Arvinder Singh Soin

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Arvinder Singh Soin
Dr A S Soin Liver Transplant Surgeon.jpg
Dr. Soin in 2021
Born (1963-01-05) 5 January 1963 (age 59)
NationalityIndian
EducationMBBS (AIIMS), MS (AIIMS), FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glas), FRCS (Transplant Surgery) - Cambridge, UK
Known forPioneering Liver Transplantation, Transplant surgery, Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)
Medical career
ProfessionHepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgeon
InstitutionsMedanta-The Medicity,
Sir Gangaram Hospital
Sub-specialtiesPioneer in Liver Transplantation,
Transplant surgery,
Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)
ResearchResearch in transplantation, University of Cambridge
AwardsPadma Shri, RD Birla National Award, Swasth Bharat Samman Award- Zee TV, MSOSA Award for Excellence, Medical Statesman of the Year (2012) E-MEDINEWS AWARDS
Websitelivertransplantindia.com

Dr. Arvinder Singh Soin is the Chief Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgeon & Chairman of the Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine, Medanta-The Medicity, India. [1] A surgeon and pioneer in the field of liver transplantation, acknowledged for his work in establishing liver transplantation in India. Dr. Soin also runs the Liver Transplant institute at the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai. Dr Soin has performed more than 3500 living donor liver transplants in India,[2] which is the highest in the country, and the second-highest in the world.

Early life and education[edit]

Arvinder Singh Soin was born in Birmingham, United Kingdom in the year 1963. He went on to study medicine and surgery from India and UK. An alumnus of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, where he spent 11 years gaining his MBBS and MS degrees. After which he pursued further studies to gain specialist experience in Liver and Gastrointestinal Surgery, during which he worked on the research thesis of Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy. Further, he also obtained FRCS (Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons) degrees from both Glasgow and Edinburgh in the UK. [3]

Dr Soin was one of the first few surgeons in the UK to qualify for and obtain an Intercollegiate FRCS in Transplant Surgery. He trained and worked at the University of Cambridge for 5 years and the University of Birmingham for a year for Liver and Biliary Surgery, Liver, Kidney, Small Bowel and Pancreas transplantation.

Professional Experience[edit]

From 2001 to 2010, he established a humongous liver transplant centre at Sir Gangaram Hospital. In June 2010, he moved with his entire team to Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon (Delhi-NCR), where he established a 150-bedded (including 36 Liver ICU beds) dedicated Liver Treatment facility, carrying out 250 liver transplants and hundreds of complex liver and biliary tract surgeries every year.

Research[edit]

Dr A S Soin is recognized for his pioneering research in the field of liver transplantation and establishing Liver Transplantation in India in 1998 when he performed the country’s first successful transplant. At Cambridge, he conducted successful research in transplantation, for which more than 110 of his original research papers and book contributions have been published in international and national journals & books.

Faculty & Speaker[edit]

  • Dr Soin was a Surgical Tutor at the University of Cambridge and also a Faculty at the Royal College of Surgeons of England twice.
  • He was a visiting fellow at the Kyoto University Hospital in 1997 and Asan Medical Center, Seoul, in 2000.
  • He was a visiting faculty at the Ege University, Izmir, Turkey in 2004 and Istanbul in 2006 & 2007.
  • He is a regular Faculty member and speaker, often the only one from India, at most of the world's fora in Liver Transplantation such as ILTS, AASLD, APDW, IHPBA, IASGO, APASL, Asian Living Donor Liver Transplant Group and Asia Pacific Organ Transplant Forum.
  • Dr Soin also serves on the committees of all the important National and International Societies, as well as the National Advisory Board in Liver Transplantation.

Recognitions[edit]

  1. Awarded Padma Shri by the President of India in 2010 for pioneering the development in Liver Transplantation in India. [4]
  2. Awarded the RD Birla Outstanding Clinician of the Year Award for the year 2010 [5]
  3. Awarded the Zee TV - Swasth Bharat Samman Award for pioneering Liver Transplantation, 2011
  4. Medical Statesman of the Year - E-MEDINEWS AWARDS, 2012
  5. MSOSA Award for Excellence, 2014

Breakthrough Cases[edit]

  • First successful cadaveric liver transplant in India [6]
  • First successful left lobe liver transplant in India [7]
  • First successful reduced cadaveric liver transplant in a child [8]
  • First bloodless liver transplant in India [9] [10]
  • First bloodless liver transplant in India [11]
  • India's youngest ever recipient (11 months) to receive a successful liver transplant.
  • 78-yr-old man is oldest to undergo liver transplant [12]
  • India's first successful re-transplant (on a patient a year and a half after the first) [13]
  • India's first and world's youngest Domino liver transplant [14] [15]
  • India's smallest liver transplant recipient (6kg) [16]
  • India's first (and the world's first reported) successful swap liver transplant [17] [18]
  • World's first chain of three simultaneous liver transplants (combined domino and swap) [19]
  • India's first successful Intestinal Transplant [20]

Publications[edit]

  1. Soin AS, Amanjit Singh; Recanalized umbilical vein as a conduit for anterior sector venous outflow reconstruction in right lobe grafts. Surgery. 2007 Jun;141(6):830. Epub 2007 Apr 17.[21]
  2. Varma V, Gupta S, Soin A, Nundy S. Does the presence of a lump or jaundice in a patient with gall bladder cancer mean the lesion is not respectable. Dig Surg 2009; 26:306-311[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dr. AS Soin, Chairman of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine". Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Dr. AS Soin - ILTS 2021". Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Liver Transplant Surgery". Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Dr Arvinder Singh Soin honoured with R D Birla Award". India Medical Times. 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Padma Shri Dr Arvinder Singh Soin gets RD Birla National Award". Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  7. ^ "India's First Successful Pediatric Liver Transplant". Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  8. ^ "Liver transplant gives new lease of life to 9-year-old". Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Pak boy receives first bloodless liver transplant". Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  10. ^ "A challenging problem". Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  11. ^ "Pak boy youngest to have liver transplant". Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  12. ^ "78-yr-old man is oldest to undergo liver transplant". Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  13. ^ "Sons donate half a liver each to dad". Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  14. ^ "Domino effect: Two toddlers cured with one donor liver". Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  15. ^ "Rare liver surgeries on kids". Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  16. ^ "2-Month-Old Nigerian Baby Undergoes Liver Transplant In Delhi". Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  17. ^ "India's first successful swap lung transplant performed at Ganga Ram Hospital". Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  18. ^ "Nigerian infant, Indian in swap liver transplants". Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  19. ^ "Six simultaneous liver transplants save lives of 3 kids". Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  20. ^ "Software engineer gets first successful intestinal transplant". Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  21. ^ "Recanalized umbilical vein as a conduit for anterior sector venous outflow reconstruction in right lobe grafts". Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  22. ^ "Does the presence of jaundice and/or a lump in a patient with gall bladder cancer mean that the lesion is not resectable?". Retrieved 29 May 2021.