Shailesh V. Shrikhande is Professor of Surgery and Head of GI and HPB Surgical Service, Department of Surgical Oncology, and the Convener of the GI – Disease Management Group at the Tata Memorial Center in Mumbai, India. He has received specialist training in Pancreatic Research and Pancreatic Surgery at the University of Bern, Switzerland and the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He was the first Asian to be awarded the Kenneth Warren Fellowship of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA) in 2005. He has been invited for over 150 lectures and orations all over India and other parts of the world. Apart from having published over 120 clinical and basic science research papers in reputed journals, Dr. Shrikhande has also given live operative teaching demonstrations on pancreatic, gastric and colorectal cancer. In addition, he has contributed over 45 book chapters and is the Chief Editor of the book “Surgery of Pancreatic tumors” (2007) and “Pancreatic Cancer: Current Understanding” (2011). To promote awareness on pancreatic tumors in Asia, he founded the website www.pancreaticcancerindia.com both for professionals and lay people. He is the Executive Editor of Indian Journal of Colorectal Diseases and Associate Editor of Langenbecks Archives of Surgery. He is the Chairman of the Indian Council of Medical research (ICMR) committee for developing guidelines for management of Gastric Cancer in India and also Secretary of the ICMR committee for developing guidelines for management of Colorectal Cancer in India. He is also on editorial and review boards of many international journals dealing with GI and HPB surgery. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Scientific Committee of Indian Chapter of IHPBA. He is also on the Scientific Committee of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and is member – at – large of the Asia Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.