Department of Gastroenterology


  • The Department of Gastroenterology was first of its kind in the country, established by Dr F P Antia in 1954. Since its inception, the department has rendered excellent clinical care, endoscopic work and contributed important research data in the Indian context. Following Dr Antia’s retirement as Professor & Head in 1974, Professor H G Desai, Professor R H Kalro and Professor Dr. Shobna Bhatia were the Heads of the Department successively till 13th March 2006.  Dr Pravin M. Rathi took over the Department on 14th March 2006 and is presently in- charge of the Department.

First in India

  • The first Gastroenterology department to be established in the country in 1954.
  • Dr Antia pioneered the procedure of peritoneoscopy / laparoscopy in the country.
  • Established the relation of red chilly ingestion to gastric damage.
  • Established the dose response curves of gastric acid after stimulation with histamine.
  • Relation of dental plaque to spread of Helicobacter pylori by oro-oral transmission (in collaboration with Microbiology Department)
  • Seroepidemiology of Helicobacter pylori in India (in collaboration with Microbiology Department)
  • Change in epidemiology of hepatitis A in India with relation to socio-economic status (in collaboration with Microbiology Department)
  • Epidemiology of non ulcer dyspepsia in Indian subjects.
  • Risk of dysplasia in the esophageal squamous mucosa in tobacco and alcohol abusers (in collaboration with Pathology Department)
  • Dr Antia is founder member of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology. Along with Dr BJ Vakil and Dr HG Desai, he established the Indian Journal of Gastroenterology in 1980. The Journal is the leading Gastroenterology Journal in the country. Dr Shobna Bhatia is the Associate Editor of the Journal.

First in the city of Mumbai

  • The Department was the first to establish to offer services of ERCP among all teaching Hospitals in Mumbai and now this department is a major referral centre for all kinds of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures from all over Mumbai and other states as well.
  • This department is the first department in Mumbai to be recognized for DM in Gastroenterology in 1986. Dr H G Desai was conferred the degree of D.Sc. (Doctor of Science) by the University of Mumbai for his work on gastric acid secretion.
  • In recognition of the outstanding work and contribution of the department, the Indian Society of Gastroenterology awarded the Pfizer Amirchand Trophy for the best department in the country in 1980. It is the only Department in Mumbai which has received this honor so far.



     Sr. No




 Dr. Pravin M. Rathi

 Professor and Head


 Dr. Suhas Udgirkar

 Assistant professor


 Dr. Sanjay Chandnani

 Assistant professor


 Dr. Ravi Thanage

 Bonded Lecturer


 Dr. Shubham jain

 Bonded Lecturer



  • The Department of Gastroenterology with the endoscopy rooms is located in the OPD building, 7th floor. The male ward (No. 18) and the female ward (No. 31) are situated on the same floor. The Gastroenterology OPD No. 17 is situated on the first floor of the OPD building and is conducted on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9.00 to 11-30 AM.


OPD / Dept Schedule







0830-1400 h

Endoscopy room


Ward Rounds

0830-0930 h

Wards 18 and 31


Journal Club

0930-1030 h

Seminar room




Endoscopy room


Pathology Meeting

1230-1300 h

Department of Pathology


Medico-Surgical and Gastroenterology meeting

1400-1500 h

Department of Surgery



0900-1130 h

OPD 17


Ward Rounds

1130-1200 h

Wards 18 and 31


Gastro-radio Meet


Department of Radiology


PG Clinic

1400-1530 h

Seminar room


Ward Rounds

0930-1130 h

Wards 18 and 31



1130-1300 h

Seminar room



1400-1700 h

Endoscopy  room



0830-1400 h

Endoscopy  room



0900-1130 h

OPD 17


Ward Rounds

1130-1230 h

Wards 18 and 31



1300-1500 h

Endoscopy  room

  • In addition, academic activities are held by the Bombay Gastroenterology Society and Gut Club once a month each.
  • The postgraduate teaching activities includes teaching rounds, journal reading, seminars, clinical case presentations and interactive meetings with surgery, radiology and pathology departments


Facilities & Special Procedures
Diagnostic Procedures:

  • Upper GI Scopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • E.R.C.P.
  • E.U.S.
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Duodenal bile aspirate (for giardiasis and cholesterol crystals)

Therapeutic Procedures:

