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Dr. Avnish Seth

Liver Transplant Specialist, Hepatologist, Gastroenterologist
MBBS, MD – Medicine, DM – Gastroenterology
Director – Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Sciences
24 Years Of Experience
8 Awards
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Introduction

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

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Experience

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon
Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Sciences
Director
Currently Working
BLK Super Speciality Hospital
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Director and HOD
2009 – 2011
Army Hospital, Delhi
Gastroenterology
Professor and Head
2004 – 2009
Fortis Healthcare Limited
Fortis Organ Retrieval andn Transplantation
Director

Armed Forces Organ Retrieval and Transplantation Authority
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Founder and Director

Delhi University, Delhi
Medicine
Professor


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Qualifications & Affiliations


Medical School & Fellowships 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 and Liver Transplantation – Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK , 2006 Fellowship – Endoscopic Ultrasound – Medical University of South Carolina and University Of Alabama, Birmingham, USA , 2011 Memberships 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 and Transplant Authority Member – Director – Fortis Organ Retrieval and 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 and Family Welfare Committee on Formulating National Guidelines for Liver Transplantation , 2007 Member – Council Member – Society for GI Endoscopy of India , 2008

Awards & Achievements

Awards 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 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 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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