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Dr. Das Mahopatra Oration

Dr. Das Mohapatra was born in 1918.

Dr. Mohapatra had his undergraduate Medical Education at the Prince of Wales Medical College, Patna, Bihar and passed MBBS securing the 1stposition in the Patna university in 1942. He also completed the Masters in Surgery from the same institution and University in 1945. He then went to United Kingdom for further training and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1947.

Dr. Mohapatra, joined SCB Medical College, Cuttack,Orissa in 1946 as Assistant Professor of Surgery and over a period of time elevated to the rank of Professor and then as Head of Department of Surgery. He worked as Principal of SCBMedical College, Cuttack, Orissa and finally retired from Government Service as Director of Medical Education of Odisha.

Dr. Mohapatra was a very versatile Surgeon, an outstanding Teacher of Surgery, an able administratorwith Foresight, a lovable person, a Poet, a Writer, a Social Worker, Lover of Nature and above all a good Human being.

He had visited several Medical Colleges in the country as Visiting Professor to teach diseases of Rectum and Anal Canal.International Board of Proctology honorably recognized his contribution in the said surgical field by conferring upon him the degree of “Regent of the International Board of Proctology. Dr. Mohapatrawaas actively involved in the activities of ‘Indian Association for the advancement of Medical Education’. He was awarded Dr. PremnathWahi Lectureship during the year 1987 at Ahmedabad.

His black-board drawings while teaching surgery to students were superb and lively.

He was a life member of The Association of Surgeons of India and played a decisive role in formation of The ASI ,Odisha Chapter. He was the Organizing Ohairman of ASICON 1994 held at Cuttack
In consideration of his tremendous contribution to the growth of surgery in this country and in recognition of his academic excellence, The ASI instituted an Oration in his name in the year 1996.


Dr. (Mrs) S.S. Deshmukh
Mumbai
1996
Dr. N.M. Gupta
Chandigarh
1997
Dr. John M.C.Macintyre
U.K.
1998
Dr. P.B. Desai
Mumbai
1999
Dr. S. Vittal
Chennai
2000
Dr. J.D. Wig
Chandigarh
2001
Dr. C.Suryaprakasa Rao
Nellore
2002
Dr. Shrihari Dhorepatil
Pune
2003
Dr. T. Vidyasagaran
Chennai
2004
Dr. C. Palanivelu
Coimbatore
2005
Dr. (Miss) Urmila Khanna
Kolkata
2006
Dr. John A.C.Thanakumar
Coimbatore
2007
Dr. Rajeev Sinha
Jhansi
2008
Dr. Santhosh John Abraham
Cochin
2009
Dr. Parveen Bhatia
New Delhi
2010
Dr. Ranbir Singh
Patna
2011
Dr. G R Verma
Chandigarh
2012
Dr. Arvind Kumar
New Delhi
2013
Dr. Manash Ranjan Sahoo
Cuttack
2014
Dr. M P Sreejayan
Calicut
2015
Dr. Rajan Saxena
Lucknow
2016