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Ashwani K. Singal

Ashwani K. Singal, MD

Transplantation, Gastroenterology, and Hepatology

"After witnessing my aunt die from a severe blood transfusion reaction, I pursued a profession in medicine so that I could care for the health of others."

Office Information

About Me

If you or a loved one is suffering with a disease or disorder of the liver, turn to Ashwani Singal, MD, at Avera Medical Group Liver Disease in Sioux Falls, SD.

Expert Care for the Liver

Dr. Singal is glad to be a part of a team in which the physicians and surgeons work closely together in order to provide the patient with the highest level of care possible.

His special interests include:

  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Liver transplantation for alcoholic hepatitis
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Porphyria
  • Acute kidney injury in cirrhosis and SLK transplantation

“I like to treat all my patients with respect, dignity and compassion,” he said. “The most important thing is to make them comfortable, and give them the confidence that I am fully listening with an open mind and they are being treated with the best of my abilities.”

In addition to serving Avera patients, Dr. Singal is interested in research. In the past, he has been active in researching treatment for fatty liver disease and alcoholic hepatitis. Dr. Singal has over 150 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.

View Dr. Singal's published works on the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health website.

Personal Interests

In his free time, Dr. Singal enjoys cooking, watching movies, reading and exploring transplant-related research. Dr. Singal is also fluent in Hindi and Punjabi.

Experience

Education

University of Delhi School of Medicine, New Delhi, India, Medical School

Residency

Mount Sinai School of Medicine/Bronx VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY, Internal Medicine

Fellowship

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Gastroenterology

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN, Transplant Hepatology

Teaching or Professional Positions

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases; American Gastroenterology Association; American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; American College of Gastroenterology; American Society of Transplantation: International Liver Transplantation Society; Research Society on Alcoholism; International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism; European Association for Study of Liver; Southern Society of Clinical Investigation

Honors, Awards, etc.

Dr. Singal was awarded the prestigious Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship by the American College of Gastroenterology for his presentation on "Management of Hepatorenal Syndrome Before and After Liver Transplantation" and "Management of Porphyria" at the University of Iowa.

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine; Certified in Subspecialty of Gastroenterology; Certified in Subspecialty of Transplant Hepatology


This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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