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The Vattikuti Foundation is a non-profit corporation that was founded in 1997. The Foundation serves both the local community in Southeast Michigan as well as causes in India and other parts of the world. Through the Vattikuti Foundation, Raj and his wife Padma continue to lend their support to a number of worthwhile charitable causes. The Foundation has distinguished itself by founding the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospitals and the Vattikuti Digital Breast Diagnostic Center at Beaumont Hospitals. The Vattikuti Foundation also focuses on creating an infrastructure to coordinate and reach out to the people who are in poverty through the Poverty Alleviation Initiative program in India. Some of the most significant accomplishments in the field of Robotic Surgery have been a direct result of the Foundation funding research of Dr. Mani Menon at the Vattikuti Urology Institute of the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. The Vattikuti name is associated with robotic surgery programs in the U.S., India, Belgium and the United Kingdom. The Vattikuti Foundation Robotic Surgery Institute has a website which is the source of news, publications and a media library video collection of resources for robotic surgeons and students. The Vattikuti Collective Quality Initiative is an ever-expanding program collecting robotic surgery data, fueling research worldwide to benefit surgeons and patients. Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, noted Urologist and kidney transplant surgeon, is the C. E. O. of the Vattikuti Foundation, directing the efforts globally. He is an ambassador for robotic surgery and travels often to guide and assist growing programs.
22nd Jul 2019 Site
Krishnaswamy Subramaniam (KS) National Robotic Surgery Video Awards for the Best Robotic Surgery Video
The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to announce 2019 KS National Robotic Surgery Video Awards. Three Prizes worth of INR 100,000, 50,000 and 25,000 would be awarded for First, Second and Third Prizes, respectively. The Awards competition is open to all Indian robotic surgeons. The subject material of your video shall be on an aspect of robotic surgery. Any specialty is welcome. This is a nationwide contest, open to all Indian Robotic Surgeons / Fellows / Residents.
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15th Jul 2019 Site
Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, CEO of the Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Vattikuti International Outcomes Research Fellowship in Urology, to be held at the Vattikuti Urology Institute (VUI) in Detroit, Michigan. The VUI, home to the first robotic surgery program in the world, has produced many "firsts" in the science of Robotic Surgery. The original announcement was only partially successful in generating applications, and due to other circumstances this Fellowship was put on hold until now.
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03rd Jul 2019 Site
Joint Replacement Surgeons Council of India, Sponsored by the Vattikuti Foundation
You are invited to participate in the Joint Replacement Surgeons Council of India (JRSI) master class: Computer-assisted Joint Replacement Surgery, Current Status and Future Prospects. The most accomplished faculty, in both Mumbai and Chennai on the dates listed below, will conduct two similar classes, to better enable local and regional Orthopaedic surgeons to participate.
Saturday the 28th: 9 AM- 5 PM, Taj Lands End, Byramji Jeejibhoy Road, Bandrastand, Bandra, Mumbai
Sunday the 29th: 9 AM- 5 PM, Taj Connemara, Binney Road, Chennai
05th Jul 2019 Site
The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to offer a limited number of Vattikuti Scholarships for current Residents and Fellows interested in furthering their careers in Robotic Surgery. Scholarships will be to attend the upcoming Robotic Surgeons Council of India meetings November 16 & 17, 2019 at the Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry.
The Scholarships will be granted on a merit-based system.
Applicants must be within one year of their MCH or DNB in a surgical speciality using robotics.
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25th Jun 2019 Site
Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, CEO of the Vattikuti Foundation, explains some of the initiatives of the Vattikuti Foundation, and why the Foundation is involved in forming the Joint Replacement Surgeons Council of India. He was addressing the inaugural meeting of the group in Delhi, May 25, 2019. Please click on the title above to access the edited transcript.
26th Jun 2019 Media
International Guest of the first meeting of the Joint Replacement Surgeons Council of India, Dr. Thomas Coon, was interviewed by Indian news media during his recent visit. Over one dozen outlets picked up the IANS syndicated article. Please click on the title above to see the full report.
28th May 2019 Site
The Vattikuti Foundation email 'box' is filling with messages from the joint replacement surgeons who recently attanded the very first meeting of the Joint Replacement Surgeons Council of India. The meeting on May 25th hosted some of India's to joint replacement surgeons, and featured several Indian surgeons, plus American Surgeon Dr. Thomas Coon, who delivered the Kaynote.
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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)
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.)
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: https://vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com/2019-vf-fellowships- 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.
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:
11th Sep 2018 Site
The saga of the salvage of 33 Chilean miners in 2010 after 69 days of sustenance underground in the San Jose Mine, located in Atacama Desert of Chile is replete of lessons for all of us to learn.
Please click the title to access the full commentary from Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, CEO, Vattikuti Foundation.
