Dr. Vijay Kher is currently Chairman, Division of Nephrology & Renal Transplant Medicine, Fortis Escorts, Kidney & urology Institute, New Delhi. Professor Kher has established Academic & Clinical departments of Nephrology at Shere-Kashmir, Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar; Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute, Lucknow (10 yrs); Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi (10 yrs); Fortis Group of Hospitals NCR, Delhi (4 yrs) and Medanta – the Medicity Gurgaon (6 yrs), during the last 30 years, after his return from 3 years stint at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit & Univ. of Cincinnati Medical Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. His research interests have been kidney transplantation (clinical immunosuppression, ABO incompatible transplantation, paired exchange donation & cost – containment), attenuation of progression of Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney Injury and Glomerulonephritis. Our group is a pioneer in the world for the development of robotic kidney transplantation, a novel surgical technique to provide advantages of minimally invasive surgery in this high risk group. An Astute Clinician, a teacher par excellence and a keen researcher Dr Kher combines these assets with a friendly and inclusive demeanour to inspire the Nephrology fraternity in India and around by his professional dedication, academic excellence and social responsibility. Has been awarded fellowships of National Academy of Medial Sciences, India; Royal College of Physicians, Edinburg & Indian Society of Nephrology and orations of various scientific societies.
Dr. Kher has been actively involved in the scientific programme and research agenda
nationally & internationally e.g. of the Transplantation Society (Scientific committee member for KoL meetings) and International Society of Nephrology (Regional Research co-ordinator ISN, South Asia Region), KDIGO (transplant recipient evaluation – work group) and consensus development conferences; Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (Adqi) work group and AKIN work groups. Dr kher has been the chair of scientific committee (2013-2016), credential committee (2010-2013) and is the current President of the Indian Society of Nephrology. Dr Kher has published more than 180 papers in peer reviewed journals, 40 book chapters and edited 11 books other interests are reading English fiction, watching movies, listening Hindi music (Ghazals & old time songs), a cricket fam and playing table tennis.