Arvind Kumar

MBBS, MS (Surgery), FACS
Senior Consultant - Thoracic & Robotic Surgery
Timings

Sun
02:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Introduction

Dr. Arvind Kumar belongs to the group of leading Robotic and Thoracic Surgeons all over the world. He is the one to pioneer Robotic Chest Surgery in India, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the year 2008. Presently he is working as the Director of Robotic Surgery and also as the Chairman of Centre for Chest Surgery & Lung Transplantation at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, under his guidance has received the reputations of Asia's first hospital to deliver successful Robotic Vascular Surgery. He Started his medical journey with his MBBS degree at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1976, bagged the coveted best undergraduate of the year award in 1980 and Sir Hira Lal Gold Medal for being the best post-graduate which eventually followed his faculty career at the esteemed AIIMS, Delhi. Simultaneously in the early 90s, he picked up General Thoracic Surgery as his specialization and started doing surgeries in the same area. Over the years, Dr. Arvind has been awarded with various recognitions, including prestigious ICRETT (Cancer) Fellowship, and twice the coveted WHO Fellowship in 1999 and 2007 respectively. A seasoned doctor, his forte is to perform Open, Thoracoscopic as well as Robotic Chest Surgerery, and is also trained in Lung Transplantation which has not yet been performed at any center in India.

Education

Medical School & Fellowships

Institute Year
MBBS AIIMS, New Delhi 1980
MS (Surgery) AIIMS, New Delhi ----
FACS American College of Surgeons, Chicago ----
FICS International College of Surgeons, USA ----
FUICC International Union Against Cancer, Geneva ----

Memberships

Institute Year
Member International College of Surgeons ----
Member American College of Surgeons ----
Member Indian Society of Oncology ----
Member Delhi State Chapter, Association of Surgeons of India ----
Member Association of Surgeons of India ----

Training

Institute Year
Robotic Vascular Surgery training Na-Homolce Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic ----
Underwent training in Advanced Robotic Surgery Skills IRCAD, Strasbourg, France ----
Underwent training in Robotic Chest Surgery European association of Cardio Thoracic Surgery and Bern, Switzerland ----
Underwent training in Robotic Surgery International School of Robotic Surgery, Grosseto- Italy ----
3 months training in Lung Transplantation University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. ----

Experience

Designation And Department Hospital Year
Thoracic Surgery,Senior Consultant Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi Present
Surgery,Faculty AIIMS, New Delhi 1988
Surgery,Professor AIIMS, New Delhi 2003

Awards and Achievements

Title Year
Dr. V. Ramalingaswamy prize” for being the “Best undergraduate of the year” in the Department of Community Medicine at AIIMS, New Delhi 1980
“Khandelwal junior Oncology award for Scientific Excellence” for the paper entitled “Esophageal Carcinoma – How much to resect _ Is it a Non Issue”. 1992

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