We are happy to report that Vattikuti Fellow Dr. Sushil Jain Kumar, studying under the leadership of robotic surgeon S. P. Somashekhar at Manipal Hospital, has taken honors for his poster: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF TOTAL ROBOTIC THREE STAGE ESOPHAGECTOMY - A SINGLE INSTITUTION EXPERIENCE. He had entered his poster for consideration at UGICON2017, Ahmedabad. Here is some of what he had to say: " I am very glad to share you that I received best poster award in UGICON2017, Ahmedabad. It was an international conference and live workshop (14 - 16 April) in association with Netherland and Japan on esophagus and stomach." .
Dr. Kumar has been in his Vattikuti Fellowship at Manipal since September, 2016. He also took time to thank the Vattikuti Foundation and his Mentor Surgeon: " This is a proud moment for me and my mentor. So, on this occasion I would like to thank to Dr. Mahendra Bhandari sir, Vattikuti Foundation and my mentor Dr. Somashekhar SP who (have) given me opportunity to be a fellow of this esteemed Foundation." .
We thank Dr. Kumar for his success and kind words about Dr. Somashekhar and Dr. Bhandari. The Vattikuti Foundation offers several year-long Fellowships to deserving young surgeons working to further their careers with robotic surgery posts at some of India's leading institutions. We thank Dr. Somashekhar and his fellow mentor surgeons for guiding our Fellows with their careers. .