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Dr. B.C. Roy national award is the highest civilian award given to the medical professionals. Dr Anand K Khakhar (Senior Consultant Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery and Program Director-Liver Transplant, Apollo Hospitals) was honoured with this prestigious award for pioneering liver transplantation & multi organ transplantation in southern India as well as for his path breaking contributions in developing cadaver organ donation in Tamil Nadu. He received his award from the Hon'ble President of India Shri. Pranab Mukherjee at a specially held ceremony at the Darbar Hall of Rastrapathi Bhavan on March 28th, 2017.

Background

Dr. Khakhar is one of the gearing forces in the sector who has unusually brought in many innovations and astonishments notably in Liver Transplantation and Multi Organ Transplantation. He completed his MBBS, M.S. (Master of Surgery) & DNB (Diplomat of National Board) (super-specialization – GU Surgery). He undertakes both living donor liver transplant as well as cadaveric liver transplant. His path breaking contributions in developing cadaver organ donation in India has brought more light into his career.

Awards and Recognitions

Dr. Khahar never fails to add more golden feathers to his cap and has various crowing to his achievement list.

  1. SIU International Scholarship for pursuing clinical transplantation in 2002

  2. Research Scholarship University of Western Ontario for developing a pig model for laparoscopic donor hepatectomy.

  3. Research Scholarship Columbia University, New York for studying role of BK virus nephropathy as a cause of renal dysfunction in non-renal solid organ transplant recipients.

  4. He worked with Professor Dr. Thomas E Starzl who performed the world's first liver transplantation and is considered a 'Father' of Liver Transplantation in the world.

  5. In Pittsburgh he also worked with Dr. Amadeo Marcos, who is a pioneer in Living Donor Liver Transplantation and has performed the largest number of living donor liver transplants in USA.

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