BAPAYE Amol

BAPAYE Amol

Biography

Shivanand Desai Center for Digestive Disorders
Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital & Research Center
India

Dr. Amol Bapaye is Consultant Gastroenterologist and Interventional Endoscopist and Chief of Shivanand Desai Center for Digestive Disorders, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Center, Pune, India.
He is a member of the JGES, ASGE, ESGE, ISG and SGEI; and has been awarded the prestigious fellowships of various societies – FISG, FSGEI, FASGE, and FJGES. Originally a surgeon by training, Dr. Bapaye has been practicing interventional endoscopy as an exclusive specialty for last 26 years. His clinical and research
interests include advanced ERCP, interventional EUS, endoscopic resections including EMR / ESD / fullthickness resections, Third Space Endoscopy and Endotherapy for GERD.
Dr. Bapaye was selected as ASGE Ambassador (2015) for the ASGE International Training program. He has been selected and serves as a Mentor for the ESGE Mentorship Program 2023-24. He serves as Section Editor (Endoscopy) for the Indian Journal of Gastroenterology and is the Editor for Journal of Digestive Endoscopy. He serves on the International Editorial Board of Endoscopy and Endoscopic Ultrasound journals. He received the Best Reviewer Award for Endoscopy journal for 2019 & 2020. He has been the recipient of the – ‘Pioneer in Gastroenterology Award (2014)’ conferred by the World Endoscopy Organisation (WEO). He has previously served as a member on the ASGE International Committee. He is an active member of the Asian Novel Bio Imaging & Intervention Group (ANBIIG) and of the Asian EUS Group (AEG). He currently serves as a Member of the Research Committee of the World Endoscopy Organization (WEO). He was invited to deliver the prestigious HG Desai Memorial Oration at Endocon 2022 at Hyderabad.

Dr. Bapaye is the Founder and Managing Trustee of ‘Foundation for Research and Education in Endoscopy (FREE)’ – a non-profit organisation that supports training and research in endoscopy. He has organised several national and international meetings and workshops as Course Director. A passionate teacher, he actively conducts endoscopy training programs for ERCP, EUS, Image Enhanced Endoscopy, Endoscopic Resections and Third Space Endoscopy. He has lectured extensively at several international and national conferences and has performed several live endoscopy demonstrations at National & International Workshops. He also runs an e-learning platform via the YouTube channel – ‘Youtube.com/@FREEndoscopy’. Dr. Bapaye has authored over a 162 peer reviewed publications and conference abstracts and is the chief author and co-editor of the textbook – ‘Practical Handbook of Endoscopic Ultrasonography’. He has 6 book chapters to his credit. He has reported pioneering work in Third Space Endoscopy – particularly role of GPOEM and PREM for treatment of gastroparesis and Hirschsprung’s disease; and on management of post POEM reflux; and has also authored book chapters on these techniques.