Mr Venkat became a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the Tamil Nadu Medical University, India, in June 1996. He underwent Higher Surgical Training in the North East of England and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in February 2008.
Mr Venkat has been heavily involved in research for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and has presented and published the results of this work internationally. Mr Venkat has extensive Laparoscopic colorectal interests, having been appointed Covidien Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellow at Basingstoke and North Hants Foundation Trust and subsequently awarded the Ethicon National Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship at Frimley Park in 2008. He is one of the National Trainers in Laparoscopic surgery. He has spent some time in The University Hospital in Aarhus, Denmark to augment his skills in managing pelvic floor conditions including faecal incontinence.
Mr Venkat is now working as a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the BNHFT and forms one of five partners of the Basingstoke Colorectal Partners at the Hampshire Clinic.