Surgeon Sunil Bhoyrul links obesity/food shortage in Meals4Hunger project

Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul of Olde Del Mar Surgical is a fellowship-trained specialist in laparoscopic surgery and an attending surgeon at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and the out-patient surgery center in La Jolla. Previously, Dr. Bhoyrul was the head of general surgery and surgical director of bariatric surgery at the Scripps Clinic. Each year since 2005, he’s been selected by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America.”

Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul

A diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Bhoyrul was chief resident in surgery at Stanford University. He has contributed research to the field of laparoscopic surgery, with numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is co-editor of “Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery,” one of the first textbooks in the field.

He routinely performs Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding surgery, colectomy, gastrectomy, anti reflux surgery, appendectomy, splenectomy, hernia repair, adrenalectomy, and other complex, minimally invasive surgical procedures. In 2008, he founded Meals4Hunger, based in La Jolla. Its mission is to link the success in the treatment of obesity to the eradication of hunger in San Diego communities. Dr. Bhoyrul hopes to inspire other businesses in the medical, food, and exercise industry to join. Learn more at Meals4Hunger.org

What brought you to La Jolla?

It’s the best place in the world to balance work, life, and the spirit.

What makes this area special to you?

It has everything – the best geography, the best people, and a sense of being that can only come from living this close to the ocean while still at work and at home.

If you could snap your fingers and have it done, what might you improve in the area?

I would like to see and even greater ethnic diversity for the art, food and music worlds in La Jolla.

Who or what inspires you?

President Obama, even though I am not a Democrat.

If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite?

I would send invitations to Mahatma Ghandhi, Gautama Buddha, John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, my Dad, Mozart, Leonardo da Vinci and Sophia Loren.

Tell us about what you are reading.

That would be “Magnificent Mind At Any Age,” by Daniel Amen, M.D.

What is your most-prized possession?

I prize letters from my Dad.

What do you do for fun?

I like to shoot pool with my son on a cold day, or get in the ocean on a warm day.

Please describe your greatest accomplishment.

That would be becoming a surgeon.

What is your motto or philosophy of life?

Dream big, but live in the moment.

Related posts:

  1. Diane Salisbury works to keep La Jolla Symphony & Chorus playing to packed houses
  2. Find Sonia Olivas where an occasion calls for the harp
  3. Dancer John Malashock stays in step with progress on the arts in San Diego
  4. Jocko Marcellino keeps the music playing for fans of Sha Na Na
  5. Jeffrey Macelli can’t say enough about his beloved Bird Rock community

Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=39842

Posted by Staff on Apr 21, 2011. Filed under 10 Questions. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • Congregation Beth Am Labor Day Picnic September 2, 2014
    Congregation Beth Am held a festive Labor Day Picnic Sept. 1. This year is the 31st anniversary of this synagogue that started in a tire store in Solana Beach. […]
  • Suspects attempt to rob Solana Beach bank ATM September 2, 2014
    An attempt to break into an ATM at a Solana Beach bank branch early Sept. 2 using a cutting torch ended with the cash machine in flames and two suspects fleeing empty-handed. The suspects set off the ATM's alarm during the failed heist shortly after 2:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Lomas Santa Fe Drive near Glencrest Drive, according to sheriff's Lt. […]
  • First phase of Earl Warren Middle School reconstruction begins in Solana Beach September 2, 2014
    As kids kicked back this summer, San Dieguito Union High School District kicked off the first phase of its complete reconstruction of Earl Warren Middle School. The $41 million project is made possible by the passage of Proposition AA. […]