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Dr. Dinesh Khullar


Nephrologist & Kidney Transplant Surgeon


30+ Years of Experience


New Delhi

About Doctor

Dr. Dinesh Khullar serves as a Nephrologist and specializes in kidney transplant surgery in New Delhi. He has worked in nephrology and kidney transplantation for over 30 years. He has performed more than 1200 successful kidney transplants out of the total of 5,000 in India.

Dr. Khullar's credentials as a Nephrologist speak for themselves. He earned his MBBS at PGIMER in Chandigarh, MD in Medicine at Dayanand Medical College in Ludhiana, and DM in Nephrology at PGIMER. Both the American Society of Nephrology and the National Board of Examinations in Nephrology have elected him to the rank of Fellow.

Dr. Khullar has made quite a name for himself in the specialized medical fields of nephrology and renal transplantation. DAPA-CKD and Transform stand out as two of his favorites among the many landmark clinical trials he has led. He has written extensively for both national and international publications. The book "Lupus Nephritis-Pathogenesis & Current Management," which he edited, is another of his works.

Dr. Khullar enjoys a stellar reputation as a leading Nephrologist. He has a stellar reputation for his professionalism, empathy, and patient commitment.

Medical Qualifications

  • MBBS from DMC & Hospital, Ludhiana (Punjab University), 1987
  • MD in Medicine from Panjab University, 1991
  • DM in Nephrology from P.G.I.M.E.R., Chandigarh, 1993 

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  • High-Risk Kidney Transplant patients including ABO - incompatibility & highly sensitized transplant recipient
  • Newer Dialysis Modalities & Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Induction therapy in Kidney Transplant Patients
  • Infections Related to Kidney Diseases
  • Kidney in Systemic Disorders
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Hypertension and Kidney

All Treatments

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Pediatric Kidney Diseases
  • Renal Transplant - Cadaver and Live
  • Kidney Stone Treatment
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Hepatitis
  • Prostate Laser Surgery
  • laparoscopic donor nephrectomy
  • laser endourology surgery
  • Kidney failure
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Pregnancy and Renal Disease
  • Laparoscopic Urology
  • Dialysis
  • Auto-immune Kidney Disease
  • End-stage Kidney Disease
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Kidney disease
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Peyronie's disease
  • Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome
  • Kidney and ureteral stones
  • Prostatitis
  • Undescended testes, or cryptorchidism
  • Urethral stricture
  • Pediatric urology
  • Prostate cancer treatment
  • Radical prostatectomy
  • Transurethral incision of the prostate (trip)
  • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
  • Cystectomy
  • Pelvic lymph node dissection
  • Orchiopexy
  • Urethroplasty

Professional Work Experience

  • Professor of Nephrology, Ganga Ram Institute of Post Medical Education and Research (GRIPMER),  Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, January 1997 – August 2013
  • Worked as Lecturer, Nephrology, Dept. Of Medicines, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India, January 1994 – December 1996

Career Highlights

  • Dr. Dinesh Khullar oversees the hospital's DNB and clinical fellowship programs, as well as the hiring and credentialing of its physicians and the dissemination of their research findings.
  • He has been involved in over 5,000 successful kidney transplants during his more than 30 years as a renal transplant physician, with more than 1200 of those performed at Max Hospital, Saket alone. ABO-incompatible transplants, transplants in highly sensitized recipients, and high-risk transplants with significant comorbidities are all included in this category of extremely difficult transplants.
  • He was the first person in north India to install an online hemodiafiltration unit, allowing patients access to cutting-edge dialysis technology. Dr. Khullar has participated in a wide range of research projects and served as the principal investigator for several important clinical trials at the national level, such as DAPA-CKD and Transform. He has edited the book "Lupus Nephritis-Pathogenesis & Current Management" and written extensively for national and international journals. 

Research and Fellowships

  • International Society of Nephrology
  • International Transplant Observership
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA in 2010
  • Fellow- Roche Preceptorship in Kidney Transplantation, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA in 2008. 

Awards and Recoginition

  • At the SDB IMA convention, he gave a speech titled "Pertinent use of drugs in chronic kidney disease," for which he was awarded the Dr. Sushil Malik Memorial Award.
  • In 2011, the Human Care Charitable Trust gave him their Lifetime Achievement Award for his work.
  • At the 2015 Annual Conference of the Indian Society for Organ Transplantation, he was awarded the J.M. Patel Oration.
  • At the 2005 Annual Meeting of the Indian Medical Association, (SDB), he gave the D.K. Pal Chaudhary memorial oration and won the associated award.
  • On the occasion of the Annual Convention of the Indian Medical Association, (SDB), he was awarded the Sushil Malik Memorial Oration.
  • In 2011, the Human Care Charitable Trust gave him their Lifetime Achievement Award for his work.

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