Professional background

After completing my undergraduate medical training in India, I spent a year training in general surgery and then came to the UK to pursue masters in surgical technology at Imperial College London. I then did a one year rotational senior house officer training in accident and emergency, general surgery and trauma and orthopaedics at East Cheshire NHS Trust.

After deciding to pursue urology, I spent six years in urology training at UCLH gaining experience in various urological subspecialties, focusing on the management of urological cancer.

I specialise in robotic pelvic cancer surgery. I am a trainer for robotic surgery and am currently working with specialist teams at UCLH to set up a robotic reconstructive surgery. I have a keen interest in providing quality assurance of surgical treatment by improving surgical techniques and thereby enhancing patient experience.

I have presented in multiple national and international conferences, as well as published in high impact peer reviewed journals. I also have a keen interest in education and training of medical students, residents, novice robotic surgeons and the wider surgical teams. I am also currently undertaking an MA in clinical education at UCL to better understand educational theory and practice and incorporate it into my future educational activities.

Research interests

  • Oncological and functional outcomes research in urological pelvic cancer surgery
  • Improving oncological and patient reported outcomes.
  • Improving patient experience and patient pathways.
  • Evaluating and delivering technology enabled active learning in surgical skills training.

Languages spoken

Kannada
Hindi

Publications

See here.