Three surgeons with decades-long ties to the Vattikuti Foundation have been honored by the Society of Asian American Scientists in Cancer Research (SAASCR). Drs. Mani Menon, Ashutosh Tewari and VF CEO Dr. Mahendra Bhandari have been named as part of a group of ten Asian Americans who have made significant contributions in the fight against cancer. They were honored at the Society's April Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
Dr. Menon is recognized for developing the first robotic procedures to treat prostate and other urological cancers. Dr. Tewari studied under Menon at the Vattikuti Urology Institute (VUI) at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital before moving to head his own research programs at the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City. Dr. Bhandari has been instrumental in training surgeons in India, and directing many educational programs at the VUI, in addition to his role as the CEO of the Vattikuti Foundation.