I am a board certified General Surgeon who has been in Pampa, Texas for the past 37 years. Originally from India, I graduated from one of the most prestigious Medical Schools there, JIPMER, Pondicherry. During my residency, I had the privilege of having had a year of training under a British plastic surgeon Dr. Harry Williams FRCS, and the techniques I learned from him do help me even now, in my present practice of dermatologic surgical procedures. Following my residency there, I served as a surgeon in a M*A*S*H unit in the Indian Army Medical Corps adding to my experience in trauma surgery.
My General surgical training in the U.S was in New York City from 1972-77 at the Metropolitan Hospital Center affiliated to New York Medical College and at Beekman Downtown (New York Infirmary) Hospital where I gathered enormous experience in various disciplines of surgery.
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Relocating to Texas in 1978 and starting a private practice in Pampa, a small town in Northwest Texas was quite an experience. I was affiliated to Highland General Hospital which later on changed to an HCA Hospital, Columbia Medical Center and now PRMC, where my practice entailed predominantly, General Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy. Later, in 2008, I had a short stint at the Amarillo Veterans Hospital.
During my entire career, my philosophy has been to be a keen listener of my patients, being kind and compassionate while attending to their needs to the best of my ability. I always believed that 'hands that help are as holy, if not even holier than the lips that pray'.
Since 2011, I am fully engaged in the practice of office based procedures .
I am a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and I do carry memberships in the Texas Medical Association and the Top'O Texas Medical society in addition to being a Medical council member of the Skin Cancer Foundation.
My hobbies include painting and music especially playing Harmonica. I have been a pastel artist for many years and have been contributing to the fund-raising efforts of the local chapter of the American Heart Association by donating my paintings. Needless to say, my artistic talent enhances and adds another dimension to the creative and cosmetic aspects of my dermatological surgery. In addition, my hobbies help me beguile the tedium of my work load.
We are happy to live in Pampa. My wife Shanta is a sociologist by training and we have three children, two boys and a girl and two grand daughters.