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Kimberly A. Forde, MD, MHS

Kimberly A. Forde, MD, MHS Physician

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Forde is employed by Penn Medicine.

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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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • 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 Association, National American Society of Transplantation, National Barnard College Pre-medical Students, Barnard College, Local Black and Latino Student Organization, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Local Lindenbaum - Thompson Society, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Forde is employed by Penn Medicine.

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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Byrne DD, Tate JP, Forde KA, Lim JK, Goetz MB, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Butt AA, Gibert CL, Brown ST, Bedimo R, Freiberg MS, Justice AC, Kostman JR, Roy JA: Risk of Acute Liver Injury After Statin Initiation by Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection Status Clin Infect Dis. 65 (9): 1542 - 1550,2017.

DuBrock HM, Krowka MJ, Forde KA, Krok K, Patel M, Sharkoski T, Sprys M, Lin G, Oh JK, Mottram CD, Scanlon PD, Fallon MB: Clinical Impact of Intrapulmonary Vascular Dilatation in Candidates for Liver Transplant Chest : 2017.

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, Trooskin S, Levine LD, Srinivas SK, Lewis JD, Forde KA: Incidence, determinants and outcomes of pregnancy-associated hepatitis B flares: A regional hospital-based cohort study. Liver Int : 2017.

Cohen JB, Eddinger KC, Shelton B, Locke JE, Forde KA: Effect of kidney donor hepatitis C virus serostatus on renal transplant recipient and allograft outcomes. Clin Kidney J 10 (4): 564-572,2017.

Serper M, Forde KA: Rare clinically significant hepatic events and hepatitis B reactivation occur more frequently following rather than during direct-acting antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis C: data from a national US cohort J Viral Hepat : 2017.

Roccaro GA, Goldberg DS, Hwang W, Judy R, Thomasson A, Kimmel SE, Forde KA, Lewis JD: 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: 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: Clinical Features of Portopulmonary Hypertension in Patients with Advanced Liver Disease. American Thoracic Society : 2017.

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

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Academic Contact Info

423 Guardian Drive
722 Blockley Hall

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

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