Dr. Francis Delmonico's Profile

Dr. Francis Delmonico

Transplant Surgeon
Dr. Francis Delmonico is in Chennai for a special reason. Though India's record of organ donation is dismally low, the organ donor rate in the southern state of TamilNadu with its capital at Chennai is 1.2 per million population-15 times the national average!

Organs Donít Have Religious, Ethnic or Cultural Labels: Organ Transplant Expert

It is a widely known fact that there is an acute shortage of organs for transplantation in India. But Dr. Francis Delmonico, President-elect of World Transplantation Society and renowned transplant surgeon is in Chennai for a special reason. Though India's record of organ donation is dismally low, the organ donor rate in the southern state of TamilNadu with its capital at Chennai is 1.2 per million population-15 times the national average! In an exclusive interview to Medindia, during his brief visit to Chennai this week, Dr. Delmonico shares his appreciation for Chennai's deceased organ donation program, his distress at organ sales continuing in many parts of the world and his expert tips to improve organ donation and transplantation in India.

Q. You are in Chennai for a reason. Tell us your observation of how the deceased organ donations are progressing here? ...

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Other Interviews

Ebenezer Joseph Dr. Jan Prins Dr R K Mani Dr. Saleem Mohammed Dr. Alison Bale Mr. Gopi Natarajan, Dr. Manokar Panchanatham Dr. Gita Arjun, A.B. (USA) FACOG Jasna Bruji Dr. Rekha Ramachandran Jim Tizzard Dr Dharini Krishnan Kanchana Dr. M.S. Ranjit, DCH, MD (Pediatrics) Dr. Mukund Mehta, M.D. Dr. P.N. Someshwara Rao, M.S. MRCS, FPS Dr. R.V. Murali, M.D.S. Dr. Kamala Selvaraj MD, DGO, PhD Dr. Alan R. Hirsch M.D., F.A.C.P Shefali Chhachhi Dr. David Wiebers Dr. Abhishek Srivastava Vidya Reddy Dr. Prakash Boominathan Ms. Rama Venugopal Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala Dr. K. Jayanth Murali, IPS., Padmini Ramesh Dr Jeyaraj Duraipandian Debayan Gosh