Dr.Sonal Asthana

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


liver-512University of Alberta Hospital - Clinical Transplant Fellowship, HPB Surgery, and Multiorgan Transplant

liver-512He worked as a Senior Research Associate, Senior Resident, Surgical Oncology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi

liver-512He appointed as a Chief Resident, General Surgery, Surgical Residency Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) Pondicherry, India

liver-512In 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.






doctorHe Specializes in


liver-512Surgical Oncology

liver-512Bariatric Surgery

liver-512Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery

liver-512Surgical Gastroenterology

liver-512Minimally Invasive Surgery

liver-512Kidney Transplantation



graduate-cap Education


liver-512He completed his Bachelors Degree from JIPMER, Pondicherry

liver-512He has done Masters from JIPMER, Pondicherry, University of Alberta, Canada

liver-512Residency Training from JIPMER Pondicherry and Leeds, United Kingdom

liver-512He completed his Fellowship from American Society of Transplant Surgeons ( ASTS)

liver-512Fellowship in Multi-organ transplantation in Edmonton, Canada

liver-512Residency from Yorkshire School of Surgery

liver-512He 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.

liver-512Chief Residency: JIPMER, Pondicherry and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi




prize-badge-with-star-and-ribbon Award and Achievements -


liver-512November 2011 - He received the Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation Award, American Association for the study of liver disease.

liver-512August 2010 - Dr. Asthana won the Mentor Award by the International Transplantation Society.

liver-512August 2010 - He nominated for the BMO Financial Group Graduate Scholarship, Univ of Alberta.

liver-512He got the Young Scientist Travel Grant Award, Govt of India -2001