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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

Dr. Forde is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties


  • 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


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 Barnard College Pre-medical Students, Local Black and Latino Student Organization of Columbia, Local Lindenbaum - Thompson Society, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Local

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.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Roccaro GA, Goldberg DS, Hwang W, Judy R, Thomasson A, Kimmel SE, Forde KA, Lewis JD, Yang Y: Sustained Post-Transplant Diabetes is Associated with Long-Term Major Cardiovascular Events Following Liver Transplantation Am J Transplant : 2017.

Cohen JB, Eddinger KC, Locke JE, Forde KA, Reese PP, Sawinski DL: Survival Benefit of Transplantation with a Deceased Diabetic Donor Kidney Compared with Remaining on the Waitlist Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 12 (6): 974-982,2017.

Al-Naamani N, Krowka M, Bull TM, Heresi GA, Roberts KE, Bartolome S, Hemnes AR, Channick RN, Sprys M, Patel M, Krok K, Forde KA, DuBrock HM, Oh J, Lin G, Mottram CD, Scanlon PD, Fallon M, Kawut SM.: Clinical Features of Portopulmonary Hypertension in Patients with Advanced Liver Disease. American Thoracic Society : 2017.

Serper M, Forde KA, Kaplan DA: Flares of alanine aminotransferase and hepatitis B reactivation in a national cohort of patients undergoing hepatitis C treatment with direct-acting antivirals. Digestive Diseases Week : 2017.

Carr Rotonya M, Patel Arpan, Bownik Hillary, Oranu Amanke, Kerner Caroline, Praestgaard Amy, Forde Kimberly A, Reddy K Rajender, Lichtenstein Gary R: Intestinal Inflammation Does Not Predict Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Severity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients. Digestive diseases and sciences 62 (5): 1354-1361,2017.

Thiruvengadam N, Forde KA, Chandrasekhara, Kochman M.: Patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Undergoing ERCP are at Increased Risk For Pancreatitis: Rectal Indomethacin Significantly Reduces The Risk. Digestive Diseases Week : 2017.

Gowda C, Newcomb CW, Liu Q, Carbonari DM, Lewis JD, Forde KA, Goldberg DS, Reddy KR, Roy JA, Mark AR, Schneider JL, Kostman JR, Tate JP, Lim JK, Justice AC, Goetz MB, Corley DA, Lo Re 3rd V.: Risk of Acute Liver Injury With Antiretroviral Therapy by Viral Hepatitis Status Open Forum Infect Dis : 1-10,2017.

Nephew LD, Goldberg D, Lewis JD, Abt P, Bryan M, Forde KA: Exception Points and Body Size Contribute to Gender Disparity in Liver Transplantation Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 17 : 30271-30279,2017.

Thiruvengadam NR, Forde KA, Chandrasekhara V, Kochman ML: Lowering the risk of post-ERCP pancreatitis Gastrointest Endosc 85 (3): 688-689,2017.

Carr RM, Patel A, Bownik H, Oranu A, Kerner C, Praestgaard A, Forde KA, Reddy KR, Lichtenstein GR: Intestinal Inflammation Does Not Predict Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Severity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients Dig Dis Sci : 2017.

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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: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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