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Kimberly A. Forde, MD, MHS

Kimberly A. Forde, MD, MHS Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
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Dr. Forde is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2008
  • Transplant Hepatology, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Transplant Evaluation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS)

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Columbia University
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, National American College of Epidemiology, National American College of Gastroenterology, National American Gastroenterological Association, National American Medical Women's Association, National American Society of Transplantation, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Forde is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Radnor: Has privileges to perform procedures.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Forde KA, Sprys M, Krowka MJ, Krok K, Patel M, Lin G, Oh JK, Mottram CD, Scanlon PD, Fallon MB, Kawut SM for the Pulmonary Vascular Complications of Liver Disease Study Group: Pulse Oximetry is a Poor Screening Test for Hepatopulmonary Syndrome in Liver Transplant Candidates. The 67th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases: The Liver Meeting 2016 : 2016.

Kushner T, Shaw PA, Kalra A, Magaldi L, Monpara P, Bedi G, Krok K, Centkowski S, Dalldorf K, D’souza J, Halegoua-De Marzio D, Goldberg DS, Levine LD, Srinivas SK, Lewis JD, Forde KA, Lo Re V 3rd: Incidence, Determinants, and Outcomes of Pregnancy-Associated Hepatitis B Flares: A Regional Hospital-Based Cohort Study. The 67th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases: The Liver Meeting 2016 : 2016.

Nephew LD, Goldberg DS, Lewis JD, Bryan M, Forde KA: Gender Disparities in the Process of Liver Transplant Allocation: Women are Disadvantaged by Donor-Recipient Size Mismatch. The 67th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases: The Liver Meeting 2016 : 2016.

Thiruvengadam N, Kochman ML, Khungar V, Hsu CH, Bahirwani R, Forde KA: Complications of ERCP in Post-Orthotopic Liver Transplant Patients In the Setting of Rectal Indomethacin Usage. The 67th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases: The Liver Meeting 2016 : 2016.

Kushner K, McLean R, Furth E, Forde KA: Evaluating Liver Biopsy Predictors for Outcomes in Transplant Recipients with Cardiac/ Liver Disease. The 67th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases: The Liver Meeting 2016 : 2016.

Forde KA, Krowka MJ, Krok K, Patel M, Lin G, Oh JK, Mottram CD, Scanlon PD, Fallon MB, Kawut SM for the Pulmonary Vascular Complications of Liver Disease Study Group: 6 Minute Walk Test: A Quick Standardized Assessment of Functional Status and Pre-Liver Transplant Mortality. The 67th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases: The Liver Meeting 2016 : 2016.

Rhoades DP, Forde KA, Tabibian JH: Proximal Esophageal Varices: A Rare yet Treatable Cause of Hemorrhage. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 14 (9): 105-106,2016.

Thiruvengadam NR, Forde KA, Ma GK, Ahmad N, Chandrasekhara V, Ginsberg GG, Ho IK, Jaffe D, Panganamamula KV, Kochman ML: Rectal Indomethacin Reduces Pancreatitis in High- and Low-Risk Patients Undergoing Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography. Gastroenterology 151 (2): 288-297,2016.

Gowda C, Brown TT, Compher C, Forde KA, Kostman J, Shaw PA, Tien PC, Lo Re V 3rd: Prevalence and Predictors of Low Muscle Mass in HIV/Viral Hepatitis Coinfection. AIDS : 2016.

Lo Re V 3rd, Forde KA, Lewis JD, Goldberg DS, Carbonari DM, Roy J, Reddy KR, Sha D, Strom BL, Corley DA: Reply. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 14 (6): 918-919,2016.

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Academic Contact Info

423 Guardian Drive
722 Blockley Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-8222
Fax: (215) 573-5325
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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