Srinivas “Ram” Ramachandra was born in Bangalore, India. He joined the Department of Surgery at Kaiser Permanente’s Hayward Medical Center in 1982, and became Chief of Surgery in 1987. He is now in private practice in Danville, CA. Ram is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery. He has a long history of volunteerism, and is Tiba’s most active volunteer surgeon in Kenya, having performed many, many surgeries at the Siaya District Hospital. Ram also coordinates the surgical teams we send to Africa. In addition to English, he speaks Hindi, Kannada, and Tamil (with a sprinkling of Dholuo).