Aster Prime Hospital does not offer any sort of employment in exchange for payment of money for any purpose whatsoever. If you receive any similar kind of offer from anyone representing Aster Prime Hospital, please send an email with the intimation and related documents to [email protected].
Dr. Sundar Sankaran - Best Nephrologist in Bangalore

Dr. Sundar Sankaran

Program Director Aster Institute of Renal Transplantation

MBBS, MD, DNB (Nephrology), FRCP, FISOT
Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, English

Dr. Sundar completed his Nephrology training from the world-renowned Christian Medical College, Vellore. He went on to establish the Nephrology and Transplant program at MS Ramaiah Medical College in 1987 and founded the Karnataka Nephrology and Transplant Institute (KANTI) in 1991.

In his illustrious career spanning four decades, Dr Sundar has experience of managing over 3000 kidney transplants. He has special expertise in the management of complicated kidney transplants, palliative nephrology and geriatric kidney transplants.

Dr. Sundar is the recipient of the Dronacharya Award for services in the field of Nephrology. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Nephrology at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, a founding member of the Indian Society of Organ Transplant, Peritoneal Dialysis Society of India and the Nephrology Association of Karnataka.

Area of expertise
  • Complicated Kidney Transplants
  • Geriatric Transplants
  • Palliative care Nephrology

Awards and Recognition:

  • Dronacharya Award from AVATAR 
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow
  • Fellow of the Indian Society of Transplantation
  • Paul Harris Fellow and Vocational Services Award by Rotary Club
  • Lifetime Achievement Award for services rendered to Kidney Patients by Nephrology Association of Karnataka 
  • Awarded prestigious orations like Padmbushan Dr MK Mani oration, Dr Talwalkar Oration, Dr Bapat Memorial Oration etc
  • DNB Nephrology guide
  • MRCP -Paces Examiner
  • Ex Adjunct Professor of Nephrology –MAHE 
  • Keynote speaker and invited speaker for many medical and non medical societies from all over the world 


  • Founder member of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation
  • Founder member Peritoneal Dialysis Society of India
  • Founder Member Haemodialysis Society of India
  • Founder member Nephrology Association of Karnataka 
  • Ex Chairman Indian Society of Nephrology (SC)
  • Former Convener Nephrology Association of Karnataka
  • Life member API (Assn of Physicians of India)
  • Life Member Asian Society of Transplantation  

Paper Published:

  • Published in national, International Journals.
  • Authored chapters in Textbooks of Nephrology
  • Editorial board of many journals