  • Esophageal Variceal Sclerotherapy
  • Esophageal Variceal Band Ligation
  • Esophageal Dilatation (for achalasia and malignant/benign strictures)
  • Esophageal Prosthesis Placement (for carcinoma esophagus)
  • Gastric varices injection with glue
  • Bleeding Ulcer Injection/Clipping
  • Argon plasma coagulation
  • Endoscopic biliary sphincterotomy and drainage
  • Endoscopic pancreatic sphincterotomy and drainage
  • Pancreatic cyst drainage
  • Polypectomy
  • Foreign Body removal
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
  • POEM

Other facilities:

  • Esophageal manometry
  • Esophageal pH-metry
  • Anorectal manomatry
  • Colon transit study
  • Emergency procedures for patients with gastrointestinal bleeding and cholangitis are done whenever required throughout 24 hours including Sundays and holidays.


Guidelines & Instructions for Patients

  • The patients are initially evaluated in the OPD and given appropriate appointments for investigations. The upper gastro-intestinal (gastroscopies) and lower gastro-intestinal (colonoscopies) endoscopies are performed on Mondays and Fridays. ERCPs and EUS are performed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Cost of various investigations/ procedures is as follows:
    • Upper GI Scopy                Rs 250
    • Colonoscopy                    Rs 250
    • ERCP / EUS                      Rs 500
    • Manometry                      Rs 500


