Top 10 Liver Transplant Surgeons in India

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Top 10 Liver Transplant Surgeons in India

 

1. Dr. Arvinder Singh Soin

Dr. AS Soin leads India’s largest and one of the world’s most successful liver transplant programs at Medanta – The Medicity. Dr. Soin and his team is renowned for their 95% success rate, performing almost 25-30 successful transplants a month. His vast experience includes over 2500 liver transplants, which is the highest in the country. Over his 21 years, Dr. Soin has also performed more than 12000 other complex liver, gall bladder and bile duct surgeries, & is renowned for his pioneer work in establishing liver transplantation in India. He is responsible for training most of the liver teams in the country.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS INSTITUTE / DEPARTMENT YEAR
FRCS (Gen Surg) Intercollegiate Board in General Surgery (subspecialty – Transplant Surgery) 1997
FRCS (Glas) Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 1993
FRCS (Edin) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1993
Primary FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1992
MS (THESIS) All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 1989
MBBS All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Work Experience

22+ years

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2. Dr. Vinay Kumaran

Dr. Vinay Kumaran in 2010 performed the first living donor intestinal transplant in India and has an experience of over 700 liver transplants and over 35 Pancreas, Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplants.

Dr. Vinay Kumaran was associated with Sri Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi as Director Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation since 2007 before joining our Hospital

Dr. Kumaran joined the Marion Bessin Liver Research Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York as a post doctoral fellow working on Hepatocyte Transplantation. Two years working on basic research yielded publications in high impact journals like Nature Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Dr. Kumaran did his fellowship in Transplant Surgery, Thomas Starzl Transplantation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical. This incorporated training in liver, kidney, pancreas, small bowel and multivisceral transplantation over 2 years. He spent an elective 3rd year focusing on living donor liver transplantation and difficult liver transplants including second and third liver transplants.

Published A book on Techniques Of Liver Surgery.

Qualifications

MS, M.Ch, Fellowships :

  • Transplant Surgery, Thomas Starzl Transplantation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre

Work Experience

25+ years

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3. Dr. (Prof.) Subhash Gupta

  • He has pioneered the development of Living Donor Liver Transplant (LDLT) in India
  • He has published over 30 papers on different aspects of Living Donor liver transplant in indexed journals
  • He has been honored with the position of Professorship in Surgery from Apollo Health Education and Research Foundation
  • The Institute of Post Graduate Education and Medical Research, Kolkata has also honored him with the position of Professor of Liver Transplantation

Qualifications

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Work Experience

30+ years

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4. Dr. Anil Vaidya

Dr. Anil Vaidya is a busy man. As a transplant surgeon specialising in the treatment of multiple organs – the liver, kidneys and pancreas – he is always on call. Waiting outside his cabin at the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai are families from countries far away, like Kazakhstan and those in South East Asia.

Over the last few years, however, Dr. Vaidya has been developing a department at Apollo Hospitals as a ‘Centre for Excellence’ to treat what has previously been left to the mercy of fate – intestinal failure. “Intestinal failure is a mature topic in the West. Not in India. It is not even known in the world of medicine in India,” says Dr. Vaidya.

Qualifications

MBBS, DNB, General Surgery, (CCT) Transplant surgeon, MD.Transplant Surgery

Work Experience

25+ years

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5. Dr. A Olithselvan

  • The 1st successful liver transplantation in western Tamilnadu was performed under my leadership
  • Established the most active Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation program (KMCH, Coimbatore) in India
  • Scientific papers in National and International Journals
  • Invited Faculty for National and International Liver meetings
  • Founder President of Coimbatore Liver Club
  • Royal College of physician, London
  • General Medical Council, UK
  • International Liver Transplant Society
  • Indian National Association of Liver Disease

Qualifications

  • MBBS: JIPMER
  • MD: JIPMER
  • Gastroenterology: Certificate of completion of training- CCT(UK), Leeds University
  • Hepatology: CSST(UK), Leeds University
  • MRCP: Royal College of Physician, London

Work Experience

27+ years

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6. Dr. Neerav Goyal

Dr. Goyal is a graduate of KG Institute of Medical Sciences, Banagalore. He trained in General Surgery at St Stephens Hospital under the mentorship of Dr Prakash Khanduri. Subsequently he was Senior Resident in Surgical Gastroenterology at GB Pant Hospital , New Delhi before joining the DNB Superspecialty training program in GI Surgery & Liver Transplant at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital ( SGRH ) where he trained under Prof Samiran Nundy.

After completing his training Dr Goyal worked as Consultant at St Stephens Hospital for a short period before joining Liver Transplant / HPB program at Indraprastha
Apollo Hospital, Delhi in 2007.

Since then Dr Neerav Goyal has been a key member of this program. As Senior Surgical Consultant, Dr Goyal is part of all operations performed at CLBS. He has a special interest in donor surgery in LDLT (Living Donor Liver Transplant ) and has partnered Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in introducing many innovations in Donor Liver Surgery that make the operation safe for the donor.

Besides Liver Transplantation, Dr Goyal continues to perform GI Surgeries with special interest in Liver Resections for Cholangiocarcinoma and Pancreatic tumours.He is also involved in the teaching program of DNB GI Surgery trainees at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi.

