About Dr. (Colonel) Avnish Seth, VSM

Dr. (Colonel) Avnish Seth

Dr. Avnish Seth is Director, Gastroenterology & Hepatobiliary Sciences and Director, Transplant Hepatology at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon. He is also Director for all Fortis hospitals in the country for Organ Retrieval and Transplant (Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplant).

An alumnus of Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Dr. Seth completed M.D.(Medicine) from Pune University in 1989 and D.M.(Gastroenterology) from PGIMER Chandigarh in 1995. He worked as consultant to the Armed Forces in Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Sciences and was appointed Head of Department at the prestigious Army Hospital (Research & Referral), New Delhi in 2004. In 2006 he concluded a 6 months fellowship in liver transplantation at UK and established a successful liver transplant program at Army Hospital (R&R). Formerly, Professor of Medicine at Delhi University (2004) and Indraprastha University (2008), he has served as Governing Council member for Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) and Society of GI Endoscopy of India (SGEI).

Following premature retirement from Armed Forces Medical Services he headed the Department of Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases at BLK Superspeciality hospital from 2009-11. He completed Fellowship in Endoscopic Ultrasound from Medical University of South Carolina and University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA in 2011. He joined FMRI, Gurgaon in 2012 and set up a state of the art Endoscopy facility. Dr. Seth has special interest in advance GI endoscopic procedures including ERCP and Endoscopic ultrasound, liver transplantation, treatment of hepatitis B and hepatitis C and has over 100 publications and papers to his name.

Dr. Avnish Seth has pioneered organ donation after brain death in India since 2006. In 2007 he launched the Armed Forces Organ Retrieval & Transplantation Authority (AORTA). As Founding Director he spearheaded the most successful campaign on organ donation after brain death in North India that resulted in over 200 organ transplants. He was awarded the VishishtSeva Medal for meritorious service by the President of India on 26 January 2009. He is currently spearheading the deceased organ donation program in 18 Fortis hospitals across the country as Director of Fortis Organ Retrieval and Transplant (FORT). In 2016 he led the Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH) National Working Group on Organ Transplant. Dr. Seth is a member of International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement (ISODP), Apex Technical Committee for National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) and Advisory board for MOHAN Foundation. The ‘More To Give’ campaign by Fortis Healthcare is the largest awareness drive to promote awareness on organ donation in the country since 2016 reaching out to 68.3 million individuals. The campaign was awarded the ‘Health Care Awareness campaign of the year’ in 2016. A short film on organ donation won the prestigious ‘Dada Saheb Phalke award in the best Public Service Advertisement category’ in 2017. In 2018 Dr. Seth was invited to Geneva for a talk on ‘Organ donation in Asia’.

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Patient Testimonials

  • Umesh Kumar Jhamb

    "Dr. Avnish Seth is very cool and nice is nature. I am satisfied with the treatment received from the doctor end till now. If their will be any patient having the same problem then surely i will recommend the doctor to him or her."

  • Pallavi Nautiyal

    "He is an outstanding doctor. His prescribed medicines were very effective and I got the positive results.He is very professional in his field and my experience with him was just great."

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