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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:

  • 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)
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • 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
  • 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:

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 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.

Sawinski D, Forde KA, Locke JE, Cohen JB, Weldon J, Shults J, Reese PP: Race but not Hepatitis C co-infection affects survival of HIV+ individuals on dialysis in contemporary practice Kidney Int 93(3) : 706-15,2018.

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 Am J Kidney Dis : 2018.

Serper M, Forde KA, Kaplan DE: 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 25(2) : 187-97,2018.

DuBrock HM, Krowka MJ, Forde KA, Krok K, Patel M, Sharkoski T, Sprys M, Lin G, Oh JK, Mottram CD, Scanlon PD, Fallon MB, Kawut SM.: Clinical Impact of Intrapulmonary Vascular Dilatation in Candidates for Liver Transplant Chest 153(2) : 414-26,2018.

Hoteit MA; Hsu, C; Levine, MH; Forde, KA; Reiss, K; Nadolski, G; Soulen, MC; Kron, ME; Helmke, S; Everson, GT; Ben-Josef, E.: Hepatic functional deterioration after locoregional therapy (LRT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) measured by hepatic cholate clearance: a pilot study American Society of Clinical Oncology 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium : 2018.

Roccaro GA, Goldberg DS, Hwang W, Judy R, Thomasson A, Kimmel SE, Forde KA, Lewis JD, Yang YX: Sustained Posttransplantation Diabetes is Associated with Long-Term Major Cardiovascular Events Following Liver Transplantation Am J Transplant 18(1) : 207-15,2018.

Cohen JB, Eddinger KC, Forde KA, Abt PL, Sawinski DL: Belatacept Compared to Tacrolimus for Kidney Transplantation: A Propensity Score Matched Cohort Study Transplantation 101 (10): 2582-2589,2017.

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, Lo Re V 3rd.: 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.

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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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