Gastroenterology Centre






Prof. B.R.Thapa

Professor & Head


Prof. S.V. Rana



Prof. Rakesh Kochhar 



Prof. Chetana Vaishnavi



Dr. Usha V.Dutta

Additional Professor


Dr. S.K. Sinha 

Additional Professor


Dr. K.K. Prasad

Additional Professor


Dr. Arun Kumar Sharma

Associate Professor

Gastroenterology (Virology)

Dr. Sadhna Bhasin Lal

Assistant Professor


Dr. Surinder Rana

Assistant Professor


Dr. Uma DebiAssistant ProfessorGastroenterology 


            The division of Gastroenterology was initiated in 1966. A single faculty member with the help of a registrar and fringe support from other members of the department of medicine made the budding beginning (Annual Report PGIMER 1967-68). In 1967 Ministry of Health, Govt. of India sanctioned Superspeciality in Gastroenterology to provide comprehensive medical care, train medical persons as Consultant Gastroenterologist and conduct research in the field relevant to country’s need. The course DM (Gastroenterology) was started in 1969.

The department has made considerable progress over last 4 decades and has set one of the highest standards for patient care, medical education and research. The department has published more than 1000 papers in national and international journals and trained more than 150 gastroenterologists who are now working at leading centers all across the world. The department has been recently rated among top five gastroenterology centers of the country by a leading national daily.

The department over the last four decades has been fulfilling the manadate of PGI  of  Service to the Community, Care of the Needy and Research for the Good of all. The department has been providing highest quality affordable patient care to the community. Apart from routine upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy, the department is among the few centres of our country providing advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures like pancreatic and biliary therapeutic ERCP, endoscopic ultrasonography and elastography including interventional EUS, capsule endoscopy, balloon enteroscopy, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), high resolution manometry, pH metry, magnification and chromo endoscopy, cholangioscopy, and pancreatoscopy.    

The department imparts service in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology for adults, Paediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology for children and Community Gastroenterology for service in the community.

The department gives clinical training to DM (Gastroenterology), MD (Medicine) and MCh (Gastrointestinal Surgery) students. It has guided several DM (Gastroenterology), MD and Ph.D thesis in the field of Medical Gastroenterology.


Contact No - 0091-172-275-6617 (Office)



Departmental Faculty:

Head of the Department:  Prof B.R Thapa MD

Prof Satyavati Rana, PhD

Prof Rakesh Kochhar, MD, DM, MAMS, FACG

Prof Chetna Vaishnavi, PhD, MAMS

Dr Usha Dutta, MD, DM, Masters Research Methodology

Dr Saroj K Sinha, MD, DM

Dr Kaushal K Prasad, MD, PDCC, MAMS

Dr Arun K Sharma, MD

Dr Sadhna Lal, MD, DM

Dr Surinder S Rana, MD, DM, MAMS, FASGE

Pool Officers

  1. Dr Vishal Sharma, MD, DM
  2. Dr Pradeep Sidappa, MD, DM
  3. Dr Harpal Singh Dhaliwal MD, DM


Senior Residents:

  1. Dr AC Arun (Post DM)
  2. Dr Amit Raj (Post DM)
  3. Dr Nadeem Parvez (Post DM)
  4. Dr Narender Dhaka
  5. Dr Manik Lal Thakur
  6. Dr Deepak Gunjan
  7. Dr Vishal Bodh
  8. Dr Puneet Chabra
  9. Dr Jayanta Samantha
  10. Dr Raghavendra
  11. Dr Harshal Mandavdhare 
  12. Dr Srikant K.P
  13. Dr Neha Berry
  14. Dr Amit Kumar
  15. Dr Soburuddin Ahmed
  16. Dr Dibya Jyoti Sarma
  17. Dr Babu Lal Meena
  18. Dr Suresh Gorka
  19. Dr Jagdish Menon

 Administrative Staff:

  1. Mrs Kanchan Sharma
  2. Mr Jitender Kumar
  3. Mr Sanjeev Bhalla
  4. Mrs Savita Rani

Technical Staff:

  1. Mr Ramesh Bhatt
  2. Mrs Surinder Kaur
  3. Mr RK Sethi
  4. Mr Bhupinder Kaur
  5. Mr YP Singh
  6. Mr GS Sidhu
  7. Mrs Parminder Kaur
  8. Mr Rulda Ram
  9. Mr Jaimal Singh
  10. Mr Surendra K Sharma
  11. Mr Sandeep Bisht
  12. Ms. Chanchal Rani


  1. Mr Kundan Lal
  2. Mr Ram Narain Sharma
  3. Mr Ramesh Sood
  4. Mr Narinder Kumar
  5. Mr Raje Singh
  6. Mr Pal Singh
  7. Mr Paramjeet Singh
  8. Mr Inderjeet Singh
  9. Mr Naresk Kumar
  10. Mr Surjeet Singh
  11. Mr Narinder Singh
  12. Mr Kiran Pal
  13. Mr Anil Kumar
  14. Mr Darbara
  15. Mr Karambir
  16. Mr Maghan 
Services offered: 

Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Therapeutic biliary and pancreatic endoscopy

Intra Ductal Ultrasound

Diagnostic and Therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound

EUS Elastography

Capsule endoscopy

Diagnostic and interventional gastrointestinal radiology services

Biliary and pancreatic ductoscopy

High resolution Manometry

pH metry

Magnification endoscopy and narrow band imaging

Endoscopic mucosal resection 

Liver biopsy

Stents Placement

Feeding tube placements

Balloon Dilatation

Hepatitis viral markers

Rota virus assays

Malabsorption tests

Adenosine deaminase levels in body fluids

Breath tests for malabsorption and bacterial overgrowth

Tumor markers

Gastrointestinal microbiology services including Clostridium difficile assays 

Gastrointestinal Pathology Services