Ashwani K. Singal,


Transplant Hepatologist and Chief of Clinical Research Affairs
Avera Transplant Institute, Sioux Falls, SD
Professor of Medicine and Director, Hepatology Course
University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
Vermillion, SD

Ashwani K. Singal, MD, MS, AGAF, FACG, FAASLD, is a professor of medicine at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and a transplant hepatologist at the Avera Transplant Institute. In addition, he directs the hepatology elective course for the senior medical students at the Sanford School of Medicine and is chief of clinical research affairs at the Avera Transplant Institute. 

With clinical and translational research interests in alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases, renal injury in cirrhosis, and porphyria, Dr Singal’s research has been funded by the American College of Gastroenterology, the National Institutes of Health, and the pharmaceutical industry. He has more than 230 original peer-reviewed articles in national/international journals and book chapters. He is on the editorial board of numerous journals, including Hepatology and Liver Transplantation; is co–editor in chief of Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology; and is associate editor for Digestive and Liver Disease, PLOS ONE, the Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology, and the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology

Apart from reviewing research grants and scientific research abstracts for the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Dr Singal is on the study section for the National Institutes of Health. He is lead author on practice guidelines for alcoholic liver disease, has coauthored guidelines on vascular disorders of the liver, and is currently involved in writing guidelines on the nutritional management of patients with cirrhosis. 

Dr Singal has been awarded the prestigious American College of Gastroenterology Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship, and he chairs the Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease Special Interest Group for the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.