Dr. Avnish Seth

Director
Fortis Memorial Research Institute
37 years of experience

Dr. Avnish Seth - Director in Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Dr. Seth, MD, DM (Gastroenterology) is the Director of Gastroenterology & Hepatobiliary Sciences and the Director of Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplant (FORT). An Alumnus of Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. Dr. Seth completed his MD (Medicine) from Pune University and DM (Gastroenterology) from PGIMER, Chandigarh. He was earlier the Head of Department, Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Sciences, at the Army Hospital (Research & Referral), New Delhi, where he established a successful liver transplant program and was awarded Vishisht Seva Medal by the President of India on 26th January 2009. With fellowships in Liver transplant (Birmingham, UK) and Endoscopic ultrasound (South Carolina & Alabama, USA), his areas of interest include treatment of hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, liver transplantation and advance GI endoscopic procedures. Formerly, Professor of Medicine at Delhi University, he is a Visiting Professor at Army College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He has served as Governing Council member for Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) and Society of GI Endoscopy of India (SGEI) and has over 100 publications to his name. Dr Seth has pioneered organ donation after brain death in North India as Founder Director of Armed forces Organ Retrieval & Transplant Authority (AORTA) and now as Director of Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplant (FORT) for all Fortis hospitals in the country. A seasoned professional, Dr. Avnish Seth has over two decades of experience in Gastroenterology & Hepatobiliary Sciences. An expert in Diagnostic & Therapeutic GI Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP and Liver Transplantation, Dr. Seth has been instrumental in establishing the departments of Gastroenterology and Organ Retrieval & Transplantation at several hospitals. His areas of interest include Therapeutic GI Endoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Hepatitis B & C, Liver Transplantation and Deceased Organ Donation. A recipient of the Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) from the President of India, Dr. Seth is actively involved in promoting health awareness through various lectures and forums.

 

Membership & Certificates

  • American Association for study of Liver Diseases
  • Society of GI endoscopy of India
  • Indian Society of Gastroenterology
  • Government of India committee on National guidelines for liver transplantation
  • Indian National Association for Study of Liver

 

Awards and Honours

  • Awarded Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service by the President of India – 2009

 

Hepatology,

  • MBBS - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, 1981
  • MD - General Medicine - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, 1989
  • DM - Gastroenterology - POSTGRADUATE INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, CHANDIGARH,1995
 
  • Director & Head at Gastroenterology & Hepatobiliary Sciences, Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI)
  • Director at Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplantation (FORT), Fortis Healthcare Limited
  • Founder and Director at Armed Forces Organ Retrieval & Transplantation Authority (AORTA)
  • Director & HOD at Gastroenterology & Hepatology, BLK Superspeciality hospital, (2009-2011)
  • HOD at Gastroenterology & Liver Transplant, Army Hospital (R&R)
 

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