Dr. Vatsal Kothari -  Best Critical Care Doctor in Mumbai

Dr. Vatsal Kothari

Director, Critical Care Medicine and Consulting Physician


  • YEARS OF PRACTICE: 26 years
  • GENDER: Male
  • LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
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  • Director, Critical Care (Intensive Care) and Consulting Physician at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital(KDAH)
  • Recognized Teacher in Critical Care by National Board of Examinations New Delhi
  • Recognized Teacher in Critical Care by Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • 8 postgraduate students register every year to train to become Intensive Care Specialists
  • Heading a large tertiary care ICU in Mumbai with 120 adult ICU and 64 pediatric ICU beds
  • All types of advanced life support available in the ICU

My Mantra

Success is often elusive, when life throws you challenges, learn to take them in your stride


Adult Intensive Care and Neuro- critical Care; Management of critically ill medical and surgical patients, Management of Organ preserve and Organ transplant patients – Kidney, heart , Bone marrow transplant, Expert Management in Trauma patients including Head injuries, Brain surgeries, neurological and cardiac emergencies, Management of Septic Shock and Multiple Organ dysfunction Syndrome, Expert Management in Post operative patients


Airway Management – including difficult airways. Well versed in the use of airway devices – LMA , Airway bougies and the combitube. Video Laryngoscopy, Expertise in Percutaneous Tracheostomies with or without using the bronchoscope, Bedside bronchoscopy, Bedside 2D Echocardiography, Swan Ganz catheterization, ECMO and IABP, RRT – Dialysis CVVH , CVVHD, Expertise in high frequency ventilation and nitric oxide administration, Bedside Tracheostomies in adults and tracheostomy in pediatric patients


    • MMMS, LTMMC AND LTMGH, Sion, Mumbai
    • MD (Internal Medicine), Seth GSMC and KEMH: University of Mumbai
    • DNB(Internal Medicine), Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi


    • MRCP(UK), England
    • Fellowship in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool (UK)
    • E.D.I.C: (European Diploma in Intensive Care): Guys and Saint Thomas’s Hospital, London
  • Dr Palekar award for standing first at the Mumbai University at the M.D Examination
  • First rank at the Medicine Competitive Exam at the LTMMC and LTMGH, Sion, Mumbai

Dr. Vatsal Kothari has done his advanced training in Critical Care from the following world class institutes:

  • Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
  • Gold Coast Hospital, Gold Coast, Australia
  • University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, England

KDAH Experience

Dr. Kothari is the Director of the Centre for Critical Care and has setup the 120 bed adult ICU where the all cause mortality of just 6% is at par with the best international ICUs

  • Kothari VM, Karnad DR, Bichile LS.Tropical infections in the ICU. J Assoc Physicians India. 2006 Apr;54:291-8. Review. PMID: 16944613 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Kothari VM, Karnad DR. New onset fever in the intensive care unit. J Assoc Physicians India. 2005 Nov;53:949-53. Review. PMID: 16515235 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Ganesh Kumar AV, Kothari VM, Krishnan A, Karnad DR.Benzathine penicillin, metronidazole and benzyl penicillin in the treatment of tetanus: a randomized, controlled trial. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2004 Jan;98(1):59-63. PMID: 15000732 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Shroff GR, Karnad DR, Limaye US, Kothari VM. Isolated cranial nerve syndromes without proximal carotid involvement in aortoarteritis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2004 Apr;63(4):465-6. PMID: 15020350 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Panchabhai TS, Dangayach NS, Krishnan A, Kothari VM, Karnad DR. Oropharyngeal cleansing with 0.2% chlorhexidine for prevention of nosocomial pneumonia in critically ill patients: an open-label randomized trial with 0.01% potassium permanganate as control. Chest. 2009 May;135(5):1150-6.
  • Kothari MV, Mehta L, Natarajan M, Kothari VM.Spine revisited: principles and parlance redefined. Neurol India. 2005 Dec;53(4):397-8. PMID: 16565529 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Kothari ML, Mehta LA, Kothari VM.The ethics of evidence-based therapy. Issues Med Ethics. 1999 Jan-Mar;7(1):16-8. PMID: 16320465 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Kothari ML, Mehta LA, Kothari VM.Non-pathology: the bedrock of pathology. J Postgrad Med. 2000 Apr-Jun;46(2):134-43. PMID: 11013487 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Kothari ML, Mehta LA, Kothari VM.Cause of death--so-called designed event acclimaxing timed happenings. J Postgrad Med. 2000 Jan-Mar;46(1):43-51. PMID: 10855082 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Mrs. Shikha Katyal

    My wife was in ICU under Dr Vatsal Kothari, he and his Asst. Doctors have taken good care as she had some side effects due to chemo now, she is much better. Thank you

  • Ms Taramati Kataria, Dhule

    Very good staff and excellent doctors Dr. Vatsal sir and Dr Manit Gudavada

  • Mrs. Purnima Lindsay Dlima

    Great treatment under Dr. Vatsal, Dr. Sonawane, Dr. Gaurav, Dr. Afroz

  • Swaroop Shetty


    I am no stranger to the excellent and bench mark setting medical treatment &  patient care that forms the very DNA of patient experience at Kokilaben.But,Covid impacted everyone and everything in different ways. I wen...

