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CURRICULUM VITAE

Kia Saeian MD
Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Medical Office Building (East Clinics Addition)
9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226

CITIZENSHIP:  USA

EDUCATION:
9/1984 - 12/1987 B. S. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
9/1988 - 6/1992 M.D., U. of California - San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA
9/1998 - 12/2001 Masters' of Science, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
7/1992 - 6/1995 Residency, Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI
7/1995 - 6/1996 Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI
7/1996 - 6/1999 Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
12/1997 - 3/1998 Hepatology/Liver Transplantation Training, University of Miami Center for Liver Diseases, Miami, FL

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
7/1999 - 5/2005 Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
7/1999 - 6/2003 Associate Director, Fellowship Program, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
7/2003 - 6/2009 Director, Fellowship Program, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
5/2005 - 6/30/2011 Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226
7/2008 - Present Associate Chief, Director of Clinical Affairs, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
7/2009 - Present Associate Director, Fellowship Program, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
7/2011 - Present Professor of Medicine, Medicine, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin , 9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226
8/2011 - Present Medical Director of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Services, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
12/2014 - Present Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
7/1995 - 6/1996 Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, 9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226
7/1995 - 6/1996 Zablocki VA Medical Center, 5000 W. National Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53295
7/1999 - Present Zablocki VA Medical Center, 5000 W. National Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53295
7/1999 - Present Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, 9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226
7/2000 - 2008 Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226
10/2009 - 2014 Community Memorial Hospital, W180 N8085 Town Hall Rd., Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
American Board of Internal Medicine
2006
2016
ABIM - Gastroenterology
2006
2019
 
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
Added Qualification–Transplant Hepatology
2006
2019
 
Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
DEA (Valid)
1/19/2005
2/28/2014
Wisconsin
10/31/2015
 
AWARDS AND HONORS:
1986 Outstanding L&S Student Merit Scholarship
1987 Phi Beta Kappa
1987 Summa Cum Laude
1987 Phi Kappa Phi
1987 Mortar Board Honor Society
1988 University of California Regents Scholar
7/1993 - 6/1994 Resident of the Year, Medical College of Wisconsin
7/1995 - 6/1996 Chief Medical Resident, Medical College of Wisconsin
2002 Research Excellence in GI and Liver (REGAL) Award. Nationwide Award to 20 young investigators based on excellence of published research.
2003 - Present Best Doctors in America
2004 - 2008 Milwaukee Magazine's Top Doctors in the Milwaukee Area
2010 - 2013 American College of Gastroenterology Governor Elect, Wisconsin Chapter

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
1996 - Present American Gastroenterological Association
1997 - Present American College of Gastroenterology (Fellow)
1999 - Present American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
1999 - Present Milwaukee Gastroenterological Society
2000 - Present American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
2004 - Present Am. Board of Internal Medicine Relevance Reviewer for Gastroenterology

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Journal Review
2002 - Present American Journal of Gastroenterology
2003 - Present Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
2005 - Present Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
1995 - 1996 Resident Evaluation Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
1998 - 2003 Residency Curriculum Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2002 - 2003 Intern Selection Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2003 - 2004 Epic Physician Council, Medical College of Wisconsin
2004 - 2007 MCW GCRC Research Review Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2005 - Present MCW Digestive Disease Center Research Review Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2011 - Present Froedtert and The Medical College of Wisconsin Ambulatory Services Steering Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2012 - Present FSC Advisory Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2012 - Present Froedtert and The Medical College of Wisconsin Ambulatory Executive Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2014 - Present GI Faculty Recruitment Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2010 - 2013 American College of Gastroenterology Governor, Wisconsin Chapter

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
The Role of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in MInimal Hepatic Encephalopathy
Source:
Digest Disease Center
Role:
PI
Dates:
3/2011 - Present
Direct Funds:
$20,000
 
Non-Peer Review
Title:
Hepatitis B Screening and Awareness Campaign
Source:
National Task Force on Hepatitis B: Focus on Asians and Pacific Islander Americans
Role:
Principal Faculty Advisor
Dates:
5/2012 - Present
Direct Funds:
$2,500
 
Title:
Multicenter, Randomized Phase 2B STudy to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of OCR-002 (orinthine Phenylacetate) in Hopsitalized Patients with Cirrhosis and Associated Hyperammonemia with an Episode of Hepatic Encephalopathy
Source:
Ocera Therapeutics, Inc
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
4/23/2014 - Present
 
Prior
Peer Review
Title:
Prevalence of Barrett’s Esophagus in Previously Uninvestigated African Americans with Reflux Symptoms
Source:
Digestive Disease Center
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
1/2002 - 2005
Direct Funds:
$12,500
 
Title:
High-Risk Populations for Hepatitis C: Barriers
Source:
Digestive Disease Center
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
11/2007 - 12/2013
Direct Funds:
$20,000
 
Title:
Effect of Gherlin on Sleep and circadian Rhythm
Source:
Digestive Disease Center
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
11/2007 - 10/2011
Direct Funds:
$20,000
 
Title:
Hepatitis B Project in the Milwaukee Hmong Community
Source:
National Task Force on Hepatitis B: Focus on Asians and Pacific Islanders Grant
Role:
Advisor
Dates:
5/2012 - 5/2013
Direct Funds:
$2,500
 
Non-Peer Review
Title:
The Efficacy of Vitamin E in the Treatment of Previously Untreated Chronic Hepatitis C with Combination Alpha-Interferon and Ribavirin
Source:
Principal Investigator of Multi-Center Study
Role:
Member of Physician Advisory Board
Dates:
5/2000 - 2004
Direct Funds:
$14,000
 
