Columbia Asia doctor named head of Indian transplant association Back to News

Dec. 16, 2010

Dr. Ajit Huilgol is one of the country's leading transplant surgeons.

From India Infoline:

Columbia Asia’s leading Transplant Surgeon, Dr. Ajit Huilgol, has been appointed the President of the Indian Society of Organ Transplant (ISOT). The announcement was made in Hyderabad at the recently concluded Annual Conference of ISOT -- a national association catering to the niche segment of transplant surgeons in the country.

With an illustrious contribution of nearly 3 decades in Renal Transplant and with over 1700 renal transplants performed, to his credit, his Presidency term for the next two years looks to be one of great promise.

Dr. Ajit is known for having done the maximum number of multiple renal artery transplants, double ureter transplants and double kidney cadaver. He is part of the first transplant done in Karnataka in 1980s and since then has carried out several successful transplants in the country. He recently presented a paper on “new technique to be used in kidney transplant’’ at a recently concluded conference in Vancouver.

Speaking on his new appointment Dr Ajit said, “My aim will be to increase organ donation both cadaver and living and also to protect the organ donors and their families with special schemes and incentives”.

In fact recently, Dr Ajit successfully performed a 3rd transplant for a patient, a rare and complex procedure. The patient, having been born with only one kidney and later developing a chronic kidney disease, had undergone two failed transplant surgeries leaving him dependant on dialysis.

With the expertise, support and dedication of Dr. Ajit and his team, the transplant procedure was successfully performed at Columbia Asia’s Referral Hospital in Yeshwanthpur.