Dr Ravi Mohanka

Department: Hepato-Biliary Surgery and Liver Transplant

Designation: Chief Liver Transplant Surgeon

Qualification: MBBS, MS (General Surgery), DNB (General Surgery), ASTS fellow (Transplant Surgery), MBA

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Dr Ravi Mohanka is one of the most well renowned liver transplant surgeons in India with an experience of over 1500 transplants over 15 years in this field. He has trained at some of the leading institutes in the world, including the prestigious University of Pittsbugh, USA. He is the chief surgeon and head of department of liver transplant and hepato-biliary surgery at Global Hospitals, Mumbai. He has successfully established western India’s leading liver transplant program with best outcomes in the region.

He is an avid researcher and has published more than 40 articles in international medical journals and 5 book chapters, presented more than 250 scientific papers and fulfilled more than 200 faculty commitments in national and international conferences. As a teacher, he has trained many surgeons who in turn are established transplant surgeons in various parts of India.

He is passionate about organ donation and plays an active role in governmental organizations and NGOs working to spread its awareness and in establishing robust organ allocation systems in India. He is keen to make transplantation more accessible and affordable and is helps other hospitals in establishing their liver transplant units. He is also a technology enthusiast, innovator and a TEDx speaker.

Experience

17 Years of Experience

Experience:

  • August 2014 to Present

Chief Surgeon and Head Of Department, Liver Transplant and Hepato-Biliary Surgery, Institute of Liver Diseases, HPB Surgery and Liver Transplant, Global Hospitals, Mumbai

  • June 2010 to July 2014

Senior Consultant Hepato-biliary and Transplant Surgeon, Medanta Institute of Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

  • August 2008 to June 2010

Consultant Surgeon: Liver Transplantation & Surgical Gastroenterology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

  • June 2006 to July 2008

Clinical Fellow in Abdominal Transplantation (ASTS accredited) at Thomas E Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh

  • December 2005 to June 2006

Clinical Fellow in Transplant Surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 

  • December 2004 to December 2005

Post-doctoral Clinical Research Fellow in Transplant Surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

  • August 2003 to December 2004

Registrar in Transplant and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgery, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India

  • February 2003 to July 2003

Senior Medical Officer in Gastro-intestinal (GI) Surgery, Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Center, Mumbai, India

  • February 1999 to February 2000

Medical Officer (General Surgery) Gadchiroli District Hospital, Gadchiroli, India

Expertise

  • Living donor liver transplant
  • Cadaveric liver transplant
  • Liver, gall bladder and bile duct cancer surgeries
  • Laparoscopic and robotic liver surgery

Achievements

  • Performed the first successful intestinal transplant in India.

Publications

Dr. Ravi Mohanka has more than 50 publishedarticles in peer-reviewed national and international journals some of them are –

  1. Dual graft living donor liver transplantation – a case report. BMC Surg. 2019; 19: 149.
  2. Laparoscopic resection of liver tumors. Mini-invasive Surg 2019;3:9. doi: 10.20517/2574-1225.2018.58
  3. Practical approach to urine leak after kidney transplant. Journal of The Egyptian Society of Nephrology and Transplantation 2019, 19:24–29
  4. Ameboma mimicking cecal growth in a patient with autoimmune hepatitis/primary sclerosing cholangitis overlap syndrome. MOJ Clin Med Case Rep. 2018;8(3):125‒126.
  5. Sofosbuvir, PEG Interferon & Ribavirin for retreatment of HCV genotype 1b following Sofosbuvir and Ledipasvir failure. Hepatology. 2018 May;67(5):2049-2050. doi: 10.1002/hep.29667 PMID: 29152769
  6. Should venous ammonia be used in decision making acute liver failure patients? Hepatology. 2017 Nov 6. doi: 10.1002/hep.29641 PMID: 29108118
  7. Reconstruction of Anomalous Portal Venous Branching in Right Lobe Living Donor Liver Transplantation and Portal vein thrombosis. Liver Transpl. 2017 Nov;23(11):1482-1483 doi: 10.1002/lt.24852. PMID: 28834220
  8. Careful Interpretation of HLA Typing and Cross-Match Tests in Kidney Transplant. JOJ Uro & Nephron. 2017; 3(5): 555625. DOI: 10.19080/JOJUN.2017.03.555625.
  9. Pediatric liver transplantation for hepatocellular cancer and rare liver malignancies: US multi- and single-center experience (1981-2015). Liver Transpl. 2017 Dec;23(12):1577-1588 doi: 10.1002/lt.24847. PMID: 28834194
  10. Estimation of liver volume in the western Indian population. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2016 Jul;35(4):274-9 PMID: 27316699 DOI: 10.1007/s12664-016-0662-z
  11. First living-related liver transplant to cure factor VII deficiency. Pediatr Transplant. 2015 Sep;19(6):E135-8 PMID: 26152797 DOI: 10.1111/petr.12539
  12. Low-dose short-term hepatitis B immunoglobulin with high genetic barrier antivirals: the ideal post-transplant hepatitis B virus prophylaxis? Transpl Infect Dis. 2015 Jun;17(3):329-33 PMID: 25682715 DOI: 10.1111/tid.12369
  13. Sarcopenic obesity with metabolic syndrome: a newly recognized entity following living donor liver transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2015 Mar;29(3):211-5 PMID: 25594826 DOI: 10.1111/ctr.12505
  14. India’s first successful intestinal transplant: the road traveled and the lessons learnt. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2014 Mar;33(2):104-13 PMID: 24500752 DOI: 10.1007/s12664-013-0437-8
  15. Use of ABO-incompatible grafts in living donor liver transplantation-first report from India. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2014 Jan;33(1):72-6 PMID: 24369388 DOI: 10.1007/s12664-013-0424-0

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