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Dr. Avnish Seth


Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist


25+ Years of Experience


New Delhi

About Doctor

Dr. (Col) Avnish Seth, is one of the best medical gastroenterologists and hepatologists in Delhi NCR.

Focuses on advanced gastrointestinal endoscopic techniques and the treatment of hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, as well as liver transplantation.

Director of the Armed Forces Organ Retrieval and Transplantation Authority and a pioneer in organ donation after brain death in Northern India (AORTA).

With more than two decades of expertise in the field of gastrointestinal and liver disease. Certified in diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and liver transplantation.

An accomplished specialist in creating hospitals' new Gastroenterology and Organ Recovery and transplantation units

Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) honoree presented with the award by India's president

Engaged in health education via a number of public forums and presentations. More than a hundred books and articles bear his name.

Medical Qualifications

  • MBBS - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, 1981
  • MD - General Medicine - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, 1989

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  • Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures including Endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, Spiral Enteroscopy, Capsule Endoscopy, and Paediatric endoscopy
  • Speciality Clinics in Gastroenterology: Dyspepsia & pain abdomen, GI bleeding, Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn’s Disease, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhoea, pancreatitis, weight management including gastric balloon placement
  • Speciality Clinics in Liver Diseases: Acute & Chronic hepatitis, liver transplant, biliary disorders
  • Stool Transplant (FMT)
  • Organ and Tissue donation

All Treatments

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  • Celiac disease.
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
  • Food allergies and intolerances.
  • Stomach ulcers.
  • Diverticulitis.
  • Appendicitis.
  • Colorectal polyps.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Swallowing difficulties.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • Esophagitis.
  • Hiatal hernias.
  • Viral hepatitis.
  • Toxic hepatitis.
  • Fatty liver disease.
  • Cirrhosis.
  • Gallstones.
  • Cholecystitis.
  • Pancreatitis

Professional Work Experience

  • He served as the Fortis Memorial Research Institute's Director and Head of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Sciences (FMRI)
  • The position he held at Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplantation (FORT), Fortis Healthcare Limited, was that of Director.
  • He established the Armed Forces Organ Retrieval and Transplantation Authority and serves as its director (AORTA)
  • He is the Head of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at BLK Superspeciality Hospital (2009-2011)

Career Highlights

  • He has 25 years of experience. Dr. Seth received his MD (Medicine) from Pune University and his DM (Gastroenterology) from PGIMER, Chandigarh.
  • He is a graduate of the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune. He has served as a Governing Council member for both the Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) and the Society of GI Endoscopy of India.
  • He has completed fellowships in liver transplantation (Birmingham, UK) and Advanced GI Endoscopy and endoscopic Ultrasound (South Carolina & Alabama, USA) (SGEI).

Research and Fellowships

  • More than 100 of his works have been published, and he is a well-respected professor of MBBS, DNB(medicine), and, most recently, DNB(Gastroenterology).
  • Dr. Seth is on the Advisory Board of the Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network (MOHAN) Foundation, and he is a member of the Apex Technical Committee of NOTTO.
  • He is directing the Working Group on Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) in India and serves as Chair of the Expert Committee on the 'Ang Daan Yojana,' an initiative of the Government of Haryana, India.
  • Hepatology & Liver Transplantation: QE Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  • Advanced GI Endoscopy & Endoscopic Ultrasound: Medical University of South Carolina & University of Alabama, USA
  • Indian Society of Gastroenterology (former Governing Council Member)
  • Indian National Association for Study of Liver
  • Society of GI Endoscopy of India (former Governing Council Member)
  • Colitis and Crohn’s Foundation (India)
  • Indian Society of Organ Transplantation
  • Liver Transplant Society of India
  • Eye Bank Association of India
  • American Association for Study of Liver Disease
  • International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement
  • The Transplantation Society

Awards and Recoginition

  • At Army Hospital (Research & Referral), New Delhi, he was awarded the "Vishisht Seva Medal" in 2009 for creating the first successful liver transplant program at a Government hospital in India.
  • As the University of Poona's top medical doctoral student received the Smt. Ranjana Vij Memorial medal.

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