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photo Asif Khalid, MD


Associate Professor of Medicine

Chief, GI Services - VAMC Pittsburgh


Phone: 412-864-7079

Office: Div. of Gastro., Hepatology & Nutr.
PUH, M2, C Wing - 200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-7079
Fax: 412-647-6038
Administrative Assistant:
Clinic-Procedure Scheduling
Address: Division of Gastro., Hepatology & Nutrition-200 Lothrop Stereet
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital M2 C- Wing
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-7079
Fax: 412-647-6038
Education and Training
MB, BS ( Medical Degree), The Aga Khan University, Stadium Road,Karachi, Pakistan, 1993
Resident, Internal Medicine, Barnes Hospital, Wash. University, St Louis, 1998
Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2001
Clinical Research Training ProgramCenter for Research on Health Care,, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2000
Endoscopic Ultrasound, University of Pittsburgh MedicalCenter, 2002
Research Interest
An Associate Professor, Dr. Khalid's research involves pancreatic tumors and cysts, EUS, ERCP, pancreatitis, molecular diagnoses, and early cancer detection.
Clinical Interest
Endoscopy and pancreaticobiliary disease.
Educational Interest
Endoscopic training for GI Fellows
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Khalid, A., Zahid, M., Finkelstein, S.D., Leblanc, J., Kaushik, N., Ahmad, N., Brugge, W.R., Edmundowicz, S., Hawes, R., McGrath, K.M. Pancreatic cyst fluid DNA analysis in evaluating pancreatic cysts. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2009; 69(6): 1095-102.
Khalid, A., McGrath, K.M., Zahid, M., Wilson, M., Brody, D., Swalsky, P., Moser, A.J., Lee, K.K., Slivka, A., Whitcomb, D.C., Finkelstein, S. The role of pancreatic cyst fluid molecular analysis in predicting cyst pathology. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2005; 3(10): 967-73.
Khalid, A., Pal, R., Sasatomi, E., Swalsky, P., Slivka, A., Whitcomb, D., Finkelstein, S. Use of microsatellite marker loss of heterozygosity in accurate diagnosis of pancreaticobiliary malignancy from brush cytology samples. Gut. 2004; 53: 1860-1865.
Khalid, A., Brugge, W. ACG Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Cysts. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2007; 102(10): 2339-49.
Singhi, A.D., Nikiforova, M.N., Fasanella, K.E., McGrath, K.M., Pai, R.K., Ohori, P., Bartholow, T.L., Brand, R.E., Chennat, J.E., Lu, Xuong, Papachristou, G., Slivka, Adam, Zeh, H.J., Zureikat, A.H., Lee, K.K., Tsung, A., Mantha, G.S., Khalid, A. Preoperative GNAS and KRAS Testing in the Diagnosis of Pancreatic Mucinous Cysts. Clinical Cancer Research. 2014; 20(16): 4381-9.
Notable Achievements
VAPHS physician of the year, 2014
World Endoscopy Organization Research Award, 2012
VA CPPF Research Award, 2011
Outstanding Team Award-Bronze; “VA GI Collaborative Team” --Awarded by the Federal Executive Board of Pittsburgh, 2006
ASGE Wilson Cook Research Career Development Award, 2004
Research Excellence in GI and Liver (REGAL) award, 2004