Dr. Avnish Seth

Dr. Avnish Seth

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Director - Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Sciences



22 Year of Experience
10 Awards

10:00 am - 02:00 pm
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
10:00 am - 04:00 pm

About Dr. Avnish Seth

Dr. Avnish Seth is the Director and the Head of the Department of Gastroenterology at the Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon with a rich experience of over 2 decades. He is an expert in Diagnostic & Therapeutic GI Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP and Liver Transplantation. With a special interest in Endoscopic Ultrasound, Hepatitis B & C, Deceased Organ Donation, he has established the departments of Gastroenterology and Organ Retrieval & Transplantation at many hospitals. Recipient of the prestigious Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) from the President of India, he has delivered many orations & lectures and has provided guidance to several junior surgeons. With degrees of M.D. (Medicine) from the Pune University and D.M. (Gastroenterology) from PGIMER, Chandigarh, he has held several important positions at various renowned organizations.

Dr. Seth worked as a Consultant to the Armed Forces in Gastroenterology & Hepatobiliary Sciences, headed the Department of Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases at the BLK Super Specialty Hospital, and led the Department at the prestigious Army Hospital (Research & Referral), New Delhi, where he was the Gastroenterologist to President of India. A former Professor of Medicine at the Delhi University & the Indraprastha University, Dr. Avnish Seth has served as Governing Council Member for the Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) & the Society of GI Endoscopy of India (SGEI). He was also a member of the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Committee on the formulation of national guidelines for Liver Transplantation in the year 2007. Awarded the Fellowship in Endoscopic Ultrasound from the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA, he was bestowed with a 6 months Fellowship in Liver Transplantation in UK, where he set up a successful Liver Transplant Program at the Army Hospital (Research & Referral). Dr. Avnish Seth also has the credit of launching the Armed Forces Organ Retrieval & Transplantation Authority (AORTA). He has been instrumental in organizing the most successful campaign on Organ Donation after the Brain Death in North India. This campaign resulted in over 70 Liver Transplants, 140 Kidney & Cornea Transplants, and 3 Heart Transplants


Medical School & Fellowships

Institute Year
MBBS Armed Forces Medical College , Pune 1981
MD - Medicine Armed Forces Medical College, Pune 1989
DM - Gastroenterology Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh 1995
Fellowship - Hepatology & Liver transplantation Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK 2006
Fellowship - Endoscopic Ultrasound Medical University of South Carolina and University Of Alabama, Birmingham, USA 2011


Institute Year
Member - Governing Council Indian Society of Gastroenterology ----
Member Indian National Association for Study of Liver ----
Member American Association for Study of Liver Diseases ----
Member - Founder Director Armed Forces Organ Retrieval & Transplant Authority ----
Member - Director Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplant ----
Member International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement ----
Member Apex Technical Committee for National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization ----
Member - Government of India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare committee on formulating national guidelines for liver transplantation 2007
Member - Council Member Society for GI Endoscopy of India 2008


Designation And Department Hospital Year
Gastroenterology,Director & Head of Department Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon Present
Gastroenterology & Hepatology,Senior Consultant & Head BLK Super Speciality Hospital 2009
Gastroenterology,Professor & Head Army Hospital, Delhi 2004
Medicine & Gastroenterology,Associate Professor Kolkata & Delhi 1995

Awards and Achievements

Title Year
Chief of Naval Staff award for best papers published in the field of Medicine in the Armed Forces ----
Chief of Naval Staff award for best papers published in the field of Medicine in the Armed Forces ----
Awarded Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service by the President of India ----
Best paper during National conference of Society of GI Endoscopy of India ----
Best paper during National conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology ----
Vice Chief of Army Staff commendation ----
Smt Ranjana Vij Memorial medal for first position in MD Medicine, University of Poona ----
Awarded Vishisht Sewa Medal by President of India ----
Dr Seth performed the first successful stool transplant of the country in an adult with ulcerative colitis ----
Formerly Gastroenterologist to the President of India ----

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