Title:
Dose Comparison Study of PEG Interferon Alfa-2b + Ribavirin for Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Who Have Not Responded to Standard Interferon + Ribavirin for Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Who Have Not Responded to Standard Interferon + Ribavirin
Source:
Schering Corporation
Role:
Member of Physician Advisory Board
Dates:
2/2001 - 2004
 
Title:
Comparison of PEG Interferon Alfa-2b Ribavirin given as a Fixed Dose or on a Weight Optimized Basis for Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in Previously Untreated Adult Subjects
Source:
Schering Corporation
Role:
Principal Invvestigator at MCW of this Multi-Center Trial
Dates:
2/2001 - 2005
 
Title:
The Efficacy of IMN-1207, a Whey Derived Cysteine Delivery System in the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C with Combination Pegylated Interferon (PEG-Intron) and Ribavirin (Rebetol)
Source:
Immunotec & Schering Corporation
Dates:
2002 - 2007
Direct Funds:
$20,500
 
Title:
Differential cerebral response to psychometric testing in patients with minimal hepatic encephalopathy as compared to healthy individuals on functional MRI scanning
Source:
General Clinical Research Center
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
2003 - 2006
Direct Funds:
$4,670
 
Title:
Quality-of-Life Assessment Using SF-36 Health Survey During and Following TACE for Hepatic Tumors
Source:
Cancer Center – American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Application
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
5/2004 - 2007
Direct Funds:
$4,670
 
Title:
A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel group study of rimonabant 20 mg daily for the treatment of Type 2 diabetic patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
Source:
Sanofi-Aventis Grant Application
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
7/2008 - 1/2009
Direct Funds:
$4,300
 
Title:
An Open-Label, 6-12 Months Safety and Efficacy Study of Levodopa-Carbidopa Intestinal Gel in Levodopa-Responsive Subjects with Advanced Parkinson’s Diseases and Severe Motor-Fluctuations Despite Optimized Treatment with Available Parkinson’s Disease Medications
Source:
Abbott Pharmaceuticals
Role:
Sub Principal Investigator
Dates:
1/2010 - 2014
Direct Funds:
$20,000
 
Title:
Hepatitis C Treatment Expansion Initiative
Source:
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
9/2010 - 2013
Direct Funds:
$160,000
 
Title:
Hepatitis B Project in the Milwaukee Hmong Community
Source:
Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
Role:
Advisor
Dates:
1/2013 - 7/2013
Direct Funds:
$1,500
 
INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
1. Evaluation of elevated LFT’s in asymptomatic patients, Practical Issues in Gastroenterology & Hepatology VII, Milwaukee, WI, 11/1998 - Present
2. Laboratories & Serologies: What do we really need to know? , Hepatology & Liver Transplant Update, Milwaukee, WI, 2/18/1999 - Present
3. T-EGD & Barrett’s Surveillance, Endoscopy for the Millennium, Milwaukee, WI, 10/29/1999 - Present
4. Evaluation & Diagnosis of Hepatitis C, Viral Hepatitis Update, Milwuakee, WI, 4/13/2000 - Present
5. Epidemiology, Natural History & Diagnosis of Hepatitis B, Viral Hepatitis Update, Milwaukee, WI, 4/13/2000 - Present
6. ACP/ASIM “Preparation for Recertification in Internal Medicine” , Hepatology Board Review, Milwaukee, WI, 9/16/2000 - Present
7. Hepatitis C, Grand Round, St Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee, WI, 9/19/2000 - Present
8. Living Related Liver Transplantation, Surgical Grand Rounds, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI, 11/22/2000 - Present
9. Hepatitis C: Epidemiology, natural history & diagnosis, Third Annual MCW Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 3/27/2001 - Present
10. Biliary Disease, Third Annual MCW Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 3/27/2001 - Present
11. Hepatitis C: update on diagnosis and management, MCW Family Medicine Winter Refresher Course, Milwaukee, WI, 1/31/2002 - Present
12. Management of chronic hepatitis C, MCW Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 4/15/2002 - Present
13. Co-infected and other high-risk patients with hepatitis C, Fourth Annual MCW Liver Disease, Milwaukee, WI, 4/19/2002 - Present
14. Use and misuse of medications in liver disease, Fourth Annual MCW Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 4/19/2002 - Present
15. Diagnosis and Therapy of Chronic Hepatitis C, Medical Grand Rounds, West Allis Hospital, Milwaukee, WI, 11/19/2002 - Present
16. Endoscopic Hemostasis, WSGNA Spring Symposium, Waukesha, WI, 3/29/2003 - Present
17. Biliary Disease, Fifth Annual Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 4/4/2003 - Present
18. Natural History and Diagnosis & Diagnosis of Hepatitis C, Fifth Annual Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI , 4/4/2003 - Present
19. Update of Key Developments in Hepatology, Sixth Annual MCW Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 3/19/2004 - Present
20. Hepatitis B: Natural History, Diagnosis and Management, Sixth Annual MCW Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 3/19/2004 - Present
21. American Liver Foundation Breakfast of Champions, Wisconsin Club, Milwaukee, WI, 6/9/2004 - Present
22. Update on Viral Hepatitis, Town Hall Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 8/10/2004 - Present
23. Epidemiology & Natural History of Hepatitis B & C, Topics in Hepatology, Milwaukee, WI, 8/21/2004 - Present
24. The Life of an Academic Gastroenterolgist: A Personal Account (IV) , Choosing a Career in Academic Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Milwaukee, WI, 8/29/2004 - Present
25. What is Gastroenterology? American College of Physicians, Medical College of Wisconsin Student Chapter, Milwaukee, WI, 10/1/2004 - Present
26. AASLD Meeting Review, Course Director, Milwaukee, WI, 12/11/2004 - Present
27. Clinical Conference-Treatment of GI Diseases, 2004-5 MCW Medical Pharmacology Course, Milwaukee, WI, 2/10/2005 - Present
28. The Life of an Academic Gastroenterologist: A Personal Account III, Choosing a Career in Academic Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Milwaukee, WI, 10/8/2005 - Present
29. Clinical Conference-Treatment of GI Diseases, 2005-6 Medical Pharmacology Course, Milwaukee, WI, 2/22/2006 - Present
30. Viral Hepatitis: Epidemiology & Natural History, Eighth Annual MCW Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 2/16/2007 - Present
31. Management of Hepatitis B, Eighth Annual MCW Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 2/16/2007 - Present
32. Clinical Conference-Treatment of GI Diseases, 2006-7 MCW Medical Pharmacology Course, Milwaukee, WI, 2/21/2007 - Present
33. Managing Hepatitis C: New Paradigms, An Update in Gastrointestinal Disorders, Milwaukee, WI, 10/28/2008 - Present
34. Autoimmune Liver Disease, Tenth Annual Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 4/3/2009 - Present
35. What’s New: Recent Developments in Hepatology, Tenth Annual Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 4/3/2009 - Present
36. Update on Hepatitis B, Tenth Annual Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 4/3/2009 - Present
37. Update on Hepatitis B, Tenth Annual Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 4/3/2009 - Present
38. Endoscopic Management of Colonic Neoplasia, Student Lecture, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 8/4/2009 - Present
39. Viral Hepatitis (HAV, HBV, HCV, HSV, EBV, CMV), Resident Lecture, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 9/9/2009 - Present
40. GI Disorders Encountered in the Patient with Renal Disease, National Kidney Foundation, Madison, WI, 9/10/2009 - Present
41. Management of Liver Disease for the Interventional Radiologist, Interventional Radiology, Milwaukee, WI, 10/15/2009 - Present
42. The Life of an Academic Gastroenterologist: A Personal Account (III), Clinical Research in a Busy Clinic Practice, Choosing a career in in Academic Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Milwaukee, WI, 10/17/2009 - Present
43. Advancement in Management of Hepatitis B, State of the Gut- An Update in Gastrointestinal Disorders, Division of GI & Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 11/6/2009 - Present
44. Viral Hepatitis Cases, Eleventh Annual Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 3/26/2010 - Present
45. Non-Transplant Surgery in Patients with Liver Disease, Eleventh Annual Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 3/26/2010 - Present
46. What’s new in Hepatology? , Eleventh Annual Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 3/26/2010 - Present
47. Band Ligation is the Preferred Treatment for Primary Prophylaxis of Esophageal Varices (Pros), , Eleventh Annual Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 3/26/2010 - Present
48. Autoimmune Liver Disease, Eleventh Annual Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 3/26/2010 - Present
49. The ABC’s of Viral Hepatitis, Nursing Program , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 4/7/2010 - Present
50. Core Skills Phase III, Medical Students Lecture, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 4/13/2010 - Present
51. GI & Liver Disorders for the Nurse Practitioner, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 4/27/2010 - Present
52. Liver Lesions, State of the Gut-An Update on Gastrointestinal Disorders, Milwaukee, WI, 10/15/2010 - Present
53. Hepatology for the Radiologist, Interventional Radiology, Milwaukee, WI, 12/2/2010 - Present
54. Hepatitis C, AASLD Review, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, 12/4/2010 - Present
55. Who and How to Screen for Hepatocelluar Carcinoma: When to Request a Transplant Evaluation, 2nd Annual Liver/Pancreas Symposium, Clinical Cancer Center, Milwaukee, WI, 2/26/2011 - Present
56. State-of-the-Art Colon Cancer Screening, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Event, Milwaukee, WI, 3/23/2011 - Present
57. Debate: What should be First Line therapy for Hepatic Encephalopathy: Lactulose or Rifaximin? , 12th Annual Liver Disease Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 4/8/2011 - Present
58. Hepatitis C, 12th Annual Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 4/8/2011 - Present
59. Viral Hepatitis Cases, 12th Annual Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 4/8/2011 - Present
60. Update of Hepatitis C, Department of Dermatology Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 9/21/2011 - Present
61. Intro to Viral Hepatitis, Intern Academic Half Day, Department of Medicine, Clinical Cancer Center, Milwaukee, WI, 9/21/2011 - Present
62. Hepatitis C: New Drugs, New Hope, State of the Gut an Update on Gastrointestinal Disorders, Milwaukee, WI, 10/7/2011 - Present
63. Current Management of Hepatitis in the Cirrhotic Patient, 3rd Annual Liver/Pancreas Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, 2/4/2012 - Present
64. Endoscopic Management of Colonic Neoplasia, General Surgery PGY II Curriculum, Milwaukee, WI, 3/12/2012 - Present
65. Hepatitis C for the primary care physician, “State of the Gut” An Update of Gastrointestinal Disorders, Milwaukee, WI, 9/28/2012 - Present
66. AASLD Review, Milwaukee, WI, 1/26/2013 - Present
67. Update on Hepatitis C for Primary Care Physicians, Winter Refresher Course for Primary Physicians, Pewaukee, WI, 1/30/2013 - Present
68. Hepatitis C Update, Varices, 14th Annual Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 4/19/2013 - Present
69. Autoimmune Hepatitis, 6th Annual State of the Gut An Update of Gastrointestinal Disorders, Milwaukee, WI, 9/27/2013 - Present
70. GI Malignancy Screening/Quality Measure, DDW Review, Milwaukee, WI, 9/28/2013 - Present
71. AASLD Review, Brookfield, WI, 1/26/2014 - Present
72. Hepatitis C Update, Division of Vascular Interventional Radiology, Milwaukee, WI, 3/26/2014 - Present
73. “Alcoholic Liver Disease” & “Hepatitis C Therapy”, 15th Annual Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI, 4/11/2014 - Present
74. “Hepatitis C in 2014”, State of the Gut – An Update on Gastrointestinal Disorders, Milwaukee, WI, 9/19/2014 - Present
75. “GI Malignancy Management”, DDW Review, Milwaukee, WI, 9/20/2014 - Present
76. Hepatitis C and HIV Co-Treatment: A Model of Care, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI
77. Evolving Management of Chronic Hepatitis C, Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI
78. Update in Hepatology, Division of Vascular Interventional Radiology, Milwaukee, WI
79. Information on Hepatitis A, B & C for Public Health Nurses, Public Health Nurses of the Southern Suburbs of Milwaukee, Franklin Health Department, Milwaukee, WI
80. Viral Hepatitis Cases, 13th Annual Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI
81. The ABC’s of Infectious Hepatitis, Small Stones Health Resource Center, Brookfield, WI
82. Update of Hepatitis C, Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants, Middleton, WI
83. Hepatitis C, 13th Annual Liver Disease Update, Milwaukee, WI
 
