Dr. Subhash Gupta


Director, Founder and Chief of Liver Transplant and Hepato-pancreato-biliary Surgery at the CLBS ,  Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in New Delhi

Dr Gupta is widely known as the pioneer behind the development of living donor liver transplantation in India.



Indraprastha Apollo Hospital,New Delhi, India




Dr Gupta graduated as a national talent scholar from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. After spending 6 years in the UK at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and at the St James University Hospital in Leeds, he returned to India in 1998 and joined the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi as a Consultant in Liver Transplantation and Gastrointestinal Surgery. As cadaveric donations were rare, Dr Gupta introduced right lobe adult-to-adult liver transplantation to the hospital. His group at CLBS has been credited for performing liver transplants in patients with unusual and difficult conditions, such as portal biliopathy, co-existing HIV infections, and donors/recipients with situs inversus. In 2009, his team introduced the posterior sector graft for increased donor safety in India, and was instrumental in pioneering hepatic transplantation in babies under 6 months of age. His team has also developed guidelines on liver transplantation and the treatment of liver diseases in India. His group has trained many teams and surgeons from around the world in liver transplantation.

In 2008, Dr Gupta was appointed Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Queensland in Queensland, Australia, and in 2010, he became Professor of Liver Transplantation at the Institute of Postgraduate Education and Medical Research in Kolkata, India. In 2012, he was honoured by the Rotary Association of India for excellence in clinical medicine, and in the same year, he was the recipient of the Vishist Chikitshak Rattan (distinguished clinician) award. Dr Gupta has published over 30 papers in surgery and transplantation, and his research focuses on post operative management of liver transplant recipients







successA rotating internship in the departments of surgery, medicine, paediatrics and obstetrics and Gynaecology in the year 1986 after qualifying from AIIMS

successCommunity Medicine from 1 January 1986 to 31 March 1986

successObstetrics and Gynaecology from 1 April 1986 to 31 May 1986

successPaediatrics from 1 June 1986 to 31 July 1986

successAccident and Emergency from 1 July 1986 to 31 August 1986

successSurgery from 1 September 1986 to 31 October 1986

successMedicine from 1 November 1986 to 31 December 1986.



A three year rotation of Senior House Officer and Registrar positions within the departments of surgical specialties at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, with an exit examination and thesis resulting in MS degree.


successJanuary 1987 to June 1987: General surgery (breast and endocrine)

successJuly 1987 to September 1987: Cardiothoracic surgery

successOctober 1987 to December 1987 : Neurosurgery

successJanuary 1988 to March 1988: Urology

successApril 1988 to June 1988: Accident and emergency

successJuly 1988 to December 1988: General surgery (Gastroenterology)

successJanuary 1989 to December 1989: General surgery (hepatobiliary)



A three-year period of training as a senior resident to Professor Samiran Nundy in the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Liver Transplantation at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, with progression from registrar to senior registrar grade.

successJanuary 1990 to December 1990: Registrar in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary surgery

successJanuary 1991 to February 1993: Senior Registrar in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary surgery.

prize-badge-with-star-and-ribbonAccomplishment / Awards:


liver-512National Talent Scholarship: NCERT, Government of India, 1978

liver-512Professor of Liver Transplanatation, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, 2010

liver-512Delhi Medical Council, gold medal, 2005

liver-512Rotary Club: Distinguished Clinician Award, 2011

liver-512Delhi Medical Council: Vishist Chikitsak Rattan, 2012

liver-512YASH BHARTI AWARD, 2015

liver-512Dr. BC Roy Memorial Award, Medical Council Of India