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Kimberly A. Forde, MD, MHS

Kimberly A. Forde, MD, MHS Physician

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Forde is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Medicine
    • Gastroenterology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Anal Cancer
    • Colon Cancer
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Risk Evaluation Program
    • Gastrointestinal Cancer Evaluation Center (GICEC)
    • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
    • Liver Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Rectal Cancer
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • Gastroenterology
    • Endoscopy and GI Diagnosis
    • Liver Diseases
  • Transplant
    • Liver Transplant

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2008
  • Transplant Hepatology, 2010

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Ascites
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • esophageal varices
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • hepatic encephalopathy
  • hepatitis - autoimmune
  • hepatitis B - viral
  • hepatitis C - viral
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • liver transplant evaluation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • portal hypertension
  • primary biliary cirrhosis
  • primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Columbia University
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


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 Women's Association, National American Society of Transplantation, National


Dr. Forde is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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.


Selected Publications:

Richterman A, Sawinski D, Reese PP, Lee DH, Clauss H, Hasz RD, Thomasson A, Goldberg DS, Abt PL, Forde KA, Bloom RD, Doll SL, Brady KA, Blumberg EA.: An Assessment of HIV-Infected Patients Dying in Care for Deceased Organ Donation in a United States Urban Center. Am J Transplant 15 (8): 2105-2116,2015.

Bewtra M, Newcomb CW, Wu Q, Chen L, Xie F, Roy JA, Aarons CB, Osterman MT, Forde KA, Curtis JR, Lewis JD.: Mortality Associated With Medical Therapy Versus Elective Colectomy in Ulcerative Colitis: A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med : 2015.

Nobel YR, Forde KA, Wood L, Cartiera K, Munoz-Abraham AS, Yoo PS, Abt PL, Goldberg DS.: Racial and ethnic disparities in access to and utilization of living donor liver transplants. Liver Transpl 21 (7): 904-913,2015.

Lo Re V 3rd, Carbonari DM, Forde KA, Goldberg D, Lewis JD, Haynes K, Leidl KB, Reddy RK, Roy J, Sha D, Marks AR, Schneider JL, Strom BL, Corley DA.: Validity of diagnostic codes and laboratory tests of liver dysfunction to identify acute liver failure events. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 24 (7): 676-683,2015.

Goldberg DS, Forde KA, Carbonari DM, Lewis JD, Leidl KB, Reddy KR, Haynes K, Roy J, Sha D, Marks AR, Schneider JL, Strom BL, Corley DA, Lo Re V 3rd.: Population-representative Incidence of Drug-induced Acute Liver Failure Based on an Analysis of an Integrated Healthcare System. Gastroenterology 148 (7): 1353-1361,2015.

Sheikh S, Putt ME, Forde KA, Rubenstein RC, Kelly A.: Elevation of one hour plasma glucose during oral glucose tolerance testing. Pediatr Pulmonol : 2015.

Lo Re V 3rd, Haynes K, Forde KA, Goldberg DS, Lewis JD, Carbonari DM, Leidl KB, Reddy KR, Nezamzadeh MS, Roy J, Sha D, Marks AR, De Boer J, Schneider JL, Strom BL, Corley DA.: Risk of Acute Liver Failure in Patients with Drug-Induced Liver Injury: Evaluation of Hy's Law and a New Prognostic Model. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol : 2015.

Sawinski D, Goldberg DS, Blumberg E, Abt PL, Bloom RD, Forde KA.: Beyond the NIH Multicenter HIV Transplant Trial Experience: Outcomes of HIV+ Liver Transplant Recipients Compared to HCV+ or HIV+/HCV+ Coinfected Recipients in the United States. Clin Infect Dis : 2015.

Small AJ, Sutherland SE, Hightower JS, Guarner-Argente C, Furth, EE, Kochman ML, Forde, KA, Bewtra M, Falk GW, Ginsberg GG: Comparative risk of recurrence of dysplasia and carcinoma after endoluminal eradication therapy of high-grade dysplasia versus intramucosal carcinoma in Barrett’s esophagus Gastrointest Endosc 81 (5): 1353-1361,2015.

Sawinski D, Forde KA, Trofe-Clark J, Patel P, Olivera B, Goral S, Blood RD: Persistent BK Viremia Does Not Increase Intermediate-Term Graft Loss but Is Associated with De Novo Donor-Specific Antibodies. J Am Soc Nephrol 26 (4): 966-975,2015.

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Academic Contact Info

423 Guardian Drive
722 Blockley Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-8222
Fax: (215) 573-5325
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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