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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:

  • Transplant Hepatology, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • 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
  • 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:

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 (Baltimore, Md.) 69 (1): 270-281,2019.

Cohen Jordana B, Locke Jayme E, Shelton Brittany, Reed Rhianon D, Mustian Margaux, MacLennan Paul, Forde Kimberly A, Reese Peter P, Sawinski Deirdre: Disparity in Access to Kidney Allograft Offers Among Transplant Candidates with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Clinical Transpl : e13466,2018.

Roccaro GA, Mitrani R, Hwang W, Forde KA, Reddy KR: Sustained Virological Response Is Associated with a Decreased Risk of Posttransplant Diabetes Mellitus in Liver Transplant Recipients with Hepatitis C-Related Liver Disease. Liver Transpl 24 (12): 1665-1672,2018.

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

Sarkar M, Lai JC, Sawinski D, Zeigler TE, Cedars M, Forde KA: Sex hormone levels by presence and severity of cirrhosis in women with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. J Viral Hep : 2018.

Sawinski D, Forde KA, Wyatt CM: New Treatment Options for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in End-Stage Kidney Disease: To Treat or Not to Treat. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 72 (1): 7-9,2018.

Tabibian JH, Rhoades DP, Forde KA, McLean RC, Chandrasekhara V: Timing of Gastrointestinal Bleeding After Implantation of Left Ventricular Assist Devices Associates With Anatomic Location, Presentation, and Management Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol : 2018.

Ecker BL, Hoteit MA, Forde KA, Hsu C, Reddy KR, Furth EE, Siegelman ES, Habibollahi P, Ben-Josef E, Porrett PM, Abt PL, Shaked A, Olthoff KM, Levine MH: Patterns of Discordance Between Pretransplant Imaging Stage of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Posttransplant Pathologic Stage: A Contemporary Appraisal of the Milan Criteria. Transplantation 102 (4): 648-655,2018.

Ecker BL, Hoteit MA, Forde KA, Hsu CC, Reddy KR, Furth EE, Siegelman ES, Habibollahi P, Ben-Josef E, Porrett PM, Abt PL, Shaked A, Olthoff KM, Levine MH: Patterns of Discordance Between Pretransplant Imaging Stage of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Posttransplant Pathologic Stage: A Contemporary Appraisal of the Milan Criteria Transplantation 102 (4): 648-655,2018.

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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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