(Last Updated on : 24/04/2013)
Arvinder Singh Soin is an Indian Hepatologist and Liver Transplant surgeon from Delhi
who was nominated for 2010 Padma Shri Awards
and duly awarded for his contribution to the field of medical science. Born on 5th January 1963, currently he is 50 years of age. He was unanimously voted by Outlook magazine in 1999 as one of the four most prominent Sikhs
with significant contributions in the medical field in India. Arvinder Singh Soin abbreviated as Dr. A. S. Soin is the Chief Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgeon and Chairman of Medanta Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine, Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon
Career of Arvinder Singh Soin
Arvinder Singh Soin's initial surgical training was at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
. He spent 11 years there gaining his MBBS and MS degrees followed by specialist experience in Liver and Gastrointestinal Surgery, during which he published a research thesis on Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy.
He then obtained FRCS degrees from both Glasgow and Edinburgh in the UK, following which he trained and worked at two of the world's most renowned centres (University of Cambridge 5 years, University of Birmingham 1 year) for Liver and Biliary Surgery, and Liver, Kidney, Small Bowel and Pancreas transplantation for 6 years. He was one of the first few surgeons in the UK to qualify for and obtain an Intercollegiate FRCS in Transplant Surgery.
In addition to performing hundreds of transplants, he was Surgical Tutor for the University of Cambridge and Faculty for 2 of the Royal Colleges in Surgery. At Cambridge, he also conducted pioneering research in transplantation. More than 110 of his original research papers and book contributions have been published in international & national journals and books.
Global acknowledgment and appreciation has been the zoomed in boon for his pioneering work in establishing liver transplantation in India. Intercontinental Recognition has touched his feet with fame and monetary gains sweeping in. From 2001 to mid-2010, he established a big liver transplant centre at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
However, in June 2010, he moved with to Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon (Delhi-NCR) to start a new center. Medanta at the current bed strength of 925 (and soon to be 1500) is one of the largest and the most modern tertiary care hospitals in the country, where Dr. Soin has established a 150-bedded (including 36 Liver ICU beds) dedicated Liver Treatment facility, carrying out 250 liver transplants and hundreds of complex liver and biliary tract surgeries every year.
Contribution of Arvinder Singh Soin
Dr. Arvinder Singh Soin has performed nearly 1000 liver transplants in India, the maximum in the country. As a rehearsal the team not only confines its treatment in India; but efficiently handles medical cases from the rest of South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. At SGRH, he has established the country's busiest and most successful liver transplant and complex liver surgery Department which handles referred cases from all over India, rest of South Asia, The Middle East and Africa.
In his wide-ranging and rigorous experience of 17 years as a Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary surgeon, he has performed hundreds of liver transplants and more than 5000 other complex liver, gall bladder and bile duct surgeries. Future holds promising silver clouding as he and his team are also conscientious for schooling most of the remaining liver transplant teams in India and neighbouring countries that have of late performing this modus operandi in full swing. Building confidence in the procedure among patients and their referring physicians, and pedestalling the same from a near future theoretical thought to a successful implementation in a disseminating unrivalled expertise. He has in the true sense, pioneered the development of this specialty in India and the subcontinent in the last 15 years.
In his extensive experience of 21 years as a Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary surgeon, he has performed more than 1500 liver transplants and more than 12000 other complex liver, gall bladder and bile duct surgeries. Dr Arvinder Singh Soin serves on the committees of the entire important National and International Societies, as well as the National Advisory Board in Liver Transplantation. He is a regular Faculty member and speaker (often the only one from India) at most world for a Liver Transplantation such as ILTS, AASLD, APDW, IHPBA, IASGO, APASL, Asian Living Donor Liver Transplant Group and Asia Pacific Organ Transplant Forum, many more.
Achievements of Arvinder Singh Soin
Dr. Soin was awarded the Padma Shri in 2010 for his contribution to the field of medical science.
Best Student in Surgery medal in 1985 at AIIMS, New Delhi.
Best Postgraduate Student in Surgery medal in 1989 at AIIMS, New Delhi.
Ranked first in All India selection exam for Senior Resident in Surgery at AIIMS, New Delhi, 1990.
Awraded British Transplantation Society Bursary (1994) for presentation at the Kyoto World Transplant Congress.
Awarded British Transplantation Society Bursary (1997) for Visiting Fellowship at the Kyoto Liver Transplant Unit.
Awarded research grant from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1996.
DMA Distinguished Services Award on July 1, 2005 for outstanding contribution in Liver Transplantation in India.
2008 Medindia Oration and Medindia Award for pioneering contribution in Liver Transplantation, Chennai, 2008.
DMA Award for excellence in Organ Transplantation 2010.