National
1. Diagnosis & Management of Hepatitis C, Gastroenterology for Primary Care Providers, Americal College of Gastroenterology, Chicago, IL, 3/4/2000 - Present
2. ACP/ASIM “Preparation for Recertification in Internal Medicine” Course, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Board Review, Chicago, IL, 10/13/2001 - Present
3. Unsedated Transnasal Endoscopy T-EGD: A safe and less costly alternative, Multi-disciplinary International Symposium on Supraesophageal Complications of Reflux Disease, San Diego, CA, 8/19/2002 - Present
4. Faculty Member: ACP/ASIM Preparation for Recertification Course, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Board Review, Chicago, IL, 10/12/2002 - Present
5. ACP/ASIM “Preparation for Recertification in Internal Medicine” Course, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Board Review, Chicago, IL, 10/2003 - Present
6. Green Bay Clinical Journal Club, Green Bay, WI, 11/11/2004 - Present
7. ACP/ASIM “Preparation for Recertification in Internal Medicine” Course, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Board Review, Chicago, IL, 10/6/2005 - Present
8. ACP/ASIM “Preparation for Recertification in Internal Medicine” Course, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Board Review, Chicago, IL, 10/7/2005 - Present
9. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis – Can we treat it?, American College of Gastroenterology Postgraduate Course, Honolulu, HI, 10/20/2005 - Present
10. Epidemiology, Staging, Medical Management, and Overview of Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Interventional Oncology Series, Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 11/30/2006 - Present
11. Gastroenterology & Hepatology Board Review, Maintenance of Certification Prep Course, Schaumburg, IL, 10/2/2010 - Present
 
International
1. Updates in Hepatology, Fortis Hospital Mohali, Mohali, India, 3/2/2009 - Present
 
COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College
1995 - 1996 Resident Evaluation Committee, Dept. of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
1998 - 2003 Residency Curriculum Committee, Dept. of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
2000 - 2003 Intern Selection Committee, Dept. of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
2003 - 2004 Epic Physician Council
2004 - Present MCW GCRC Research Review Committee
2005 - Present MCW Digestive Disease Center Research Review Committee
 
MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
1996 Sophomore medical student faculty instructor; Introduction to Clinical Medicine
1998 - Present Sophomore medical student faculty instructor; Introduction to Clinical Medicine
7/1999 - Present Hepatology-Pathology Conference monthly; held in conjunction with Dr. Richard Komorowski, Professor of Pathology
1999 - 2002 ICE Physical Examination Course - GI Coordinator
1/2003 - Present Preceptor for Medical Student Master Clinician Program
2004 - Present Transplant Ward Team Lectures-Monthly
2004 - Present Internal Medicine 101, Instruction in Abdominal Radiograph Interpretation
2004 ICE Physical Examination Course - GI Coordinator
 
Resident and Fellow Education
7/1999 - Present GI Fellowship: Integral involvement in curriculum development and ongoing teaching of GI Fellows and residents
9/1999 - Present GI Fellows' Board Review weekly conference
11/2000 - Present Internal Medicine Residents Board Review. Sessions based Medical Knowledge Self-assessment program (MKSAP).
2003 - Present Clinical Journal Club - Gastroenterology Fellows Monthly Conference
 
EXTRAMURAL TEACHING (e.g. at Marquette, UWM, etc.):
Medical Student Education
2006 - Present Interventional Radiology annual fellows lecture
 
Resident and Fellow Education
2003 - Present Transplant Ward Team Lectures
2003 - Present Resident & Fellow on a monthly rotation in clinic and on hepatology service
2006 - Present Interventional Radiology annual fellows lecture
 
Continuing Medical Education
7/1999 - Present GI Fellowship: Integral involvement in curriculum development and ongoing teaching of GI Fellows and resident
8/2000 - 8/2001 Schering Corporation Fellowship Program in liver Disease for Physician Assistants. Mentor for: Josh Knox, P.A.-C.
8/2005 - 8/2006 AASLD Fellowship for Physician Assistants, Mentor for: Ken Christenson
 
MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Clinical/Research Fellows
Devang Prajapti, MD, MCW, 7/1999 - 6/2002 Research Mentor
Josh Knox, P.A.-C., MCW, 8/2000 - 8/2001 Schering Corporation Fellowship Program Mentor
Jasmohan Bajaj, MD, MCW, 7/2002 - 6/2005 Research Mentor
Ken Christensen, P.A.-C., MCW, 8/2005 - 8/2006 AASLD Fellowship Mentor
Jonathan Huang, MD, MCW, 7/2007 - 6/30/2011 Research Mentor
Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, MD, MCW, 7/2007 - 6/2010 Research Mentor
Anna Patel, MD, MCW, 7/2010 - Present Research Mentor
 
Residents
Anna Patel, MD, MCW, 7/2006 - 6/2009 Research Mentor
Poonam Beniwal, MD, MCW, 6/2010 - Present Research Mentor
 
Faculty
Mohammad Ali, MD, MCW, 2009 - Present Research Mentor
 
EXTRAMURAL STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS, AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Medical Students
Lana Hean, 1/2012 - 6/2014 Research Mentor
Tuong Van Nguyen, 1/2012 - 6/2014 Research Mentor
 
Faculty
Syed Rizvi, 11/2009 - 12/2012 Research Mentor
Nanda Venu, 9/2010 - 6/2013 Research Mentor
 
PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
Educational Programs
Fellow
2000 - 2003 Assistant Program Director, Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship Program, Medical College of Wisconsin
2003 - 2009 Program Director, Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship Program, Medical College of Wisconsin
 
 
Clinical Programs
7/1999 - 2009 Director, Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Hepatitis Treatment Program
2000 - 2003 Medical Director, Froedtert Living Related Liver Transplant Program
2002 - Present Medical Director, Gastroenterology Diagnostic Laboratory, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
2003 - Present Assistant Program Director, Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship Program, Medical College of Wisconsin
2008 - Present Sargeant Center, Colon cancer screening program
2009 - Present Advanced Endoscopy Unit, Clinical Cancer Center, Froedtert Hospital
 
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
1998 - 2003 Isaac Coggs Free Clinic (Volunteer)
1999 - 2002 Board, American Liver Foundation, Wisconsin Chapter
2001 - Present Chairperson, Local Spiritual Assembly of Bahá'ís of Milwaukee
2002 - 2007 Chairman, Medical Advisory Board, American Liver Foundation, Wisconsin Chapter
2005 - Present American Liver Foundation Wisconsin Hepatitis Task Force
2010 - Present AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) Clinic - HIV-HCV co-infected patients


