A Brief Portrait - Prof. (Dr.) Arvind Kumar


Robotic and Thoracic Surgeon Dr Arvind Kumar

Prof. (Dr.) Arvind Kumar


Chairman, Institute of Chest Surgery,
Chest Onco-Surgery and Lung Transplantation
Co-Chairman, Medanta Robotic Institute
Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon

Former: Chairman, Centre for Chest Surgery &

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 Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi

Founder & Managing Trustee

Lung Care Foundation

Awarded the prestigious DR. B. C. Roy National Award

Honored to receive the prestigious "Dr. B.C.Roy Award" for "Eminent Medical Person" from His Excellency The President of India.

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  • Prof. (Dr). Arvind Kumar honoured with "Fakhr-e-Hind" (Pride of Nation) award in an International event "Jashn-e-Bharat" organised by Indian Heritage and Health Care Centre and Husanara Trust on 27th January 2019 at India International Centre, Delhi.
    This Event was organised to celebrate the spirit of being republic and to promote National Integration, Communal Harmony, Peace and Swachh Bharat Movement in our Country.
  • Elected as President - 2019 for The Association of Surgeons of India. The Association of Surgeons of India was established in 1938 for the purpose of sharing experiences and enhancing surgical skills among the Indian Surgeons. ASI has a strong membership base counting 20,000 + membership and is increasing.
  • Dr. Arvind 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.
  • 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.
  • Since early 90s, Dr. (Prof.) 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.
  • Dr. (Prof.) 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. (Prof.) Arvind Kumar is presently the Chairman, Institute of Chest Surgery, Chest Onco-Surgery & Lung Transplantation and Chairman, Medanta Robotic Institute, Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.



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