  • Phone:   022-23016139/ 022- 23027206
  • Fax:       022-23021168

Courses offered


Research Publications


  1. Rathi PM, Amarapurkar DN, Parikh SS et al. Impact of human immunodeficiency virus infection on abdominal tuberculosis in Western India. J. Clin Gastroenterol 1997; 24:43-8.
  1. Rathi PM, Soni A, Nanivadekar Sa et al. Gallblader Varices: Diagnosis in children with portal hypertension on duplex sonography. J clin Gastroenterol 1996;23:228-31.
  1. Gopanpallikar A, Rathi PM, Sawant P et al. Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm associated with amebic liver abscess presenting as upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Am J Gastroenterol 1997; 92:1391-93.
  1. Gupta R, Rathi PM, Sawant P et al. Endoscopic appearance of primary anorectal melanoma. Endoscopy 1997; 29:230.
  1. Upadhyay AP, Bhatia RS, Anbarasu A, Sawant P, Rathi PM et al. Esophageal tuberculosis with intramural pseudodiverticulosis. J Clin Gastroenterol 1995; 22(1): 38-40.
  1. Murugesh M, Veerendra S, Madhu S, Kude S, Amrapurkar A D, Rathi U U, Rathi P M. Endoscopic extraction of Fasciolopsis buski ´ Endoscopy 2006; 38: E129.
  1. Nihal L, Bapat MR, Rathi P, Shah NS, Anjana  Karvat, Abraham P, Bhatia SJ. Relation of insulin likes growth factor-1 and insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 levels to growth retardation in extrahepatic portal vein obstruction.  Hepatol Int 2008.
  1. Nistala SS, Sawalakhe NR, Thiruvengadam NR, Rathi PM. A rare case of primary pancreatic Burkitt lymphoma in a young Indian male. Case report and review of literature. JOP 2009; 10: 686-9.
  1. S.K. Thakur1, S.B. A ltekar1, M.R. Bapat1, P.M. Rathi, A. Joshi2, P. A braham1. Post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome: Role of metronidazole. ANNALS OF GASTROENTEROLOGY 2009, 22:102
  1. N.R. Sawalakhe1, S.U. Nistala1, M. Sasidharan1, R.T. Narendran1, A.D. Amrapurkar2, R.M. Joshi3, P.M. Rathi. Synchronous Gastric Carcinoid and Gastric Adenocarcinoma with Plummer-Vinson Syndrome: A Case Report and Literature Review. ANNALS OF GASTROENTEROLOGY 2009, 22:52-55
  1. S. Nistala, S. Niraj, R.T. Narendhran, S. Madhu, P.M. Rathi. Needle knife papillotomy with discarded sphincterotomes: Cost effective and safe. ANNALS OF GASTROENTEROLOGY 2010, 22:48-52
  1. Singh R, Joshi S, Hatimi H, Somani P, Rathi P, Joshi RM. Rectal Fistula due to ovarian Teratoma. ENDOSCOPY. 2012; 44: E260.
  1. Jain SS, Shah DK, Khot AA, Narendhran RT, Gharat AR, Rathi PM. Pseudomelanosis duodeni of undetermined etiology. GASTROENTEROLOGY RESEARCH. 2012;
  1. Piyush O Somani, Samit S Jain, Dharmesh K Shah, Amol A Khot, Pravin M Rathi. Uncomplicated spontaneous rupture of pancreatic pseudocyst Into stomach.World J Gastrointest Endosc 2013; 5(9): 461­464
  1. Mohite A, Somani P, Gambhire P, Rathi P. Tuberculous choledochoduodenal fistula with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction: Rare association JFMA 2013;
  1. Jain SS, Somani PO, Mahey RC, Shah DK, Contractor QQ, Rathi PM. Esophageal tuberculosis presenting with hematemesis. World J Gastrointest Endosc 2013; 16; 5(11): 581-583.
  1. Pawar SV, Choksey A, Zanwar V, Surude R, Rathi PM. Clinical Profile of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in Overweight and Obese School Children in Western India. The Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hepatology, June 2015 5(2):S26
  1. Zanwar V, Pawar SV, Surude R, Jain SS, Rathi PM. Hepatic Sinusoidal Dilatation in Liver Biopsy: How Specific for Venous Outflow Impairment? The Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hepatology. 5:S55-S56 · June 2015
  1. Pawar SV, Rathi PM, Zanwar VG, Gambhire PA, Mohite AR, Choksey AS, Asgaonkar DS. Unusual complication of amebic liver abscess: Hepatogastric fistula. World J Gastrointest Endosc 2015; 25:916-9
  1. Zanwar VG, Pawar SV, Jain SS, Surbhi P, Contractor QQ, Rathi PM. An unusual cause of overt gastrointestinal bleeding in malnourished child. Trop Doct 2015.
  1. Shah AS, Rathi PM, Somani VS, Mulani AM. Gastric Schwannoma: a benign tumor often misdiagnosed as gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Clinics & Practice 2015; 5:775-777.
  1. Pawar SV, Zanwar VG, Mohite AR, Surude R, Rathi PM, Balasubramani M. A Family of Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis And Atypical Retinitis Pigmentosa. Clinics and Practice 11/2015; 5(792):91-93. DOI: 10.4081/cp.2015.792
  1. Jain SS, Shah DK, Gambhire P, Varma RU, Contractor QQ, and Rathi PM. Early Atherosclerosis in Ulcerative Colitis: A Cross-sectional Case-Control Study. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2015-07-01, Volume 13, Issue 7, Pages e103-e104.
  1. Zanwar VG, Pawar SV, Gambhire PA, Jain SS and Rathi PM. Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity-exploring the New Entity. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2015-07-01, Volume 13, Issue 7, Pages e103-e103.
  1. Zanwar VG, Pawar SV, Jain SS, Nayak CS, Rathi PM. Cutaneous lesions in colorectal carcinoma: A rare presentation. Intestinal Research, January 2016, Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 102 – 103.
  1. Sonthalia N, Jain SS, Pawar SV, Zanwar VG, Surude R, Rathi PM. Primary Hepatic Amyloidosis: A case report and review of literature. World Journal of Hepatology 2016 February 28; 8(6): 340 – 344.
  1. Mohite AR, Gambhire PA, Pawar SV, Jain SS, Contractor QQ, Rathi PM. Changing Clinical profile and factors associated with liver enzyme abnormalities among HIV-infected persons. Tropical Doctor 2016 June 24.
  1. Sonthalia N, Rathi PM,Jain Samit et al. Natural history and treatment outcomes of Severe autoimmune hepatitis. J Clin Gastroenterol, March 2017.
  1. Sonthalia N, Jain Samit, Sunil Pawar, Vinay Zanwar, Ravindra Surude,  Rathi PM. Primary hepatic Amyloidosis: A case report and review of literature. World journal of Hepatology, World J Hepatol 2016 February 28; 8(6): 340-344
  1. Sonthalia N, Jain Samit, Ashok R. Mohite, Ravindra G. Surude, Pravin M. Rathi,Qais Contractor Metronidazole induced encephalopathy in alcoholic liver disease: A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. e79–e83, 2016.
  2. Sonthalia N, Jain Samit et al. A child with debilitating pruritus. Clinics and Practice 2016; volume 6:865.
  1.  Nikhil Sonthalia, Samit S. Jain, Ravindra G. Surude, Vinay B. Pawar, Suhas Udgirkar and Pravin M. Rathi. .  Primary esophageal intramural squamous cell carcinoma masquerading as a submucosal tumor. A rare presentation of a common disease.  Clinical Medicine Insights: Gastroenterology 2016:9 1–4.
  1. Nikhil Sonthalia,  Samit S. Jain, Ravindra G. Surude, Ashok R. Mohite, Pravin M. Rathi Congenital Esophageal duplication cyst: A rare case of dysphagia in adult. Gastroenterol Res. 2016;9(4-5):79-82.
  1. Sanjay Chandnani, Samit Jain, Sunil Pawar, Nikhil Sonthalia, Qais Contractor, Pravin M. Rathi, Sonam Devlekar, Anirudh Chapekar. Massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding due to fulminant necrotizing amebic colitis: A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Clinics and practice.
  2. Udgirkar S, Jain S, Pawar S, Chandnani S, Contractor Q, Rathi P.Clinical Profile, drug  resistance pattern and treatment outcomes of abdominal tuberculosis patients in western India ..Arq Gastroenterol. 2019 Aug 13;56(2):178-183.
  3. Chandnani S, Rathi P, Udgirkar SS, Sonthalia N, Contractor Q, Jain S. Clinical utility of  risk scores in variceal bleeding. Arq Gastroenterol. 2019 Sep 30;56(3):286-293. 



