Dr. Vijay Kher

Dr. Vijay Kher

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Nephrology
Executive Director - Nephrology

Renal Transplant Specialist


36 Year of Experience
3 Awards

10:00 am - 03:00 pm
10:00 am - 03:00 pm
10:00 am - 03:00 pm
10:00 am - 03:00 pm
10:00 am - 03:00 pm
10:00 am - 03:00 pm

About Dr. Vijay Kher

Dr. Vijay Kher, a sagacious Nephrologist in India, is currently an Executive Director - Nephrology in Fortis Escorts Heart Institute ​​​​, Okhla Road. Dr. Kher has established the Academic and Clinical departments of Nephrology at Shere Kashmir, Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar, SGPGIMS in Lucknow, Apollo Hospital and Fortis Group of Hospitals in New Delhi and NCR; and currently established the division at Medanta Medicity in Delhi yet again. The title of Chairman, Special Task Force, created by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, was conferred upon him. He bagged another award for optimising immunosuppression in Kidney Transplantation in India (for cost vs. quality). Before becoming the Chairman of the Division of Nephrology at Medanta, he was the Director of Department of Nephrology & Transplant Medicine at Fortis Healthcare, a Senior Consultant & Co-ordinator of Department of Nephrology & Transplant Medicine at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in New Delhi, a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Nephrology at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow. Dr. Kher's research interests comprise kidney transplantation (clinical immunosuppression, pre-emptive kidney transplantation & steroid-free immunosuppression, cost-containment), progression of renal disease, acute kidney injury and glomerulonephritis. An astute clinician, a dedicated teacher and a keen researcher Dr. Kher combines these assets with his friendly and inclusive demeanour to inspire the Nephrology fraternity in India by his professional dedication, academic excellence and social responsibility. He has been awarded fellowships of National Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal College of Physicians Edinburg and the Indian Society of Nephrology. Dr. Kher has published more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 24 book chapters and has edited five books. He is DM (Nephrology) from PGIMER in Chandigarh, MNAMS (Nephrology) in National Board of Examinations, India; and a Clinical Fellow of Nephrology & Transplantation at the University of Cincinnati, Medical Centre in Ohio (U.S.A.).



Medical School & Fellowships

Institute Year
MBBS ---- ----
MD - Internal Medicine PGIMER, Chandigarh 1977
DM - Nephrology PGIMER, Chandigarh 1979
MNAMS - Nephrology National Board of Examinations, India 1980
Clinical Fellow Nephrology & Transplantation Univ. of Cincinnati, Medical Centre, Ohio, USA 1983


Institute Year
Member American Society of Nephrology ----
Member International Society of Nephrology ----
Member Transplantation Society ----
Member Indian Society of Nephrology ----


Designation And Department Hospital Year
Nephrology,Executive Director Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla Road Present
Nephrology,Chairman Medanta-The Medicity 2009
Nephrology,Senior Consultant & Co-ordinator Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi 1997
Nephrology,Additional Professor & Head Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 1987
Nephrology,Chief Nephrologist & Head Narinder Mohan Hospital & Research Centre 1985

Awards and Achievements

Title Year
Khullar Oration Indian Society of Nephrology 2005
JM Patel Oration of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation 2009
Chairman –Special Task Force created by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare 2013

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