Dr Vinay Bhat is a certified HPB and GI Surgery with a special interest in pancreatic diseases, IBD and GI oncology. He received his initial training in the discipline of medicine at St. John’s Medical College Bangalore which is one of the leading medical colleges in the country. After a short stint with basic science research, he completed his masters in surgery for which he received the Dr Ramamurthy Gold Medal at the national level exit exam. With a strong inclination towards GI disease, he underwent super speciality training at the prestigious Asian Institute of Gastroenterology. In 2015, Dr Vinay went abroad to gain further expertise in advanced laparoscopy- colorectal and HPB at the Mayo clinic, Rochester. He then moved back to Bangalore where he started working at St. Philomena’s Hospital. He joined on board the surgical team at aster CMI hospital, Bangalore in October 2015 bringing him with 10 years of surgical finesse and academic expertise in advanced laparoscopy, pancreatico-biliary diseases, IBD and GI oncology. He is currently the lead consultant for HPB and GI surgery for the Centre for advanced Surgical Care, Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore.