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Dr. (Prof.) Arvind Kumar

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Dr. (Prof.) Arvind Kumar

Dr. Arvind Kumar is one of the world's leading Robotic and Thoracic Surgeons. He is the first surgeon to start Robotic Chest Surgery in India at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi in June 2008. He has embodied a benchmark in the history of Medical Sciences by delivering 36 years of ordained service to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences - one of the best medical institutions in our country.

Dr. Kumar is presently the Director of Institute of Robotic Surgery and the Chairman of Centre for Chest Surgery & Lung Transplantation at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. It is under his aegis that Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has become Asia's first hospital to deliver successful Robotic Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Kumar did his MBBS from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi in 1976. He also completed his Masters in Surgery from AIIMS in 1984. He was recommended for Sir Hira Lal Gold Medal for being the best post-graduate of the year in the department. Due to his excellent performance, he was immediately appointed as Senior Resident in the Department which he completed in 1988.

Dr. Kumar had chosen General Thoracic Surgery as his area of special interest and started doing open thoracic surgery regularly for lung as well as esophageal diseases. His zest for excelling in this field took him to all the renowned Thoracic Surgery centres around the globe.

Dr. Kumar, for the last 24 years, as a faculty member in the Department of Surgical Disciplines, had been regularly organizing CME Programmes, workshops and symposia on various topics of interest to the surgical community. His passion for spreading knowledge made him one of the best Professor's of Surgery at AIIMS.

His Professional eminence includes memberships of Association of Surgeons of India and its Delhi State Chapter, Indian Society of Oncology, Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons, Indian Association of Surgical Oncology, Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Association of UICC fellows (Geneva), American College of Surgeons, International College of Surgeons, Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India and many more.

Dr. Kumar has attended more than 50 International and over 300 National Conferences so far. He has been a guest lecturer and presented papers in most of them. He has spread his immense knowledge via a huge range of chapters in various books on Thoracoscopy, Lung Transplantation, VATS and Chest Surgery. Further, he has shared his vast body of clinical work with his peers from around the globe through over 100 articles in National & International Medical Journals.