Dr. Rajesh Ahlawat is currently the Chairman, Division of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Medanta Institute of Kidney and Urology at Medanta, the Medicity situated at Gurgaon, National Capital Region, India. He heads one of the busiest Minimally Invasive Urology service in India, performing more than 600 laparoscopic and robotic procedures every year. He and his team also perform more than 250 renal transplants each year.
During his 25 year clinical career, Dr. Ahlawat has the unique feat of initiating and establishing four 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 Endourologist, Laparoscopic and Robotic surgeon, he has been a Guest Faculty at most Endourology and Laparoscopic International and National workshops in India. He has been invited for live demonstration of most difficult laparoscopic and robotic surgeries like Pyeloplasty, partial nephrectomy, radical prostatectomy, radical cystectomy and recipient renal transplantation surgery.
At Medanta Vattikuti Institute, he has established India’s most successful Robotic Urology program including nephron sparing surgery and prostate cancer surgery. He has also pioneered the world’s first Robotic Kidney Transplant with regional Hypothermia. in collaboration with Prof. Mani Menon’s team from Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospital. He was invited for Grand Rounds at US Institutions viz., University of Southern California at LA, Henry Ford Hospital at Detroit and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, NY, apart from some European centres. He has also been invited to deliver plenary lecture on Robotic Renal Transplantation at American Urological Association and European Association of Urology meetings.
An academician and researcher, Dr. Ahlawat initiated Urology training M.Ch. and D.N.B. programs at all the institutions of his association. He has contributed more than 50 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. 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 peer reviewer team of almost all prime International Urology journals, like Journal of Urology, Urology (Gold Journal), Journal of Endourology and British Journal of Urology. He was awarded Best Reviewer award for 2013 by Indian Journal of Urology.