Teacher’s Day Reminiscences

Today, a student of mine shared this throwback picture from 2013 – during my days of professorship at St. John’s Medical College Hospital. It shows myself and my faculty colleague Dr Shivakumar K sitting, while standing behind us are our students at that time.

It is my pride that all our students have gone on to achieve stellar careers. From left to right are Dr Hemanth GN, currently consultant surgical oncologist at Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road, Bangalore, Dr Rakesh S Ramesh, Professor and Head of Surgical Oncology, St. John’s Medical College, Dr Vipin Goel, consultant surgical oncologist at Star Hospitals, Hyderabad, and Dr Elvis P Joseph, consultant surgical oncologist at Manipal Hospital, Miller’s road, Bangalore.

Especially heartening is that two of them, Dr Hemanth and Dr Elvis, have chosen to continue to work with me, and we have formed a great team at Manipal Hospitals – as colleagues on equal footing now.

Teaching and mentoring always bring great joy to me, and I sincerely thank all my students for the wishes they send me each year, and for the happiness they have filled my life with.


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