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Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhury  
Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhury
Additional Professor

Dr Ashok Choudhury currently works as Additional Professor of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation at Institute of Liver and Biliary Science (ILBS).  He is a hepatologist, transplant physician and a clinical researcher using both pre-clinical and translational studies. He graduated from SCB Medical College Cuttack with 3  Gold  Medals,  3  Honours  and  was  the  Best Graduate  of  the  outgoing  batch.  His academic activities were appreciated globally with  best  abstract  and  fellow  research  award  by  American  Association  for  Study  of Liver  Disease at  Boston  in  2014,  Young Investigator  Award  by  International  Liver Transplant Society in 2016 at Seoul and also by Asia Pacific Association for Study of Liver  in  2017  at  Shanghai.  He had full bursary and travel awards by European Association for Study of Liver  (EASL)  and was  covered  by  the  WebMD magazine  in  Europe.

Expertise Area

Clinical Expertise

  1. Actively involved in the patient care both inpatient and outpatient as a consultant for hepatobilliary and gastrointestinal disorders.
  2. Lead role as a transplant hepatologist that includes- pre-transplant evaluation, perioperative care and post-transplant follow up.
  3. Hepatological Interventions- Liver Biopsy, Trans jugular Liver Biopsy(TJLB), Cardiac Catheterization and Hepatic Venus Pressure Gradient Measurement(HVPG),
  4. Basic & advanced endoscopic procedures -Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, enteroscopy and associated interventions, ERCP including complicated procedures for post liver transplant Biliary complications
  5. Endo-hepatology- EUS and hepatobiliary intervention
  6. Advanced Hepatology critical care- ICU and HDU management
  7. Emergency hepatology –including advanced therapy for bleeder and ALF

 Institutional Academic Assignment

  • Member, Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC)
  • Scientific Research Review Board (SRRB)
  • Artificial Intelligence Lab, Dept of Hepatology

Academic Activities

Academic editor for

  • Journal of clinical translational hepatology (JCTH)-an International Journal with Impact factor-4.108
  • World Journal of Gastroenterology (WJG) - an International Journal with Impact factor-5.7
  • Guest Editor - Journal of clinical experimental hepatology (JCEH)- special issue on liver transplant

International collaboration (Asia Pacific)

  • Asia Pacific Association for Study of Liver (APASL) ACLF Research Consortium (AARC) as the largest database on liver failure as Principal Coordinator
  • Asia Pacific Association for Study of Liver (APASL)COVID Liver Injury Spectrum (APCOLIS) as Principal Investigator

International collaboration (Global)

Chronic Liver disease Evolution and Registry for Events and Decompensation (CLEARED) Global Study of Liver Disease Outcomes in Inpatients” as Principal Investigator


  • Defining the Golden Window concept from inflammation to Infection in ACLF
  • Criteria of Suitability for liver transplant in ACLF
  • Transplant Window in ACLF
  • Liver failure score (AARC) –most widely used now globally

Area of Research

  • Liver Transplant
  • Sepsis
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Liver critical care
  • Hepato-cellular carcinoma
  • Acute on chronic liver failure
  • Liver failure

Research and Publications

Total Research Publication till date-106

H Index -24 (Feb 2023)


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