Dr. Vijay Vohra

Chairman - Liver Transplant, GI Anaesthesia & Critical Care Institute of Critical Care and Anaesthesiology



More than 35 years of experience in Anesthesiology

Headed the anaesthesia team that participated in all the firsts of liver transplantation in India

Trained anaesthetists and intensivists from India and abroad in Transplant Anaesthesia

Dr. Vijay Vohra has more than 35 years of experience in Anesthesiology after his qualification. He headed the team that established Liver Transplant Anaesthesia and Critical Care at two major centres in India- Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Medanta- The Medicity. He also has 5 years of experience as the Vice-Chairperson in policy making and running a large department of 40 anaesthetists at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. He has imparted training in Transplant Anaesthesia to visiting / fellow anaesthetists and intensivists from 26 centres within India and abroad in the last 10 years. He also has an experience of over 1500 liver transplants. He was the First in India to develop and introduce hemodynamic and coagulation monitoring protocol for bloodless liver transplant. He headed the anaesthesia team that participated in all the firsts of liver transplants in India.  He has been a reviewer of Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia, Journal of Anaesthesiology and Clinical Pharmacology, Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hepatology.

Medical Qualifications

Clinical Fellowship in Liver TransplantSt. James Hospital, U.K.1998
FRCARoyal College of Anaesthesia, London1986
MDSafdarjung Hospital, Delhi University1978
MBBSArmed Forces Medical College, Pune1972

Specialization and Expertise

  • Liver Transplantation
  • GI Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

Memberships & Certifications

  • Indian College of Anaesthesiologists (ICA)
  • Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists ( ISA)
  • Indian Society for Study of Pain ( ISSP)
  • Haryana Medical Council
  • Delhi Medical Council
  • General Medical Council (UK)

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Distinguished Service Award in Cardiac Surgery, Government of India, 2002
  • Achievment Award for starting the cardiac surgery programme in Norvic Hospital, 2002
  • Gold medal for best scientific publications by Cardiologist Society of India, 2001
  • Distinguished Services Award for starting the cardiac surgery programme in Jammu Medical College, 2001


  • Heart Protection Book :   Future of Cardiac Surgery in India, 2011
  • Heart Protection Book :   Redo CABG in India status report on heart protection strategies, 2011
  • Text Book of History of Cardiology :   History of Heart Transplantation And Its Future, 2010
  • Indian Heart J. 2006 Mar-Apr;58(2):144-8 PMID: 18989059 :   Predictors of operative mortality following primary coronary artery bypass, 2006
  • Asian Cardiovascular Thorac Ann. 2005 Sept;13(3):267-70PMID: 16113002 :   Mitral valve repair for ischemic mitral regurgitation in dilated cardiomyopathy, 2005
  • Indian Heart J. 2005 Jan-Feb;57(1):44-8 PMID: 15561030 :   Post-operative outcome of ventricular reshaping by septal exclusion in patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction, 2005
  • Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Dec;78(6):2037-42; discussion 2042-3 PMID: 15561030 :   Concomitant carotid endarterectomy and coronary bypass surgery: outcome of on-pump and off-pump techniques, 2004
  • Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery 2003; 19 3 :   Outcome after surgical repair of post infarct ventricular septal defect, 2003
  • Indian Journal of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery 2003; 19: 62 :   Endocardial radiofrequency catheter ablation of chronic atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery, 2003
  • Early diagnosis of evolving Fat Embolism Syndrome by simple pulse oximetry in high-risk patients :   Indian Journal of Anaesthesiology, 2006
  • Indian Heart J. 1997 Sep-Oct;49(5):511-7 PMID: 9505019 :   Coronaryartery bypass surgery withoutcardiopulmonary bypass:short-and mid-term results, 1997
  • Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi :   Off-pump Coronary Artery Surgery: Influence of Gender and Age on Outcomes, 2003
  • Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Oct;74(4):S13537.PMID:12400816 :   Off-pump multivessel coronary artery surgery in high-risk patients, 2002
  • Indian Heart J. 2002 Mar-Apr;54(2):159-63.PMID:12086378 :   Beating heart versus conventional re operative coronary artery bypass surgery, 2002