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Dr. Vivek Vij

Dr. Vivek Vij

Dr. Vivek Vij

Liver transplant surgeon

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With 17+ years of experience, Dr. Vivek Vij is one of the most sought-after liver surgeons in India known for expertise in Liver Transplantation & Hepatobiliary Sciences. He and his team is recognized for conducting more than 2500 cumulative liver transplants in India with minimum possible complications. He is currently the Director of ‘Liver transplant and Gastrointestinal Surgery’ based in India at Fortis Group of Hospitals.

Dr. Vivek Vij is a liver transplant surgeon in India, known for his expertise in liver transplantation and hepatobiliary Sciences. He is the Director at ‘The Department of Liver Transplantation & Gastrointestinal Surgery’ at Fortis Health Care (Fortis Escorts, FMRI, Fortis Noida, Fortis Chandigarh). He and his team have a cumulative experience of more than 2500 liver transplants with a record of 95% patients and 100% donor success rate. Dr. Vij is the first liver surgeon from Indian subcontinent to publish a series of laparoscopic donor hepatectomy in ‘Liver Transplantation’. In 2015, he was honored with a special award at International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS), in Chicago. He is the youngest liver transplant doctor in India to complete 500 independent liver transplants with Lowest Biliary Complication Rate.

With more than 17 years of experience and as one of the best liver transplant surgeons in India, Dr. Vivek Vij is currently the founder of ‘Liver transplantation and Hepatobiliary Sciences’ at Fortis group of Hospitals. He also runs a Fellowship program for training young surgeons and paramedical staff at Fortis. He has more than 50 national and international publications and presentations on ‘Liver surgery and transplantation’ to his credit, along with noteworthy contributions for scope of improvement in this field. His work has been published in top indexed journal for transplantation (American Journal of Transplantation, Liver Transplantation). His area of research primarily involves living donor transplants and medical management of patients with liver diseases.


-Awarded by Ministry of Health (Mongolia)
-Awarded for ‘Clinical Excellence’ from Fortis Healthcare
-BFUHS Award
-Ilbs Award
-Fortis International Liver Summit

Achievements & Milestones
• The only candidate from India to be selected in prestigious ‘Roche Preceptorship Training Program in Liver Transplantation’ (2006) at University of Alabama, USA.
• Vivek Vij at al, Decision-Analysis for selection of Graft type in right Lobe LRLT Selection of Donor Grafts – Oral presentation and travel award in ILTS
• Lowest Biliary Complication rate (<4%) in Living Donor Liver Transplant (LDLT) worldwide.
• First to Graft harvest of posterior sector for living-donor liver transplantation
• First active Liver transplantation Centre in Uttar Pradesh
• First to transplant with Cavo-atrial Anastomosis in India
• First to carry out combined liver-kidney transplants (CLKT) for children suffering from hyperoxaluria (excessive urinary excretion of oxalate)
• First surgeon from Indian subcontinent to publish a series of laparoscopic donor hepatectomy in ‘Liver Transplantation’.
• Member of International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS), Chicago
• Esteemed Member of International Hepato-Pancreato Biliary Association (IHPBA)
• Member of Indian Society Of Organ Transplantation (ISOT)
• Two awards for clinical excellence from Fortis Healthcare
• Awarded by Ministry of Health (Mongolia)

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