Dr. Arvind Kumar

Chairman Institute of Chest Surgery

About

Performed over 15,000 Thoracic (Chest) Surgeries including over 8000 surgeries by Minimally Invasive (Key-hole or VATS) and Robotic methods.

Leads India's largest and most Comprehensive “Chest Surgery Program” offering State of the art surgical care for different Chest ailments.

Country’s Largest Experience in surgical management of Thymic diseases like Myasthenia Gravis & Thymoma including country’s largest experience in performing Robotic Thymectomy with an exceptional success rate.

Dr. (Prof.) Arvind Kumar is a Thoracic (Chest) Surgeon who specialises in the treatment of surgical diseases of the chest involving the lungs, pleura mediastinum, tr..

Medical Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONSINSTITUTE / DEPARTMENTYEAR
MBBSAll India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi1976-1981
MS SurgeryAll India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi1982-1984
MNAMSNational Board of Examinations, New Delhi1990
FUICCInternational Union Against Cancer, Geneva1997
FACSAmerican College of Surgeons, Chicago2000
FICSInternational College of Surgeons, USA2000
FIAGESIndian Association of Gastro-Intestinal Endo-Surgeons2011

Specialization and Expertise

  • Robotic Thymectomy
  • Key-Hole (VATS) Surgery of the Chest
  • VATS (Key-Hole) Surgery for Lung Cancer
  • Tracheal Resections for stenosis and tumours

Memberships & Certifications

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association of Surgeons of India
  • Association of UICC fellows (Geneva)
  • Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA)
  • Delhi State Chapter, Association of Surgeons of India
  • European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Indian Association of Gastro-Intestinal Endo-Surgeons
  • Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology
  • Indian Association of Surgical Oncology
  • Indian Society of Oncology
  • International College of Surgeons
  • Fellowships:   
  • Lung Transplant Fellow: Chest Service, University of Florida, Gainesville (USA), 1995.
  • ICRETT (Cancer) Fellow: Chest Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York (USA), 1997.
  • WHO Fellow: Chest Service, University of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 1999.
  • WHO Fellow: Chest Service, St. Peter's Hospital, New Jersey, USA & Robert Wood Johnson University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 1999.
  • WHO Fellow: Chest Trauma Unit, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney (Australia), 2006.
  • Robotic Surgery Training: International School of Robotic Surgery, Grosseto- Italy, 2007.
  • Minimal Invasive Chest Surgery Fellowship: Toroanomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Robotic Chest Surgery Training: European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Bern, Switzerland, 2008.
  • Robotic Surgery Training: I.R.C.A.D., Strasbourg, France, 2012.
  • Robotic Vascular Surgery Training: Na- Homolce Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic, 2012.
  • Robotic Thyroid Surgery Training: YONSEI University Health System, Seoul, Korea, 2012.
  • VATS Lobectomy Fellowship: Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai, China, 2015.

Awards & Accomplishments

  • The most prestigious "Dr. B.C. Roy National Award" by the Government of India in the category "Eminent Medical Person of the year, 2014
  • National President: The Association of Surgeons of India, 2019
  • National Honorary Secretary, The Association of Surgeons of India, 2009
  • Honoured with "Fakhr-e-Hind" (Pride of Nation) award.
  • Awarded "Raj Nanda Fellowship" by the Raj Nanda Pulmonary Disease Research Trust in association with the British Thoracic Society, 2006
  • Awarded the coveted WHO Fellowship, got trained in Advanced Tracheo-Bronchial Surgery under Dr. Joel Cooper and Dr. Patterson at Thoracic Service, Barnes Hospital, University of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri (USA), & Dr. Ralph J Lewis at Thoracic Service, St. Peter's Hospital, New Jersey (USA), 1999
  • Honored with the prestigious ICRETT (Cancer) Fellowship by International Union against Cancer (UICC- Geneva) and got trained in Minimal Access and Advanced Chest Surgical Procedures under Prof. Robert J. Ginsberg, Chief of Thoracic Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, USA., 1997
  • Awarded “ASI Betadine Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Association of Surgeons of India, 2019
  • Awarded “ASI Social Services Award 2019” by the Association of Surgeons of India, 2019
  • Awarded “Presidential Oration-2019” by the Association of Surgeons of India, 2019
  • Awarded "Dr. PK Sen Memorial Oration" by the Association of Surgeons of India, 2017
  • Awarded "Dr. Das Mohapatra Oration" by the Association of Surgeons of India, 2013
  • Awarded "Dr. N Mohan Das Memorial Oration" by the Association of Surgeons of India, 2010
  • Awarded “Dr. A.K. Sen Sarma Endowment Lecture” by the Association of Surgeons of India, 2008
  • Awarded Khandelwal junior Oncology award for Scientific Excellence, 1992
  • Nominated for "Sir Hiralal Gold medal" for being the "Best Postgraduate of the Year" at AIIMS, New Delhi, 1984
  • Awarded "Dr. V. Ramalingaswamy prize" for being the "Best undergraduate of the year" at AIIMS, New Delhi, 1980

Publications

  • Robotic Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis with or without Thymoma :   Surgical and Neurological Outcomes, Neurology India, 2017
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  • Robotic lobectomy :   The first Indian report, Journal of Minimal Access Surgery, 2015
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  • Robotic thoracic surgery :   The state of the art Journal of Minimal Access Surgery, 2015
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  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy :   The first Indian report Journal of Minimal Access Surgery, 2018
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  • Thoracoscopic Decortication of Stage III Tuberculous Empyema is Feasible Effective and Safe :   Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2017
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  • Minimal Access Surgery for Thymoma :   Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2020
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  • Predictors of Anastomotic Complications After Resection and Anastomosis for Tracheal Stenosis :   Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 2020
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  • Carinal Resection and Reconstruction for Tracheo-bronchial Neoplasms—Surgical Outcomes of 20 Consecutively Operated Cases :   Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2020
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  • Chylothorax - Modalities of management and outcomes :   A case series Lung India, 2020
  • Robotic esophagectomy :   A literature review and our experience at a tertiary care centre Laparoscopic Endoscopic and Robotic Surgery, 2020
  • VATS management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax - results in 110 consecutive cases :   Lung India, 2020
  • Endobronchial Carcinoids: Surgical Outcome in 100 Consecutive Patients and Factors Affecting Lung Preservation :   Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2020
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  • SVC resections in locally advanced Thymoma Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. :   Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2020
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  • Surgical and Oncological Outcomes in Locally Advanced Thymoma :   Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2020
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  • Robotic diaphragmatic plication for eventration: A retrospective analysis of efficacy, safety, and feasibility :   Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery, 2020
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  • Robotic excision of paraesophageal bronchogenic cyst in a 9 year old child :   Journal of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons, 2015
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