Dr. Barreto is a Gastrointestinal and HPB Cancer surgeon. He completed his undergraduate and post-graduate surgical degree at Goa Medical College and Hospital, where he also trained in Internal Medicine as well as General Surgery. Dr Barreto completed his fellowship in Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgical Oncology at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, and his training in Gastrointestinal and Liver Transplant Surgery at Flinders Medical Centre and the Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia. After a year as the Chief Surgical Resident at Modbury Hospital, South Australia, Dr Barreto returned to India. His career includes an appointment at the Department of Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai India where he was Consultant Surgical Oncologist. He is presently Consultant Surgeon in the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Oncology and Bariatric Surgery, Medanta – The Medicity.
Dr Barreto secured his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Flinders University, South Australia for his work on the neuropeptide galanin and its antagonists and their effects on pancreatic exocrine secretion and their role in acute pancreatitis. Dr Barreto’s interests focus on the basic science and surgical aspects of acute pancreatitis, gastric and pancreatic cancer, and gallbladder cancer. He has recently published a Carcinogenesis model in Gallbladder cancer to aid the understanding of the development of the cancer and to further therapy-directed research. He, along with Professor John Windsor, have proposed an evidence-based definition of early gastric cancer. Dr. Barreto has authored numerous clinical and basic science research papers as well as book chapters on GI and HPB-related topics. He is a member of the Academy of Surgical Educators of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and serves on the Editorial Boards of the World Journal of Surgery and Pancreatology, amongst others.