08th May 2019 Site

Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, CEO of the Vattikuti Foundation announces the formation of a new association for Orthopedic Surgeons.  The Joint Replacement Surgeons Council of India will hold their first meeting on May, 25, 2019.  Scholarships have all been awarded as of May 15, 2019.

09th Apr 2019 Site

The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to announce the surgeons who have been awarded Vattikuti Fellowships.  Please click on the headline to access the full article.

05th Apr 2019 Media

Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, Vattikuti Foundation CEO, has been invited to present the Keynote at the Ignite to Innovate Global Health Conference in Detroit on April 25th.  His topic is called: The Disambiguation Creativity Innovation Paradigm.  

The two-day conference will showcase the global health work by Children's Hospital of Michigan faculty and fellows and their contributions towards training, research and advocacy programs that increase capacity and ensure positive health and development outcomes in the sites where they have worked.  For more info: 

15th Mar 2019 Site

Vattikuti Foundation Supports the Best Scientific Paper published on Robotic Surgery in European Urology 2018


The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to announce that a team from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, will be sharing a 5,000 Euro prize for their paper named the Best Scientific Paper on Robotic Surgery  in European Urology for 2018.

(Photo courtesy EAU / Dr. Mahendra Bhandari)

11th Mar 2019 Site

The Vattikuti Foundation is re-opening applications for two Vattikuti Fellowship opportunities, due to a low volume of entries.  The new due date is Monday, April 8, 2019.  The two specific opportunities are listed in the announcement as:

1.Vattikuti International Outcomes Research Fellowship in Urology  (For the year 2020.) and:

4. Vattikuti Foundation Research Fellowships - Duration one year.

The full details may be found in the original announcement: by clicking on the title above.

Please note: Previous applications will still be considered (those applicants are welcome to update their application, if desired).  We will be announcing the winners of some of our other Fellowships in the near future.  Please apply ONLY for the two above Vattikuti Fellowships!



17th Jan 2019 Site

Currently as we prepare for the 2019-2020 series of Vattikuti Fellowships, we would invite other interested Indian Academic Medical Institutions and Robotic Surgeons to apply to become part of this successful program. 

16th Jan 2019 Site

Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, CEO of the Vattikuti Foundation has announced the 2019-2020 series of Vattikuti Fellowships.  Six one-year long Fellowships in Robotic Oncologic specialties will be awarded.  In addition, one Vattikuti International Fellowship is offered for research at the Vattikuti Urology Institute in Detroit, Michigan, and there will be two comprehensive two-weed long Fellowships to the ATLAS Program at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York.

Two new Vattikuti Research Fellowship grants will be given for scientific research in India.

Please note: Deadlines have been extended for the #1 and #4 Fellowships to April 8, 2019!  (All others are closed.)


02nd Jan 2019 Media

A recent study produced by our friends at the Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Surgery, King’s College London, has been honored as the BJUI Article of the week (for 12-19-2018).  Cognitive training for technical and non‐technical skills in robotic surgery: a randomised controlled trial discusses the results of a study comparing novice surgeons which were placed into groups to receive motor imagery (MI) for technical skill and non‐technical skill (NTS) training in minimally invasive surgery.

Please use the link above to access the Abstract, with links to the complete BJUI article and to the video produced by Mr. Nicholas Raison, lead author of the study ("Mr." is the equivalent of "Dr." in the UK). 

29th Oct 2018 Site

Thanks to the efforts of CEO Dr. Mahendra Bhandari & Shannon Micallef, we have the first draft of the program for the December 1 & 2 Robotic Surgeons Council of India.

-Please click the "Read more" button below to see the schedule:

09th Oct 2018 Site

We would like to share some news about Dr. Mani Menon, Founding Director of the Vattikuti Urlogy Institute.  He is hard at work developing a new robotic procedure he is calling the MPP.  He uses an orange to describe what takes place- and the very encouraging early results.  Please click on the title above to access the complete report.