Dr. Nagarkatti is a specialist in Major Ambulatory Surgery, he performs “ordinary” major operations in an extraordinary way so as to keep his patients ambulatory (walking) and out of the hospital within a couple of hours. He may be remembered as — “the surgeon who keeps his patients out of the hospital!” His special fields of interest are herniology and proctology.
Dr. Nagarkatti presently combines a unique practice in Major Ambulatory Surgery in South Mumbai with the role of an Associate Professor of Surgery in Grant Medical College, Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai University. Currently, he also works part time with the Private Equity division of the Times Group as a domain expert in the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industry.
As a healer, Dr. Nagarkatti has an interest in the relief of human suffering. This led to a deep study of Psychology, Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality. During this search he was associated and involved with several religious organizations and saintly persons. Since 1986, Dr. Nagarkatti continues to aspire to both living and teaching the message of the Bhagavad-Gita. His 8 day lecture course on the Science of Self Realization with over 1,000 color 35 mm & overhead slides and course materials has been given over the world from America, Europe and Africa to South East Asia and the Middle East.
He continues to lecture on the Bhagavad-Gita, chapter by chapter and verse by verse at the Prem Puri Ashram at Babulnath, Chowpatty every Thursday from 7.30 p.m. onward. With the best techniques in modern science and ancient spirituality, Dr. Nagarkatti convenes occasional courses on comprehensive Stress Management. His interviews and clips of his stress management programs have appeared on major Indian television channels including Zee, Star News and Aaj Tak.
He is Professor and faculty head of Mind Body Medicine in the course on MS in Consciousness Studies a collaborative course conducted by the BV Institute for the BITS Pilani, in Mumbai. This is the first academic course offering a Masters Degree in Consciousness studies and also the first to offer an academic program on Mind Body Medicine in the world.
In July 1999, Dr. Nagarkatti did the Basic Practitioner, Master Practitioner and Trainers Course with the National Federation of Neuro Linguistic Psychology under Dr. William Horton. In March 2000, he trained with and was certified by Dr. Richard Bandler (Co Founder of NLP) in Persuasion Engineering and Design Human Engineering. At the time, he was the only certified Design Human Engineer in Asia.
In February 2001, Dr. Nagarkatti visited the United Kingdom to participate in a training certified by Dr. Robert Cialdini, the Regent Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona. The course on the Psychology of Influence, Principles and Practice is the definitive training program on Influence in the world today. Dr. Nagarkatti also conducts retreats for teaching meditation, yoga and relaxation techniques. A pioneer in studying electronic aids for meditation, with their use in medicine, he intends to one day, set up a Mind Spa.
Dr. Nagarkatti is on the board of experts of Indiatimes Spirituality Web Portal, writes occasionally for the Speaking Tree in the Times of India, for the Cosmic Uplink in the Economic Times, and conducts the group Spiritual Intelligence at YahooGroups.com.