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Dr. Asit Arora bags the 'Oncosurgeon of the Year' award at the ET Healthcare Awards 2022.

Dr. Asit Arora bags ‘Oncosurgeon of the Year’ award (North India) at the ET Healthcare awards held on November 17, 2022 in Gurgaon.


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Dr. Asit Arora is a Senior Surgical Gastroenterologist and Gastrointestinal & HPB Oncosurgeon in Delhi NCR region. Presently he is working as Director & Head, Division of GI & HPB Oncology at Max Superspeciality Hospital Saket, Gurugram & Max Smart. Formerly he was the Senior Consultant Surgical Gastroenterology and GI Oncosurgery at Dharamshila Narayana Surperspeciality Hospital, New Delhi (2017 to 2019) and Associate Professor of HPB Surgery at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi (2013 to 2017)

Did his graduation from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka in 2003 and completed his post-graduation in General Surgery from coveted SMS Medical College, Jaipur in 2007. Developed a keen interest in Gastro Intestinal Surgery and pursued super specialization in this field from the most esteemed G.B.Pant Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, New Delhi. After completing M.Ch in Surgical Gastroenterology in 2012, he joined Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi as Assistant Professor and was later promoted as Associate Professor of HPB Surgery where he served till September 2017. He then established the department of Surgical Gastroenterology and GI Onco surgery at Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, New Delhi where he worked till December 2019.

Not only is he an astute clinician and a surgeon par excellence, his greatest strength lies in treating patients with compassion and has more than 15 years of surgical experience under his belt. He is an avid researcher, has more than 30 national and international publications in peer reviewed journals to his name, has made multiple presentations across the globe in most prestigious of the scientific forums, has authored important chapters in prominent medical text books and is a leading and a sought after speakers in conferences both within and outside India.

His area of expertise includes Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Oncosurgery, & HPB cancer surgery. He has special interest in management of Gall bladder cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Neuroendocrine tumors, Minimally Invasive GI Onco-Surgery & VATS Esophageal surgery.

He is working extensively in the field of cancer care and has many collaborations to further the advancement of cancer treatment in the country and has now joined Max Institute of Cancer Care in an attempt to provide best treatment to patients in this field. In his illustrious career, he has received many awards and accolades which are testimony of his skills, devotion, hard work and scientific proficiency.

  • International Travel Support by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, 2011
  • International Grant; IASGO- Tokyo, 2012
  • Best Paper and Poster Award in IASG annual conference in 2014
  • Travel grant in Young Scientist category by ICMR, 2015
  • European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Travel fellowship; Barcelona, Spain, 2015
  • Best Paper award in IHPBA Indian Chapter 2016
  • Key note speaker in Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) Medical working group session on Minimal Invasive G.I Surgery 2017
  • Key note speaker in Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) Medical working group session on Advanced GI Surgery 2019
  • Association of Surgeons of India (ASI) – Life Member
  • International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA) Indian Chapter – Life Member
  • Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology (IASG) – Life member
  • International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO)
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, USA (SSAT)
  • Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (APHPBA)


