Dr Ashish Kumar is a Professor and Senior Consultant at the Institute of Liver, Gastroenterology, & Panceatico-Biliary Sciences, Ganga Ram Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (GRIPMER) of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India. He completed his Gastroenterology training from the Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India in 2004. Subsequently, he worked under the mentorship of Prof Shiv Kumar Sarin for 5 years in his unit in various capacities including at the Institute of Liver & Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi, India. He has been a visiting fellow at the National Cancer Center, Japan and the University of California, San Francisco, USA. His research areas include mainly hepatocellular carcinoma, portal hypertension, acute-on-chronic-liver failure, and stem cells for liver diseases. He has over 140 publications mostly in international journals, including Gastroenterology, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Gut. He is the coordinator and the lead author of the Indian Consensus on Treatment of Liver Cancer under the aegis of Indian National Association for the Study of the Liver (INASL). He has been a Governing Council Member of the INASL and Taskforce member on Hepatitis B and was instrumental in publishing various INASL Guidelines. He was also a faculty member of the Baveno working group on portal hypertension, and member of many APASL working groups. His paper on HVPG-Fibroscan correlation was awarded the Best Paper Award by the GRIPMER. He also received the India International Healthcare Award for being The Most Promising Gastroenterologist of the Year 2018 of Delhi.