21st Aug 2018 Site
Vattikuti Foundation CEO Dr. Mahendra Bhandari is pleased to announce that Quoc-Dien Trinh, MD and Nynke Sjoerdtje van den Berg, PhD, will be the International Faculty at the upcoming XI Robotic Surgeons Council of India (RSC) December 1st & 2nd meetings, to be held at the Taj Vivanta Hari Mahal Hotel, Jodhpur.
27th Jul 2018 Site
Call for abstracts for the Krishnaswamy Subramaniam (KS) National Robotic Surgery Video Awards
The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to announce the December 2018 KS Robotic Surgery Video Awards. Finalists will have an opportunity to present their videos at the upcoming XI Robotic Surgeons Council of India (RSC) December 1st & 2nd meetings, to be held at the Taj Vivanta Hari Mahal Hotel, Jodhpur. This is a nationwide contest, open to all Indian Robotic Surgeons and Vattikuti Fellows. The theme of the RSC will focus on Evidence Based Medicine.
The Vattikuti Foundation established the KS Robotic Surgery Video Awards to honor the memory of the late Shri Krishnaswami Subramaniam, who played a key role in the establishment of robotic surgery in India. We invite robotic surgery professionals to send us abstracts of robotic surgery videos they would like to produce for this competition. Abstracts must be submitted by Friday, September 14, 2018.
16th Jul 2018 Site
Though we are a little late publishing this, we want to share the news about our former Vattikuti Fellow Dr. Santosh Waigankar. He was a Fellow with Dr. T. B. Yuvaraja at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, completing his term in October, 2016. He let us know last March that he had received recognition from ERUS 2017 for his poster abstract entitled: “Pentafecta outcomes of robotic partial nephrectomy for T1b renal masses: Single institute-single surgeon retrospective analysis”. This was awarded 2nd prize at the Junior ERUS-YAU meeting held on 25 September 2017, Bruges, Belgium. He received the prize from Dr. Geert De Naeyer, OLV Hospital Department of Urology.
We are sorry for the delay in publishing this good news!
02nd Sep 2015 Site
Robotic surgery data for partial nephrectomy in cystic tumors- compiled from the Vattikuti Collective Quality Initiative has been released in an online version of the BJU International.
15th Sep 2015 Site
Many good comments about the recently-ended Robotic Surgeons Council of India Kochi meeting have been posted by attendees.
17th Sep 2015 Site
As part of the Vattikuti Foundation efforts to expand the knowledge of robotic surgery, three research fellowships have been funded. Here is a look at the new Fellows.
04th Apr 2016 Media
Dr. Alessandro Volpe has been named as the first winner of the EAU/ Vattikuti award for the Best Published Paper in Robotic Surgery in \'European Urology\'.
01st Feb 2017 Media
US based financial investment news service The Motley Fool has reported on news from the da Vinci Surgical System developer and powerhouse Intuitive Surgical.
01st Feb 2017 Site
Drs. Sohrab Arora and Gagan Gautam developed a list of myths about prostate cancer in India that very well may pertain to much of the rest of the globe. Their article has points for surgeons and patients to consider.
02nd Mar 2017 Site
To follow up the Top Ten Prostate Cancer Myths, Dr. Sohrab Arora and VF staffer Dave Meinhard have come up with a new category:
The Top Ten Robotic Surgery Myths
Take a look, and give us your comments in the Forum section of this website:
07th Nov 2016 Site
The Vattikuti Foundation has released the final schedule for the November 12 & 13 Robotic Surgeons Council of India Meetings.
11th Jan 2017 Site
The names of the members of the volunteer Program Committee have been announced by Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, CEO of the Vattikuti Foundation.
13th Jan 2017 Site
The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 KS VIDEO Awards for the upcoming Robotic Surgeons Council of India (RSC) April 8 & 9 meeting.
13th Jun 2018 Site
Ashwin Tamhankar, Vattikuti Fellow who served his Fellowship at the Max Institute of Cancer Care under Dr. Gagan Gautam, has received his Certificate of da Vinci System Training from Intuitive Surgical, manufacturer of the da Vinci robot. Tamhankar's one-year Vattikuti Fellowship in Robotic Uro-Oncology was completed February 14th, 2018.
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10th Jul 2018 Site
The immigration debate in the United States has reached stressful levels. On July 4th, Independence Day in the US, David J. Skorton, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, contributed an Opinion piece in the USA Today national newspaper titled: "Immigrants helped build our nation, We need to embrace them, not exclude them."
It was an impassioned discussion of the issue, from the standpoint of one whose ancestors were immigrants- as nearly all Americans can claim. One of his examples hits very close to many of us at the Vattikuti Foundation: Dr. Mani Menon, Founding Director of the Vattikuti Urology Institute. Here is the brief excerpt from the paper:
"The American History museum is home to the lab coat of Indian-born surgeon Mani Menon, who helped pioneer modern robotic cancer surgery..."
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31st Jan 2017 Site
Registration is now open for the April 8 & 9, 2017 Robotic Surgeons Council of India.