  • Mathur AK, Arora A, et al . Retrosternal gastric pull up for traumatic tracheoesophageal fistula- A case report.. Rajasthan medical journal: 2007-08 combined issue; 2-4
  • Mathur AK, .. Arora A, et al. Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Carcinoma— An Experience of 20 Cases in a Government Sector Hospital. World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery, September-December 2008;1(3):53-57
  • M Kalra .. A Arora et al . A role of mast cell on angiogenesis in oral squamous cell carcinoma… Med oral patol oral cir bucal. 2012 march 1,17(2); e 190-6
  • Arora A, Agarwal AK et al . Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Esophagus. Oman Med J 2013 Jan; 28(1).
  • Javed A, Arora A, et al. Gall bladder cancer management impacted by coexistent tuberculosis. Trop Gastroenterol. 2013 Apr-Jun;34(2):87-90. PubMed PMID: 24377155.
  • Mishra PK,.. Arora A, et al. Is intraoperative confirmation of malignancy during pancreaticoduodenectomy mandatory? J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Apr;17(4):843. doi: 10.1007/s11605-012-2084-2. Epub 2012 Nov 21. PubMed PMID:23179907.
  • Arora A, Saluja SS et al . Malakoplakia masquerading as ulcerative colitis in an immunocompetent child. J PediatrGastroenterol Nutr. 2014 May;58(5) :e47doi10.1097/MPG.0b013e31827911f1. PubMed PMID: 23114470.
  • Rajalingam R,… Arora A, et al. Non-familial double malignancy of the colon and ampulla of Vater: a case report and review of literature. Saudi J Gastroenterol. 2012 Mar-Apr;18(2):143-5. doi:10.4103/1319-3767.93823. Review. PubMed PMID: 22421722; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC3326977.
  • Yadav V,… Arora A, et al. Hemangiopericytoma colon – a rare vascular tumor: Current medicine research and practice 4 (2014) 25-26
  • Arora A, Nag HH, et al . Prompt Repair of Post Cholecystectomy Bile Duct Transection Recognized Intraoperatively and Referred Early: Experience from a Tertiary Care Teaching Unit. Indian J Surg. 2015 Apr;77(2):99-103. doi: 10.1007/s12262-012-0727-x. Epub 2012 Sep 25. PubMed PMID: 26139962; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4484533
  • Saluja SS,.. Arora A, et al. Impact of Positron Emission Tomography in staging and management of squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus. Hepatogastroenterology 2014 (In press)
  • Mukund A,.. Arora A et al. Percutaneous management of resistant biliary-enteric anastomotic strictures with the use of a combined cutting and conventional balloon cholangioplasty protocol: a single-center experience. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 Apr;26(4):560-5. doi:10.1016/j.jvir.2014.12.011. Epub 2015 Feb 7. PubMed PMID: 25666628.
  • Arora A, Rajesh S.. et al .Clinicoradiological appraisal of ‘paraduodenal pancreatitis’: Pancreatitisoutside the pancreas! Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2015 Jul-Sep;25(3):303-14. PMID: 26288527; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4531457.
  • Rastogi A,.. Arora A..et al. Hepatobiliary IgG4 Cholangiopathy: Case Series and Literature Review.Int J Surg Pathol. 2015 Oct;23(7):531-6.
  • Nag HH, Arora A.. et al. Correlations of portal pressure in post-cholecystectomy benign biliary stricture. Hepatol Res. 2015 Oct;45(10):E73-81. doi: 10.1111/hepr.12463. Epub 2015 Jan 22.PubMed PMID: 25537420.
  • Bihari C, ..Arora A et al. Cystic Lymphangioma Of Pancreas. Indian J Surg Oncol. 2016 Mar;7(1):106-9. doi:10.1007/s13193-015-0414-z. Epub 2015 May 15. PubMed PMID: 27065694; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4811817.
  • Ali A .. Arora A et at. Effects of PTEN gene alteration in patients with gallbladder cancer. Cancer Genet. 2015 Dec;208(12):587-94. doi: 10.1016/j.cancergen.2015.09.007. Epub 2015 Sep 28. PubMed PMID: 26586294
  • Sureka B.. Arora A, et al. Imaging Paradigm of Cystic Lesions in Pancreas. JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2016 Sep 08; 17(5):452-465
  • Mahansaria SS.. Arora A et al Ampullary Mixed Adenoneuroendocrine Carcinoma: Surprise Histology, Familiar Management. Int J SurgPathol. 2017;25(7):585-591.
  • Borle DP.. Arora A et al. Ileostomy site approach for adhesiolysis and laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a hostile abdomen: a novel technique. J Minim Access Surg. 2017 Aug 1.
  • Sureka B..Arora A. Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance (MR) Findings in XanthogranulomatousCholecystitis: Retrospective Analysis of Pathologically Proven 30 Cases – Tertiary Care Experience. Pol J Radiol 2017; 82:327-332
  • Saluja S.. Arora, A et al (2016). Obscure CBD dilatation – a diagnostic dilemma. HPB. 18. e506-e507. 10.1016/j.hpb.2016.03.345.
  • Pamecha V .. Arora A et al. Upfront pancreaticoduodenectomy in severely jaundiced patients: is it safe? J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci. 2019 Nov;26(11):524-533. doi: 10.1002/jhbp.671. Epub 2019 Oct 17. PubMed PMID: 31532900.
  • Kulkarni AV.. Arora A et al. An unusual cause of gastrointestinal bleed in patients with liver cirrhosis. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Jul 10;12(7). pii: e229845. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-229845. PubMed PMID: 31296619.
  • Mohapatra N.. Arora A et al. (2018). Effect of Proximal Splenorenal Shunt on Intraoperative Portal Venous Pressure and Its Correlation with Clinical Outcomes. Indian Journal of Surgery. 10.1007/s12262-018-1803-7.