Dr. Govind Nandakumar

Qualification - MD, FACS, FASCRS

Specialization - Gastroenterologist

Designation - Consultant

Location - Bangalore, India

Hospital(s) - Columbia Asia Yeshwantpur

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Dr Govind Nandakumar is the Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Columbia Asia Hospitals in Bangalore.

Dr. Govind specializes in various modalities of Gastrointestinal surgery including Robotic Surgery and HIPEC (Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy) treatment for abdominal cancers.

After completing his MD from the esteemed Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York in 2004, he specialized further, completing residency in General Surgery at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell in June, 2009. He pursued Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Washington University and underwent advanced training in management of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) Oncology.

After a highly successful stint in the US, Dr Govind has returned to India and joined Columbia Asia Hospitals. The “Integrated Digestive and Liver Care Program” is a result of his clinical expertise and the vision shared by him and the hospital.


  • Surgical Director Inherited Colon Cancer Registry CADC, New York Hospital.
  • Course Director Center for Advanced Digestive Care Conference at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Clinical Focus

  • Laparoscopic surgery including SILS
  • Upper gastrointestinal surgery for diseases affecting the liver, esophagus and stomach
  • Colorectal surgery for diseases of the colon, rectum and anal canal
  • Surgical oncology
  • HIPEC treatment

Awards & Achievements

  • University of Michigan: Deans List, Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Hassan Nama Chief Resident Teaching Award 2009
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Resident Teaching Award, Cornell Chapter 2005



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