Sumeet Asrani, MD, MSc, has been promoted to chief of hepatology and liver transplantation, Baylor Scott & White Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute. Dr. Asrani has served as the medical director of the Center for Advanced Liver Disease since 2016. In addition, he has provided clinical care at both Baylor University Medical Center (Baylor Dallas), part of Baylor Scott & White Health, and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie.
In the past five years, Dr. Asrani, who is nationally and internationally recognized in hepatology and transplant hepatology, restructured the research enterprise of BSWH Transplant Institute. He has been instrumental in making the name of the institute and Baylor Scott & White Health a widely recognized presence in the national and international academic world. Dr. Asrani has published 140 peer-reviewed publications and more than 300 abstracts, has given more than 125 national and international presentations, and mentored more than 30 trainees to help advance their medical careers.
In commenting on his new role, Dr. Asrani says, “The depth and breadth of our division, as well as the close relationships with our surgical colleagues, is refreshing and invigorating. We have the opportunity to build on this foundation and strengthen our leadership position in the field. At the end of the day, as long as we don’t lose sight of the fact that the needs of the patient come first, we will succeed in our mission of providing outstanding service throughout the continuum of care.”