do hepaticojejunostomy, Access loop. PancreatoPleural Fistula in chronic Pancreatitis
  • PET Scan in liver metastasiss
  • Radiofrequency ablation for liver tumours
  • Granular cell tumour of bile duct

Book Chapter

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma, Clinical GI Surgery


  • Many CME programs & conferences as a guest lecturer, moderator or panelist
  • Faculty for live laparoscopic workshops
  • Advanced Trauma and Life Support "ATLS" Certified St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London.

Clinical Trial

Principal Investigator at the Royal Free Hospital, London. 2002 - 2003

  • Phase II Multi center trial in Europe.
  • “Evaluating efficacy and tolerability of local radiotherapy for biopsy proven inoperable locally advanced carcinoma head pancreas - Phase II study. “


As a registrar, Senior registrar and Specialist Registrar I have been actively involved with the Surgical Audit.

  • Audit for Acute Pancreatitis patients, Mr Chirag Desai, Mr Satya Bhattacharya, The Royal London Hospital, London. 2001 – 2002.
  • Audit for Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Mr Chirag Desai, Mr David Stoker
    The North Middlesex Hospital, London. 2000 – 2001.


Granular cell tumour of the bile duct mimicking distal cholangiocarcinoma: one case report and review of the literature. Minerva Chir. 2006 Jun;61(3):247-55.


  • NGSA Conference – 2003 (The North Gujarat Surgeons Association Conference) with live workshop. – January 2004
  • Organized Apollo GI Series – I, GI symposium on The Portal Hypertension. – April 2004
  • Organized Apollo GI Series – II, National conference on Liver Surgery 2005, An Emerging Specialty. – 30th January 2005.
  • NGSA Conference – 2008

Academic activities in the recent past:

  • Conducting multi-disciplinary meeting “tumour board” for GI and Hepatobiliary cancer patients every week.
  • Many CME programs as a guest speaker on various following subjects:
    • Management of HCC
    • Current scenario of Liver Transplant
    • Setting up new Liver Transplant Program
    • Surgical Management of obstructive Jaundice.
    • Management of Portal Hypertension
    • Recent trends in surgical gastroenterology
    • Management of acute Pancreatitis
    • Recent advances in HPB surgery
    • Re-do hepatico-jejunostomy
  • Moderator for- Hepatocellular carcinoma panel discussion
    • Conferences as a guest lecturer or panelist:
    • NGSA –January 2004, Surgical Management of Liver metastasis.
    • LAPGICON – August 04, Laparoscopic Hernia repair.
    • GSSA, Surat, Nov 2004, Surgical Management of Liver metastasis.
    • West zone – ICS annual conference, Mount Abu –
      Surgical management of Chronic Pancreatitis
    • National conference on Liver Surgery 2005, An Emerging Specialty. – 30th January 2005.
      • Liver resection in a cirrhotic liver
      • Introduction to liver transplantation
    • OSSICON – 2005
    • Upper GI update- September 2005
      • Laparoscopic vs Open Surgery for colorectal cancer
    • Annual Conference of GSSA, Nadiad – December – 2005
      • Overview on organ transplantation
      • ADLAP 2005 – Chairperson for liver Hydatid cyst, live workshop, Goraj.
      • Obstructive Jaundice – A Complex surgical entity, Panel discussion, Moderator,
        GSSA Annual conference, Ahmedabad, December – 2006
  • Faculty for a live laparoscopic workshop
  • Poster Presentation
    • Re-do hepaticojejunostomy, Access loop. 3rd conference of Indian chapter of IHPBA, September – 2005, Ahmedabad.
    • Pancreato-pleural fistula in chronic Pancreatitis – 2 photogenic cases IHPBA Conferance, February-2008, Mumbai.