Abstracts for presenting and for the KS Video Awards must be submitted by February 15!
Robotic Surgeons Dr. Alessandro Volpe (Italy) and Dr. J. Scott Magnuson (US) will be the International Faculty.
10th Nov 2016 Site
There have been eight Vattikuti Fellowships awarded in the last few months- with more pending. Here are the names of current Fellows.
26th Oct 2016 Site
We invite those with recent M.Ch or DNB degrees in Urology or Uro-oncology to apply for the Vattikuti Fellowship in Robotic Uro Oncology at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket.
05th Oct 2016 Site
Twenty-six Vattikuti Scholarships were awarded for young surgeons to attend the Robotic Surgeons Council of India meetings in November.
04th Oct 2016 Site
URGENT NOTICE: The Vattikuti Foundation is announcing a vacancy for the Vattikuti Fellowship in Robotic Urologic Surgery at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, India.
21st Sep 2016 Site
Announcing a new Vattikuti Foundation Fellowship in Robotic Uro-oncology at the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi.
15th Sep 2016 Media
VF Partner Surgeon Dr. Arun Prasad has his photo on the cover of the latest issue of World Journal of Gastroenterology.
09th Sep 2016 Site
Vattikuti Robotic Surgery Fellow Dr. Shabnam Bashir has returned home to India after a month of training at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
12th Aug 2016 Site
Two highly respected figures in Robotic Surgery have been scheduled to participate in the Robotic Surgeons Council of India meetings in November.
12th Aug 2016 Site
The Vattikuti Foundation International Fellowship Program is inviting applications for three new Fellowships.
21st Jul 2016 Site
Vattikuti Foundation CEO, Dr. Mahendra Bhandari shares his insight about where minimally invasive surgery and education will be in the very near future.
14th Jul 2016 Media
Indian web media site Gizmodo features Vattikuti Foundation CEO Dr. Mahendra Bhandari talking about the Foundation\'s ambitious plan to grow robotic surgery.
16th Jun 2016 Site
As a part of the ongoing website improvements, we have changed the look and functionality of the Videos section of the Media Library.
08th Jun 2016 Site
The Vattikuti Foundation and Vattikuti Technologies announced jointly that there is about to be an exciting period of growth for robotic surgery in India.
08th Jun 2016 Site
We are pleased to share news from Dr. Jagdishwar Goud about the new da Vinci robots at two HCG Hospitals.
06th Jun 2016 Site
The Vattikuti Foundation plan: To expand the footprint of Indian Robotic Surgery to 100 hospitals by 2020 and train 300 Surgeons to help the masses.
13th May 2016 Site
Several new lecture videos from the recent Robotic Surgeons Council of India meetings have been released in the VFRSI Media Library.
17th May 2016 Site
189 images of the April Robotic Surgeons Council of India meetings now posted in the Gallery.
15th Apr 2016 Media
Here is a fun story for a Friday. A university in the Netherlands has developed a robotic bird.
12th Apr 2016 Media
Dr. Rajesh Taneja had an Advertorial about prostate cancer published in The Hindu newspaper.
03rd Jan 2017 Media
The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Khurshid Ghani has been awarded the Best Paper in Robotic Surgery Published in European Urology in 2016 award, sponsored by the Foundation. He was notified by James Catto, Editor in Chief of European Urology.
30th Mar 2016 Media
Online news media NewsBlooms.com featured three Indian robotic bariatric surgeons in an article about the benefits of robotic bariatric weight loss surgery.
15th Mar 2016 Media
The Vattikuti Foundation has been awarded the inaugural award for technology in the OnlineVideo.net\'s inaugural Video Campaigns of the Year awards.
25th Apr 2017 Site
The April 8 & 9 meeting of the Robotic Surgeons Council of India featured an address from the Founder and Chairman of Apollo Hospitals, Dr. Prathap C. Reddy. Here is a transcript of his remarks to the audience of 190 of India's top robotic surgons, including twenty Vattikuti Scholarship winning student surgeons getting their first exposure to surgical robotics. Transcribed by Vattikuti Foundation video editor Dave Meinhard, who apologizes in advance for any errors.
13th Apr 2016 Site
Three excellent video presentations took the top prizes at the Robotic Surgeons Council of India meetings at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital Delhi.
14th Jul 2017 Site
Announcing the Vattikuti International Travel Fellowship to attend the:
2nd International Prostate Cancer Symposium and
Inaugural World Congress of Robotic Urologic Oncology
16th Aug 2017 Site
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE! The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to announce that the upcoming Robotic Surgeons Councl of India meetings will be November 18-19, 2017, in Goa, at the Taj Exotica Resort Hotel.
31st Jul 2017 Site
Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, CEO of the Vattikuti Foundation has announced that two winners were chosen by the judging panel for the Vattikuti International Travel Fellowship program. They are: Dr. Arvind Ganpule, Chief, Division of Robotic Surgery, Vice- Chairman, Department of Urology for Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital and Dr.Ramanitharan Manikandan, Additional Professor, Department of Urology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research.
