Dr. Gourdas Choudhuri

Dr. Gourdas Choudhuri
Gastroenterologist, Gurgaon


Dr. (Prof) Gourdas Choudhuri is is the Head of the Department and Director of Gastroenterology & Hepatobiliary Sciences at the Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon. He is also a Visiting Consultant at the Sahara Hospital in Lucknow. He dons a number of hats - he is a gastroenterologist, medical educator, researcher of national eminence, as well as a columnist and a philanthropist. Dr Choudhuri, who has a vast experience and expertise in the field, is skilled in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of liver and GI diseases, apart from being a skilled endoscopist.

Dr. Gourdas Choudhuri started his medical career by doing his MBBS from JIPMER, Pondicherry, in 1978. He then did his MD in Internal Medicine from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, in 1982, followed by a DM in Gastroenterology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, in 1984. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, in 2010; Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences of India in 2005; Fellow of the Indian College of Physicians in 1998; and Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology in 1998.

Before taking up the current assignment, Dr. Gourdas Choudhuri was a Vice Chairman, Institute of Digestive & Hepatobiliary Sciences at Medanta – The Medicity (June 2012- Mar 2013), Professor & Head, Department of Gastroenterology at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow (2002 - 2012), Additional Professor, Department of Gastroenterology at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow (1993 - 2002), Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow (1989 - 1993), Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow (1987 - 1988), and Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, in 1987.

Dr. Choudhuri specializes in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy. He performs the following procedures: Endoscopic Ultrasound, Lithotripsy, and Ultrasound. His areas of expertise include, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and therapeutic endoscopy, with special expertise in the management of liver and pancreatobiliary diseases. Over the years, Dr. Choudhuri has been widely recognized in his field and he is the recipient of several awards acknowledging his contribution.

Dr. Choudhuri has served as Council Member of international bodies such as the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO), Asia Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE), and Coalition for Eradication of Viral Hepatitis from Asia Pacific (CEVHAP). He has also been a Fellow of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Health Promotion.


  • Gastroenterology

  • Hepatology

  • Endoscopy


  • Endoscopic Ultrasound

  • Lithotripsy

  • Ultrasound


  • Gastroenterologist, hepatologist and therapeutic endoscopist of national eminence with special expertice in management of liver and pancreatobiliary diseases.
  • Pioneered the use of endoscopic ultrasound (1989) and biliary extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (1992) in India.


  • MBBS from JIPMER, Pondicherry, Madras University,1978
  • MD  Internal Medicine from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi,1982
  • DM  Gastroenterology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi,1984
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Ireland,2010
  • Fellow of Academy (Indian) of Medical Sciences,2005
  • Fellow of Indian College of Physicians,1998
  • Fellow of American College of Gastroenterology,1998

