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Dr. Vivek Vij

Dr. Vivek Vij
Transplantation Medicine

CHAIRMAN - Liver transplant

Dr. Vivek Vij is a pioneering liver transplant surgeon credited with developing living donor surgery and standardising safety protocols to achieve a 100% donor safety profile since the time of its inception in the country. He is the first surgeon from the Indian subcontinent to publish a series of laparoscopic Donor Hepatectomy in 'Liver Transplantation'. He is the founder of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Sciences in Fortis group of Hospitals, starting a highly successful liver transplant programme initially at its Noida centre and then at Mohali. Dr. Vij and his team has a cumulative experience of performing more than 2500 liver transplants, having performed majority of them at Fortis Hospital, Noida with a record 95% patient and 100% donor success rate. Dr. Vij has to his credit the Lowest Biliary Complication rate (<5%) in Living Donor Liver Transplant (LDLT) worldwide. He is well know for his skills not only in India but also in many Asian countries (Mongolia, Pakistan, Iraq, CAS Countries, SAARC Countries and African Countries). With such a work and experience, he had published and presented his work in various national and international forums. He has also published his work and results in various international journals of repute.

Previous Experience

  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals
  • Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
  • Fortis Hospital, Mohali
  • Rajendra Hospital & Medical Collage, Patiala
  • B.J.M.C, Pune

Awards & Distinctions

  • Roche Preceptorship, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA
  • International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS), Chicago

Clinical Interest

  • Adult & Chronic Pediatric Liver Tranplant
  • Pure Laproscopic Donor Hepatectomy
  • Complex Liver Surgery
  • Advanced Pancreato- biliary Surgeries
  • Advanced Laproscopic and Robotic Surgeries
  • Basic Science Research and Regenerative Medicine
  • Surgeries of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • GI Oncosurgery




MRCS (Ed.)


Professional Affiliations

Member of ILTS and ISOT

Unique Contribution

Targeting the Achilles heel of adult living donor liver transplant: Corner sparing sutures with mucosal eversion technique of biliary anastomosis.

Laparoscopy-assisted hepatectomy versus conventional (open) hepatectomy for living donors: when you know better, you do better.

Perioperative management of liver transplantation with concurrent coronary artery disease: Report of two cases.

Portal biliopathy treated with living-donor liver transplant: index case.

Peroneal neuropathy following liver transplantation: possible predisposing factors and outcome.

Successful living donor liver transplant in a child with Abernethy malformation with biliary atresia, ventricular septal defect and intrapulmonary shunting.

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