BANGALORE: City-based Dr Kodaganur S Gopinath, was honoured with Padma Shri, the highest civilian honour in the country by the President of India, Pratibha Patil, in New Delhi.
Dr Gopinath is the National President of Association of Surgeons of India. He is a medical graduate from JJM Medical College, Davangere.
After heading Department of Surgical Oncology at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, he moved on to establish Bangalore Institute of Oncology in 1990.
He was the National President of Indian Association of Surgical Oncologist in 2003-2004 and is the president of Osmates India. He has received many prestigious awards such as Rajyotsava Award 2005 from the government of Karnataka, and Vikas Rathna award from International Friendship Society, New Delhi.
He has authored more than 15 articles in the national and international journals. He has made significant contributions to the research in the area of Oncology, which includes conventional, open vs laproscopic surgery for cancer rectum, yoga therapy intervention on duration of survival and quality of life in metastatic breast cancer, etc.