Dr. Arvind Kumar

Dr. Arvind Kumar

MBBS, MS (Surgery), FACS
Senior Consultant – Thoracic & Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgeon- 43 Years of Experience

Doctor Profile

Dr. Arvind Kumar belongs to the group of leading Robotic and Thoracic Surgeons all over the world. He is the one to pioneer Robotic Chest Surgery in India, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the year 2008. Presently he is working as the Director of Robotic Surgery and also as the Chairman of Centre for Chest Surgery & Lung Transplantation at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, under his guidance has received the reputations of Asia’s first hospital to deliver successful Robotic Vascular Surgery. He Started his medical journey with his MBBS degree at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1976, bagged the coveted best undergraduate of the year award in 1980 and Sir Hira Lal Gold Medal for being the best post-graduate which eventually followed his faculty career at the esteemed AIIMS, Delhi. Simultaneously in the early 90s, he picked up General Thoracic Surgery as his specialization and started doing surgeries.



  • MBBS – AIIMS, New Delhi, 1980
  • MS (Surgery) – AIIMS, New Delhi
  • FACS – American College of Surgeons, Chicago
  • FICS – International College of Surgeons, USA
  • FUICC – International Union Against Cancer, Geneva



  • Member – International College of Surgeons
  • Member – American College of Surgeons
  • Member – Indian Society of Oncology
  • Member – Delhi State Chapter, Association of Surgeons of India
  • Member – Association of Surgeons of India



  • Robotic Vascular Surgery training – Na-Homolce Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Underwent training in Advanced Robotic Surgery Skills – IRCAD, Strasbourg, France
  • Underwent training in Robotic Chest Surgery – European association of Cardio Thoracic Surgery and Bern, Switzerland
  • Underwent training in Robotic Surgery – International School of Robotic Surgery, Grosseto- Italy
  • 3 months training in Lung Transplantation – University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.



  • Thoracic Surgery, Senior Consultant – Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi , currently working
  • Surgery, Faculty- AIIMS, New Delhi , 1988
  • Surgery, Professor- AIIMS, New Delhi , 2003


Awards and Achievements

  • Dr. V. Ramalingaswamy prize” for being the “Best undergraduate of the year” in the Department of Community Medicine at AIIMS, New Delhi, 1980
  • “Khandelwal junior Oncology award for Scientific Excellence” for the paper entitled “Esophageal Carcinoma – How much to resect _ Is it a Non Issue”., 1992


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