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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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2008
  • Transplant Hepatology, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bowel Disorders
  • Bowel incontinence (Fecal Incontinence)
  • C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea)
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Colitis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Digestive Conditions
  • Diverticulitis (Colonic Diverticulitis)
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagus Tumors
  • Fatty Liver Diseases
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroscopy
  • H. Pylori Infection
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Diseases
  • Motility Disorders
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease (Stomach Ulcers)
  • Rectal Disorders
  • Short Bowel Syndrome (Short Gut Syndrome)
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Upper GI Endoscopy
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

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

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:

Kushner T, Mei R, Xu C, Acker A, Zheng A, Sarkar M, Bansal M, Forde KA: Gaps in Hepatitis B Pregnancy Cascade of Care in the US: Are they Addressable with a Clinical Decision Support Tool? The 69th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases: The Liver Meeting : 2019.

DuBrock HM, Forde KA, Krok K, Patel M, Al-Naamani N, Lin G, Oh JK, Fallon MD, Kawut SM, Krowka MJ: Hepatopulmonary Syndrome and the Hyperdynamic Circulation in Liver Transplant Candidates. The 69th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases: The Liver Meeting : 2019.

Sawinski D, Forde K, Lo Re V, Goldberg D, Cohen J, Locke J, Bloom R, Brensinger C, Weldon J, Shults J, Reese P: Mortality and Kidney Transplantation Outcomes Among Hepatitis C Virus-Seropositive Maintenance Dialysis Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study. American J Kidney Dis 73 (6): 815-826,2019.

Minhas J, Krowka MJ, Forde KA, Lin G, Oh JK, Heresi GA, Bull TM, Roberts KE, Bartolome S, DuBrock HM, Krok K, Scanlon PD, Austin ED, Hemnes A, Fallon M, Kawut SM, Al-Naamani N: Role of Suppression of Tumorigenecity (ST2) in Pulmonary Vascular Complications of Liver Disease. American Thoracic Society International Conference : 2019.

Al-Naamani N, Krowka MJ, Forde KA, Heresi GA, Bull TM, Roberts KE, Bartolome S, Hemnes A, Krok K, Lin G, Oh JK, Mottram CD, Scanlon PD, Patel M, DuBrock HM, Austin ED, Fallon M, Kawut SM: Estrogen Metabolism In Portopulmonary Hypertension (POPH): A Case-control Study. American Thoracic Society International Conference : 2019.

Ahluwalia M, Jessup M, Forde K, Sehgal S, Katz S, Quiaoit Y, Hornsby N, Owens A, McLean R: Clinical Utility of Surveillance and Clinically Prompted Right Heart Catheterization in Patients Listed for Heart Transplantation. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv : 2019.

Solga SF, Goldberg DS, Spacek LA, Forde KA: Early Liver Transplantation for Alcoholic Hepatitis. Gastroenterology 156 (1): 284-285,2019.

Forde KA, Fallon MB, Krowka MJ, Sprys M, Goldberg DS, Krok KL, Patel M, Lin G, Oh JK, Mottram CD, Scanlon PD, Kawut SM: Pulse Oximetry Is Insensitive for Detection of Hepatopulmonary Syndrome in Patients Evaluated for Liver Transplantation. Hepatology 69 (1): 270-281,2019.

Cohen JB, Locke JE, Shelton B, Reed RD, Mustian M, MacLennan P, Forde KA, Reese PP, Sawinski D: Disparity in Access to Kidney Allograft Offers Among Transplant Candidates with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Clinical Transpl 33 (2): e13466,2018.

Solga SF, Serper M, Young RA, Forde KA: Transplantation for Alcoholic Hepatitis: Are We Achieving Justice and Utility? Hepatology : 2018.

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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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