“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ~ Mother Teresa


“It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to a good education.” ~ Nelson Mandela

"Like education, healthcare also needs to be given importance." ~ Shiv Nadar


"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich." ~ J F Kennedy

About Us

The Vattikuti Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the development and global sharing of knowledge in robotic surgery. The Foundation is dedicated to making robotic surgery and other technologically advanced surgical procedures more affordable and accessible to underprivileged the population. It has established a Network of Institutes in collaboration with hospitals all over the world and the foundation’s first initiative was to support cancer research and treatment programs in Michigan. These included donations to the Henry Ford Hospital, where the Vattikuti Urology Institute was established, and Beaumont Hospital, home to the Vattikuti Digital Breast Diagnostic Center.


The Vattikuti Collective Quality Initiative (VCQI) is a prospective robotic surgery database established by the Vattikuti Foundation to provide trustworthy material for researchers to study surgeon and patient outcomes. Vattikuti Global Robotics Multispecialty Robotic Surgery has trained more than 300 aspiring surgeons from 2012 to 2015. The Vattikuti Foundation also has Scholarship and Fellowship programs to guide and help train young Indian surgeons.


This apart, Vattikuti Foundation also focuses on creating an infrastructure to coordinate and reach out to people who are in poverty through the Poverty Alleviation Initiative program in India. The goal of this project is to reach over a million people over the next ten years. In April 2020, the foundation donated $400,000 to facilitate – in partnership with the Henry Ford Health System and the City of Detroit – on-site COVID-19 testing for all residents of the city’s 126 nursing homes and senior assisted living facilities.

Poverty Alleviation

The Poverty Alleviation Initiative (PAI) was launched in September 2009 by the foundation with the focus of enlarging the scope of Community Based Organisation (CBO) led initiatives in entitlements, education, enterprises and employment (4Es), and health services besides providing support for livelihoods and financial inclusion. In India, Vattikuti Foundation launched innumerable programmes aimed at improving the rural population’s social and economic well-being.

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Robotic Surgery Institute

VFRSI is committed to bringing together healthcare institutes, medical professional, and patients, from diverse geographies, in the field of minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, and cancer treatment.  Our goal is to bring disruptive improvements in patient outcomes by leveraging cutting edge technology, data driven decision making, professional education and patient awareness. The foundation supports initiatives that inform, refine, encourage, and provide assistance.

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Raj and Padma Vattikuti created the Vattikuti India Foundation (VIF) in 2010, incorporated as a “Not for Profit” organisation. VIF launched a Poverty Alleviation Initiative (PAI) focusing on working through village community centres in India to provide Employment, Education, and Health-care services with the aid of state-of-the-art technology. “Millions of people in rural India live in extreme poverty,” Vattikuti says. “This initiative is directed at aiding people in becoming self-sustainable, getting them on their feet. To me, that is the most effective form of giving.”

Raj Vattikuti is a serial entrepreneur who has seeded a string of successful enterprises, including Covansys, Synova, Altimetrik, a global software company focusing on enterprise applications, mobile applications, and cloud enablement, Vattikuti Ventures, Vattikuti Technologies, a company in the Health care segment specialising in Robotic Surgery and, most currently, Davinta specialises in the financial services industry providing breakthrough FinServ and FinTech solutions that are envisioned, engineered and developed to put India’s last-mile, first!