03rd Oct 2017 Site
Please Note: Entries are now CLOSED
Entries are closed for the upcoming November 18 & 19, 2017 Robotic Surgeons Council of India for robotic surgery videos- to compete for cash prizes in the Vattikuti Foundation KS Robotic Surgery Video Awards.
REMINDER: NO MUSIC ALLOWED!
26th Sep 2017 Site
The Vattikuti Foundation Scholarships to attend the November Robotic Surgeons Council of India Meet in Goa applications have closed.
THE DEADLINE WAS OCTOBER 2ND!
The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to offer Scholarships for current Residents and Fellows interested in furthering their careers in Robotic Surgery. Scholarships will be to attend the upcoming Robotic Surgeons Council of India meetings November 17-19, 2017, in Goa, at the Taj Exotica Resort Hotel.
09th Oct 2017 Site
The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to announce the 30-winners of Vattikuti Scholarships to attend the Robotic Surgeons Council of India Meetings in Goa November 18 & 19.
11th Sep 2017 Site
In a history-making move, Vattikuti Foundation CEO Dr. Mahendra Bhandari has announced eight new Vattikuti Robotic Surgery Fellowships.
Please note: the application period is now closed!
17th Nov 2017 Site
This is the final schedule for the November 18 & 19, 2017 Robotic Surgeons Council of India meeting in Goa.
(Nov. 17, 2017 update)
20th Nov 2017 Site
The first photographs from the just-concluded Robotic Surgeons Council of India are in!
04th Dec 2017 Site
Vattikuti Foundation Founder and President, Raj Vattikuti spoke to over 200 robotic surgeons and 30 additional Scholarship winners at the Robotic Surgeons Council of India about the future of robotic surgery in India.
16th Oct 2017 Site
DEADLINE NOTICE: All Robotic Surgeons Council of India materials for the November 18 & 19, 2017 scientific program (Best Practices, Podium Presentations, Sessions) must be sent to the Vattikuti Foundation by this Friday, October 20th. Send your PPT's and .mov or .mp4 files to: email@example.com.
28th Nov 2017 Site
Vattikuti Foundation CEO Dr. Mahendra Bhandari addresses the audience of over 200 robotic surgeons as he opens the 2017 Robotic Surgeons Council of India meetings in Goa. We share the transcript of his remarks.
23rd Jan 2018 Site
Save the date! The next Robotic Surgeons Council of India meetings will be May 5 & 6, 2018, in Mussoorie, Utterakhand, at the J. W. Marriott, Walnut Grove. Details to be announced soon.
29th Jun 2018 Site
The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to announce an exciting Fellowship opportunity in Robotic Head and Neck Surgery at one of India’s leading hospitals. The deadline for Applications is this Monday, July 2, 2018:
The Vattikuti Fellowship in Robotic Head & Neck Surgery (ENT) will be focused primarily on robotic surgery, under the direction of Dr. Surender Dabas, Director of Surgical Oncology in Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon. Those who are likely to have access to surgical robots upon completion of the Fellowship are encouraged to apply. Full details inside.
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26th Oct 2017 Site
CEO of the Vattikuti Foundation, Dr. Mahendra Bhandari has announced two new Vattikuti Robotic Surgery Fellowships!
23rd Feb 2018 Site
Please Note: Vattikuti Scholarship Applications are open until Thursday, March 1. There is less than one week left to apply for the Vattikuti Scholarships to attend the Robotic Surgeons Council of India (RSC. These Scholarships are awarded to young surgeons within one year of earning- or- having earned- a MCI-recognized degree in a medical specialty currently using surgical robotics.
Applications must include: Letter stating why the applicant wishes to attend thr RSC, what their goals are for using robotic surgery; CV, including current position and contact information; letter(s) of recommendation from professors or Medical Director/HOD. Applicants must be within one year of earning their degree in a medical specialty.
Applications shall be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students selected will receive basic economy transportation to Mussoorie, double-occupancy lodging, and attendance to the two-days of RSC meetings.
02nd May 2018 Media
Intuitive Surgical, manufacturer of various models of the da Vinci Surgical System, has sent email messages to registered members of their Online Community that there was a hack by "unauthorized parties" recently. Member data was stolen, according to the email. The data breach has since been repaired. The Intuitive message warns members to be vigilant by using an email spam filter and to be cautious about clicking on unfamiliar email links.
The Online Community is a resource the Vattikuti Foundation often recommends, because it is a valuable site to visit to learn about the various robotic surgery platforms produced by the company. The site also features specialty-specific training modules (videos) for prospective robotic surgeons.
05th Jun 2018 Media
Dr. Jagdishwar Gajagowni Goud, one of India's top robotic surgeons and robotic surgery proctors, posted two messages (tweets) on Twitter regarding Vattikuti Foundation Founder and President Raj Vattikuti.
