Name :Dr. Sonal Asthana
Credentials :M.D., M.S., M.R.C.S., M.Sc., A.S.T.S.
Designation :Head of Department - Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Multiorgan Transplantation
Main Speciality : Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Stomach & Liver) , Nephrology (Kidney Diseases)
Special Interest : Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery , Liver Transplantation , Renal (Kidney) Transplant , Renal Failure
Awards & Honours:
Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation award, American Association for the Study of Liver disease, November 2011.
International Basic Science Mentee/Mentor Award, International Transplantation Society, August 2010.
Nominated for the BMO Financial Group Graduate Scholarship, Univ of Alberta, 2010
Canadian Society for Transplantation (CST) grant, 2010.
Young Scientist Travel Grant Award - (CSIR), Govt of India, 2001.
Department of Science and Technology (DST) Endowment Award Govt of India, 2001.
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
Bachelors Degree: JIPMER, Pondicherry
Master Degree: JIPMER, Pondicherry, University of Alberta, Canada
Residency Training: JIPMER Pondicherry and Leeds, United Kingdom
Residency: 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)
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.
Conferences / Speakers
2011- AASLD (San Francisco, BSS (Cape Cod)
Key Positions Held / Memberships
American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS)
American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD)
Canadian Society of Transplantation (CST)
British Transplant Society (BTS)
The Transplantation Society (TTS)
International Pediatric Transplant Association(IPTA)
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Intensive Renal Care
Minimal Invasive Surgeries