Prof. Gautam Chattopadhyay graduated from Medical College Calcutta. He worked in the Department of surgery in Medical College Hospital and in Calcutta National Medical College Hospital. He obtained his Master of Surgery (MS) degree from the University of Calcutta. Later he became a fellow of the Royal college of Surgeons (FRCS) of Edinburgh UK.
Prof. Chattopadhyay was awarded Commonwealth Scholarship by the Association of Commonwealth Universities UK. He has worked in the field of Gastro intestinal and colorectal surgery in the University Department of Surgery in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. In UK He was further trained in gastrointestinal, colorectal and laparoscopic surgery in Sand Well Health Trust in Birmingham.
On coming back to India he joined as a Consultant Surgeon In the Departmant of Surgical Gastroenterology in Medical College Hospital Calcutta and became Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor and Head of Surgical gastroenterology. In 2014 he was appointed Professor and Head of the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology in the Institute of Post graduate Medical Education & Research Kolkata.