The Vattikuti Foundation has been recognized for our work in changing the world

"Many Voices One Nation"

At the Smithsonian Museum of American History

This exhibit recalls American History to recognize diverse organizations and individuals coming together to forge growth, prosperity and innovation to the United States and take it back to the country of their origin. This exhibit tells the untold stories of the individuals from different nationalities covering 500 years of American History using approximate chronological case study approach. It took 5 years of work for the curators at the Museum to put this exhibit together.

In addition to Vattikuti Foundation’s Chairpersons Raj and Padma Vattikuti, the only physicians featured in the exhibit are two Urologists Mani Menon and Mahendra Bhandari of Vattikuti Urology Institute established by the Vattikuti Foundation at the Henry Ford Hospital Detroit. This is a recognition of the Vattikuti Foundation for bringing robotic surgery to the world and its dissemination in India and abroad. Raj and Padma Vattikuti have been recognized for their seminal philanthropic work on changing lives of millions for better across the nations.

Menon was recognized for bringing robotic surgery to the world by innovating robotic surgical procedures and Dr Mahendra Bhandari, the CEO of the Vattikuti Foundation for his efforts in surgical innovation, surgeon education and taking robotic surgery back to India.



There is an exhibit book “Many Voices, One Nation: Material Culture Reflections of Race and Migration in the United States”. The exhibit itself spans five centuries. It is hope that stories on display will inspire the “Giants of the Future” to rise up and continue the spirit of innovation and philanthropy for years to come.

Photos courtesy: Smithsonian Institition