Ashwani K. Singal, MD, MS, FACG, FAASLD
Dr. Singal is a professor of medicine at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine; transplant hepatologist at the Avera transplant institute; and health research scientist at the VA Sioux Falls. He also directs the hepatology elective course for the senior medical students at the Sanford SOM and is Chief of clinical research 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 240 original peer reviewed articles in national / international journals and book chapters. His editorial activities include
- Editorial board: Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, Seminars Liver Disease
- Guest Editor: Clinical liver disease, Frontiers in Gastroenterology, Translational Gastroenterology Hepatology, Current Hepatology Reports, and Metabolism and Organ Damage
- Editor in Chief: Translational Gastroenterology Hepatology
- Associate Editor: 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 a lead author on ACG guidelines for alcoholic liver disease, co-authored guidelines on vascular disorders of the liver, and is currently co-authoring guidelines on nutritional management of patients with cirrhosis and revised guidelines on alcohol-associated liver disease. Dr. Singal has been awarded the prestigious Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship by the ACG. He is regularly serving various committees of the AASLD since 2010 and chaired the special interest group on alcohol-related liver disease (2020-2021) of the AASLD.