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. A Trifan, R Shaker, J Ren, R Mittal, K Saeian, K Dua and M Kusano. Inhibition of Resting Lower Esophageal Sphincter Pressure By Pharyngeal Water Stimulation In Man. Gastroenterology, 1995; 108(2): 441-6.
2. K Saeian, FA Rochling, R Burke R, D Bragg, J Franco. Faculty and trainee knowledge of hepatitis C infection at a tertiary care medical center. Wisconsin Medical Journal, 1998; 97: 43-6. Abstracted in Hepatology, 1996; 24(4).
3. K Saeian, WF Townsend, FA Rochling, E Bardan, K Dua, S Phadnis, BE Dunn, K Darnell, R Shaker. Unsedated transnasal EGD: an alternative approach to conventional esophagogastroduodenoscopy for documenting helicobacter pylori eradication. Gastrointest Endosc. 1999 Mar; 49(3 pT1):297-301.
4. K Saeian, WF Townsend, FA Rochling, K Dua, E Bardan, R Shaker. Unsedated transnasal esophagogastroduodenoscopy: A feasible alternative for documenting Helicobacter pylori eradication. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1999;49:297-301.
5. K Saeian, KR Reddy. Staging laparoscopy: a peek may save a cut. Endoscopy, 1999 Jun;31(5):389-91.
6. Bardan E, K Saeian, P Xie, J Ren, M Kern, R Shaker. Effect of pharyngeal stimulation on the motor function of the esophagus and its sphincters. Laryngoscope 1999;109:437-41.
7. D Staff, K Saeian, F Rochling, S Narayanan, M Kern, R Shaker, WJ Hogan. Does open access endoscopy close the door to an adequately informed patient? Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2000;52:212-217.
8. WL Berger, K Saeian. Sigmoid stiffener for decompression tube placement in colonic pseudo-obstruction. Endoscopy 2000;32(1):54-7.
9. JR Grogan, K Saeian, AJ Taylor, F. Quiroz, MJ Demeure, RA Komorowski. Making sense of mucin-producing pancreatic tumors. American Journal of Radiology 2001; 176:921-929.
10. S Vasilopoulos, K Saeian, J Emmons, WL Berger, M Abu-Hajir, B. Seetharam, DG Binion. Terminal ileal resection is associated with elevated plasma homocysteine in Crohn's disease. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 2001;33:132-136.
11. P Mendez, K Saeian, KR Reddy, ZR Younossi, F Kerdel, S Badalamenti, LJ Jeffers, ER Schiff. Hepatitis C, cryoglobulinemia, and cutaneous vasculitis associated with unusual and serious manifestations. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2001;96:2489-2493.
12. K Saeian, D Staff, J Knox, M. Jean, D Binion, W Townsend, K Dua, R Shaker. Unsedated Transnasal EGD (T-EGD): A new technique for accurately detecting and grading esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2002;97(9), 2246-2249.
13. K Saeian. Unsedated transnasal endoscopy: a safe and less costly alternative. Curr Gastroetnerol Rep 2002 June; 4(3):213-7.
14. D Prajapati, K Saeian, D Binion, D Staff, J Kim, B Massey, W Hogan. Volume and yield of screening colonoscopy at a tertiary medical center following change in medicare reimbursement; American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2002;98(1): 194-199.
15. R Hines, K Hopp, J Franco, K Saeian, F Begun. Alternative processing of the human FMO6 gene renders transcripts incapable of encoding a functional flavin-containing monooxygenase. Molecular Pharmacology 2002;62(2):320-325.
16. S Kugathasan, MB Levy, K Saeian, S Vasilopoulos, JP Kim, D Prajapati, J Emmons, A Martinez, KJ Kelly, DG Binion. Infliximab retreatment in adults and children with Crohn's disease: risk factors for the development of delayed severe systemic reaction. Am J Gastro. 2002;97(6):1408-14.
17. K Saeian, D Staff, S Vasilopoulos, W Townsend, U Almagro, R Komorowski, H Choi, R Shaker. Unsedated transnasal endoscopy accurately detects Barrett's metaplasia and dysplasia? Gastrointest Endosc. 2002;56(4): 472-478.
18. D Prajapati, J Knox, J Emmons, K Saeian, M Csuka, D Binion. Leflunomide treatment of Crohn's disease patients intolerant to standard immunomodulatory therapy. J Clin Gastroenterol 2003;37(2):125-128.
19. DT Book, TL Smith, JP McNamara, K Saeian, DG Binion, RJ Toohill. Chronic sinonasal disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. American Journal of Rhinology. 2003;17(2):87-90.
20. T Attila, R Hellman, A Krasnow, C Hoffman, K Saeian, K Dua, D Binion, R Shaker. Feasibility and Safety of Endoscopic Evaluation of Gastric Emptying. Endoscopy. 2005;37(3):240-3.
21. MF Otterson, SJ Lundeen, KS Spinelli, GS Sudakoff, GL Telford, OA Hatoum, K Saeian, H Yun, DG Binion. Radiographic underestimation of small bowel stricturing Crohn's disease: A comparison with surgical findings. Surgery, 2004;136(4):8564-60.
22. K Saeian, JS Bajaj, J Franco, JF Knox, J Daniel, C Peine, D McKee, RR Varma, S Ho. High-dose Vitamin E supplementation does not diminish ribavirin-associated hemolysis in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C with combination standard -interferon and ribavirin. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 2004;20:1189-1193.
23. JW Potter, K Saeian, D Staff, BT Massey, RA Komorowski, R Shaker, WJ Hogan. Eosinophilic esophagitis in adults: an emerging problem with unique esophageal features. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2004;59:355-61.
24. JS Bajaj, K Saeian. Meld score does not discriminate against patients with hepatic encephalopathy. Digest Dis Sci. 2005;50(4):753-6.
25. JS Bajaj, K Saeian, RR Varma, J Franco, JF Knox, J Podoll, J Emmons, M Levy, D Binion, Increased rates of early adverse reaction to azathioprine in patients with Crohn's disease compared to autoimmune hepatitis: a tertiary referral center experience. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2005;100(5):1121-5.
26. JS Bajaj, A. Ananthakrishnan, K Saeian. Survey of attitudes of AASLD members toward balloon tamponade. [Letter] Hepatology.2005;41(6):1435-6.
27. GK Johnson, K Saeian, JE Geenen. Primary sclerosing cholangitis treated by endoscopic biliary dilation: review and long-term follow-up evaluation. Current Gastroenterology Reports. 2006;8(2):147-55.
28. JM Kiely, WS Rilling, JG Touzios, RA Hieb, J Franco, K Saeian, EJ Quebbeman, HA Pitt. Chemoembolization in patients at high risk: results and complications. Journal of Vascular & Interventional Radiology. 2006;17(1):47-53.
29. K Saeian, R Shaker. Unsedated Ultrathin EGD. Gastrointest Endosc. 2006 Dec;64(6):874-6.
30. NA Surapaneni, P Hari, J Knox, J Daniel, K Saeian. Suppressive anti-HCV therapy for prevention of donor to recipient transmission in stem cell transplantation. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2007 Feb;102(2):449-51.