Practice Information

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon

Opp HUDA City Centre Metro Station, Sector 44, Gurgaon, Haryana - 122002


10:00 AM - 02:00 PM


10:00 AM - 04:00 PM


10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Sahara Hospital, Lucknow

Sahara Hospital, Lucknow

Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh - 226010

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  •  National (Indian) Adviser to Biomedical Research Consultants, USA for identifying and initiating multicentric clinical trials in Gastroenterology in India 2006-7
  • Initiated National Collaborative Multicentric national data collection projects through the Indian Society of Gastroenterology by creating Task Forces: Presently 3 are in progress : Irritable Bowel Syndrtome, GERD and  Diarrhea, since 2004
  • WHO India partner for Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Promoting Schools, in India, 2004-08
  • World Health Organization (WHO) sponsored project “Cardiac Risk Reduction in Community through Behaviour change creating contact opportunities through Hospital and school based interventions. September 2008-9
  • World Health Organization (WHO) sponsored project “Development of Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences as a health promoting hospital – Phase III” May 2008-9.
  • United Nations children’s Fund (UNICEF) funded project entitled “Behavioral change communication through schools to promote improved sanitation and hygiene”. Oct 2006
  • Bristol Myer Squibb, USA sponsored clinical trial Protocol No.: AI463-111 “A comparative study of Chronic Hepatitis B subjects treated with Entecavir plus Tenofovir combination therapy Vs Entecavir monotherapy in adults who are treatment naïve to Nucleoside and Nucleotide: The BE-LOW Study”
  • Bristol Myer Squibb, USA sponsored clinical trial Protocol No.: AI463-110 Titled: A Comparative study of Entecavir vs Adefovir vs the combination in Lamivudine –Refrectory Chronic Hepatitis B subjects: the DEFINE study.
  • Centocor Research & Development, USA sponsored clinical trial “Protocol C0524T17 - A Phase 2/3 Multicenter, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Double-blind Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Golimumab Induction Therapy, Administered Subcutaneously, in Subjects with Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis”
  • Virchow Biotech Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad funded clinical trial “Efficacy and safety of PEG-Inferon (peginterferon    alpha-2b) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C - An open-label study in India”.
  • Himalaya Drug Company, Bangalore, India funded clinical trial “Evaluation of efficacy and safety of NCB-02 in Ulcerative Colitis” Aug 2007- Oct 2009
  • Intramural Research project entitled “Molecular studies in relation to microsettalite instability and mutation of k-ras and p53 in cancer of pancreas and gallbladder”. 15.05.2000 to 14.05.2001.
  • Intramural Research project entitled “Role of bacterial infection and altered bile composition in patients with gallbladder disease. 1998 - 1999.
  • Department of Biotechnology funded research project “Stem Cell for regenerative medicine: Isolation of multi-potent adult progenitor cell from human bone marrow and their clonal expansion and differentiation into cardiomyocytes, hepatocytes and B-islet cells” Started Sep 2005 (PI: Dr Soniya Nityanand)
  • General Amir Chand Oration Award:National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) for outstanding contribution in the field of hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases, delivered at the Annual Conference of National Academy of Medical Science, Jamm2007-08
  • Sir Shriram Memorial AwardNational Academy of Medical Sciences (India) awarded at 46th Annual Conference of National Academy of Medical Science at National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, 2006
  • Lifetime Achievement Award of EndoconAnnual National Conference of the Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India for contribution to Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in India, Kolkata, 2005
  • ISG-OLYMPUS Award:Indian Society of Gastroenterology in recognition of his contribution to teaching, training, research and advancement of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy in India, 2005
  • "U.P Ratan" Award:Awarded by the Governor of Uttar Pradesh during the All India Conference of Intellectuals, UP Chapter for contribution to society, 2002
  • Presidential Poster at the World Congress of Gastroenterology Bangkok, Thailand
  • Efficacy and safety of glue (N-butyl cyanoacrylate) injection for the treatment of gastric varices    2002
  • Best Paper in the Poster Session42nd Annual Conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Lucknow, (Title: Study of mutation in K-ras oncogene in cytological smear obtained by fine needle aspiration from gallbladder cancer)    2001
  • Best Paper award:Indian Association for Study of Liver Conference, Kolkata (Title: Viral Clearance after one month of interferon therapy predicts treatment response in patients with chronic hepatitis C),1999
  • Hoechst-Om Prakash Memorial Award:Indian Society of Gastroenterology for best research in Gastroenterology,1994
  • Best Poster:National Conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology, New Delhi (Title: Prediction of Gallstone composition; Comparison of bile analysis and computed tomography)
  • Spectrum and distribution of CFTR gene mutations in asthma and chronic pancreatitis cases of north India population. Muthuswamy S, Agarwal S, Awasthi S, Singh S, Dixit P, Maurya N, Choudhuri G.Gene. 2014 Apr 10;539(1):125-31. doi: 10.1016/ j.gene.2014.01.022. Epub 2014 Jan 14.
  • Variants in CPAI are strongly associated with early onset of chronic pancreatitis. Nat Genet. Oct 2013; 45(10): 1216–1220. Published online Aug 18, 2013. doi: 10.1038/ng.2730
  • Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome in non-obese Indian patients with NAFLD disease. Bhat G, Baba CS, Pandey A, Kumari N, Choudhuri G. Trop Gastroenterol. 2013 Jan-Mar;34(1):18-24.
  • Book: Carcinoma Gallbladder - ECAB. Edited by Gourdas Choudhuri. Elsevier, July 2012. ISBN: 978-81-312-3185-2. 
  • Chronic pancreatitis - New Patho Physiology. Shweta Singh, Ravindra Kumar, Gourdas Choudhuri, Sarita Agarwal. Indian J Hum Genet. 2012 Sep-Dec; 18(3): 380–382.
  • Life Member, Association of Physicians of India
  • Life Member, Indian Society of Gastroenterology
  • Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Gastroenterology (1992-96)
  • Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India


Adult Vaccination

The word “vaccination” has become so synonymous in our minds with the immunization program for babies, that we forget its large role in ADULTS too.

While we try to ensure each dose for our kids, we do not always practice what we preach.  Doctors are also partly to blame as their advice to patients on this aspect is often inconsistent, adding to the confusion.

The table below, taken from AdultVaccinationIndia, summarizes what vaccines we need to take ourselves to avoid infections for which good vaccines are available.



Age Group (yrs)



19-49 yrs

50-64 yrs

>64 yrs


Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Td/Tdap)



1 dose Td booster every 10 yrs

Substitute 1 dose of Tdap for Td

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)



3 doses (females)##



Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)



1 or 2 doses

1 dose




2 doses (0 & 4-8 wks)

2 doses (0 & 4-8 wks)





1 dose annually

1 dose annually

Pneumococcal (polysaccharide)



1-2 doses

1 dose

Hepatitis A



2 doses (0 & 6-12 mos, or 0 & 6-18 mos)

Hepatitis B



3 doses (0, 1-2mos & 4-6 mos)




1 dose every 3 years


A few additional points will help:

1.     Those who travel a lot or need frequently to eat out, should take the vaccines for typhoid (Typhim) and cholera (Shancol 2 doses fortnight apart) as well.

2.     The pneumococcal and meningo-coccal vaccines are a must for those who do not have spleens or have weak immunity.

3.     Varicella vaccine is not required for anyone who has suffered from chicken pox in childhood. Similar conditions apply for measles, mumps and rubella and Hepatitis A)

4.     The Hepatitis B vaccine (3 doses of 1 ml each at intervals of 2 weeks and 6 months) are a must for preventing this potentially serious infection for a lifetime.

5.     The Encephalitis vaccine is not required for everyone. It is useful for children in areas where this infection is rampant during the rainy season, such as eastern UP and Bihar.

Consult your doctor and protect yourself from dangerous bugs lurking around!