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photo Obaid S. Shaikh, MD, FRCP


Director, Transplantation Medicine, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System


Phone: 412-232-8888

Office: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition - Center for Liver Diseases
3471 Fifth Avenue - Kaufmann Medical Bldg., Suite 900
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-232-8888
Fax: 412-232-8887
Administrative Assistant:
Cathy Freehling
Address: Center for Liver Diseases (CLD)
5115 Locust St., 5th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-232-8888
Fax: 412-232-8887
Education and Training
MBBS, Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, 1979
MRCP, Royal College of Physicians, London (UK), 1985
Registrar - Medicine/Gastroenterology, Whiston Hospital - Prescot, UK, 1991
Fellow - Gastroenterology/Hepatology, University of S. CA - Los Angeles, CA, 1993
Clinical Associate - Hepatology, NIH - Bethesda, MD, 1995
Fellow - Transplantation Medicine, Univ. of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA, 1996
Research Interest
Dr. Shaikh is a Professor of Medicine whose research efforts focus on progression of endstage liver disease, treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatocarcinogenesis and genomic profiling of liver tumors, and allocation models for liver transplantation.
Clinical Interest
General and Transplant Hepatology. Main focus of clinical interest is viral hepatitis, endstage liver disease, and hepatocellular carcinoma.
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Selected Publications:
Ragni, M.V., Moore, C.G., Soadwa, K., Nalesnik, M.A., Zajko, A.B., Cortese-Hassett, A., Whiteside, T.L., Hart, S., Zeevi, A., Li, J., Shaikh, O.S. Impact of HIV on liver fibrosis in men with hepatitis C infection and haemophilia. Haemophilia. 2011; 17(1): 103-11.
Taylor, R.M., Tujios, S., Jinjuvadia, K., Davern, T., Shaikh, O.S., Han, S., Chung, R.T., Lee, W.M., Fontana, R.J. Short and long-term outcomes in patients with acute liver failure due to ischemic hepatitis. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2012; 57(3): 777-85.
Terrault, N., Reddy, R., Poordad, F., Curry, M., Schiano, T., Shaikh, O., Dove, L., Shetty, K., Millis, M., Schiff, E., Regenstein, F., Barnes, D., Barin, B., Peters, M., Roland, M. Peginterferon and Ribavirin for Treatment of Recurrent Hepatitis C Disease in HCV-HIV Coinfected Liver Transplant Recipents. The American Journal of Transplantation. 2014; 14(5): 1129-35.
Rogal, S.S., Hu, A., Bandi, R., Shaikh, O. Novel therapy for non-cirrhotic hyperammonemia due to a spontaneous splenorenal shunt. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2014; 20(25): 8288-91.
Butt, A.A., Yan, P., Bonilla, H., Abou-Samra, A.B., Shaikh, O.S., Simon, T.G., Chung, R.T., Rogal, S.S. Effect of addition of statins to antiviral therapy in hepatitis C virus-infected persons: Results from ERCHIVES. Hepatology. 2015; 62(2): 365-74.
Butt, A.A., Yan, P., Shaikh, O.S., Freiberg, M.S., Lo Re, V. 3rd, Justice, A.C., Sherman, K.E. Virologic response and haematologic toxicity of boceprevir- and telaprevir-containing regimens in actual clinical settings. The Journal of Viral Hepatitis. 2015; 22(9): 691-700.
Butt, A.A., Yan, P., Shaikh, O.S., Chung, R.T., Sherman, K.E. Sofosbuvir-based Regimens in Clinical Practice Achieve SVR Rates Closer to Clinical Trials. Liver International. 2015.
Lau DTY, Ganov-Raeva L, Wang J, Mogul D, Chung RT, Lisker-Melman M, Chang KM, Shaikh OS, Janssen HLS, Wahed AS, Lok AS. Precore and Basal Core Promoter Hepatitis B (HBV) Variants are Present from a Young Age and Differ Across HBV Genotypes. Hepatology. 2020; Aug.
Shaikh OS, Rogal S, Malik A, Sharma V, Cacciarelli T. Liver Transplant from Increased-risk Donors in the Era of Direct-acting Antivirals for Hepatitis C. Experimental Clinical Transplantation. 2019; July.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Hepatitis B Clinical Research Network - Data Coordinating Center
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: U01 DK082864
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2020
Notable Achievements
Transplant Workshop. Hot topics in organ allocation: roadway to a fairer system. AASLD annual meeting, Boston. Course co-director., 2009
Royal College of Physicians, London, FRCP, 2003