Prof. Amit Agarwal

Prof. Amit Agarwal
Department of Endocrine & Breast Surgery

  • Department of Endocrine Surgery, SGPGIMS, Lucknow-226 014, INDIA
  • +91 (522) 2494393
  • +91-522-2668017


Dr. AMIT AGARWAL is working as a Professor in the department of Endocrine Surgery, SGPGIMS, a premier University Teaching Hospital. He completed his training in general surgery from GSVM Medical College, Kanpur and training in Endocrine surgery from SGPGI. He has visited various endocrine surgery centers in US, Europe and Japan. He has also served as Commonwealth Fellow in Oxford, UK and is the recipient of the prestigious International Guest Scholarship of American College of Surgeons. He is practicing and teaching Endocrine Surgery for the last 15 years and is one of the handful dedicated endocrine surgeons in the country.
He is currently performing state of the art endocrine surgical procedures such as:
  1. Thyroidectomy using energy-based devices (sutureless thyroidectomy),
  2. Neuromonitoring
  3. Focused parathyroidectomy with IOPTH estimation,
  4. Minimally invasive adrenal surgery including retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy,
  5. Minimally invasive pancreatic surgery.
  6. He also carries out comprehensive management of breast cancer including neoadjuvant therapy, breast preserving surgery with Sentinel lymph-node biopsy and breast reconstruction.
  7. Trans-sternal and thoracoscopic thymectomy (VATS) for Myasthenia Gravis.
He has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles in National and International Journals and has written numerous book chapters. He is the founder editor-in-chief of World Journal of Endocrine Surgery. He has also authored a fine textbook “Endocrine Surgery made easy”. His special/research interests include development of training modules for endocrine surgery, study of molecular biology of thyroid, parathyroid tumors, and stem cell transplant for diabetes. He has delivered more than 100 lectures in National and International forums including Mayo Clinic and Harvard University. He is a member of the International Advisory committee of Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

Honors and Awards

  1. Visiting Professorship of MGR Medical University, TN, India
  2. UICC Travel grant for the World cancer congress held in Shenzen, China for the year 2010
  3. International Guest Scholarship of American College of Surgeons for the year 2008
  4. Diagnostic System Laboratories Prize for Best Poster Award for the year 2005, 35th Annual Conference of Endocrine Society of India, New Delhi, 2005
  5. Membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences, (MNAMS), India, 2005
  6. John Farndon award of International Association of Endocrine Surgeons, for the year 2004
  7. UICC Fellowship (ICRETT) June 2004: Worked in the Breast Diagnostic Unit, Royal Marsden Hospital, London on the project “Breast Reconstruction with special emphasis on oncoplastic procedures” with Dr. Gerald Gui
  8. Commonwealth fellowship for the year 2000-2001: Under this fellowship worked in the Nuffield department of surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University, Oxford, UK. The project undertaken was “Human and experimental Islet Transplantation”.
  9. UICC Fellowship (ICRETT): Worked in the dept. of Surgery, Division of Cardio thoracic Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Prof. APC Yim) for Training in Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, July2000 to Aug 2000.
  10. Department of Surgery, Lille, France (Prof Charles Proye) to observe the Islet Transplantation facility,2001
  11. Department of Surgery, Pisa, Italy (Prof. P Miccoli): To observe minimally invasive procedure for para thyroidectomy,1998
  12. Study visit Scheme of DAAD: Under this scheme visited the dept. of Surgery, Philip's University, Marburg, Germany (Prof Rothmund) from 28th July199 to Sept30th 1999.
  13. Department of Surgery II, Nagoya, Japan to carry out Ret PTC Oncogene detection in papillary thyroid carcinoma, 1999
  14. Travelling fellowship of International Association of Endocrine Surgeons to attend the ISS meeting at Vienna, 1999
  15. Travel grants to attend the Annual meetings of Japanese Surgical Society-Fukuowa, 1999.
  16. Travel grants to attend the Annual meetings of Japanese Surgical Society- Tokyo, 2000
  17. Travel grants to attend the Annual meetings of Japanese Surgical Society-Sapporo, Japan, 2003

Area of Research Interest

  1. Molecular biology of parathyroid tumors and thyroid cancers
  2. Intraoperative dynamics and kinetics of Parathyroid hormone
  3. Training modules for endocrine surgery residents
  4. Stem cell for diabetes and diabetic foot
  5. Familial neoplastic syndromes such as MEN2, VHL, etc

Current Active Research

  1. Parafibromin study in parathyroid tumors
  2. Intraoperative dynamics and kinetics of Parathyroid hormone
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