Dr. Mohan Koppikar is a Graduate (1974) and Post Graduate (1978) of Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hosiptal, Mumbai and has worked later as Lecturer and Reader for 4 years. He had brief training in GI Onco Surgery at TATA Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. After obtaining FRCS (Edin), Dr. Koppikar worked in England under leading GI and Laparoscopic surgeons upto 1994. During his stay in the UK, he presented papers on Laparoscopic Exploration of Common Bile Duct. Dr. Mohan returned to India in 1994 and has been in private practice with concentration on GI and Minimal Access Surgery and has performed nearly 4000 Minimal Access Procedures which include basic and many advanced. He was associated with Somaiya Medical College in teaching Minimal Access and has been associated with Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education(EISE) and Centre for Minimal Access Surgery for Training (C-MAST). He has trained many post graduates in Minimal Access Surgery and has been responsible for setting up Minimal Access Surgery Dept at Fortis Hospital Mulund in 2003 which is the most successful model in the city of Mumbai.