Dr Vijay Kher
Dr. Vijay Kher, Nephrologist, Delhi

Dr. Vijay Kher

MBBS, MD, DM, DNB Chairman- Fortis Escorts Hospital, Delhi Department- Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Medicine Procedures Expertised : Clinical Immuno-suppression, AOB Incompatible Transplantation, Treatment of Glomerulonephritis

Introduction of Dr. Vijay Kher

Dr. Vijay Kher is a well established Nephrologist in India who is solely responsible for starting the Department of Nephrology at some of the distinguished institutes in the country. He has served and treated several patients while working at Indraprastha Apollo, Medanta- The Medicity and still does so now in Fortis Escorts. He has immense knowledge in Nephrology and is dedicated towards the treatment and analysis of kidney transplant patients. Dr. Vijay Kher is a keen researcher and his interest areas include Clinical Immunosuppression, Steroid free immunosuppression, ABO Incompatible Transplantation, Paired Exchange donation, cost-containment, pre-emptive transplantation, Acute kidney injury, progression of renal diseases and glomerulenephritis. He has made several contributions to the Indian Nephrology Department and has also received award for efforts towards immunosuppression in Kidney Transplantation. With an extensive experience of over four decades, Dr. Vijay Kher is among the top most Nephrologists of the country. He is regularly invited as a visiting faculty in reputable national and international institutions. He has been an outstanding student during his academic years and has received the Pfizer PG gold medal. Dr Kher is a reputed member of several medical organizations and has been appreciated for his work in various scientific platforms. He has been part of several scientific forums where he has delivered over 350 orations and lectures. He has 180 publications in peer reviewed journals, written and edited 11 books and has 40 chapters in books to his credit.

Work experience

  • Chairman, Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Medicine, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Delhi, 2016-present
  • Chairman, Nephrology and Transplant Medicine, Medanta – The Medicity, Gurgaon, 2009-2016
  • Director, Nephrology and Transplant Medicine, Fortis Healthcare, Delhi and NCR, 2006-2009
  • Senior Consultant and Coordinator, Nephrology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi, 1997-2006
  • Professor and Chairman, Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, 1993-1997
  • Head and Additional Professor, Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, 1987-1993
  • Chief and Head, Nephrology, Narinder Mohan Hospital and Research Centre, Ghaziabad, 1985-1987
  • Assistant Professor, Nephrology, Sher-e- Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, 1983-1985


  • MBBS, Glancy Medical College, Amritsar, 1973
  • MD, Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 1977
  • DM, Nephrology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 1979
  • DNB, Nephrology, National Board of Examinations, Delhi, 1980


  • Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 2006
  • Academy of Medical Sciences, 1994
  • Indian Society of Nephrology, 1991
  • Research Fellowship, Hypertension, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, 1981
  • Clinical Fellowship, Nephrology, University of Cincinnati, USA, 1983


  • American Society of Nephrology
  • International Society of Nephrology
  • Indian Society of Nephrology, Scientific and Credential Committee Past Chairman
  • Transplantation Society
  • Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative

Awards and recognition

  • Professor K L Wig Oration, 2013
  • J M Patel Oration, 2009
  • R T Jain Oration, 2007
  • Dr. B S Chaubey Oration, 2006
  • Delhi Nephrology Society Oration, 2006
  • Khullar Oration, 2005
  • R K Jalota Oration, 1992
  • Best Paper Award, Indian Society of Nephrology Annual conference, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009
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