  • Rathi PM, Sandeep.B.Bhete. Role of prebiotics and probiotics in the Treatment of Gastroenteritis. Indian Journal of Clinical Practice 2011; 22:23-7.
  • Banait VS, Sandeep MS, Shetty S, Bapat MR, Rathi PM, Ghosh K, Mohanty D, Abraham P. Hypercoagulable state in idiopathic ulcerative colitis: Role of hyperhomocysteinemia and hyperfibrinogenemia. Indian J Gastroenterol 2008: 27: 94-98.
  • Rathi PM, Sawalakhe NR. Newer horizons in the management of hepatitis C and significance of genotyping. The Journal of General Medicine 2008; 20: 17-23.
  • Rathi PM, Shrinivas N. Tough nut to crack: H. Pylori. Bombay Hospital Journal 2008:50:264-72.
  • Rathod K Deshmukh H, Nihal L, Bassapa S, Rathi PM, Bhatia S. Transjugular liver biopsy using tru-cut needle: KEM experience. J Assoc Physicians India 2008; 56: 425- 28.
  • Rathi PM, Amarapurkar DN, Borges NE et al. spectrum of liver disease in HIV infection. Indian J Gastroenterol 1997, 16:94-95.
  • Bhatnagar M, Nanivadker SA, Sawant P, Rathi PM et al. Achalasia cardia dilatation using polyethylene ballon (rigiflex) dilators. Indian J Gastroenterol 1996; 15(1) 49-51.
  • Yadav S, Gupta R, Oak SN, Rathi PM et al. Primary gastric lymphoma in a boy Indian J Gastroenterol 1997; 16:-112-13.
  • Bhatnagar M, Nanivadekar SA, Sawant P, Rathi PM et al. Asymtomatic spinal tuberculosis presenting as esophageal stricture Indian J Gastroenterol 1996, 15(2) 72-73.
  • Rathi PM,Parikh S, Karok RH et al. Giant duodenal ulcer: A new look at a variant of common illness (letter). Indian J Gastroenterol 1996; 15(1): 33-34.
  • Rathi PM, Gupta R, Gopanpallikar A, Sawant P et al. Endoscopic retrieval of impacted spigot from gastrostomy tube. Indian J Gastroenterol. 1997 Jul; 16(3):120-1.
  • Gupta R, Rathi PM, Sawant P et al. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in systemic lupus erythematosus. JAPI 1997; 45(5): 417-418.
  • Parikh SS, Kazi RA, Rathi PM et al. Recurrent massive pleural effusion after esophageal variceal sclerotherapy, JAPI 1994; 42 (9): 749-50.
  • Rathi PM. HIV & gut. IJCP 1995 (Special issue on gastroenterology).
  • Kanakia R, Rathi PM, Deodar S , Sawant P, Naniwadekar S. Relationship of H Pylori with gastric pH and Vitamin C level. Indian Practitioner. 1997
  • Gupta R, Gopanpallikar A, Upadhyay AP, Bhatnagar M, Rathi PM et al. Gasric volvulus – mixed variety. Bombay Hospital Journal 1996; 38(4):914-15.
  • Gupta R, Rathi PM, Sawant P et al. Carcinoid tumor of the cecum. JAPI 1998; 46:233-34.
  • Upadhyaya A, Rathi PM, Sawant P. Ileocecal Tuberculosis associated with duodenal involvement. Bombay Hospital Journal 1997; 39:760-62.
  • Gupta R, Gopanpallikar A, Patrawala V, Dhadphale S, Rathi PM et al. subacute mesenteric venous thrombosis following esophageal variceal sclerotherapy. Bombay Hospital Journal 1998; 40:174-5.
  • Dhadphale S, Sawant P, Rathi PM et al. Bleeding duodenal varix in a case of chronic pancreatitis. Indian J Gastroenterol 1997; 17:29-30.
  • Patrawala V, Rathi PM, Gupta R. Management of pruritus in cholestasis. Gastro News 1997 (June).
  • Rathi PM. Reply to a letter from yogini Meisheri. Indian J Gastroenterol 1997; 16:163.
  • Sawant P, Rathi PM, Upadhyaya A. Hepatitis B subtypes and hepatitis C genotypes in cirrhosis in western India: results of a pilot study.J Assoc Physicians India 1999; 47:580-3.
  • Bhatnagar M, Nanivadekar SA, Patrawala V, Sawant P, Rathi PM, Bhat P, Dhadphale S. Relation of gastric juice vitamin C levels with H. pylori infection.Indian J Gastroenterol 1999;18:129-30.
  • Devarbhavi H, Rathi PM, Sawant P. MALT lymphoma of stomach unrelated to Helicobacter Pylori infection. Bombay Hospital Journal 1998; 40:304.
  • Gopanpallikar AM, Rathi PM, Sawant P, Gupta R, Dhadphale SD, Patrawala VN. Cardiac anomalies associated with extrahepatic portal venous obstruction. Indian Pediatr 1998; 35:1143-4.
