Dr Vinay Kumaran is Consultant and Head, Liver Transplant and HPB Surgery, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai. Dr Kumaran did his MBBS and MS (Surgery) from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi. He worked as Senior Resident at the University College of Medical Sciences (Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital) for two years. He then did an M Ch in Gastrointestinal Surgery from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Dr Kumaran then joined the laboratory of Dr Sanjeev Gupta at the Marion Bessin Liver Research Institute at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, New York as a post-doctoral research fellow. He worked on hepatocyte transplantation for two years. This research led to a series of publications in high impact journals like Nature Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
In 2004, Dr Kumaran joined the Thomas Starzl Transplantation Institute of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as a Multiorgan Transplant Surgery Fellow. Here he trained in liver, kidney, pancreas, small bowel and multivisceral transplantation. At this time this was the largest living donor liver transplant program in the US. He spent an optional third year training exclusively in living donor and difficult or repeat transplants.
In March 2007, Dr Kumaran joined the liver transplant team at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. The program grew from strength to strength and the number of liver transplants increased from 62 in 2006 to 147 in 2009 making it one of the largest liver transplant programs in the world.
In July, Dr Kumaran became Director of Liver Transplant at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Although he works predominantly on liver transplants, he continues to do GI Surgery, particularly complex liver resections which would not be possible without expertise in liver transplantation.
In January 2013, Dr Kumaran and other members of the team, Dr Sorabh Kapoor, Dr Vibha Varma and Dr Barun Kapoor moved to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai to establish a Centre of Excellence for Liver Transplantation.
Dr Vinay Kumaran