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Dr. Prof (Col) Arun Kumar Singh

Senior Consultant, Surgical Gastroenterology (GI Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery)

Surgical Gastroenterology

About  Dr. Prof (Col) Arun Kumar Singh

Dr. Prof (Col) Arun Kumar Singh possesses an immense surgical experience, starting from a zonal hospital in the Indian army at Firozpur (Punjab), followed by a hospital in the counter insurgency affected area in Jammu & Kashmir.

He has performed advanced laparoscopic surgeries, major liver resections, liver transplant and all GI malignancies including complex Pancreatico Biliary Surgeries at Army Hospital (R&R) Delhi Cantt, Command Hospital, Lucknow, Navy Command Hospital, Mumbai and Fortis Hospital, Kolkata.

A DNB Surgical Gastroenterology guide and examiner at Army Hospital (R&R), Delhi Cantt, Dr. Prof (Col) Arun Kumar Singh was a key figure in starting M.Ch. (Surgical Gastroenterology) at Command Hospital, Lucknow (KGMU) in August, 2012. Having completed his fellowship in living donor liver transplant, he has independently performed liver transplant.

Apart from his dynamic clinical experience, Dr. Arun Kumar Singh has served as Professor as well as DNB teacher in Surgical Gastroenterology.

Educational Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S., Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
  • M.S. (General Surgery), Army Hospital (R&R), Delhi
  • Post-Doctoral Training in GI Surgery, GB Pant Hospital, Delhi


With 29+ years of experience in the armed forces medical services, Dr. Prof (Col) Arun Kumar Singh has worked in the most premiere institutions of the country:

  • General Surgeon, Military Hospital, Firozpur (Punjab)- May 2000 – Sep. 2002
  • General Surgeon, Military Hospital, Jammu & Kashmir- Sep. 2002 – Jan. 2004
  • Surgical Gastroenterologist & Liver Transplant Surgeon, Army Hospital (R&R), Delhi Cantt.- Jan. 2006 – Sep. 2010
  • Surgical Gastroenterologist & Senior Advisor, GI Surgery, Command Hospital, Lucknow- Sep. 2010 – Mar. 2014
  • Surgical Gastroenterologist & Liver Transplant Surgeon, Army Hospital (R&R), Delhi Cantt.- Mar. 2014 – Oct. 2017
  • Senior Advisor & HOD, Department of GI Surgery, Navy Command Hospital (IHNS Asvini), Mumbai- Oct. 2017 – Oct. 2021
  • Director, Surgical Gastroenterology & Liver Transplant, Fortis Kolkata
  • Senior Consultant, Surgical Gastroenterology, Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad- Aug. 2022 – Present


  • Complex Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) surgeries
  • Major liver resections
  • Independently performed deceased donor liver transplant
  • All GI malignancies including pancreatic resections, esophagectomies and colo-rectal surgeries & more Surgeries of ulcerative colitis
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgeries (fundoplication, achalasia cardia, TEP/TAPP, IPOM, splenectomy, colo-rectal resections, rectal prolapse, pancreatic necrosectomy, bariatric surgeries, etc.)
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, CBD exploration, appendicectomy, etc.


  • Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology (IASG)
  • International Hepato-Pancreato Biliary Association (IHPBA)
  • The Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)

Educational Fellowships

  • Fellowship in living donor liver transplant, Apollo Hospital, Delhi

Research & Publications

Armed Forces Research Projects

  • A randomized controlled study of the effects of preoperative endoscopic biliary drainage on surgical outcome in malignant obstructive jaundice- 2006 – 2009
  • A randomized controlled trial of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis- 2006 – 2009
  • Single-stage laparoscopic cholecystectomy & CBD exploration for CBD stones- 2009 – 2012
  • To evaluate the use of acellular dermal matrix in complex abdominal wound closure- 2015 – 2018

Book Chapter

  • Spleen - Text Book of Surgical Gastroenterology (JP Publications) By Dr P K Mishra

Thesis guide for M.Ch. Surgical Gastroenterology at Command Hospital, Lucknow (KGMU)

  • A study of C-reactive protein in early prediction of pancreatic necrosis & its prognostic value- 2012 -2015

Thesis guide for D.N.B. Surgical Gastroenterology at Army Hospital (R&R)

  • Step-up approach in management of acute severe pancreatitis analysis of factors responsible for failure of percutaneous drainage- 2015 – 2018
  • Mesenteric ischemia: critical analysis of various diagnostic modalities, their intraoperative correlation & treatment outcome- 2016 – 2019