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Dr Vishal is a Senior Consultant in Department of General Surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. 

He completed MBBS (1999) and Master of Surgery (2003) from Gujarat University, India. He passed national surgical exams and was accorded DNB (General Surgery) in 2003 and was appointed as Assistant Professor in General Surgery at Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad. He passed MRCSEd in 2005 and worked in UK-National Health Service for 2 years before coming to Singapore.

He completed 1-year Clinical Fellowship in HPB and Liver Transplantation at National University Hospital in 2007 and obtained Hesperis Diploma in Organ Transplantation from ECOT. He completed Advanced Surgical Training in 2012 with FRCS (General Surgery) and was elected as a Fellow of Academy of Medicine (FAMS). He was awarded HMDP to pursue Advanced Laparoscopic HPB surgery at Southampton General Hospital, UK (2014-5). Dr Vishal passed UEMS conducted HPB surgery exam and was elected as a Fellow of European Board of HPB surgery in 2014. He was awarded Davies Foundation Trust Travelling award to pursue Robotic Pancreas Surgical Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre in 2015.

Dr. Vishal is a Program Director for TTSH-PGY1 program and Core Faculty member of NHG-APL surgical residency program. He enjoys teaching and has received Certificate of Commendation from National University of Singapore and NHG Clinician Teacher award, and is currently appointed as Clinical Senior Lecturer with Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Adj Asst Prof with Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore. Dr. Vishal also completed his Master in Clinical Investigation with NUS with MOH-NRF Scholarship award, and has more than 120 peer reviewed publications and book chapters with H-index of 27. He is actively involved in surgical quality improvement and was conferred Visiting Scholarship by American College of Surgeons – NSQIP. Dr. Vishal also has a Diploma in Tissue Banking and he is mentoring surgical residents pursuing clinical research. He is also the current Director of Surgical Sciences Training Center at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and serves on the editorial board of international surgical journals. At the same time, he is also on the governing council of International College of Surgeons and represents Singapore in World Society of Emergency Surgery. He is a member with Chapter of General Surgeons, College of Surgeons, Singapore and Treasurer for Singapore HPB Association.

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