Dr. Sandeep Guleria is an Additional Professor, Department of Surgical Disciplines, All India Institute Of Medical Sciences. He did his M.B.,B.S. (University Of Delhi) amd then an M.S. and D.N.B.E. in Gen. Surgery. He is also F.R.C.S. (Glasgow) F.R.C.S. (Edinburgh). He has achieved several awards like the Smt. Rukmani Gopalkrishnan Award for standing First in Surgery, University College Of Medical Sciences, Distinguished Alumini Award for contribution to Transplantation in 1996. He was the Vice President of the Indian Society Of Organ Transplantation.(2000-2).
Dr. Guleria pioneered the Cadaveric Renal Transplantation in New Delhi and has done the first twenty four cadaveric renal transplants in New Delhi and has one of the largest cadaveric renal transplant series in India. He also set up a Paediatric Renal Transplant Service at the AIIMS and introduced the “DONOR CARD”.
His special area of interest is organ transplantation. He has spent about two years in the United Kingdom first at the Royal Free Hospital in London where he was actively involved in the renal transplant program. From London he was appointed as a Transplant Fellow in the Academic Surgical Unit at St. James’s University hospital where he trained extensively in liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation. He currently does about 70 live related renal transplants every year. In 1997 he returned back to Leeds as a Senior transplant Fellow to train further in Liver and Pancreatic transplantation.
He has recently started a simultaneous kidney and Pancreas Transplant program in India and has done the first successful simultaneous kidney pancreas transplant in the country. I do strongly feel that surgical leadership is just as important as medical inputs in the management of these complex patients.