Medical Services of India,G-8/B sector 39, E Block, Sector 40, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301

Dr. Avnish Seth

Dr. Avnish Seth

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology , Director - Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Sciences

Director & Head of Department- Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon.
24 Years of Experience,10 Awards
Gastroenterologist, Hematologist


  • Dr. Avnish Seth is the Director and the Head of the Department of Gastroenterology at the Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon with a rich experience of over 2 decades. He is an expert in Diagnostic & Therapeutic GI Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP and Liver Transplantation.
  • With a special interest in Endoscopic Ultrasound, Hepatitis B & C, Deceased Organ Donation, he has established the departments of Gastroenterology and Organ Retrieval & Transplantation at many hospitals.
  • Recipient of the prestigious Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) from the President of India, he has delivered many orations & lectures and has provided guidance to several junior surgeons. With degrees of M.D. (Medicine) from the Pune University and D.M. (Gastroenterology) from PGIMER, Chandigarh, he has held several important positions at various renowned organizations.
  • Dr. Seth worked as a Consultant to the Armed Forces in Gastroenterology & Hepatobiliary Sciences, headed the Department of Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases at the BLK Super Specialty Hospital, and led the Department at the prestigious Army Hospital (Research & Referral), New Delhi, where he was the Gastroenterologist to President of India.
  • A former Professor of Medicine at the Delhi University & the Indraprastha University, Dr. Avnish Seth has served as Governing Council Member for the Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) & the Society of GI Endoscopy of India (SGEI).
  • He was also a member of the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Committee on the formulation of national guidelines for Liver Transplantation in the year 2007. Awarded the Fellowship in Endoscopic Ultrasound from the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA, he was bestowed with a 6 months Fellowship in Liver Transplantation in UK, where he set up a successful Liver Transplant Program at the Army Hospital (Research & Referral). Dr. Avnish Seth also has the credit of launching the Armed Forces Organ Retrieval & Transplantation Authority (AORTA).
  • He has been instrumental in organizing the most successful campaign on Organ Donation after the Brain Death in North India. This campaign resulted in over 70 Liver Transplants, 140 Kidney & Cornea Transplants, and 3 Heart Transplants


  • Gastroenterology, Director & Head of Department- Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon , currently working
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Senior Consultant & Head- BLK Super Speciality Hospital , 2009
  • Gastroenterology, Professor & Head- Army Hospital, Delhi , 2004 Medicine & Gastroenterology, Associate Professor- Kolkata & Delhi , 1995


  • MBBS - Armed Forces Medical College , Pune, 1981
  • MD - Medicine - Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, 1989
  • DM - Gastroenterology - Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, 1995

Fellowship and Memberships

  • Fellowship - Hepatology & Liver transplantation - Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK, 2006
  • Fellowship - Endoscopic Ultrasound - Medical University of South Carolina and University Of Alabama, Birmingham, USA, 2011
  • Member - Governing Council - Indian Society of Gastroenterology
  • Member - Indian National Association for Study of Liver
  • Member - American Association for Study of Liver Diseases
  • Member - Founder Director - Armed Forces Organ Retrieval & Transplant Authority
  • Member - Director - Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplant
  • Member - International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement
  • Member - Apex Technical Committee for National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization
  • Member - Government of India - Ministry of Health & Family Welfare committee on formulating national guidelines for liver transplantation , 2007
  • Member - Council Member - Society for GI Endoscopy of India, 2008

Awards and Achievements

  • Chief of Naval Staff award for best papers published in the field of Medicine in the Armed Forces
  • Chief of Naval Staff award for best papers published in the field of Medicine in the Armed Forces
  • Awarded Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service by the President of India
  • Best paper during National conference of Society of GI Endoscopy of India
  • Best paper during National conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology
  • Vice Chief of Army Staff commendation
  • Smt Ranjana Vij Memorial medal for first position in MD Medicine, University of Poona
  • Awarded Vishisht Sewa Medal by President of India
  • Dr Seth performed the first successful stool transplant of the country in an adult with ulcerative colitis
  • Formerly Gastroenterologist to the President of India