CHANDIGARH,19.11.20-Dr. Santosh kumar ( Professor, department of urology PGIMER, CHANDIGARH ) is an Urologist, Laparoscopic surgeon, Robotic Surgeon Reconstructive surgeon and Uro- Oncologist. Dr.Santosh received his undergraduate education from Tatanagar, India and his M.S. degree from PGI Chandigarh. He then pursued a Registrar in General Surgery, Urology and transplant surgery from PGIMER Chandigarh and SGPGI Lucknow, India. He had completed his MCh urology from PGI Chandigarh in 2003 .He was awarded the MIUC international fellowship at Liverpool and fellow of Royal College of surgeon Edinburgh. Dr. Santosh has published several scientific papers (more than 150), abstracts(100) and book chapters in Urology.

Dr.Santosh's primary expertise is the diagnosis, and treatment of Urologic cancer including cancers of the kidney, bladder, prostate, testis and male genitalia. He has expertise in Robotic Prostatectomy, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy and Robotic Cystectomy for bladder cancer along with ortho topic neobladder diversion. He also performs the more complex and major open urologic oncologic procedures in patients who are not appropriate candidates for the robotic or laparoscopic approaches. He is one of the few urologic oncologists nationally who performs advanced, complex open and Robotic Urologic Oncologic procedures for prostate, bladder and kidney cancers on a regular basis. He has one of the largest experiences both nationally and internationally in Robotic urologic oncology and reconstructive procedures. He has presented his experience in Robotic urologic oncologic procedures as well his research in Urologic Oncology at several national and international meetings and has published his research in several peer.

His major urological interests are urological oncology and minimal invasive surgery. He developed different types of robotic surgery. His interests are in the application of minimally invasive surgical techniques in the management of urinary stone disease and urologic cancers. Areas of expertise include: prostate surgery, endoscopic and percutaneous surgery for urinary stones and other urinary tract disorders, metabolic evaluation and prevention of stone disease, laparoscopic kidney surgery, and daVinci robotic surgery for kidney, bladder and prostate tumours.

Dr. Santosh Kumar is scientifically very involved. He has authored multiple scientific papers and organized several international Congresses and Masterclasses in these fields. He has been actively involved in several congresses to perform live-surgery, give courses and/or present state-of-the-art lectures. He is extremely considerate, attentive, understanding, accommodating, and personable. On top of that, he is an extremely capable surgeon. His knowledge and positive outlook played a major role in recovering his patients very well and quickly. He treat his patients with dignity and respect in a positive and reassuring manner. His one of quality is utmost friendliness ,commited ,warmth and caring.