Dr. Sonal Asthana is proficient in multi-organ transplant surgery, surgical oncology, pancreas, kidney and small bowel transplantation. He is well-trained transplant surgeon and has working experience in the leading centers in North America, India, and the UK.
Currently, he is working as a senior consultant with the Aster Integrated Liver Care Program at Aster Medcity, Kochi and Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore. Dr. Asthana is well versed in solving all aspects of pancreatic surgeries, complicated biliary, liver diseases and is highly trained in whole - organ pancreas, small bowel, kidney, liver and clinical islet-cell transplantation.
Besides this, he has more than 40 publications, numerous aspects, scientific articles and various International and national meetings to his credit. In 2003, Dr. Asthana joined the hospital (St James University Hospital in Leeds) the UK. During his 4 year tenure in the UK, he got the training in multi-organ transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery.
Dr. Asthana is also expertise in surgical management of gallbladder, liver, pancreatic and biliary diseases and cancers. Being the expert in the above fields, he is also popular in clinical islet-cell transplantation. His research interests in the field include the management of Hepatitis C, transplant epidemiology, post-transplant immunosuppression and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Position and Career
University of Alberta Hospital - Clinical Transplant Fellowship, HPB Surgery, and Multiorgan Transplant
He worked as a Senior Research Associate, Senior Resident, Surgical Oncology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi
He appointed as a Chief Resident, General Surgery, Surgical Residency Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) Pondicherry, India
In 2003, Dr. Asthana joined the Liver Unit at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds, UK. During his 4 years of training in the hospital, he experienced Hepatobiliary Surgery and Multi-organ transplantation, as well as on a higher surgical (Sub specialty) training rotation.
He Specializes in
Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
He completed his Bachelors Degree from JIPMER, Pondicherry
He has done Masters from JIPMER, Pondicherry, University of Alberta, Canada
Residency Training from JIPMER Pondicherry and Leeds, United Kingdom
He completed his Fellowship from American Society of Transplant Surgeons ( ASTS)
Fellowship in Multi-organ transplantation in Edmonton, Canada
Residency from Yorkshire School of Surgery
He has an excellent exposure to all aspects of complex liver biliary and pancreatic surgery as well as training in kidney, small bowel, liver, whole-organ pancreas, and clinical islet-cell cell transplantation.
Chief Residency: JIPMER, Pondicherry and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
Award and Achievements -
November 2011 - He received the Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation Award, American Association for the study of liver disease.
August 2010 - Dr. Asthana won the Mentor Award by the International Transplantation Society.
August 2010 - He nominated for the BMO Financial Group Graduate Scholarship, Univ of Alberta.
He got the Young Scientist Travel Grant Award, Govt of India -2001