Designation / Role: Practicing Gynecologist and endoscopic surgeon Mumbai
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Dr Datta Manohar Panandikar is a practising gynaecologist and endoscopic surgeon for the past 27 years at Thane, a suburb of Mumbai. He passed his MD in OBGYN from Grant Medical College and Sir J J Group of Hospitals in 1989. He has worked under pioneers like Dr Kamal Deshmukh, Dr Vasant Patwardhan, Dr C N Purandare, Dr Bomsi Wadia and Dr Jasmine Lopez. He stood first in the MD exam held in 1989 by Bombay University. He completed the Diplomate of National Board, New Delhi (DNBE) in 1992. He trained in Laparoscopic Surgery under Prof. Kurt Semm from the University of Kiel, Germany. Prof. Semm is also known as the Father of Endoscopic Surgery.
He has held many posts being the General Secretary of Grant Medical College Student Association in 1984-85. He has also been the Election Commissioner for the same body from the year 1985-90. He was the Secretary of the Thane IMA from the year 1993-2000. He was awarded the Dr C L Zaveri Endowment Award by the Mumbai OBGY Society in 1990.
He has had publications in the FOGSI Journal. He has also been on the National Faculty of many conferences. He has been an invited speaker and panellist at the AICOG Conference, MOGS Conference, IAGE Conference and many National Conferences. He was honoured with the LOKMAT ICONS of THANE Award in 2013.
He has been the secretary of IMA Thane from 2013-15 and president of the IMA Thane from 2015-18. He has been Vice President of the TOGS and he was the Secretary-General of TOGS for 2020-21. He has been inducted as a member of the National FOGSI COVID Task Force. He is now vice president 3 for the year 2021 - 22.

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