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    Dr. R. A. Sastry has been an active participant in the evolution of advances in GI surgery in India for the past thirty years. He had founded and nurtured the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Hyderabad between 1990 and 2012, helping it establish itself as a tertiary care referral centre of repute and a formal academic training ground for imparting skills in the field. After superannuating from NIMS, he is currently affiliated to Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad as a Senior Consultant and Head of Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and HPB Surgery.


    He had his medical education from JIPMER, Pondicherry (1969-75) and PGIMER, Chandigarh (1975-78) – two Insitutes of National importance. He received his Fellowship from The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow. He had special training in Liver transplantation at University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre for six months as a visiting fellow. His special interest has been in hepato-biliary and pancreatic surgery.


    The Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, the apex professional body in the specialty in India had elected him unanimously as the President. He was also the Vice President of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, India. For the past twenty years, he has also been the examiner for M.Ch. and D.N.B. in Surgical Gastroenterology in all the centres in India that train students in the subject.


    He has published two text books, contributed 17 chapters to other text books, has 14 publications in indexed journals, 28 in other journals and 135 oral presentations in various national and international scientific meets.

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