Dr. Padmanabhan is Board Certified in General and Colon & Rectal Surgery and practices at MCE and MCW Hospitals. He has been involved in teaching Fellows, Residents and Medical Students since 1990. He has been President of Medical Staff of Mount Carmel Health and is currently a Member of the Board of Trustees of Mount Carmel and Chairs the Quality and Safety Sub-Committee of the Board. He served on Active Duty in the US Army Medical Corps during Operation Desert Storm and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. His hobbies include travelling, hiking, reading, tennis, classical music and stamp collecting.