Dr Goyal has a number of publications in the field of Liver Transplantation / G I Surgery and numerous presentations at national and international conferences.

Qualifications

MBBS, DNB, Dip in Gen Surgery & Surgical Gastro

Work Experience

15+ years

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7. Dr. Ramdip Ray

Dr. Ray is a graduate from Medical College, Kolkata. Subsequently he trained in Surgery at the Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research (IPGMER) and SSKM Hospital in Kolkata and then joined as Senior Resident at the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) in Delhi.

In 2005 he underwent training in Upper GI & Laparoscopic Surgery with Mr. Andrew Baker at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital in Wales, UK. He also qualified for the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MRCS).
Dr Ray joined a faculty position in Surgery at Medical College, Kolkata in 2005 and he was Assistant Professor there till 2010. Besides playing an active role in graduate & postgraduate teaching / training, Dr Ray had a special interest in GI / HPB Surgery. He was also Visiting G I Surgeon at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata.
In 2010, Dr Ray joined Dr Subash Gupta’s team, initially as a Fellow and subsequently became Consultant in Liver Transplant / HPB Surgery.

Dr Ray’s areas of interest include Liver Transplant in small children, management of Bile duct injuries and his research focus is on donor outcome and donor safety in Living Donor Liver Transplant.
Dr Ray has numerous conference presentations and has contributed to a number of publications in the field of Liver Transplantation / G I Surgery.

Dr Ray strongly believes that surgical excellence must be complemented with dedicated patient care by all personnel involved to achieve good outcomes. This ensures that individualised patient care at Artemis never takes a backseat!

  • Involved in over 1500 liver transplants
  • Wide experience in performing advanced Hepato Pancreato Biliary operations
  • Special expertise in Paediatric Liver Transplants

Qualifications

  • MBBS ( Medical College, Kolkata  )
  • MS ( IPGMER , Kolkata )
  • MRCS ( Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, UK )
  • Fellowship in Liver Transplant ( Indraprastha Apollo Hospital , Delhi )

Work Experience

25+ years

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8. Dr. (Prof.) Sanjay Singh Negi

He has the distinction of being the pioneer of establishing successful liver transplant programme in the public sector and initiating the only MCI accredited MCh course in HPB Surgery. He has been conferred with FACS, i.e, Fellow Of American College of Surgeons. He has regularly published in international journals with high Impact Factor. His work is well acknowledged in international community as shown by his active participation in various meetings and nomination as member of the editorial board and reviewer of reputed journals. He is an accomplished Laparoscopic, Hepato-Pancreato Biliary and Liver Transplant surgeon. In recognition of his contribution to the field of Transplantation Surgery, he has been awarded Honorary Diploma in Transplantation Surgery by the European Board of Surgery in collaboration with the European Society of Organ Transplantation. In this regards, he is the first Indian to be conferred such an honorary award.

Qualifications

  • MS
  • MCh
  • FEBS
  • FACS

Work Experience

24+ years

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9. Dr. Vivek Vij 

Dr. Vivek Vij is a pioneering liver transplant surgeon credited with developing living donor surgery and standardising safety protocols to achieve a 100% donor safety profile since the time of its inception in the country. He is the first surgeon from the Indian subcontinent to publish a series of laparoscopic Donor Hepatectomy in ‘Liver Transplantation’. He is the founder of Liver transplantation and Hepatobiliary Sciences in Fortis group of Hospitals, starting a highly successful liver transplant programme initially at its Noida centre and then at Mohali. Dr. Vij and his team has a cumulative experience of performing more than 2500 liver transplants, having performed majority of them at Fortis Hospital, Noida with a record 95% patient and 100% donor success rate. Dr. Vij has to his credit the Lowest Biliary Complication rate (<4%) in Living Donor Liver Transplant (LDLT) worldwide.

Qualifications

  • Roche Preceptorship, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA
  • International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS), Chicago

Work Experience

17+ years

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10. Dr. Ravi Mohanka

Dr. Ravi Mohanka is the Chief Surgeon and Head of Department of Liver Transplant and Hepato-Biliary Surgery at Global Hospitals, Mumbai. He has trained and worked at some of the most reputed hospitals in India and USA, including the prestigious Thomas E Starzl Transplantation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. He has undergone laparoscopic and robotic liver surgery training in France and Italy.

His areas of expertise and current practice include living donor and deceased donor (cadaveric) liver transplantation, Hepato-biliary surgeries in adults and children including liver resections (including laparoscopic and robotic) for Hepato-cellular Cancer (HCC) and Peri-hilar Cholangiocarcinoma amongst others, Pancreas transplantation, Intestinal and multi-visceral transplantation

He has organized many conferences in this field and has chaired and delivered faculty lectures and presented several of his research works at many national and international scientific meetings and conferences. He has and published more than 35 articles in international journals and 5 book chapters.

Qualifications

MBBS, MS, DNB (Gen Surgery), ASTS Fellowship (Liver Transplant), Training (Regenerative Medicine)

Work Experience

22+ years

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