Dr. Sonal Asthana Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgeon in Bangalore

Dr. Sonal Asthana

Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgeon, Bangalore

MD, MS (JIPMER) Surgical Oncology (AIIMS), MRCS(Edinburgh), MSc

  • 1 Hospital
  • 20 Years Experience


  • 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

  • Kidney Transplantation

  • Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Bariatric Surgery

  • Surgical Gastroenterology


  • Liver Transplant

  • Pancreatic Surgery

  • Renal Transplant


  • 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
  • Cell transplantation
  • Multi-Organ Transplantation
  • Diabetes
  • Viral Hepatitis


  • 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.

Practice Information

Bgs Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Bangalore

Bgs Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Bangalore

67, Uttarahalli Road, Fort Kengeri, Bangalore, Karnataka - 560060

Achievements & Contributions

  • Conferences Attended2011- AASLD (San Francisco, BSS (Cape Cod), ATC (Philadelphia), CST (Quebec)
  • 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
  • Royal College of Surgeons ( Edinburgh)

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