Here is the copy:
Shri.Raj Vattikuti & team, As Intuitive is taking over operations in India, am reminded of the great work and advances your team has made in our country. I thank you for bringing robot to our state, it’s because of your vision that I did 700 cases.
It’s because of your team that I could become a robotic proctor & was able to visit great surgeons in various institutes like AIIMS Jodhpur, JIPMER, TATA, Apollo, & so many others. & also I wish many more innovations come from Intuitive surgicals & look forward to associate with them.
25th May 2018 Site
We are pleased to announce that applications are now invited for the Vattikuti Robotic Gynaecological Oncology Fellowship, to be served at Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), Gurgaon. Dr. Rama Joshi, Director, Gynae Oncology, FMRI, will be the Fellowship Director. (This Fellowship replaces a previously offered post, which was forfeited due to an unfortunate accident.)
These are the minimum requirements for applicants for the Vattikuti Robotic Gynaecological Oncology Fellowship: MCI recognized postgraduate degree in Gynecology with minimum three years of working experience in Department or Division of Gynae Oncology or MCh Gynecologic Oncology. Candidates with relevant super specialty will be preferred.
The deadline to apply is: Monday, JUNE 11, 2018. Please click on the title above for full details!
M.S., M.Ch(Urol), FNASc, D.Sc(Hon), MBA(Michigan)
Director of Robotic Surgery Education and Research,
Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit
C. E. O. Vattikuti Foundation
07th May 2018 Site
The first photographs of the just-completed Robotic Surgeons Council of India in Mussoorie have arrived, and are available for viewing on the VFRSI website Gallery. Also, the first-place video from the KS Robotic Video Awards is available in the Videos section of the website Media Library.
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13th Feb 2018 Site
The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to announce two exciting new Fellowship opportunities in Robotic Surgery at one of India’s leading hospitals. The deadline for Applications has been extended until Monday, February 19, 2018.
Two one-year Vattikuti Fellowships are now being offered:
1) Vattikuti Robotic Gynaecological Oncology Fellowship: MCI recognized postgraduate degree in Gynecology with minimum three years of working experience in Department or Division of Gynae oncology or MCh Gynecologic Oncology. Candidates with relevant super specialties will be preferred.
2) Robotic Head & Neck Surgery (ENT): Recognized postgraduate degree in Surgical Oncology or ENT required.
Applications close February 19, 2018. Applications must be sent to: email@example.com.
16th Feb 2018 Site
Robotic Surgeons Council of India deadlines for the May 5 & 6 2018 meeting
The time is approaching for the next Robotic Surgeons Council of India (RSC) meetings, to be held in Mussoorie on Saturday & Sunday, May 5 & 6, 2018. We have established deadlines for Presentations, Vattikuti Scholarships and KS Robotic Surgery Video Awards materials:
24th Apr 2018 Site
Over the past year- and then some- the Vattikuti Foundation has had the opportunity to get to know and work with our Vattikuti Fellow Dr. Ashwin Tamhankar. He spent one year as a Fellow studying under Dr. Gagan Gautam at the Max Institute of Cancer Care. Ashwin provided us with a very sincere article about his experience. He provides advice for young surgeons who might be considering applying for a Vattikuti Fellowship. Please click on the title above to read what he has to say.
20th Feb 2018 Media
James Catto, Editor-in Chief of European Urology has announced that research paper Multispectral Fluorescence Imaging During Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Sentinel Node Biopsy: A First Step Towards a Fluorescence-based Anatomic Roadmap has been selected as The Best Paper in Robotic Surgery Published in European Urology in 2017. Dr. Nynke van den Berg, of the Interventional Molecular Imaging Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands; Department of Urology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute – Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam, will be honored with the EAU / Vattikuti Award for the Best Published Paper in Robotic Surgery in European Urology for 2017.
04th Dec 2017 Site
Vattikuti Foundation CEO Dr. Mahendra Bhandari has been honored by the Lucknow Management Association for his extraordinary accomplishments.
19th Oct 2017 Site
The AUA News, the official newsmagazine of the American Urological Association has an article in the From The Secretary byline of Manoj Manga, MD, FACS, Editor of the AUA News. Dr. Monga takes note of the recent Smithsonian Institution exhibit featuring personal artifacts from Vattikuti Foundation President & Founder Raj Vattikuti, as well as items from Vattikuti Foundation CEO Dr. Mahendra Bhandari and Robotic Surgery pioneer Dr. Mani Menon, Director of the Vattikuti Urology Institute.
12th Sep 2017 Site
Vattikuti Foundation CEO Dr. Mahendra Bhandari has been published in a new book. Health is a Birthright is a volume published by the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi, Pakistan. It features proceedings from the 2015 SIUT International Symposium.
