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Ashwani Singal MD

Ashwani K. Singal MD

Professor of Medicine and Director of Hepatology Elective for Senior Medical Students, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine; Transplant Hepatologist and Chief Clinical Research Program, Avera Transplant Institute; Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Dr. Singal is a Professor of Medicine at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and transplant hepatologist at the Avera transplant institute. In addition, he also directs the hepatology elective course for the senior medical students at the Sanford Medical School and is Chief of clinical research affairs at the Avera transplant institute.

With clinical and translational research interests in alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases, renal injury in cirrhosis, and porphyria, Dr. Singal’s research has been funded by the American College of Gastroenterology, National Institute of Health, and pharmaceutical industry. He has over 200 original peer reviewed articles in national / international journals and book chapters. He is on the editorial board of many journals including liver transplantation, co-editor in chief for Translational Gastroenterology Hepatology, and associate editor for digestive liver disease, PLoS one, journal of clinical translational hepatology, and journal of clinical and experimental hepatology.

Apart from reviewing research grants and scientific research abstracts for the AGA and AASLD, Dr. Singal is on the study section for the NIH. He is lead author on practice guidelines for alcoholic liver disease, has co-authored guidelines on vascular disorders of the liver, and is currently involved in writing guidelines on nutritional management of patients with cirrhosis. Dr. Singal has been awarded the prestigious Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship by the ACG, and also chairs the special interest group on alcohol-related liver disease of the AASLD.