Dr. Naresh Bhat is the chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. His core strengths are clinical gastroenterology and advanced endoscopy. Dr. Bhat is the chairman of the Indian NBI group and a core member of the Asia NBI group (ANBIG) and trains endoscopists in India and Asia in advanced endoscopic imaging.
He has been in practice for over 30 years as a pioneering gastroenterologist in the country. He leads a team of gastroenterologists with experience and skills in different areas like IBD, pancreatic disease, Metabolic liver disease and Motility disorders to form the Centre of Excellence in Gastroenterology and Liver Disease. He was President Society of GI Endoscopy India and presently President Elect of AIGE, Governing Council member Indian Society Gastroenterology and President ISG Karnataka. His areas of interest include GI cancer, IBD therapeutic and pediatric endoscopy. He has trained in Hamburg, Germany in Therapeutic endoscopy and He also trained in Japan in advanced endoscopic imaging.