06th Sep 2017 Site
Dr. Mahendra Bhandari is no stranger to being interviewed. Besides being an accomplished urologist and transplant surgeon, he has held numerous leadership posts in medicine in India, the U.S., and in international arenas. The online daily medical news service ET Healthworld, published by The Economic Times interviewed him for the September 6th edition.
30th Jun 2017 Media
Vattikuti Foundation founders Raj and Padma Vattikuti are participants in an exhibit that is scheduled to run for twenty years in the (US) National Museum of American History,* located in Washington, D. C., their adopted nation’s capital.
* The National Museum of American History is part of the Smithsonian Institution.
11th May 2017 Site
This week, we had a nice chain of emails about how one of our partner surgeons- Prof. Dr. S. P. Somashekhar helped a new robotic surgeon and robotic program last Sunday.
13th Jan 2016 Media
Two of the 18 hospitals which have been named ERUS Robotic Certified Host Centers are Vattikuti Foundation Partners.
01st Feb 2016 Site
Because of high demand, Foundation CEO Dr. Mahendra Bhandari has extended the deadline for applications until February 7th.
10th Feb 2016 Media
Having a positive attitude is the most important thing for a person afflicted with cancer, according to one of several surgeons featured in an IANS article.
17th Feb 2016 Site
We are featuring short articles about the Vattikuti Foundation Scholarship winners who will be attending the Robotic Surgeons Council of India meetings April 8 & 9. Here is a look at Dr. Tsering Wangdi from the Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, Ahmedabad.
18th Feb 2016 Site
We are featuring short articles about the Vattikuti Foundation Scholarship winners who will be attending the Robotic Surgeons Council of India (RSC) meetings April 8 & 9. Today we get to know Dr. Suresh Goyal, Resident at Dr. S. N. Medical college, Jodhpur.
19th Feb 2016 Site
Dr. Ankur Jhanwar is the Vattikuti Foundation RSC Scholarship winner featured today. He is from Kota, Rajasthan.
23rd Feb 2016 Site
Dr. Gautam Kanodia, a third year Urology M. Ch student at King George\'s Medical University (KGMU) has won a scholarship to attend the RSC in April.
24th Feb 2016 Site
Meet Dr. Kalpesh Parmar from Mumbai, who has earned a scholarship to the April RSC meetings at Apollo Delhi.
26th Feb 2016 Site
Dr. Anshul Garg is currently working on his M.Ch as a Senior Resident at Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in Patna. He will be attending the April RSC meetings thanks to a Vattikuti Foundation Scholarship.
29th Feb 2016 Site
Mihir Chandarana is another deserving Vattikuti Foundation Scholarship winner who will be attending the RSC in April.
01st Mar 2016 Site
Dr. Anurag Tyagi, a M.Ch. 1st year Resident from Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, has won a Scholarship to attend the RSC next month.
02nd Mar 2016 Site
Another Vattikuti Foundation RSC Scholarship winner is Dr. Monika Bibyan, M.S., FNB, from Fortis Hospital, Ludhiana.
03rd Mar 2016 Site
Dr. Paras Singhal, Senior Resident, Urology at PGIMER, Chandigarh has been awarded a Vattikuti RSC Scholarship.
04th Mar 2016 Site
The Vattikuti Foundation is sponsoring the second \'KS Awards,\' a robotic surgery video competition open to any surgeon attending the RSC April 8 & 9.
04th Mar 2016 Site
Panwar Pankaj is very happy that he will get the chance to attend the Robotic Surgeons Council of India meetings in April.
08th Mar 2016 Site
We have a husband and wife who both won Vattikuti RSC Scholarships.
04th Apr 2016 Site
The final program for the 8-9 April 2016 Robotic Surgeons Council (RSC) Meeting is now available. Please click here to view.
09th Mar 2016 Site
Meet Dr. Latika Chawla, the latest RSC Scholarship winner to be profiled by the Vattikuti Foundation.
16th Mar 2016 Site
KIMS Consultant surgeon Dr. Rahul Kanaka recently completed a Fellowship in minimally invasive surgery. He has won a Vattikuti Scholarship to attend the RSC.
17th Mar 2016 Site
Lt. Col. Dr. Amit Shah has recently finished a Fellowship in robotic surgery. He is another welcomed RSC Scholarship winner.
22nd Mar 2016 Site
First-year resident Arpitha Anantharaju has the gift of language. She has won a Scholarship to attend the RSC at Apollo Delhi in April.
24th Mar 2016 Site
AIIMS Patna surgeon Dr. Mukta Agarwal has won a Vattikuti Foundation Scholarship to attend the RSC Meetings at Apollo Delhi next month.
25th Mar 2016 Site
Dr. Varun Mittal, a Fellow at Medanta, the Medicity has been awarded a Vattikuti Foundation Scholarship to attend the RSC.
28th Mar 2016 Site
NITRD Thoracic surgery student Dr. Ranjeetha Shenoy has won a scholarship to attend the RSC of India next month.
