Shailesh V. Shrikhande is Professor of Surgery and Head of GI and HPB Surgical Service and the Convener of the GI – Disease Management Group at the Tata Memorial Center in Mumbai, India. He was ranked first in the Master of Surgery examinations of Mumbai University in 1997 and later received specialist training in Pancreatic Research and Pancreatic Surgery at the University of Bern, Switzerland and the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He was the first Asian to be awarded the Kenneth Warren Fellowship of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA) in 2005. He was awarded the Doctor of Medicine title by the University of Heidelberg for his original clinical and basic research on chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer in 2006. He has been invited for over 300 lectures and orations all over India and other parts of the world.

Apart from having published over 130 clinical and basic science research papers in leading peer reviewed journals (including a series of 500 Whipple Resections), Professor Shrikhande has also given live operative teaching demonstrations on pancreatic, gastric, gall bladder and colorectal cancer. In addition, he has contributed over 50 book chapters and is the Chief Editor of the book “Surgery of Pancreatic tumors” (2007) and “Pancreatic Cancer: Current Understanding” (2011). To promote awareness on pancreatic tumors in Asia, he founded the website both for professionals and lay people. He is the Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Colorectal Diseases and Associate Editor, Langenbecks Archives of Surgery. He is the Chairman of the ICMR committee for developing guidelines for management of Gastric Cancer in India.

He is also on editorial and review boards of many international journals dealing with GI and HPB surgery. He is the Secretary and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of Indian Chapter of IHPBA. He is also a leading member of the Scientific Committees of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and Asia Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. In recognition of his work on pancreatic cancer surgery in India, he was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2014 (FRCS – Ad Eundem).