Dr. Anand Khakhar, Chennai

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Dr. Anand Khakhar, Chennai, Chennai

  • Designation : Sr Consultant Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Qualifications: MBBS,MS
  • Experience: 24 Years
  • Speciality: Liver Transplant,Hepatobiliary,Pancreatic surgeries
  • Category: Organ Transplant

  • Hospital :Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  • Location : Chennai, Tamil Nadu

About Doctor

  • Dr Anand Khakhar is an experienced outstanding surgeon working as Program Director & Sr Consultant for the Liver Transplant program at the Centre for Liver Disease & Transplantation, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India. Dr Anand Khakhar has performed more than 400 Liver transplants, kidney, pancreas and multi-visceral abdominal organ transplants.  Dr Anand Khakhar has been received several research grants during his tenure in North America.

Specializations

  • Adult and pediatric liver transplant surgery
  • Living donor liver transplant
  • Hepatobiliary & pancreatic surgery
  • Cadaveric liver transplant

List of Awards

  • Awarded by an international scholarship from 'SIU' to undertake multi-organ transplantation surgery. 
  • BC Roy award winner in the year 2016 for his clinical excellence.
  • First successful liver transplant for HIV in 2008 
  • Youngest paediatric liver transplant in India in 2008.
  • Asia's first en-bloc combined heart & liver transplant was performed by Dr Anand Khakhar & Team, along with the Heart Transplant Team.
  • Dr Anand Khakhar & Team had performed more than 50% of the Cadaveric transplant in India.
  • First simultaneous Liver-Intestine-Pancreas transplant in India.
  • Harvested 23 organs in a day, an extraordinary feat indeed.
  • For the first time in India at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai successfully performs 'Pancreas transplant alone' (PTA) conducted by Dr Anand Khakhar & Team.
  • In South India, he performed first simultaneous Kidney-Pancreas transplant.
  • Saved the lives of 3 individuals; achieves the feat of transplanting the liver of a single donor into two adult recipients.
  • Liver Transplanted back to back five cadaveric within 36 hours.
  • First donor incompatible kidney transplant performed using the technique of Column adsorption of blood group antibodies.
  • The first-ever case successfully performed, isolated intestinal transplantation and transplants the abdominal wall, all from the organs of a single donor in South India.
  • Dr Anand Khakhar has performed more than 400 Liver transplants of which he was the primary surgeon for more than 200 liver transplants, plus a large number of kidney, pancreas & multi-visceral abdominal organ transplants. 
  • Dr Anand Khakhar worked with Professor Dr Thomas E Starzl, who performed the world's first liver transplantation, a 'Father' of Liver Transplantation in the world.
  • Dr Anand Khakhar also worked with Dr Amadeo Marcos, who is a pioneer in Living Donor Liver Transplantation and has performed the most significant number of living donor liver transplants in the USA.
  • Catastrophic microangiopathy induced by high titres factor VIII inhibitor after liver transplantation for Hemophilia A with cirrhosis.' Khakhar AK, Chan NG, Allan DS, Chakrabarti S, McAllister VC. Haemophilia, - 2005
  • Retrograde reperfusion versus conventional orthograde technique in orthotopic liver transplantation.' AK Khakhar, VC McAllister, D Quan, E Solano, H Yang, JN Mahy, WJ Wall. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology – 2004
  • Member of Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Member of American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Member of American Society of Transplantation Surgeons
  • Member of Canadian Society of Transplantation.
  • Member of Association of Southern Urologists of India.
  • Member of Tamil Nady & Pondicherry Society of Urology of India.
  • Member of Ahmedabad Urology Association.
  • Registered under Gujarat Medical Council, 1996.
  • Dr Anand Khakhar has published various peer-reviewed original research articles & has written textbook chapters.

Work Experience

  • Senior Consultant Liver Transplant and Program director for Liver Transplant at the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation, Apollo Hospital, Chennai.
  • Clinical Instructor, at Transplantation Surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York
  • Resident at Department of Urology & Renal Transplantation, IKDRC, Ahmedabad, India, February
  • Jr. Lecturer at Urology & Renal Transplantation, IKDRC, Ahmedabad, India,
  • Resident at General Surgery, Irwin Group of Hospitals & MP Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, India,
  • Sr. Resident at General Surgery, Irwin Group of Hospitals & MP Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, India,
  • Assistant Professor, General Surgery, at Irwin Group of Hospitals & MP Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, India
  • Fellow at Department of Urology & Renal Transplantation, IKDRC, Ahmedabad, India,
  • Resident at Urology, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India,

Education & Training

  • MBBS from Madras University, Chennai, India, in 1995
  • MS, General Surgery from Madras University, Chennai, India, in 1998
  • DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery from Madras University, Chennai, India, in 2000
  • ASTS Fellowship Liver Transplantation & Hepatobiliary surgery - Madras University, Chennai, India, in 2001
  • ASTS Fellowship Renal transplantation - Madras University, Chennai, India, in 2001
  • Fellowship (Multi-Organ Transplant) - University of Pittsburg, TE Starzl Transplantation Institute, in 2005