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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.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2008
  • Transplant Hepatology, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Ascites
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE)
  • Hepatitis - Autoimmune
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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:

Padegimas A, Forde KA, Goldberg LR, Birati EY: Myo-Pericarditis Secondary to Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir Therapy. J Hepatology 64 (5): 1196-8,2016.

Forde KA, McLean RC, O’Donnell W, Krok KL, Pate M, Lin G, Oh JK, Krowka MJ, Fallon MB, Kawut S, for the Pulmonary Vascular Complications in Liver Disease 2 (PVCLD2) Study Group: Impact of Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction on Patients Being Evaluated for Liver Transplantation. American Transplant Congress : 2016.

Fix OK, Liou I, Karvellas CJ, Ganger DR, Forde KA, Subramanian RM, Boylan A, Hanje J, Stravitz RT, Lee WM and the Acute Liver Failure Study Group: Development and Pilot of a Checklist for Management of Acute Liver Failure in the Intensive Care Unit. PLoS One 13 (11(5)): 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 : 2016.

Forde KA, Krok KL, Patel MJ, Krowka MJ, Fallon MB, Kawut S, for the Pulmonary Vascular Complications in Liver Disease 2 (PVCLD2) Study Group: Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells and Monocyte Subsets and Hepatic Decompensation in Patients Referred for Liver Transplant Evaluation. American Transplant Congress : 2016.

DuBrock HM, Krowka MJ, Forde KA, Krok KL, Patel MJ, Sharkoski TE, Sprys M, Batra S, Lin G, Oh JK, Mottram CD, Scanlon PD, Fallon MB, Kawut SM, for the Pulmonary Vascular Complications of Liver Disease 2 (PVCLD2) Study Group: The Clinical Impact of Intrapulmonary Vascular Dilation in Liver Disease. Annual Meeting of the American Thoracic Society : 2016.

Sawinski D, Kaur N, Ajeti A, Trofe-Clark J, Lim M, Bleicher M, Goral S, Forde KA, Bloom RD: Successful Treatment of Hepatitis C in Renal Transplant Recipients With Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents. Am J Transplant 16 (5): 1588-95,2016.

Sharkoski T, Forde KA, Krowka MJ, Mottram C, Scanlon P, Sprys M, Krok KL, Patel MJ, Fallon MB, Kawut SM, for the Pulmonary Vascular Complications of Liver Disease Study Group: Forced Vital Capacity is Associated with Exercise Capacity in Liver Transplant Candidates. Annual Meeting of the American Thoracic Society : 2016.

Lo Re V 3rd, Carbonari DM, Lewis JD, Forde KA, Goldberg DS, Reddy KR, Haynes K, Roy JA, Sha D, Marks AR, Schneider JL, Strom BL, Corley DA: Oral Azole Antifungal Medications and Risk of Acute Liver Injury, Overall and by Chronic Liver Disease Status. Am J Med 129 (3): 283-291.e5,2016.

Rhoades DP, Forde KA, Tabibian JH: Proximal Esophageal Varices: A Rare yet Treatable Cause of Hemorrhage. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol : 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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