Prof. Dr. Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, Professor of ENT is appointed as a Vice Chancellor of Nitte University on 10th November 2017. Dr.Satheesh Kumar Bhandary started his academic journey in Mysore Medical College from where he graduated, followed by a diploma and completed his post-graduation,MS in ENT from JJMMedical College, Mysore in 1986.
He has served for about 10 years as Assistant and Associate Professor in KMC, Mangalore. He was appointed as Professor & Head of the department of ENT, from 1999, for a period of 13 years followed by the Vice Dean, for a period of 5 years and as a Dean of K.S.Hegde Medical Academy for 5 years . He has held a long list of executive and non-executive posts, such as the President, IMA South Kanara branch, President, AOI, Karnataka Chapter and Karavali Branch. He has contributed immensely to the advancement of his branch through numerous National and International publications and lectures. He has vastly contributed to research and has received several external grants of more than 10 lakhs from BRNS, Government of India. Dr.Bhandary is involved in many extension and social causes and was instrumental in establishing the "Mangalore Laryngectomee Club" at K.S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore which is the only registered member Club of "The International Laryngectomee Association (IAL)" in India.
He is the recipient various Honors and Awards, the most prestigious one being the "Arya Bhata Award" for Excellence in the field of Medicine by Aryabhata Cultural Association, Bangalore (2006). "Distinguished Alumni Award" from the Manipal Academy Of Higher Education, Manipal and the "Eminent Educationist Award" by the National & International Compendium, New Delhi. He has authored 2 books' one of which is a totally diverse topic from ENT and is about collection of rare medicinal plants of coastal Karnataka.