  • Gopanpallikar A, Sawant P, Rathi PM et al. Endoscopic polypectomy in children. Indian Paediatrics 1998; 35:897-900
  • Vyas K, Rathi PM. Human immunodeficiency virus and abdominal tuberculosis. The dual partners in a crime. JAPI 1999, 47:309-12.
  • Rathi PM Foreign bodies in the upper gut. Journal of General Practice 1998, 25; 24-5.2
  • Rathi PM, Patrawala V. Management of pruritus in cholestasis Gastro News.
  • Borse N, Rathi PM, Hepatitis G virus: an innocent contaminant. J Assoc Physicians India 1999; 47:721-3.
  • Shetty SM, Kalokhe S, Rathi PM, Desai N, Sethna KS, Rajyadhyaksha G, Sawant P. Duodenal leiomyoma--a rare cause of haematemesis.J Assoc Physicians India 2001; 49:1114-5.
  • Patravala V, Rathi PM, Sawant P, Vyas K, Das H. Endoscopic sclerotherapy in children with extrahepatic portal venous obstruction. Trop Gastroenterol. 2001; 22:137-40.
  • Das HS, Rathi PM, Sawant P, Chodankar CM, Vyas K, Patrawala V, Dhadphale S. Colonic tuberculosis: colonoscopic appearance and clinico-pathologic analysis.J Assoc Physicians India. 2000; 48:708-10.
  • Rathi PM, Sawant P, Gopanpallikar A. Comparison of two regimens on eradication of Helicobacter pylori.J Assoc Physicians India 2000; 48:852-3.
  • Gopanpallikar A, Sawant P, Rathi PM et al. HIV Seropositivity in patients undergoing endoscopy. Bombay Hospital Journal (in press)
  • Rathi P M. Clinical features of ulcerative colitis. Bombay hospital journal 2006.
  • Murugesh M, Sandur V, Sawalake N, Sasidharan M, Altekar S, Rathi UU, Ramadwar MR, Rathi PM. Mantle cell lymphoma (multiple lymphomatous polyposis) of gastrointestinal tract. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2007; 26:300-1
  • Rathi U, Bapat M, Rathi PM, Abraham P. Effect of liver disease on maternal and fetal outcome--a prospective study. Indian J Gastroenterol 2007; 26:59-63.
  • Sandeep SM, Banait VS, Thakur SK, Bapat MR, Rathi PM, Abraham P.Endoscopic biliary drainage in patients with amebic liver abscess and biliary communication. Indian J Gastroenterol 2006; 25:125-7.
  • Verma G, Dalai P, Bapat M, Rathi PM, Abraham P. Familial clustering of hepatitis B infection: study of a family.Indian J Gastroenterol. 2003; 22: 22-3.
  • Abraham P, Bapat MR, Rathi PM. Alcohol and hepatitis viruses B and C--double trouble? J Assoc Physicians India. 2002; 50:999-1001.
  • Rathi P M. Proteomics in Gastroenterology Bombay Hospital Journal 2007.
  • David JJ, Tullu MS, Rathi PM, Sawalakhe N, Ghildiyal RG. Neonatal presentation of a rare metabolic liver disease. Trop Gastroenterol 2008;29:229-31
  • Prashanth M, Ganesh HK, Vima MV, John M, Bandger T, Joshi SR, Shah SR, Rathi PM, Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.J Assoc Physicians India 2009;57:205-10
  • Sawalakhe NR, Nistala S, Sasidharn M, Narendran RT, Amrapurkar AD, Joshi RM, Rathi PM. Solitary type II gastric carcinoid causing upper gastrointestinal bleeding and severe anaemia. Trop Gastroenterol 2010;31:43-4
  • Jain S, Shah D, Gharat A, Rathi PM. Gastric Lipoma Prolapsing into the Duodenum. Journal of Digestive Endoscopy 2012;3(3)
  • Sasidharn M, Nistala S, Narendran RT, Murgesh M, Bhatia SJ, Rathi PM. Nutritional status and Prognosis in cirrhotic patients. Trop Gastroenterol 2013;33(4):257-64.
  • Somani P, Khot A, Jain S, Shah D, Rathi PM. Stavudine induced Multiple Adverse Effects in HIV-Infected Patient: A rare case report. Journal of case reports, 2013;3(1):186-190
  • Khot AA, Somani P, Rathi PM, Amarapurkar a. Prognostic factors in acute-on-chronic liver failure: A prospective study from western India. Indian J Gastroenterol 2013; 33(2)
  • Piyush O. Somani, Qais Contractor, Ajay S. Chaurasia, Rathi PM. Diastolic dysfunction characterizes cirrhotic cardiomyopathy. Indian Heart Journal 2014; 66(6)
