Established the division of pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology, the first in the private sector in India at Apollo Hospital, Delhi in 1997.

Created the first nationally approved 2-year training fellowship (Fellowship of NBE) in India in 2014, the first annual hands on pediatric endoscopy course in South Asia in 2014 and the first annual training program for pediatric gastroenterology hepatology and nutrition in India in 2011.

Helped set up the first successful pediatric liver transplant program in India in 1998 at Apollo Hospitals, Delhi. The Apollo Transplant Program has been the busiest solid organ transplant program in the world since 2012. The Apollo Transplant Program has performed more than 3800 liver transplants out of which 426 have been in children, the highest in India.

The first successful pediatric liver transplant in India was performed at Apollo Delhi in November 1998 in a seventeen-month-old boy, Sanjay Kandasamy.

Sanjay Kandasamy was born with Biliary Atresia, which is seen in one in 12,000 babies. In this condition, there is no connection between the liver and the intestine. So the bile produced in the liver cannot be excreted, thus resulting in cirrhosis.

Sanjay’s condition was deteriorating by the day, so his family decided to come to Delhi as a liver transplantation program was being established at Apollo Hospitals, Delhi. Sanjay’s father came forward to donate a part of his liver and grant his son a new lease of life. On 15th November 1998, at the age of two, Sanjay became the first child to undergo a successful liver transplant in India and made medical history. Over the years, he has led a normal life, excelled at school, played football, and has turned out to be an inspiring young man. Sanjay now works as a doctor at Apollo Hospitals, Bengaluru.

Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics : 2013
American Academy of Pediatrics
Fellow Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health : 2012
Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, UK
Fellow of Royal College Of Physicians, London : 2012
Royal College of Physicians, London
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Surgeons, Glasgow : 2010
Royal College of Physicians and Galsgow
Fellow of Indian Academy of Pediatrics : 2010
Indian Academy of Pediatrics
Fellow of International Medical Sciences Academy : 2009
International Medical Sciences Academy
Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, and Hepatology : 1995 – 1997
Institute of Child Health,
University of Hepatology and
Nutrition Birmingham and
Birmingham Children’s
Hospital, U.K.
Post graduation in Pediatrics : 1992 – 1995
MD in Pediatric Medicine from Lady Hardinge Medical College associated Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital, New Delhi
House Job : January 1992 – June 1992
Family Welfare Centre (Male) at LNJPN Hospital, New Delhi which is a WHO Centre of Excellence for No Scalpel Vasectomy and Microsurgery
Compulsory Rotatory Internship : January 1991 – December 1991
Maulana Azad Medical College associated LNJPN Hospital and Guru Nanak Eye Centre, New Delhi
MBBS : July 1986 – December 1990
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.
Schooling : 1974 – 1980
Burn Hall School, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

1980 – 1984
Central School, Cantt Srinagar

1984 – 1986
Central School, Andrews Ganj New Delhi