Dr A S Soin is recognized all over the world over for his pioneering work in establishing liver transplantation in India
. From 2001 to mid-2010, he established a big liver transplant centre
at Sir Gangaram Hospital. However, in June 2010, he moved with his entire team to Medanta-The Medicity
, Gurgaon (Delhi-NCR). Dr Soin has performed more than 2500 living donor liver transplants in India, which is the highest in the country, and the second highest in the world. He and his team currently perform 22-25 live donor liver transplants every month with 95% success - results which are at par with the world's best centres
. Apart from referrals from all over the country, he handles cases from the rest of South Asia, The Middle East and Africa. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Kyoto University Hospital in 1997 and Asan Medical Centre, Seoul, in 2000. He was Visiting Faculty at the Ege University, Izmir, Turkey in 2004, and Istanbul in 2006 and 2007. These centres are among the world's most renowned for living donor liver transplantation.Milestones achieved in transplantation in India
In Liver Transplantation
in India, I have the following FIRSTS TO MY CREDIT as the Chief Surgeon assisted by the other members of the team:
First successful cadaveric liver transplant
in India - 1998
First successful left lobe liver transplant in India - 1999
First successful right lobe liver transplant
in India - 2000
First successful long distance cadaveric Liver Transplant in which the liver was flown in from Chennai and transplanted in Delhi - 1999.
First successful transplant at Apollo Hospital
First successful transplant at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital - 2001
First successful combined liver and kidney transplant in India - 1999
First successful reduced cadaveric liver transplant in a child - 2003
First successful transplant in India on a Pakistani patient - 2004
First bloodless liver transplant in India - 2005
First successful emergency liver transplant on a patient transported to Delhi by air ambulance in deep coma - 2005
India's youngest ever recipient (11 months) to receive successful liver transplant - 2008.
India's oldest recipient (70 years) of liver transplant - successful transplant in 2006.
World's first combined liver and kidney transplant in the same patient (with primary hyperoxaluria) using organs from two different live donors - 2007
India's first successful dual lobe liver transplant
(double liver transplant in the same patient) - 2007
India's first successful re-transplant (on a patient a year and a half after the first) - 2008
India's first and world's youngest Domino liver transplant - 2009
India's smallest liver transplant recipient - (6 kg) - 2009
India's first (and the world's first reported) successful swap liver transplant - 2009
World's first chain of three simultaneous liver transplants (combined domino and swap) 2012
India's first successful ABO-incompatible liver transplants 2012
India's first surgeon to complete 1000 liver transplants and 100 liver transplants in children 2012 and first to complete 1500 liver transplants in 2013, and 2000 in 2015.
India's first successful Intestinal Transplant - 2013
India's youngest and smallest ever recipient (4 months, 4 kg) to receive successful liver transplant - 2013.Unique Contribution
Segment IV preserving middle hepatic vein retrieval in right lobe living donor liver transplantation
Evolution of a reliable biliary reconstructive technique in 400 consecutive living donor liver transplants.
Bridge venoplasty: A new technique to simplify venous outflow reconstruction in living donor domino liver transplantation.
End-stage nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: evaluation of pathomorphologic features and relationship to cryptogenic cirrhosis from study of explant livers in a living donor liver transplant program.
Right-sided diaphragmatic hernia in an adult after living donor liver transplant: a rare cause of post-transplant recurrent abdominal pain.
Does the presence of a lump or jaundice in a patient with gall bladder cancer mean the lesion is not respectable
Liver hemangioma mimicking cholangiocarcinoma - a diagnostic dilemma
Improving outcome of liver resection in patients with colorectal metastases.
Small bowel enterocutaneous fistulae: The merits of early surgery
Malignant masquerade at the hepatic hilun.
Portal vein stenosis following living donor liver transplant: Manifestations and management.
Isolated Loop Pancreatic Remnant Drainage Following Pancreaticoduodenal resection
Use of banked cryopreserved veins from explanted recipient livers in living donor liver transplantationAwards and Achievements
Padma Shri by the President of India
Swastha Bharat Samman
E- medinews award
Achievements listed in Limca Book of records
Ranked first in All India selection exam
Awarded research grant
Best Postgraduate Student
Awarded British Transplantation Society Bursary
Awarded British Transplantation Society Bursary
DMA Distinguished Services Award
Medindia Oration and Medindia AwardMembership of Societies
1. Life member of Association of Surgeons of India
2. British Transplantation Society
3. Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
4. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
5. Indian Society of Organ Transplantation
6. Indian Society of Gastroenterology
7. Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology
8. Indian Society of Nephrology
9. Asian Society of Organ Transplantation
10. International Society of Liver Transplantation
11. Founder Member and Trustee of the Human Organ Procurement and Education (HOPE) Trust
12. International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists