Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest:

  • General Thoracic (Lung, Pleura, mediastinum )
  • Foregut Surgery (esophagus and stomach, pancreas, liver)
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS -Diagnostic & Therapeutic)
  • Thoracic Surgical Oncology with special emphasis on Lung Cancer including parenchyma preservation, chest wall resections, Tracheal resections, palliative surgery and resection of Foregut Tumours
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid and Pancreatic Endocrine Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery

Education:

1984 : MS (Gen Surg) AIIMS, New Delhi

1989-93: Senior Registrar, Thoracic Surgery, University of Bristol and Royal Marsden Cancer Centre , London, UK

1994: UICC Fellow, University of Washington

1999: Varoon Mahajan Fellow, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, USA

2000-2001: Senior Research Fellow, Department of Respiratory Medicine & Thoracic Surgery, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, UK


Professional Background:

1985-88 : Senior Registrar and Senior Research associate, Department of Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi.

1988-89: Assistant Professor, Department of Endocrine Surgery, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India,

1993-1997: Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi,

1997-2001: Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery & Chief, Lung Cancer Clinic, Department of Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi

2001-2005: Additional Professor of Thoracic Surgery & Chief, Lung Cancer Clinic, Department of Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi

2006-2009: Associate Director,  Thoracic Surgery & Thoracic Surgical and Foregut Oncology, Fortis-Escorts Hospitals, New Delhi and NCR

2009-Present: Director & Head,  Thoracic Surgery & Thoracic Surgical and Foregut Oncology, Fortis-Escorts Hospitals, New Delhi and NCR

2015 : Fellow in Robotic Thoracic Surgery, Duke University, Durham, USA

2016: Certification and Training in Robotic Thoracic Surgery , Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale Calfornia and Atlanta, Georgia and University of San Francisco, California, USA

 


Professional Memberships:

  • Indian Association of Surgical Oncology (IASO)
  • Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
  • Indian Association of Surgical Oncology
  • Indian Association of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons (IACTS)
  • Japan Society of Surgery
  • British Surgical Stapling Group, UK

 Awards and Honours:

1990: Norman Tanner Best Paper Award (Royal Society of Medicine, UK)

1995: Japanese Surgical Society Award for Extended resections in Rectal Cancer, Nagoya

1996: Japanese Surgical Society Award for Complex resections in Thyroid Cancer, Kobe, Japan

1999: Varoon Mahajan Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, USA

2000-2001: Escorts Raj Nanda Pulmonary Fellowship, Glenfield Hospital, University of Leicester, UK

2002 & 2011: Best Paper Award in Indian Association of Surgical Oncology

2013: Invited Faculty , 1St Asian Masters Conference in Minimal Access Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai, China

Total peer reviewed publications: 117 original papers (1985-present), 8 Chapters in Books

Editor, Thoracic Surgery Section, Indian Journal of Cardio thoracic and Vascular Surgery


Areas of Expertise:

  • Major lung resections for carcinoma and other tumours including chest wall resections
  • Parenchyma preserving surgery for lung malignancies-“sleeve resections”
  • Resection of pulmonary secondaries
  • Oesophageal resections for malignancy
  • Surgery for benign oesophageal disorders
  • Pleural diseases such as empyema and pneumothorax
  • Tracheal resections for strictures, tumours and trauma
  • Complex Resections for Thyroid Cancer
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Mediastinal tumours (VATS and open surgery)
  • Video-assisted diagnostic and therapeutic surgery ( including lung resections, esophagectomy, oesophageal motility disorders and thymectomy for myasthenia gravis and mediastinal, thyroid, thymic and parathyroid tumours).
  • ROBOTIC SURGERY for all Thoracic Pathology
  • Malignant Pleural and Pericardial effusions-Thoracoscopic treatment
  • Chest wall deformities including Nuss Procedure
  • Soft tissue and Solid Tumours including chest wall primary lesions
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid disorders needing Thoracic input
  • Surgery for thyroid disorders and cancers and parathyroid and pancreatic endocrine diseases
  • Day Care diagnostic thoracoscopy and mediastinoscopy
  • Airway stenting and laser interventions
  • Surgery for chest wall and thoracic injuries