Delhi, January 28, 2022: As a pioneer in healthcare and India’s second-largest multi-specialty healthcare service providers, HCMCT Manipal Hospitals has announced the appointment of Dr. (Col.) Avnish Seth as the Head of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. He will also drive all organ and tissue donation initiatives at Manipal Hospitals. Dr. Seth has over 25 years of expertise in Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases including many clinical landmarks first in his field and was honoured with the Vishisht Seva Medal by the President of India in 2009.
Dr. Avnish Seth and his team will strengthen the Gastroenterology & Hepatology program and also the Organ Retrieval and Transplant to provide the best possible care for patients in Delhi NCR. Dr. Seth was a part of the team that established the first successful liver transplant program in a government hospital at Army Hospital (Research & Referral), New Delhi, in 2007 and was the first doctor to carry out Stool Transplantation in the country in 2014. He is member of Apex Technical Committee of National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) and his S-DOT (Seth-Donation of Organs & Tissues) score is widely quoted to assess hospitals for best practices in organ donation.
Dr. Seth’s expertise lies in the areas of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures including pediatric endoscopy and management of all gastrointestinal and liver diseases. He has memberships and fellowships from some of the most prestigious institutions in the world. A recognized postgraduate teacher for 20 years, he has over 10 publications to his name.
Commenting, on his appointment, Dr. (Col.) Avnish Seth said, “I’m delighted to join the team of Manipal Hospitals. We at Manipal Hospitals are on a mission to provide affordable and high-quality healthcare. With new diagnostic techniques in Gastroenterology & liver diseases and advanced technology in organ transplantation, we will continue to strive to save and enrich lives. With 4000+ teams of dedicated doctors and world-class facilities, we shall, together, put our best foot forward to provide the best experience to our patients. I am confident that we can build a robust organ donation and cornea donation program that will not only provide the gift of life and sight but also increase community awareness and motivate people to come forward and support this cause”.
About Manipal Hospitals
As a pioneer in healthcare, Manipal Hospitals is India’s second largest multi-specialty healthcare providers treating over 4 million patients annually. With its recent acquisition of 100% stake in Columbia Asia Hospitals in India, the integrated organisation today has an enhanced pan-India footprint with 27 hospitals across 15 cities with 7,600+ beds with a talented pool of 4,000+ doctors and 10,000+ employees. Its focus is to develop an affordable, high quality healthcare framework through its multispecialty and tertiary care delivery spectrum and further extend it to out of hospital care. Manipal Hospitals provides comprehensive curative and preventive care for a multitude of patients from around the globe.