29th Mar 2016 Site
ICOG Fellow Hena Kauser has earned attendance for the upcoming Robotic Surgeons Council of India (RSC) Meetings.
30th Mar 2016 Site
Anshika Lekhi is another ICOG student who has earned a Vattikuti Foundation Scholarship to attend the RSC in just a little over one week\'s time.
01st Apr 2016 Site
Nidhi Jain, a Fellow at Manchanda\'s Endoscopic Centre, ICOG has earned a Vattikuti Foundation Scholarship to attend the Robotic Surgeons Council of India (RSC)
01st Apr 2016 Site
Five KS Award finalists have been picked to be screened and judged next week at the Robotic Surgeons Council of India meetings.
05th Apr 2016 Site
Sravani Chithra is the daughter of a surgeon. She has a Gyne. Fellowship at Manchanda\'s Endoscopy Centre and has won a Scholarship to attend the RSC.
06th Apr 2016 Site
Dr. Shika Bathwal is a Senior Resident OB/GYN at St. Stephen\'s Hospital, Delhi. She has won an RSC Scholarship from the Foundation.
06th Apr 2016 Site
Medanta third year DNB Student Somendra Bansal is a Vattikuti Foundation RSC Scholarship winner.
07th Apr 2016 Site
Dr. Deepak Kumar Rathi is another VF Scholarship winner who is a third year Resident at Medanta, the Medicity.
07th Apr 2016 Site
Four RSC Scholar attendees had such a strong desire to be a part of the meetings that they have paid their own way there. Here is a look at these dedicated individuals.
07th Apr 2016 Site
Dr. Jay Kumar, a Resident at Calcutta National Medical College, is attending the RSC at Apollo Delhi with his second Vattikuti Scholarship.
08th Apr 2016 Site
The Robotic Surgeons Council of India meetings at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital Delhi are underway.
11th Apr 2016 Site
Attendees and organizers have been sending their comments about the Robotic Surgeons Council of India Apollo Delhi meetings now concluded.
15th Apr 2016 Media
In a recent blog post for the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Device Talk blog, Intuitive Surgical CEO Dr. Gary Guthart has some advice.
26th Apr 2016 Site
We have had a large number of responses from the survey sent to those who attended the Robotic Surgeons Council of India (RSC) Meetings at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital Delhi.
13th May 2016 Site
We have an informal, unofficial guide to keeping your videos from being \"flagged\" by YouTube.
08th Jul 2016 Site
2016 Vattikuti Foundation Robotic Fellowship Applications Now Being Accepted
15th Jul 2016 Site
The entries must be in for the Vattikuti Foundation Robotic Surgery Fellowships by today, Friday, July 15th! (Since our headquarters are located in the U. S., some of you have some extra time!)
03rd Aug 2016 Site
Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, MBA, CEO of the Vattikuti Foundation has announced a new Vattikuti Robotic Urology Fellowship! Today is the deadline to apply.
11th Oct 2016 Site
The Vattikuti Foundation has released an updated tentative schedule for the November 12 & 13 Robotic Surgeons Council of India Meetings.
01st Jun 2015 Site
Khrishnaswamy Subrahmaniam, (KS) Vattikuti Technologies C. E. O. passes away.
07th Jul 2015 Site
The Vattikuti Foundation is proud to present our next webinar in the Vattikuti Scholar series by Dr. Mani Menon, Chair of the Vattikuti Urology Institute and robotic surgery pioneer.
05th Oct 2015 Site
Last month (September, 2015) the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre in Kochi hosted both a Master Class in Gynecologic Oncology and also the Robotic Surgeons Council of India. We recently conducted an e-mail interview with Dr. Anupama Rajanbabu, Associate Professor of Gynecologic Oncology for Amrita, who spearheaded the events.
19th Oct 2015 Site
New videos have been placed in the Videos section of the VFRSI website.
02nd Dec 2015 Site
The Vattikuti Foundation celebrates the 15th Anniversary of Dr. Mani Menon\'s first robotic surgery procedure at the VUI. We interviewed Dr. Akshay Bhandari, a former student turned colleague who reflects on the history being made during his tenure there.
29th Nov 2015 Site
Robotic Surgery Pioneer Dr. Mani Menon\'s recent lecture entitled \'Musings.\' He reflects upon his role as Director of the Vattikuti Urology Institute for the past 18 years.
04th Dec 2015 Site
Former VUI Chief of Urology and Pediatric Urology, Dr. Jack Elder, shares his thoughts on the 15th Anniversary of Dr. Mani Menon\'s first robotic prostate procedure.
07th Dec 2015 Site
Dr. Khurshid A. Guru takes a look back on his experiences as a Resident at the VUI under robotic surgery pioneer Dr. Mani Menon.
