Student, St. Xavier College, India, 1953-1955; Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Science, Trivandrum Medical College, India, 1959; Doctor of Medicine, Trivandrum Medical College, India, 1965.
Intern, Medical College, Trivandurm, India, 1961-1963; resident in gastroenterology, Yale University, 1967-1969.
Fellow Royal College Physicians and Surgeons Canada, American College of Physicians, American College Gastroenterology (governor since 1996), American College Nutrition. Member American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Association Physicians India, American College Nuitrition, American Gastroenterological Association, India Society Gastroenterology (life), American Institute Nutrition, New York Gastroenterological assosiation, New York Academy Sciences, New York Society Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Society for Clinical Nutrition.
Married Prema Iyer, November 11, 1964. Children: Sheila, Shoba, Suresh.