31. JS Bajaj, K Saeian, MD Verber, RG Hoffmann, J Franco, RR Varma, SM Rao. Inhibitory control test is a simple method to diagnose minimal hepatic encephalopathy and predict development of overt hepatic encephalopathy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2007 Apr; 102(4):754-60.
32. JS Bajaj, K Saeian, MD Verber, D Hischke, RG Hoffmann, J Franco, RR Varma, SM Rao. Inhibitory control test is a simple method to diagnose minimal hepatic encephalopathy and predict development of overt hepatic encephalopathy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2007 Apr;102(4):754-60.
33. JS Bajaj, A Etemadian, M Hafeezullah, K Saeian. Testing for minimal hepatic encephalopathy in the United States: An AASLD survey. Hepatology. 2007 Mar;45(3):833-4.
34. AN Ananthakrishnan, K Saeian. Caroli's Disease: Identification and Treatment Strategy. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2007 Apr;9(2):151-155. Review.
35. JS Bajaj, M Hafeezullah, K Saeian. Navigation skill impairment: Another dimension of the driving difficulties in minimal hepatic encephalopathy. Hepatology. 2008 Feb;47(2):596-604.
36. RA Franco, R Ashwathnarayan, A Deshpandee, J Knox, J Daniel, D Eastwood, J Franco, K Saeian. The high prevalence of restless legs syndrome symptoms in liver disease in an academic-based hepatology practice. J Clin Sleep Med. 2008 Feb 15;4(1):45-9.
37. AN Ananthakrishnan, K Saeian. Racial differences in liver transplantation outcomes in the MELD era. Am J Gastroenterol. 2008 Apr;103(4):901-10.
38. RA Franco, R Ashwathnarayan, A Deshpandee, J Knox, J Daniel, D Eastwood, J Franco, K Saeian. The high prevalence of restless legs syndrome symptoms in liver disease in an academic-based hepatology practice. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2008 Feb 15;4(1):45-49.
39. JS Bajaj, K Saeian, KM Christensen, M Hafeezullah M, RR Varma, J Franco, JA Pleuss, G Krakower, RG Hoffmann, DG Binion. Probiotic yogurt for the treatment of minimal hepatic encephalopathy. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2008 Jul. 103(7):1707-15.
40. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, K Saeian. Effect of volume and teaching status on outcomes of acute liver failure. Liver Transplant. 2008 Sep. 14(9):1347-56.
41. AN Ananthakrishnan, K Saeian. Racial differences in liver transplantation in the MELD era. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2008;103(4): 901-910.
42. JS Bajaj, K Saeian, M Hafeezullah, RG Hoffmann, TA Hammeke. Patients with minimal hepatic encephalopathy have poor insight into their driving skills. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Oct;6(10):1135-9; quiz 1065.
43. JS Bajaj, K Saeian, M Hafeezullah, J Franco, A Thompson, R Anderson. Failure to fully disclose during pretransplant psychological evaluation in alcoholic liver disease: a driving under the influence corroboration study. Liver Transplant. 2008 Nov. 14(11): 1632-6.
44. JS Bajaj, M Hafeezullah, J Franco, RR Varma, RG Hoffmann, JF Knox, D Hischke, TA Hammeke, SD Pinkerton, K Saeian. Inhibitory control test for the diagnosis of minimal hepatic encephalopathy. Gastroenterology. 2008 Nov. 135(5):1591-1600.
45. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, K Saeian. Higher hospital volume predicts endoscopy but not in-hospital mortality in patients with acute variceal hemorrhage. Gastrointest Endosc. 2009 Feb;69(2):221-9.
46. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, K Saeian. Higher hospital volume is associated with lower mortality in acute nonvariceal upper-GI hemorrhage. Gastrointest Endosc. 2009;70(3):422-432.
47. JS Bajaj, M Haffezullah, Y Zadvornova, E Martin, CM Schubert, DP Gibson, RG Hoffamnn, AJ Sanyal, DM Heuman, TA Hammeke, K Saeian. The Effect of Fatigue on Driving Skills in Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 Apr;104(4):898-905.
48. JS Bajaj, Y Zadvornova, DM Heuman, M Hafeezullah, RG Hoffmann, AJ Sanyal, K Saeian. Association of Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy with Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis in Cirrhotic Patients with Ascites. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 May;104(5):1130-1134.
49. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, K Saeian. Outcomes of weekend admissions for upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage: a nationwide analysis. Clin Gastro Hep 2009;7(3):296-302.
50. JS Bajaj, K Saeian, CM Schubert, M Hafeezullah, J Franco, RR Varma, DP Gilson, RG Hoffmann, RT Stravitz, DM Heuman, RK Sterling, M Shiffman, A Topaz, S Boyett, D Bell, AJ Sanyal. Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy is Associated with Motor Vehicle Crashes: The Realty Beyond The Driving Test. Hepatology. 2009 Oct;50(4):1175-1183.
51. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, K Saeian, DG Binion. Laparoscopic resection in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Outcomes from a Nationwide Sample. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Jan;14(1):58-65.
52. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, K Saeian, DG Binion. Clostridium Difficile is associated With Poor Outcomes in Patients With Cirrhosis: A National and Tertiary Center Perspective. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Jan;105(1);106-113.
53. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, K Saeian, DG Binion. Trends in Ambulatory and Emergency Room Visits For Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in The United States:1994-2005. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Feb;105(2):363-370.
54. AN Ananthakrishnan, DB Beaulieu, A Ulitsky, Y Zadvornova, S Skaros, K Johnson, A Naik, L Perera, M Issa, DG Binion, K Saeian. Does Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Impact Quality of Life in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease? Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2010 Mar;16(3):494-500.
55. JS Bajaj, CM Schubert, DM Heuman, JB Wade, DP Gibson, A Topaz, K Saeian, M Hafeezullah, DE Bell, RK Sterling, RT Stravitz, V Luketic, MB White, AJ Sanyal. Persistence of Cognitive Impairment after Resolution of Overt Hepatic Encephalopathy. Gastroenterology. 2010 Jun;138(7):2332-2340.
56. AUlitsky, AN Ananthakrishnan, R Komorowski, J Wallace, SN Surapaneni, J Franco, K Saeian, S Gawrieh. A Noninvasive Clinical Scoring Model Predicts Risk of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis in Morbidly Obese Patients. Obes Surg. 2010 Jun;20(6):685-91.
