MBBS (AIIMS), MS (Surgery, AIIMS), MNAMS, FACS (USA), FICS (USA), FUICC (Geneva)
Chairman, Centre for Chest Surgery & Lung Transplantation
Director, Institute of Robotic Surgery
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
Former: Professor of Surgery and
Chief, Chest and Robotic Unit
All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), New Delhi
Dr. Arvind Kumar belongs to the group of leading Robotic and Thoracic Surgeon all over the world. He has been contributing to the field of medical sciences for almost 30 years.
Dr. Kumar is the first surgeon to start Robotic Chest Surgery in India – at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 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, New Delhi.
Dr. Kumar is presently the Director, Institute of Robotic Surgery and the Chairman of Centre for Chest Surgery & Lung Transplantation at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. It’s under his aegis and efforts that Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has become Asia’s first hospital to deliver successful Robotic Vascular Surgery.
He joined MBBS at AIIMS, New Delhi in 1976, and completed it with the coveted best undergraduate of the year (Department of Community Medicine) award in 1980.
He continued at AIIMS as post-graduate student in Surgery and completed Masters in Surgery in 1984. Due to his excellent performance, he was immediately appointed as Senior Resident in the Department which he completed with flying colours in 1988.
The journey of becoming a faculty in 1988 and the Professor of Surgery in 2003 and beyond at AIIMS has been full of Professional upliftment, pride and satisfaction.
Since early 90s, Dr. Arvind 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.
He became the man who introduced Thoracoscopic Surgery at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in mid 90’s. Over the decade, his forte has made him experience more than 650-700 cases per year including all kinds of basic and advanced Thoracoscopic procedures.
He was the first Thoracic Surgeon in the country to start Robotic program at AIIMS in 2008. For this, he underwent Robotic Surgery training in Italy and performed India’s first Robotic Thymectomy Surgery in June 2008 at AIIMS.