Rohit Singla

MD/PhD Student

School of Biomedical Engineering

Rohit Singla is an M.D./Ph.D student under the supervision of Prof. Robert Rohling and Dr. Christopher Nguan. He received his B.A.Sc (CPEN) and M.A.Sc (BME) degrees from the University of British Columbia. 

In his Ph.D research, Rohit explores the development of intelligent kidney ultrasound. This involves the creation of several computer-assisted tools and systems in order to detect and diagnosis kidney disease at its earliest stages. He asks questions such as "how do we automatically detect the kidney in ultrasound?", "how do ultrasound-based parameters change as kidney disease changes?", and "how can we non-invasively quantify microstructural changes of the kidney using ultrasound?". These questions, when applied to chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation, may improve clinical pathways. 

Beyond his thesis, Rohit has a broad range of research interests. These include ultrasound, medical artificial intelligence, chronic diseases, image processing/computer vision, and equity/fairness. 

Outside of academia, Rohit maintains a breadth of activities centered around student advocacy and scientific communication. For fun, he enjoys having strong opinions about film, football, and food. 

Last, Rohit is a registered organ donor. He encourages you to consider becoming one at BC Transplant 


Up-to-date publication list available at Google Scholar

Research Areas: Ultrasound imaging, Medical devices, Surgical robotics, Artificial intelligence, Computer-assisted Interventions

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We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

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