Ashwin Sivaharan

Ashwin Sivaharan

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I am an academic foundation doctor who was trained at Imperial College School of Medicine, where I graduated in 2017 with a medical degree and an intercalated BSc in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. My fascination in research was sparked by the project I undertook during my BSc on the topic of “clonal interactions in colorectal carcinogenesis”. At present, my interests cover a wide range of abdominal disease, with my current focus being liver disease. Clinically, I aim to enter core surgical training after completing the foundation programme.

I joined the Newcastle Fibrosis Research Group in April 2018 and will be working under the supervision of Professor Jelena Mann. I plan to use this opportunity to train in the field of computational biology and apply this knowledge to ongoing work in the fibrosis lab on the complex topic of epigenetic factors in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.


  • July 2017: MBBS, Imperial College School of Medicine, London
  • August 2015: BSc (Medical Sciences with Gastroenterology and Hepatology), Imperial College School of Medicine, London



  • UK Kidney Week 2017 – “Demographic considerations in pain perception for venous preservation” [Poster]
  • British Renal Society Conference 2017 – “Does the Anticipation of Pain Prevent A Patient from Consenting to Gold Standard Care; Vein Preservation for Arteriovenous Fistula Formation.” [Poster]
  • British Society of Gastroenterology Regional Annual Meeting 2016- “Clonal interactions in colorectal carcinogenesis” [Poster]