  • Sandur V, Murugesh M, Banait V, Rathi PM, Bhatia SJ, Joshi JM, Kate A. Prevalence of gastro-esophageal reflux disease in patients with difficult to control asthma and effect of proton pump inhibitor therapy on asthma symptoms, reflux symptoms, pulmonary function and requirement for asthma medications. J Postgrad Med 2014;60:282-6
  • Gambhire PA, Rathi PM, Amarapurkar A, Jain S. Dieulafoy disease of stomach--an uncommon cause of gastrointestinal system bleeding. The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India 06/2014; 62(6):526-8.
  • Earan SK, Gulati RG, Sankhe P, Rathi PM, David S. Alagille Syndrome: Syndromic Paucity of Bile Ducts, a Fully Expressed Syndrome. Bombay Hospital Journal, Vol 57, No. 2, 2015.
  • Gambhire PA, Zanwar VG, Pawar SV, Mohite AR, Choksey AS, Rathi PM, Chafekar A. A Case of Synchronous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Esophagus & Stomach: A Rare DuoGastroenterology Research 02/2015; DOI: 10.14740/gr628w
  • Sonavane A, Rathi PM. Subacute intestinal obstruction by a giant ileal lipoma treated by endoscopic removal. Journal of Digestive Endoscopy 2015;6:70-2; DOI: 10.4103/0976-5042.159241.
  • Mohite A, Somani P, Rathi PM, Gambhire P: Tuberculous choledochoduodenal fistula with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction: rare association. J Formos Med Assoc; 2013 Dec;112(12):807-9. PMID: 24280443.
  • Shah DK, Jain SS, Mohite A, D Anjali, Amarapurkar, Contractor QQ, Rathi PM. Effect of H. pylori density by histopathology on its complications and eradication therapy. Tropical Gastroenterology 2015;36(2):101–106
  • Zanwar VG, Gambhire PA, Choksey AS, Rathi PM. Killian-Jamieson Diverticulum: Cervical Oesophageal Diverticulum. The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India 11/2015; 63.
  • Pawar SV, Zanwar VG, Jain SS, Rathi PM. Transient Parotitis After Oesophagogastro-duodenoscopy:A Rare Complication. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 11/2015; Vol-9(11): OJ01
  • Rathi PM, Gautam S, Sharma S. Primary Maligant Melanoma of the Oesophagus. Journal of The Association of Physicians of India. 12/2015; 63:71
  • Rathi PM, Gambhire PA. Abdominal Tuberculosis. Journal of The Association of Physicians of India. Vol 64; 49:58
  • Sonavane DA, Sonavane BP, Chandak VS, Rathi PM. Disseminated Histoplasmosis With Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis In An Immunocompetent Host. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research.
  • Pawar VS, Mohite AR, Surude RG, Rathi PM, Nayak CS. Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita Associated With Dysphagia And Stricture Of Esophagus. Indian Journal of DVL 2016.
  • Pinakin SP, Rathi PM. Bottle Gourd (Lagenaria Siceraria) Juice Poisoning. JAPI 2016; Vol 64: 109 – 10.
  • Joshi AS, Mohite AR, Varthakavi PK & Rathi PM. Alstrom Syndrome with Portal Hypertension. JAPI 2016; Vol. 64: 111 – 12.
  • Chandnani S, Rathi P, Sonthalia N et al. Comparison of risk scores in upper gastrointestinal bleeding in western India: a prospective analysis. Indian J Gastroenterol 2019;38:117-27
  • Jain S, Thanage R, Rathi PM, Udgirkar S, Debnath P, Contractor Q. Diarrhoea, hyperpigmentation and hamartomatous polyposis syndrome. J Assoc Physicians India. 2019;67 (10): 83-84
  • Debnath P, Jain SS, Sonthalia N, Nair SP et al.(2019), Rare cause of obstructive jaundice in a young female. Gastroenterol pancreatol liver disord 7 (1) : 1-3
  • Thanage R, Rathi P, Pawar V, Udgirkar S. Factors Differentiating Acute Hepatitis B from Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Hepatitis B in Prospective-retrospective Cohort 2019. J Assoc Physicians India. 2019 Oct;67(10):39-43.
  • Junare PR, Jain S, Rathi P et al. Endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration/ fine needle biopsy in diagnosis of mediastinal lymphadenopathy – A boon. Lung India, 2020;37 (1) : 37-44


