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    Dr. Sanjiv Saigal is presently working as Director of Transplant Hepatology at Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India. He did his MBBS from Calcutta, and did his MD (Medicine) from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh in 1993. He had been the Gold Medalist in Medicine during his MBBS, and had also been the National Pfizer award winner for his academic excellence during MBBS. He acquired his specialist training in Gastroenterology (DM) from the G.B.Pant hospital in New Delhi. He was awarded the prestigious INLAKS Fellowship for  training in UK. In order to persue his interest in liver diseases further, he then joined the Liver Unit of King's College Hospital, London to acquire training in advanced hepatology and liver transplantation. Dr. Saigal has spearheaded the Medical Team of liver transplantation in the largest liver transplant program in this country for over a decade now. Since his work in liver transplantation at the King's College Hospital, London over a decade back, he has now an experience in dealing with more than 2000 liver transplants, including both cadaver and living donor liver transplants. He is presently the Director of Transplant Hepatology at Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon which is the busiest Transplant Hepatology Unit in India performing about 20 liver transplants every month with a success rate of over 90%. Besides clinical work, he has a keen interest in academics and research and has numerous publications in leading peer-review journals. He is a life member of various liver societies and has over 150 presentations in National and International forums to his credit. He is also the Governing Council member of Indian Association of Study of Liver (INASL). He has received numerous awards including the Calcutta University Gold Medal, National Pfizer Medical award, INLAKS Foundation Fellowship in liver transplantation etc. He is a member of Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) and Member National Academy of medical Sciences (MAMS).

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