Dr. Rajesh K. Ahlawat is currently the Chairman, Division of Urology, Medanta Institute of Kidney and Urology at Medanta, the Medicity situated at Gurgaon, National Capital Region, India. He heads unarguably one of the busiest Minimally Invasive Urology service in India, performing more than 600 laparoscopic and robotic procedures every year. His team has also performed more than 300 renal transplants during one calendar year.
During his career, Dr. Ahlawat has the unique feat of initiating and establishing four most successful Urology and Renal Transplant programs in India, at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, Fortis Hospitals, New Delhi, and Medanta, the Medicity in New Delhi.
An accomplished minimally invasive Endourologist, Laparoscopic and Robotic surgeon, Dr Ahlawat has been a Guest Faculty at most endourology and laparoscopic workshops in India. His publications and presentations at national and international level have mainly been in the field of minimally invasive Urology. At Medanta Vattikuti Urology Institute, he has established successful minimally invasive nephron sparing renal surgery, prostate cancer surgery and bladder cancer surgery programs. His team, in collaboration with Prof. Mani Menon’s team from Vattikuti Urology Institute, has also pioneered the world’s first successful Robotic Kidney Transplant program at Medanta.
He joined Medanta in 2010 after successful tenures as Director, Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation at Fortis Hospitals, New Delhi, as Senior Consultant, Urology & Renal Transplantation at Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, and as Faculty Positions as Additional Professor and Associate Professor at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, bringing with him more than 25 years of rich clinical experience.
A teacher and academician at heart, Dr. Ahlawat initiated Urology training M.Ch. and D.N.B. programs at all the institutions of his association. He was honored with the title of Honorary Lecturer conferred to him by the University College London Hospitals (UCLH), U.K. in 1995 during his stint at Institute of Urology and Nephrology. Dr. Ahlawat has also served at Board of Directors of Endourology Society. He has been Assistant Editor of Indian Journal of Urology in past, and is currently a part of its Editorial Committee. He is also in the reviewer team of almost all prime International Urology journals.