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Dr Joy Varghese, Hepatology & Liver Transplant

Gleneagles Global Hospital, Chennai

Dr Joy Varghese, Hepatology & Liver Transplant

 Doctor's Profile


  • Director 

  • Hepatology & Transplant Hepatology

Qualifications & Experience

  • 26 years of experience

  • M.B.B.S, M.D, D.M (Gastro), Fellowship in Liver Transplantation (Germany)


  • He has published more than 100 scientific papers in the field of liver diseases.

  • He has played a vital role for setting up cadaver liver transplant program in various hospitals in Tamil nadu and Kerala states in both Goverment & Non-Goverment sector.

  • He is a examinar for National Board Examination (Gastroenterology - Speciality). He has published more than 60 research articles in the field of hepatology / liver transplantation in the indexed journals and written book chapters. He has been serving as an editorial board member of World Journal of Hepatology and Global Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and reviewer board member for various International & National journals.

  • He worked as the Course Director for Fellowship in Hepatology course for 3 years at Gleneagles Global Health City, affliated by The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical university, Chennai, India.

  • He received Fellowship in transplant hepatology at University hospital, Essen, Germany. In his earlier career, he worked as assistant professor in Amirta Institute of Medical Sciences & Reseach Centre, Kochi. Then, he joined as Consultant Hepatologist & Liver transplant physician in Global hospital & health city, Chennai and has been directly involved in more than 600 adult liver (both cadaver & living donor) transplant peri-operative and long-term management.

  • Dr Joy Varghese is currently the Director of Hepatology & Transplant Hepatology at Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, India.

  • He is the one among the senior most transplant hepatologist in India. Dr Joy has been in the medical field for more than a decade and successfully performed more than 1500 liver transplantations.

  • He has played vital role in setting up liver transplant program in both Government as well as Private institutions at Tamil Nadu & Kerala.

  • Having a vast experience in the field of general hepatology, Dr Joy has delivered more than 1000 lectures on liver disease / liver transplantation in India and abroad.

  • He is the first person in India who initiated therapeutic plasma exchange in various liver conditions and successfully performed hepatitis B virus related liver transplantation using hyper immune plasma.

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  • General Hepatology – Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Fatty liver, Alcoholic liver disease, Wilsons disease

  • Transplant Hepatology – Adult & Pediatric liver transplantation, Combined liver & kidney transplantation

  • Transplant Oncology – Hepatocellular carcinoma

  • Liver Intensive Care – Acute liver failure, Liver dialysis (Plasma exchange)

  • MBBS - Madurai Medical College, 1996

  • MD - General Medicine - Madurai Medical College, 2004

  • DM - Gastroenterology - Madurai Medical College, 2007

  • Levy Thomson Award - 2007


  • Chennai

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