01 December 2020 | News
He will also co-chair Medanta’s Robotic Institute
Furthering its vision of delivering world-class, holistic healthcare, Gurugram based Medanta has recently appointed renowned Robotic Thoracic Surgeon, Dr Arvind Kumar as Chairman, Institute of Chest Surgery, Chest Onco-Surgery and Lung Transplantation.
He will also co-chair Medanta’s Robotic Institute. Dr Arvind Kumar along with his team of four consultant chest surgeons will help strengthen Medanta’s cohort driven approach of providing end-to-end diagnosis and treatment for thoracic diseases such as lung cancer, thymomas, pulmonary tuberculosis, empyema, chest wall deformity, and chest trauma among others.
Dr Arvind Kumar pioneered Robotic Chest Surgery in India in 2008, when he was a Professor of Surgery and Head of Thoracic and Robotic Surgery Unit at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). A keen academician and researcher, Dr Arvind completed his MBBS and Masters in Surgery (MS) from AIIMS, New Delhi and served there as a faculty member for 24 years. An expert in key-hole thoracic and robotic chest surgeries, the leading surgeon, driven by the motto, “If you have a Chest Problem, we have a Solution”, has successfully conducted over 10,000 thoracic surgeries.
Prior to joining Medanta, Dr Arvind was the Chairman of the Centre for Chest Surgery and Lung Transplantation and Director of the Institute of Robotic Surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi for eight years.