Dr Sunil Kumar has been in the field of kidney transplant since 12 years. After graduating (MBBS) from Pt B D Sharma PGIMS Rohtak, he completed his MS (General Surgery) from PGIMER Chandigarh in 2008. In General Surgery department he worked tirelessly under the mentorship of renowned surgeon Prof. J D Wig and got his basic surgical training. In 2008 he chose to become a transplant surgeon and joined the Department of Renal Transplant Surgery, then headed by Padam Shri awardee Prof Mukut Minz. Over these years, Dr Sunil gained vast knowledge and invaluable surgical skills in the premier institute, PGI. This experience had enabled him to become competent in performing kidney transplant, dialysis access procedures, general patient management and critical care. Along with clinical work Dr Sunil had been active in academic and research work. He worked as a Senior Research Associate in the department and carried out research on â€œOxidative stress in kidney transplant patientsâ€. Under the guidance of Prof Rajender Prashad, HOD Biochemistry he himself worked in the laboratory to ensure the quality and standard of project work. In 2014, he visited Oxford Transplant Centre, Oxford (U.K) which was then the leading pancreas and bowel transplant centre worldwide. During his stay there at UK, he worked hard to my full potential and learnt about pancreas, liver and bowel transplants. He also worked in different reputed hospitals of London, Birmingham and Bristol. He also gained some experience on islet cell transplant, which is an area of interest for the pancreas transplant community. After coming back from Oxford, Dr Sunil joined as Assistant Professor at PGI and took charge of the Pancreas Transplant Program. With his tremendous efforts, Renal Transplant Surgery department could eventually start pancreas transplant in December 2014. He worked hard to ensure the success of pancreas transplant, which is considered as an extremely tedious surgery.
Now PGI Chandigarh has become the leading centre in country (only after Apollo Chennai) in performing successful pancreas transplant. During his eight years of working in Renal Transplant Surgery, PGI he published 10 International and National publications. He got various prestigious awards and appreciation at academic forums. In 2016, Dr Sunil moved to Fortis Hospital Mohali and started a new Transplant Surgery department along with Prof Mukut Minz. With his hardwork and capability, Dr Sunil had performed nearly 200 kidney transplants in 3 years with an overall survival rate of more than 93%.
He consolidated his transplant experience by gaining additional exposure to ABO incompatible kidney transplants with survival of more than 90%. With achievement of such remarkable outcomes in kidney transplant, Fortis Hospital Mohali is now a hub for kidney transplant services. The hospital is now catering to patients from different parts of the country.