Dr S Bal is the Director of the department of Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Surgical Oncology at Fortis, Vasant Kunj and Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon. Dr Bal, is an alumnus of AIIMS, New Delhi and was, till 2005, an Additional Professor of Surgery and Consultant Thoracic Surgery and Chief of the Lung Cancer and other thoracic malignancies Clinic at his alma mater, the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He is a former fellow of the internationally renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre at New York and a Senior Registrar at the Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital, London. He has trained in Thoracic surgery in AIIMS, New Delhi and in the UK at the South West Regional Thoracic Surgery Unit at Bristol and at the Brompton Chest Hospital, London. He has been a clinical research fellow at University of Leicester, UK in Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Emphysema; which he has pioneered in India. Dr Bal is also one of the pioneers in diagnostic and therapeutic thoracoscopic procedures and today, the department gets referrals from all over North, East and North-East India. He is a member of many surgical societies in India, USA, UK and Japan and has numerous peer reviewed scientific publications and awards to his credit including the Norman Tanner Best Paper Award (Royal Society of Medicine, UK), the Japanese Surgical Society Award in 1996 & 1997, the Varoon Mahajan Fellowship of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, USA, the Escorts Raj Nanda Pulmonary Fellowship to Glenfield Hospital, University of Leicester, UK and the Best Paper Award of the Indian Association of Surgical Oncology in 2002. Previous Experience : 2009-Current Director & Head, Thoracic Surgery & Thoracic Surgical and Foregut Oncology, Fortis-Escorts Hospitals, New Delhi and NCR 2006-2009 Associate Director, Thoracic Surgery & Thoracic Surgical and Foregut Oncology, Fortis-Escorts Hospitals, New Delhi and NCR 2001-2005 Additional Professor of Thoracic Surgery & Chief, Lung Cancer Clinic, Department of Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi 1997-2001 Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery & Chief, Lung Cancer Clinic, Department of Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi 1993-1997 Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi 1988-89 Assistant Professor, Department of Endocrine Surgery, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India 1985-88 Senior Registrar and Senior Research associate, Department of Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi Awards and Accolades 2013 Invited Faculty , 1St Asian Masters Conference in Minimal Access Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai, China Proctor in VATS Lung and Thymic Resections, Kolkata University, PGIMER & SSKM Hospital 2015 Proctor in VATS Esophageal Resection, Government Hospital, Aizawl, Mizoram 2015 Invited Faculty, ATEP Mumbai and Thoracic Masterclass, Hyderabad 2015 2002 & 2011 - Best Paper Award in Indian Association of Surgical Oncology 2000-2001 - Escorts Raj Nanda Pulmonary Fellowship, Glenfield Hospital, University of Leicester, UK 1999 - Varoon Mahajan Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, USA 1996 - Japanese Surgical Society Award for Complex resections in Thyroid Cancer, Kobe, Japan 1995 - Japanese Surgical Society Award for Extended resections in Rectal Cancer, Nagoya 1990 - Norman Tanner Best Paper Award (Royal Society of Medicine, UK) 1981 - V Ramalingaswami Prize for Best Intern , AIIMS, New Delhi 1980 - Best Undergraduate Student in Community Medicine, AIIMS, New DelhiGet Appointment
Thoracic surgery is the repair of organs located in the thorax, or chest. The thoracic cavity lies between the neck and the diaphragm, and contains the heart and lungs (cardiopulmonary system), the esophagus, trachea, pleura, mediastinum, chest wall, and diaphragm.
MBBS, MS (Gen Surgery), Diplomate of The National Board of Examinations (India), FRCS (Edinburgh