Dr. A.S Soin

Liver, Pancreas, Small Intestine

about Dr. A.S Soin

Dr. A S Soin is recognized all over the world over for his pioneering work in establishing liver transplantation in India. From 2001 to mid-2010, he established a big liver transplant center at Sir Gangaram Hospital. However, in June 2010, he moved with his entire team to Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon (Delhi-NCR). Medanta at the current bed strength of 925 (and soon to be 1500) is one of the largest and the most modern tertiary care hospitals in the country, where Dr. Soin has 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. In his extensive experience of 21 years as a Liver Transplant Surgeon and Hepatobiliary surgeon, he has performed more than 1500 liver transplants and more than 12000 other complex liver, gall bladder, and bile duct surgeries.

Dr. Soin serves on the committees of all the important National and International Societies, as well as the National Advisory Board in Liver Transplantation. He is a regular Faculty member and speaker (often the only one from India) at most world fora in Liver Transplantation such as ILTS, AASLD, APDW, IHPBA, IASGO, APASL, Asian Living Donor Liver Transplant Group, Asia Pacific Organ Transplant Forum, etc.


Doctor Soin's initial surgical training was at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He spent 11 years there gaining his MBBS and MS degrees followed by specialist experience in Liver and Gastrointestinal Surgery, during which he published a research thesis on Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy.
He then obtained FRCS degrees from both Glasgow and Edinburgh in the UK, following which he trained and worked at two of the world's most renowned centers (University of Cambridge 5 years, University of Birmingham 1 year) for Liver and Biliary Surgery, and Liver, Kidney, Small Bowel and Pancreas transplantation for 6 years. He was one of the first few surgeons in the UK to qualify for and obtain an Intercollegiate FRCS in Transplant Surgery.
In addition to performing hundreds of transplants, he was a Surgical Tutor for the University of Cambridge, and Faculty for 2 of the Royal Colleges in Surgery. At Cambridge, he also conducted pioneering research in transplantation. More than 110 of his original research papers and book contributions have been published / in international/national journals and books.
He was a Visiting Fellow at the Kyoto University Hospital in 1997 and Asan Medical Centre, Seoul, in 2000. He was Visiting Faculty at the Ege University, Izmir, Turkey in 2004, and Istanbul in 2006 and 2007. These centers are among the world's most renowned for living donor liver transplantation.
In the beginning of 1998, he gave up the opportunity of a Faculty post at the University of Cambridge and chose to return to India to establish a center of excellence in liver transplantation in his own country.

Awards & Achievements

National Awards
1. Awarded Padma Shri by the President of India in 2010 for pioneering the development of Liver Transplantation in India.
2. Awarded the RD Birla Outstanding Clinician of the Year Award for the year 2010
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
Other Achievements and Awards
1. X standard (O-level) 1979: Ranked 15th in India in the National Borad Examination.
2. XII standard, (A-level) 1981: Ranked 17th in India in the National Board Exam.
3. National Talent Scholarship in 1981 for 9 years.
4. Best Student in Surgery medal in 1985 at AIIMS, New Delhi.
5. Best Postgraduate Student in Surgery medal in 1989 at AIIMS, New Delhi.
6. Ranked first in All India selection exam for Senior Resident in Surgery at AIIMS, New Delhi, 1990.
7. Awraded British Transplantation Society Bursary (1994) for research presentation at the Kyoto World Transplant Congress.
8. Awarded British Transplantation Society Bursary (1997) for Visiting Fellowship at the Kyoto Liver Transplant Unit.
9. Awarded research grant from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1996.
10. DMA Distinguished Services Award on July 1, 2005, for outstanding contribution to and pioneering achievements in Liver Transplantation in India.
11. 2008 Medindia Oration and Medindia Award for pioneering contribution in Liver Transplantation, Chennai, 2008.
12. DMA Award for excellence in Organ Transplantation 2010.