Dr. Yogesh Kumar Sarin did his graduation and post-graduation in Surgery in Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. He was trained in Paediatric Surgery in Jaipur. He later acquired MBA in health care administration from the prestigious faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi. He is presently working as Director Professor and head of Department of Paediatric Surgery in Maulana Azad Medical College. He has served as Medical Superintendent, Lok Nayak Hospital and Director, Centralised Procurement Agency of Department of Health & Family Welfare of Government of Delhi. His special areas of interests are Paediatric Urology, Paediatric Surgical Oncology, and Neonatal Surgery. Besides being an accomplished academician and astute administrator, he is a skilled paediatric surgeon with many firsts to his credit. At the age of 33 years, he had successfully separated ischiopagus tetrapus conjoined twins.
Among the many Fellowships and Awards that has been conferred upon him, the notable include Delhi State Award (2012-13), WHO Fellowship (2001-02) and Commonwealth Fellowship (2003) that helped him to get trained in traumatology in Westmead Hospital, Sydney and in Paediatric Laparoscopic Surgery in St. John's Hospital, Leeds and Westminister Hospital, London. He did a short fellowship on pediatric surgical oncology in St. Jude’s Research Cancer Institute, Memphis (USA) in 2008. He has been visiting Professor to many universities/ teaching hospitals in India and abroad including Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, KwaZulu-Natal University, and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape town, South Africa in 2009 and Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA in 2010. He has been awarded Delhi State award for Doctors for the year 2012-13.
He is credited to 215 publications in indexed national and international scientific journals with cumulative citation index of more than 600. He has contributed 20 chapters in books and is presently editing a multi-author book on Paediatric Surgery.
He is also associated with publication of many scientific journals. Besides being reviewer for many medical journals, he is presently editor-in-chief of international PubMed-indexed ‘Journal of Neonatal Surgery’ and editorial board member of many others.
He has been a faculty in many scientific conferences and continuing medical education programs in India and abroad and presented more than 250 free papers/ CME lectures. He has been awarded many medals, and honors including IAPS-Ethicon Teacher travelling Fellowship in 2000, IPSO best poster award in Auckland, New Zealand in 2011 and IJP travelling professor fellowship in 2012. He has organized many local and National Conferences/ CME programs. He has been very active in proceedings of Medical Council of India (MCI), National Board of Examinations, ICMR and CSIR. He has been a member of the 3-member Board of Specialty in Pediatric Surgery by MCI to suggest changes in curriculum in 2010, and was member of postgraduate (super-specialty) committee of MCI in 2013. He has also served member of important advisory committees of CSIR and ICMR in 2013.
He has been an active member of more than 30 national and international scientific bodies and associations. He has played a very long inning on IAPS in different capacities since 1997. He was Secretary-cum treasurer of IAPS In 2005-07. He was singularly responsible for the creation of Delhi Chapter of IAPS in 1999. He served as executive member and later Secretary cum treasurer of Delhi Chapter of IAPS. He has served as the Secretary cum treasurer of Paediatric Urology Chapter of IAPS. He had been Chairperson of Basic Research Section of IAPS. He had been also executive member of Pediatric Endoscopic society of India (PESI-IAPS). He is presently Treasurer and Joint Secretary, Indian Child Abuse, Neglect, and Child Labor Group of IAP (ICANCL).
Last but not the least, he has been associated with charitable voluntary work and NGOs and advocacy groups such as Indian Alliance for Child Rights, Udaan, Bandhu India. He has organised many free operative camps in far flung areas such as Port Blair, Ujjain.