Fellowship Application

The Vattikuti Foundation will select the ultimate institution the Vattikuti Fellow will be assigned to, based on the applicant’s needs.  Please note:  this is a highly competitive program.  Applicants may apply for one (1) or two (2) Fellowship postings on their application, based on their qualifications.  If you do wish to be considered for more than one Fellowship, please list them in order of preference.

By applying, you certify that you are willing and able to relocate to any location within India the Fellowship would be hosted at. Applicants should be within 10-years of earning their advanced degree in a  specialty which currently uses surgical robotics.

All entry documents must be clearly identified at the top with the applicant's full name and email, digital file names MUST include the applicant's name. Early entries are encouraged, due to the volume of applications expected, but all will be processed and considered.  All Awards, Publications and achievements in Medicine count.  Make your application the best it can be!  

NOTE:  Plagiarized applications will be rejected; Current Institution officials will be notified.

Applicants must be prepared to join Fellowships within 30-days of notice of selection.  Actual starting date will be coordinated with the Foundation, Sponsor Institution & Fellowship Director.  Housing may be arranged through  some Sponsor Institutions but is not covered by the Vattikuti Foundation- this is the Fellows' responsibility, as would be moving expenses. 

The Fellow must agree to all institution rules and policies.  Those not complying with terms of the Vattikuti Fellowship, Host Institution or Mentor Surgeon are subject to termination of the fellowship. Vattikuti Foundation, Mentor Surgeons, and Sponsor Institution representatives will participate in the judging.

Vattikuti Fellowships

Open Fellowships

Applications: 1 November to 10 December 2023

Starting Date: 15 January 2024

Closed Fellowships

  1. Medanta the MedCity, Gurgaon, Robotic Urologic Oncology. Fellowship Director: Dr. Gagan Gautam

  2. Medanta the MedCity, Gurgaon, Robotic Urologic Oncology. Fellowship Director: Dr. Puneet Ahluwalia

  3. Narayana Health System, Bengaluru, Surgical Oncology Fellowship Director: Dr. Ashwini Kudari

  4. Aster International Institute of Oncology, Bangalore. Fellowship Director: Prof Dr. Somashekhar SP

  5. Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, Urological Robotic Surgery. Fellowship Director: Dr. Anant Kumar

  6. Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, Rohini, New Delhi, Urologic Oncologic Surgery. Fellowship Director: Dr. Sudhir Rawal

  7. Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, Urologic Robotic Surgery. Fellowship Director: Dr. Deepak Dubey

  8. BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, Surgical Oncology. Fellowship Director: Dr. Surender Dabas

  9. Chennai Urology and Robotics Institute, Chennai, Urologic Oncologic Surgery. Fellowship Director: Dr.A. Sivaraman

  10. Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital, Hyderabad, Urologic Oncology. Fellowship Director: Dr. Rakesh Sharma

  11. Asian Institute of Nephrology and Urology, Hyderabad, Robotic UroOncology and Reconstructive Urology. Fellowship director: Dr. Syed Md. Ghouse

  12. Apollo hospital, Hyderabad, Urological Robotic Surgery. Fellowship Director: Dr. Sanjay Addla

  13. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, Urologic Oncologic Surgery. Fellowship Director: Dr. TB Yuvaraja

  14. Apollo Health City, Hyderabad, Minimally Invasive & Robotic Gynecologic Surgery. Fellowship Director: Dr Prof Rooma Sinha

  15. Aster Medcity, Kochi, Robotic Urologic Surgery. Fellowship Director: Dr Kishore TA


Please submit your application form below. Allow at least 48-hours for a response.

Application must include:
  1. Cover letter explaining which Fellowship(s) the applicant wishes to be considered for as well as the reasons for applying. Spelling and grammar count, one page minimum.
  2. Current CV/ Resume with accurate personal information. Please include PubMed listed publications; conference presentations/posters; robotic surgery training certificates (if any); Awards in Medicine.
  3. High Resolution photo.
  4. Letters of recommendation from your professors, colleagues, and department head (one minimum, more suggested).
  5. Affidavit from your current Institution providing you with confirmation of release from your duties within 30-days, should you be selected as a Vattikuti Fellow.

Please send them to: fellowship@vattikutifoundation.com