Dr. Sonal Asthana

Brief Profile:

Dr. Sonal Asthana is a Sr. Consultant - HPB & Liver Transplant Surgery associated with the Integrated Liver Care Program at Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore and Aster Medcity, Kochi.  A Hepato Pancreato Biliary and Multi-organ Transplant Surgeon with almost two decades of experience to his credit, Dr. Sonal Asthana is an expert in liver, kidney and pancreas transplant, small bowel transplant, clinical islet cell transplant and surgical management of disorders/ diseases of the liver, gall bladder, biliary and pancreas, including cancers. Trained at some of the best institutes in the United Kingdom, Canada and India, his fields of special interest include management of Hepatitis C, Post-Transplant Immunosuppression, Transplant Epidemiology, Ischemia Reperfusion And Hepatocellular Carcinoma.

In 2003, he joined the Liver Unit at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds, UK, where he spent four years training in Hepatobiliary Surgery and Multi-organ transplantation. He was then selected for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) accredited fellowship in Multi-organ transplantation in Edmonton, Canada. He has had comprehensive training in all aspects of the complex liver, biliary, and pancreatic surgery as well as training in liver, kidney, whole-organ pancreas, small bowel and clinical islet-cell transplantation.

Dr. Asthana has an extensive research background with more than 40 publications and scientific articles, numerous abstracts and presentations at national and international meetings to his credit. He is a recipient of awards from the British Transplant Society, The American Society of Transplantation, The Canadian Transplant Society and has been a recipient of the Alberta Heritage Fellowship (AHFMR) and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation award. He also has a postgraduate research degree from the University of Alberta. He was also selected for the European Health Leadership program at INSEAD, France in 2010.

Dr. Asthana is an expert in the surgical management of liver, gall bladder, biliary and pancreatic diseases, and cancers as well as liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation. He has expertise in clinical islet-cell transplantation. His research interests include the management of Hepatitis C, post-transplant immunosuppression, transplant epidemiology and hepatocellular carcinoma.