  • Sursinh Chad

    On 16/04/2021 at age 81 immediately after my (SURSINH JAMNADAS CHAD) admission in your hospital, to treat 'Corona 19' a Medical Team LED by Dr. VASTAL KOTHARI (Director Critical Care Medicine} began investigation & medication. They ...

  • Brinda Paymaster

    To Dr. Vatsal Kothari, Dr. Sweta Singh and team,

    It has been our luck or good fortune you can say, that we have got the reference of Dr. Vatsal Kothari and team for my mother-in-law’s severe covid treatment and then again when ...

  • Sanjay Singhania

    I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking so good care of me and getting me out of dire Covid infection. As I have mentioned to you time and again, I really admire your dedication, whereby you visited me every day, irresp...

  • Sumesh Parasrampuria

    My Dad Sajjan Kumar Parasrampuria Age - 68 was admitted to Kokilaben Hospital under the due care of Dr. Vatsal Kothari. he was very critical when he was admitted to hospital. I would like to place testimonial for record purposed. he was admit...

  • Manish Kothawala, Mumbai

    We thank you very much to Doctor Vatsal Kothari & his entire team for fast recovery of my mother Padmaben's health. They have taken proper care of my mother in systematic manner.

    Manish Kothawala

  • Komal and Sanjay Mehta, Mumbai

    Respected Sir/Madam:
    Ms.Shivani Mehta, my 19 years daughter was having a high fever and treated initially at a local hospital in suburban Kandivali. Gynaecologist Dr.Manisha Desai, treating my daughter advised us to admit her at KDAH at...

  • The Mathur Family, Mumbai

    Greetings from Mrs. Mathur and family!

    We remember the first time meeting Dr. Vatsal Kothari at the emergency section of Kokilaben Ambani Hospital. It was for my Mom, who was very serious. At that moment Dr. Kothari came in as ...

  • Moulshree Mishra, Mumbai

    Dr Vatsal Kothari is wonderful at what he does. I've been his patient for 2 yrs and am always very satisfied at the results. Since I had a Pancreatic Surgery in January 2017, which unfortunately had some complications, I must say that not only ...

  • Amrita Shetty & Family

    Ms. Swaroop Shetty (mummy) was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital under Dr. Vatsal Kothari (Dr. VMK) with a Subdural Arachnoid Haemorrhage and a dangerous wide necked aneurysm. She was very critical and at a very high risk...

  • Sanjay Lakhani, Surat

    Dear Doctor,

    Hearty thanks to Dr.Vatsal kothari sir. For saving my cousin brother's life in very critical condition ... It was a great experience with you. You treated my cousin (Dipen lakhani) so nicely, and we are thankful to...

  • J. S. and Indra Tomar

    Dear Sir,

    Please accept my sincere congratulation. My experience during many visits in various departments like cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, radiology etc in last 3-5 years has been very satisfactory. In the span of...

  • Preeti Bhosale, Mumbai

    I want to express my sincere appreciation for the professional care given to my dad – Dedicated to Dr. Vatsal.

    Hands-down one of the best doctors and human beings. A highly experienced, excellent doctor whose medical know...

  • Sheila G. Kalra, Mumbai

    Respected Dr. Sir,

    The secret to my awesome recovery from duodenal ulcer, is a doctor who is simply extraordinary.
    Your skill, knowledge and positive outlook played a major role in my recovering so well and so quickly. ...

  • Gladys Landers, Mumbai

    My husband Rick was admitted to the ICU for an acute blood loss he suffered owing to a Mallory Weiss tear in a stomach ulcer in January 2015. His haemoglobin levels swiftly fell to a critical 1.9 and he had to be put on life support.

  • Harpal SIngh Sokhi, Mumbai

    A great Doctor is person who can actually give a second life and is God for you when you are sick. I happened to interact with one during my recent illness Dr. Vatsal Kothari from Kokilaben Hospital Andheri(W) Mumbai.

    The very ...

  • Faredoon Kuka, Mumbai

    Good Doctors understand Responsibility better than Privilege and practice Accountability better than Business and we thank Dr. Vatsal Kothari for being such a Doctor.

    Dr. Vatsal Kothari, Dr. Shweta Singh and the Team were excel...

  • Ravinder Jolly


    I thought I should place on record the excellent services rendered by Dr.Kothari and his team during my several visits and stays at the hospital because of my illness. The personal service and warmth coupled with immedia...

  • Jagruti Shah

    Greetings of the day!!

    Just wanted to tell you a big big thank you for all the help, care and concern you had extended to my father and me during our admission to the hospital.

    Had it not been for your timely h...

No. Journal Code Department Type Download
1 316 Center for Critical Care National -

Publication/Talk Title : Continuous Cervical Epidural Analgesia In Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression

Journal Published : Indian Journal Of Palliative Care

2 281 Center for Critical Care National -

Publication/Talk Title : Impact Of A Multidimensional Strategy To Reduce Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia In Neonatal Intensive Care Units In 10 Developing Countries

Journal Published : Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol

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