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Dr. Prof K.S Gopinath

Speciality: Oncologist

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FRCS - General Surgery, FAMS - Fellowship of the Academy Medicine

General Surgeon

41 Years Experience

HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd

Dr. Kodaganur S. Gopinath, MS, FAMS, FRCS (Edin) is an Indian surgical oncologist, known for his pioneering work on oncological research.[1] He is a recipient of many awards including Dr. B. C. Roy Award, considered to be the premier medical honour in the country.[2] The President of India recognised his services to the field of oncology, by awarding him the fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri, in 2010.

Kodaganur S. Gopinath was born in Davangere, a small town in Karnataka and had humble beginnings. He had his early schooling at St Pauls Convent School and joined JJM Medical College, Davangere, in 1968, to secure his MBBS degree with third rank, in 1975. Higher studies in general surgery (MS) was done at the King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, Mumbai.[1][4] Later, he obtained FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and FAMS from the National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

On his return from Edinburgh, Dr. Gopinath joined Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore as a surgical oncologist where he stayed till he started the work on the Bangalore Institute of Oncology in 1989.[4] He is the Director of Healthcare Global Enterprise (HCG), one of the worlds largest cancer care providers[5] and the Director and Consultant Surgical Oncologist at the Bangalore Institute of Oncology and Ambuja Health Care.[4][6]

Dr. Gopinath is married to a college lecturer, Kusum, and the couple has a son, Srinivas and a daughter, Sindhura. The family resides in Bangalore.[4] Srinivas is doing his DNB thoracic surgery in Gangaram hospital Delhi and is recently married. Sindhura is pursuing her PhD in cancer biology at Mount Sinai(Icahn) Medical School in New York City.

Dr. Gopinath founded the Bangalore Institute of Oncology where he is working as the Director and Consultant Surgical Oncologist.[1] He is known to have done extensive research on oncology with special emphasis on the surgery of head and neck, comparative study of laparoscopic and conventional surgical methods, cancer of the rectum and the impact of yoga on cancer.[7] He is also regarded as a specialist in the treatment of breast cancer.


2006 – President, Association of Surgeons of India, Chennai[1]

  • 2003–2004 – President, Indian Association of Surgical Oncologists
  • 2000 – till date – President, Ostamates India, Bangalore[1][2]
  • 2000–2004 – Vice-president, Indian society of oncology[1]
  • Chairman – Association Surgeons of India, Karnataka chapter[1]
  • 2000–2006 – Joint editor, Indian journal of Surgery[1]
  • 1994–2000 – Governing Council Member – Association of Surgeons of India[1]
  • 1996 – Member – Scientific Advisory Committee (ICMR), New Delhi[1]

Awards and recognitions


Dr. Gopinath has published several articles related to oncological studies.[8]