09th Dec 2015 Site
Former Vattikuti Urology Institute Fellow, Dr. Alok Shrivastava, recalls his days under Dr. Mani Menon as he developed the first successful robotic procedure.
14th Dec 2015 Site
Two Vattikuti Urology Institute surgeons- one current and one former- share their stories about working with robotic surgery pioneer Dr. Mani Menon.
16th Dec 2015 Site
\"I think he?s built quite a legacy.\" Former VUI resident Dr. Sanjeev Kaul talks about Dr. Mani Menon\'s 15-years of robotic surgery.
22nd Mar 2017 Site
"Hum Bars," an annoying distortion in the video from a da Vinci robotic video or monitor which somtimes appears could represent a safety issue.
18th Mar 2017 Site
UPDATE: The tentative RSC program is below. On April 8 & 9, 2017, the RSC will meet at the Taj Coromandel Hotel in Chennai. The venue promises to be a practical and refreshing place for the RSC to meet. Italian Urologist and robotic surgeon Alessandro Volpe has been scheduled as one of the International Faculty. Dr. J. Scott Magnuson has also agreed to be a member of the International Faculty.
07th Mar 2017 Media
Vattikuti Technologies has taken the da Vinci Surgical System robot to Pune, Maharashtra for demonstrating to the medical community. NewKerala.com reports that "Hundreds of surgeons, oncologists and physicians a feel of this cutting edge advance in surgery..." This was part of the Vattikuti effort to grow robotic surgery in India to having 500 robotic surgeons by 2020.
08th Mar 2017 Media
International Women's Day had a news article about robotic gynecologic surgery that was published in over 30 news outlets across India. It featured three Vattikuti Foundation partner Surgeons.
27th Jan 2017 Media
Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, CEO of the Vattikuti Foundation, has been named the Jury Chair for the Times Healthcare Honour Roll. The Honour Roll is a first-time endeavor of the Times of India (TOI) and Medium Healthcare Consulting.
13th Jan 2017 Site
The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to offer Scholarships for current Residents and Fellows interested in furthering their careers in Robotic Surgery. Scholarships will be to attend the upcoming Robotic Surgeons Council of India meetings April 8 & 9, 2017 at the Taj Coromandel Hotel, Chennai.
04th Jan 2017 Site
UPDATE: April 8 & 9, 2017 are the dates for the next Robotic Surgeons Council of India meetings, to be held at the Taj Coromandel, Chennai. Volunteers are needed to help plan the program.
11th Dec 2015 Site
Dr. Richard Sarle was one of the first \"Robotic Fellows\" as a Urology Resident and Fellow with Dr. Menon from 1999 to 2006. He tells his story of the first robotic prostatectomies 15-years ago at the VUI
01st Dec 2015 Site
Dr. Jay Kumar, from Ranchi, Jharkhand, has earned a second visit to the RSC meetings from the Vattikuti Foundation. The next meetings will be at Apollo Delhi next year.
29th Jul 2016 Site
The Vattikuti Foundation is actively recruiting a database manager for India. The applicant should have experience with computing, handling databases and biostatistics.
19th Sep 2016 Site
With the October 10, 2016 deadline approaching, here are some suggested guidelines for submitting videos.
25th Jan 2016 Media
A medical humor website invented a \"new use\" for the da Vinci robot.
18th Nov 2015 Site
Video of the first KS Awards at the September 2015 RSC meeting.
08th Apr 2017 to 09th Apr 2017
Taj Coromandel Hotel, ChennaiTamil Nadu, India
On April 8 & 9, 2017, the Robotic Surgeons Council of India (RSC) will meet at the Taj Coromandel Hotel in Chennai. Here is the final program schedule.
05th May 2018 to 06th May 2018
Village - Siya, Kempty Fall Road, Mussoorie, UttarakhandUttaranchal, India
RSC Deadlines for May 5 & 6 in Mussoorie The time is approaching for the next Robotic Surgeons Council of India (RSC) meetings, to be held in Mussoorie on Saturday & Sunday, May 5 & 6, 2018. We have established deadlines for Presentations, Vattikuti Sch
01st Dec 2018 to 02nd Dec 2018
1000 Town Center, Suite 700, SouthfieldMichigan, United States
Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, CEO of the Vattikuti Foundation has announced that the next Robotic Surgeons Council of India meetings will be held on December 1 & 2 2018 in Jodhpur at the Taj Vivanta Hari Mahal Hotel in conjunction with the All India Institute of
25th May 2019 to 25th May 2019
Asset No 2 Aerocity Hospitality District IGI Airport, New DelhiNew Delhi, India
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.
20th May 2019 to 25th May 2019
Novotel Hotel, Aerocity Hospitality District IGI Airport, New Delhi, India, New DelhiNew Delhi, India
We have the tentative schedule for this Saturday's Joint Replacement Surgeons Council of India meeting, Featured Keynote Speaker is L Dr. Thomas Coon, San Francisco, California. Please click on the title to access full details.