Award & Achievements

  • Dr. Nikhil Sonthalia received ‘Best resident award’ for the year 2016 at Nair hospital.
  • Dr. Ravi Thanage received award for 2nd runner up at Torrent young scholars program 2018.
  • Dr. Shubham Jain received award for Best orator at Torrent young scholars program 2018.
  • Dr. Prasanta Debnath received award for 1st runner up at Torrent young scholars program 2019.
  • Dr. Prasanta Debnath presented clinical abstract on “ Predictors of response to direct acting antiviral therapy in patients with decompensated hepatitis C cirrhosis’’ at World Congress of Gastroenterology and American College of Gastroenterology conference in 2019.
  • Dr. Sujit Nair presented clinical abstract on “ Primary Immunodeficiency manifesting as chronic diarrhea” at American College of Gastroenterology conference in 2019.




CME / Conferences

  • The Department was the first in the country to organize an International therapeutic endoscopy workshop.
  • Many National level PG Updates and Continuing Medical Education programs have also been organized. These programs have addressed issues in Gastroenterology as well as topics like Scientific Communication and Research Methodology.
  • The Department has instituted an oration in the name of Dr F P Antia, which is given by a prominent Gastroenterologist. The stalwarts who have been conferred with this honor are: Dr R K Goyal (USA), Dr G N J Tytgat (Amsterdam), Dr Nib Soehendra (Germany), Dr H G Desai (India), Dr C S Pitchumoni (USA), Dr Mohd Rela (UK) and Dr Praful Desai (India)
    , Dr. Arun Sanyal (USA), Dr. Wendon Julia (UK), Dr. Guido Costamagna (Italy).

Special Activities
Ongoing drug trials:

  • Randomized, observational study of Entecavir to Assess Long term outcomes associated with nucleoside/nucleotide monotherapy for patients with chronic Hepatitis B infection: The REALM study
  • A cross sectional, multi-center, epidemiologic study in Western and Asian countries in children and adolescents with chronic hepatitis B

Research Areas

  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Dyspepsia
  • Acute and chronic liver diseases
  • Therapeutic biliary and pancreatic endoscopy
  • Cancer surveillance
  • Gastrointestinal motility disorders