Dr. Akshay Kishore Nadkarni of Killa Pardi was awarded a Gold medal for M.S. (General Surgery) University examination held in April 2010 at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. He also got the Best Outgoing Student award for the same in memory of Late Sri B. Putte Gowda of Chickmangalur.
Dr. Akshay already has a brilliant past history of winning many awards and laurels. He is currently working in Tata Memorial Cancer Institute, Mumbai. His main fields of interests are mainly in onco-surgery and laparoscopic onco-surgeries.
Earlier in 2001, he had stood 1st from Vallabh Ashram School in class 12th CBSE with 94% marks and received a Gold Medal and 15000/- from Biotechnology department, Government of India, New Delhi for securing maximum marks in biology in India. In school, he also excelled in the field of badminton, debates and elocutions. In 2006, he was a university topper in Final MBBS with 70% marks at Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar and had received a Gold Medal for highest aggregate overall and in the field of gynecology. In September 2009 he was awarded Gold Medal for the best research paper presented by him at All India Colorectal Surgeons Association-a Branch of All India Surgeons Association (ASI). The paper was titled “Prospective Study comparing the outcomes of the Newer Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy and old open technique”, for the treatment of piles – a study of 200 cases. The chief minister of Goa, Mr Digambar Kamath presented him this award.
Dr Akshay is the son of Dr Purnima and Dr Kishore Nadkarni, of Killa Pardi, who are successfully running three multispeciality hospitals under the banner of 21st Century Group of Hospitals Pvt Ltd at Pardi, Vapi and Surat since last 21 years. His wife Dr. Aditi Nadkarni is a Gynaecologist and has done her training in ultra sonography from Dr. S Suresh, Chennai and Laparoscopy from Germany. Dr Akshay is interested in the field of surgical oncology and wants to extend modern oncology services to the rural population of South Gujarat and plans to join 21st Century Hospital at Vapi and Killa Pardi from 2012. Dr Akshay is, infact, the pride of Killa Pardi, having come from a taluka place, to now achieve this great honour.