DrPhani Krishna Ravula is Director and Head of department of Surgical gastroenterology , hepatobiliary and minimally invasive surgery at Pace hospitals. He is also a honorary consultant for HPB and transplant at Osmania and Nizams institute of medical sciences. And a visting consultant for hepatobiliary and transplant surgery at Continental and Maxcure hospitals.
A School topper as well as a State ranker in his class 12 boards, He specialized in Surgical gastroenterology following medical school and postgraduate training in Surgery at the prestigious Jawaharlal postgraduate institute of medical sciences (JIPMER), Pondicherry that is one of top 3 medical schools.
He has published extensively in International journals, author of several book chapters on in GI surgery, and a leader in his field who has lectured extensively in india and abroad. He is a expert laparoscopic surgeon with his own video library to train younger surgeons in advanced laparoscopy......
He has 18 years of clinical experience in this specialty working at Sanjay Gandhi postgraduate institute of medical sciences (SGPGIMS) Lucknow where he completed his MCh and as Consultant in surgical gastroenterology at Asian institute of gastroenterology the largest gastroenterology hospital in south asia from 2007 to2014..
To obtain further training in liver and pancreatic cancer surgeryhe did hepatic oncology fellowship at Kurume university,Japan in 2008 (as a sabbatical from Asian institute)
Obtained further exprience in liver transplant and complex hepatic resections for one and half years as senior clinical fellow in liver transplant unit at St James University Hospital, Leeds, UK - one of the leading liver centres in europe. Subsequently went to ASAN, South korea for a 2 month fellowship to further refine skills in living donor liver transplantatiom
Back in March 2012 as Consultant surgical gastroenterologist and Chief liver transplant consultant asian institute of gastroenterology. establishing and running an active live donor and cadaveric transplant program we did 60tranplants in 2 years and performing approx 10-12 major liverresections per month over the next 2 and a half years
In 2014 october he partnered with Pace hospitals with like minded gastroenterology collegues with similar goals of excellence in GI surgery.Currently Heading surgical gastroenterology ,Gastrointestinal oncology HPB and minimally invasive surgery department as Director at Pace hospitals. Focussing on GI Oncology ,HPB , minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Pace hospitals.
Thanks to his 18 years of high volume experience at JIPMER, SGPGIMS, Asian institute of gastroenterology , St james university hospital leeds and at Pace he operating 8-10 hours a day for past 10 years he has the enviable position is one of the highest volume surgeons in India at a relatively young age. He has done more than 10000 laparoscopic surgeries and operated on 1500 plus GI cancers. He done more than 750 pancreatic surgeries for benign and malignant conditions and more than 300 liver resections. His passion is minimally invasive , HPB and upper GI bariatric surgery in addition to being an active transplant surgeon.
He has lectured extensively in India and abroad over the years in a wide variety of areas in digestive surgery. He is the author of book chapters on liver resections, biliary sepsis, chronic pancreatitis, Gallstones. He has published extensively especially in area of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery.
He heads the Hyderbad HPB oncology foundation with an aim to disseminate knowledge on hepatobiliary disease. He has his youtube channel with an aim to create videos for surgical training in area of Minimally invasive and HPB surgery.
St James's University Hospital, Leeds UK (2010 - 2012)
Royal college of surgeons, Edinburgh, UK (2003)
Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research - Pondicherry (1993 - 2002)
Kurume University, Japan (2008)
ASAN Hospital, South Korea (2012)