Emergency Number
Liver Diseases and Liver Transplant

Dr Vinay Kumaran

MBBS, MS, MCh Email: Department: Liver Diseases and Liver Transplant
  • Dr Vinay Kumaran did his MBBS and MS (Surgery) from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.
  • He was a Senior Resident at University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi
  • He did an M Ch in Gastrointestinal Surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • He was a Research Associate at the Marion Bessin Liver Research Institute of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. His work in the lab with Professor Sanjeev Gupta included demonstrating that Factor VIII is produced by liver sinusoidal endothelial cells and not by hepatocytes and that transplantation of these LSECs can cure haemophilia in a mouse model. He also developed techniques to isolate LSECs from mice and to improve engraftment of hepatocytes in rats using extracellular matrix components. His research has been published in some of the most high-impact journal in medicine such as Nature Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
  • He did a Multi-organ Transplant Fellowship at the Thomas E Starzl Transplantation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He trained in liver, kidney, pancreas, intestinal and multi-visceral transplants in adults as well as pediatric patients.
  • He was Consultant Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation and later Director, Liver Transplant at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital where he was involved in many innovative procedures such as:
    • The first dual lobe living donor liver transplant in India
    • The first combined liver and kidney living donor transplant in India
    • The first living donor domino liver transplant in India
    • The first paired donor exchange in India
    • The first living donor intestinal transplant in India
    • The first successful living donor cavo-portal transposition in an adult with extensive mesenteric venous thrombosis in India
  • In 2013, he moved to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai to set up a new liver transplant program which soon became the first high-volume living donor liver transplant program in Western India. Among the innovations at this center were:
    • A very successful ABO incompatible living donor liver transplant program
    • The (then) youngest successful living donor liver transplant in Western India in a one-year old baby from Indore
    • The first successful dual lobe living donor transplant in Western India
    • The first simultaneous living donor liver transplant and bariatric surgery in India (ref 13 below)
  • He and his team have described some of the crucial techniques in living donor liver transplantation (mentioned in selected publications below) with some of the best outcomes.
  • He is the author and editor of a book “Techniques of Liver Surgery” which is read worldwide by liver surgeons.
  • He wrote the Indian guidelines for liver transplantation in liver cancer (ref 11 below)

Selected Publications

  • Wege, H, Le HT, Chui MS, Liu L, Wu J, Giri R, Malhi H, Sappal BS, Kumaran V, Gupta S, Zern MA. Telomerase reconstitution immortalizes human fetal hepatocytes without disrupting their differentiation potential. Gastroenterology 2003; 124: 432-444
  • Joseph b, Berishvili E, Benten D, Kumaran V, Liponava E, Bhargava K, Palestro, C, Kakabadze, Z, Gupta, S. Isolated small intestinal segments support auxiliary livers with maintenance of hepatic functions. Nature Medicine 2004; 10: 749-753
  • Kumaran V, Benten D, Follenzi A, Joseph, B, Sarkar R, Gupta S. Transplantation of endothelial cells corrects the phenotype in hemophilia A mice. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2005; 3: 2022-2031
  • Kumaran V, Joseph, B, Benten D, Gupta S. Integrin and extracellular matrix interactions regulate engraftment of transplanted hepatocytes in the rat liver. Gastroenterology; 129: 1643-1653
  • Bridge venoplasty: a new technique to simplify venous outflow reconstruction in living donor domino liver transplantation. Soin AS, Kumaran V, Mohanka R, Mehta N, Mohan N, Nundy S. Surgery 2010; 148: 155-157
  • Evolution of a reliable biliary reconstruction technique in 400 consecutive living donor liver transplants. Soin AS, Kumaran V, Rastogi AN, Mohanka R, Mehta N, Saigal S, Saraf N, Mohan N, Nundy S. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2011: 211: 24-32
  • Liver transplantation at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Kumaran V. Current Medicine Research and Practice 2011; 1:28-31
  • Segment IV preserving middle hepatic vein retrieval in right lobe living donor liver transplantation. Soin AS, Mohanka R, Singla P, Piplani T, Menon B, Kakodkar R, Rastogi A, Goja S, Kumaran V, Nundy S. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2011, 213 (2): e5-16
  • Kumaran V, Mehta NN, Varma V, Pandey S, Rao PS, Nath B, Mallya A, Bansal N, Ghuman S, Bhalla S, Nundy S. Living donor intestinal transplant using a standardised technique. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2012 Jul;31(4):179-85
  • ABO incompatible liver transplants: room for cautious optimism. Kumaran V. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2014, 33(1):10-1
  • Article: Role of Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Vinay Kumaran. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology. 2014 Aug;4(Suppl 3):S3-S26
  • Successful living donor liver transplantation with cavoportal hemitransposition in diffuse porto-mesenteric thrombosis. Srivastava M, Kumaran V, Nundy S, Mehta N. Liver Transplantation 2015; 21: 135-139
  • Simultaneous living donor liver transplant with sleeve gastrectomy for metabolic syndrome and NASH-related ESLD-First report from India. Kumar S, Khandelwal N, Kumar A, Yadav K, Sharma S, Sable S, Chauhan A, Kapoor S, Varma V, Palep J, Kumaran V. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2017 May;36(3):243-247