Profile Description

Dr. Avnish Seth

Director- Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram
Department- Liver Transplant, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Procedures Expertised : Diagnostic and Therapeutic Gastroscopy, Endoscopy and Colonoscopy; Gastritis, constipation and non-surgical Piles treatment

Introduction of Dr. Avnish Seth

Dr. Avnish Seth is a renowned Gastroenterologist in India with over 20 years of experience in the treatment of liver, pancreas and GI tract diseases. He is the first to perform a successful stool transplant in an adult patient with ulcerative colitis in India in 2014. He has played a pioneering role in establishing the Gastroenterological and Organ Retrieval Transplantation departments in a number of hospitals in the country. He contributes heavily towards the awareness of organ donation and has led several such campaigns.

Having served as the Gastroenterologist to the President of India, Dr Seth has been part of liver transplant teams in several prestigious hospitals in India. He is an expert in the treatment of GI bleeding, acid peptic disorders, Ultra-thin GI Endoscopy, Crohn’sdisease, inflammatory bowel diseases and treatment of Hepatitis B and C. he also finds interest in post liver transplant surgery treatment, ERCP, deceased organ donation and endoscopic ultrasound. He is also responsible for setting up the Armed Forces Organ Retrieval and Transplantation Authority while leading the Gastroenterology Department of the Army Hospital in New Delhi.

Dr. Avnish Seth has been the mastermind in organizing the Organ Donation after the Brain Death Campaign in North India. His efforts and contribution brought in 70 liver transplants, 140 kidney and cornea transplants as well as 3 heart transplants. This campaign has by far been the most successful one in India. He has been invited to guide junior surgeons and has also delivered orations and lectures at several scientific meetings. He has over 100 publications in national and international journals and continues to do research work in his field of expertise.

Work Experience

  • Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram, 2012-Present
  • Senior Consultant and Head, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, 2009-2012
  • Professor and Head, Dept of Gastroenterology, Army Hospital, New Delhi, 2004-2009
  • Associate Professor, Medicine and Gastroenterology, Delhi and Kolkata, 1995-2004
  • Director, Fortis Organ Retrieval and Transplant


  • MBBS, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, 1981
  • MD, Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, 1989
  • DM, Gastroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, 1995


  • Hepatology and Liver Transplant, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, 2006
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound, the Medical University of South Carolina and University of Alabama, Birmingham, 2011


  • American Association for Study of Liver Diseases
  • Society of GI Endoscopy of India, Council Member
  • Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Council Member
  • Indian National Association for Study of Liver
  • International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement
  • National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization, Apex Technical Committee member
  • Ministry of Health and Welfare Committee (National guidelines for Liver Transplantation),
  • Member of Government of India, 2007

Awards and recognitions

  • Vishisht Sewa Medal, 2009
  • Best Paper, Society of GI Endoscopy of India, 2007
  • Best Paper, Indian Society of Gastroenterology, 2006
  • Vice Chief, Army Staff commendation, 2006
  • Chief of Naval Staff Award, Best paper, Medicine Armed Forces, 2003 and 2006

  • Biopsies
  • ERCP
  • Biopsies
  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy

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