Dr. Sonal Asthana Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgeon, Bangalore
MD, MS (JIPMER) Surgical Oncology (AIIMS), MRCS(Edinburgh), MSc
15 Years Experience
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University of Alberta Hospital - Clinical Transplant fellowship, HPB Surgery and Multiorgan Transplant
Leeds Teaching Hospitals
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi - Senior Research Associate, Senior Resident, Surgical Oncology
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) Pondicherry, India - Chief Resident, General Surgery, Surgical Residency
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, as well as on a higher surgical (Sub specialty) training rotation, in 2003
Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Surgery of the liver, bile duct and pancreas
Liver transplantation- cadaveric and living donor
Pancreatic Surgery and transplantation
Liver tumor management
Renal Transplantation-living donor and cadaveric
Bachelors Degree from JIPMER, Pondicherry
Master Degree from JIPMER, Pondicherry, University of Alberta, Canada
Training: Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Transplantation
Residency Training from JIPMER Pondicherry and Leeds, United Kingdom
Residency from Yorkshire School of Surgery
Chief Residency: JIPMER, Pondicherry and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) , New Delhi
FellowShip American Society of Transplant Surgeons ( ASTS)
Fellowship in Multi-organ transplantation in Edmonton, Canada
He had comprehensive training in, and exposure to all aspects of complex liver biliary and pancreatic surgery as well as training in liver, kidney, whole-organ pancreas, small bowel and clinical islet-cell cell transplantation.
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Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation award, American Association for the Study of Liver disease, November 2011
Nominated for the BMO Financial Group Graduate Scholarship, Univ of Alberta, 2010
Canadian Society for Transplantation (CST) grant, 2010
European Health Leadership Program (INSEAD), Fontainebleau, France, June 2010
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Clinical Fellowship, 2009
Alberta Transplant Fund Fellowship, June 2009
Medawar medal session, British Transplant Society conference, Edinburgh March 2006
Clinical Fellowship Hepatobiliary Oncology, International Association of Surgeons and Gastroenterologists (IASG), Athens, Greece
Commonwealth fellowship in Cancer research, Govt of India, Nominee 2002.
Young Scientist Travel Grant Award - (CSIR), Govt of India, 2001
Department of Science and Technology (DST) Endowment Award Govt of India, 2001
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)
The American Association of the Society of Liver disease (AASLD) HPB surgery and Liver Transplantation award
S Asthana, C Toso, G Meeberg et al. The impact of sirolimus on Hepatitis C recurrence after liver transplantation. Canadian J Gastroenterology Jan 2011.
Bloodstream infection after elective liver transplantation is associated with increased mortality in patients with cirrhosis Karvellas CJ, McPhail M, Pink F, Asthana S , Muiesan P, Nigel Heaton et al Journal of Critical Care 2011
C Toso, S Asthana, D Bigam, J Shapiro N Kneteman Reassessing selection criteria for liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma with the scientific registry of transplant recipients database. Hepatology 2009 Mar; 49(3): 832-8
P Goldsmith, S Asthana, N Ahmad. Transplantation Of Adult Sized Kidneys In Low Weight Paediatric Recipients Achieves Short-Term Outcomes Comparable To Size Matched Grafts Pediatric Transplantation 2010 Nov;14(7):919-24
S Asthana, C Toso, M McCarthy, AMJ Shapiro. The management of splenic artery aneurysms in patients awaiting liver transplantation. Clinical Transplantation Sep-Oct;24(5):691-4
Dr. Sonal 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