57. BC Wible, WS Rilling, P Drescher, R Hieb, K Saeian, C Frangakis, D Eastwood, HS Kim. Longitudinal Quality of Life Assessment of Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Following Primary Chemoembolization. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2010 Jul;21(7):1024-1030.
58. AN Anathakrishnan, EL McGinley, DG Binion, K Saeian. A Novel Risk Score to Stratify Severity of Crohn's Disease Hospitalizations. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Aug; 105(8):1799-1807.
59. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, DG Binion, K Saeian. Length of Office Visits For Gastrointestinal Disease: Impact of Physician Specialty. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Aug; 105(8):1719-1725.
60. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, DG Binion, K Saeian. Simple score to identify colectomy risk in ulcerative colitis hospitalizations. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2010 Sep; 16(9):1532-1540.
61. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, J Fangman, K Saeian. Hepatitis C/HIV co-infection is associated with higher mortality in hospitalized patients with Hepatitis C or HIV. J Viral Hepat. 2010 Oct;17(10):720-729.
62. Ananthakrishnan AN, Hoffmann RG, K Saeian. Higher Physician Density is Associated with Lower Incidence of Late-Stage Colorectal Cancer. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Nov;25(11):1164-1171.
63. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, DG Binion, K Saeian. Fracture-Associated Hospitalizations in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dig Dis Sci, 2011 Jan; 56(1): 176-182.
64. M Ali, AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, K Saeian. Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism in Hospitalized Patients with Cirrhosis: A Nationwide Analysis. Dig Dis Sci. 2011 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print]
65. JS Bajaj, DM Heuman, JB Wade, DP Gibson, K Saeian, JA Wegelin, M Hafeezullah, DE Bell, RK Sterling, RT Stravitz, M Fuchs, V Liketic, AJ Sanyal. Rifaximin Improves During Simulator Performance in a Randomized Trial of Patients with Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy. Gastroenterology. 2011 Feb; 140(2):478-487.e1.
66. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGibley, DG Binion, K Saeian. Physician Density and Hospitalization For Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2011 Feb; 17(2):633-638.
67. S Gawrieh, DM Knoedler, K Saeian, JR Wallace, RA Komorowski. Effects of Interventions on intra- and interobserver agreement on interpretation of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease histology. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2011 Feb;15(1):19-24.
68. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, K Saeian. A Nationwide Analysis of Changes in Severity and Outcomes of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Hospitalizations. J Gastrointest Surg. 2011 Feb; 15(2):267-276.
69. M Issa, K Saeian. Diet in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Nutr Clin Pract. 2011. Apr; 26(2):151-154.
70. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, K Saeian, DG Binion. Temporal Trends in Disease Outcomes Related to Clostridium Difficile Infection in Patient with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2011 Apr;17(4):976-983.
71. AN Anathakrishnan, EL McGinley, DG Binion, K Saeian. Ambient Air Pollution Correlates with Hospitalizations for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: An Ecologic Analysis. Inflammatory Bowel Dis. 2011 May;17(5):1138-1145.
72. K Saeian, J Franco, R Komorowski, MB Adams. Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) after renal transplantation in absence of cirrhosis or viral hepatitis. Liver Transplantation and Surgery,1999;5(1):46-49.
73. J Franco, J Newcomer, M Adams, K Saeian. Auxiliary liver transplant in Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy Obstetrics & Gynecology 2000;95(6 Pt 2):1042.
74. J Knox, B Remler, J Franco, K Saeian. Minocycline-Associated Toxic Hepatitis, Demyelinating Encephalomyelopathy and Cardiomyopathy. Practical Gastroenterology. May 2002, 56-60.
75. J Bajaj, J Knox, K Saeian. The Irony of Herbal Hepatitis: A case of Ma-Huang Induced Hepatotoxicity Associated with Compound Heterozygosity for Hereditary Hemochromatosis. Digest Dis Sci. 48(10):1925-8, 2003.
76. A Lawal, W Rilling, R Hieb, C Johnson, B Shames, K Saeian, J Franco. Hepatic Artery to Hepatic Vein Fistula leading to Hepatic Failure after Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Misplacement and Salvaged by Liver Transplantation. Submitted for publication to Liver Transplantation. 2005.
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. KR Reddy, K Saeian Lymphoblastoid Interferon: The new kid on the block - more of the same or something new? Advances in Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Clinical Nutrition 1998;3(6): 317-9.
2. K Saeian, KR Reddy. Hepatitis C Cirrhosis - Not necessarily a terminal disease World Literature Review. Am J Gastroenterology, 1998; 93(8):1386-7.
3. K Saeian, KR Reddy. Diagnostic Laparoscopy: An Update. Endoscopy 1999;31:103-9.
4. K Saeian, KR Reddy. Diagnostic Laparoscopy: A peek may save a cut. Endoscopy 1999;31:389-91.
5. J Franco, K Saeian. Biliary tract inflammatory disorders: Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and Primary Biliary Cirrhosis. Current Gastroenterology Reports 1999;1(2):95-101.
6. K Saeian, R Shaker. Oropharyngeal dysphagia Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology 2000;3:77-87.
7. K Saeian, R Shaker Oropharyngeal dysphagia Clinical Perspectives in Gastroenterology 2000 3(2):69-81.
8. R Shaker, K Saeian. Unsedated Transnasal Laryngo-esophagogastroduodenoscopy: An Alternative to Conventional Endoscopy. The American Journal of Medicine 2001; 111(8A(Suppl.)): 153-156.
9. J Franco, K Saeian. Role of antiviral therapy in the prevention of hepatocellular carcinoma. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2002;13:S191-S196.
10. K Saeian. Unsedated transnasal endoscopy (the Shaker technique): an alternative for assessment of supraesophageal complications of gastroesophageal reflux. Am J Med 115 Suppl 3A:144S-149S, 2003.
11. S Gawrieh, K Saeian. Management of esophageal varices: An update from Digestive Disease Week and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases 2003. Current Gastroenterology Reports. 6:206-209, 2004.
12. A Ananthakrishnan, V Gogineni, K Saeian. Epidemiology of Primary and secondary liver cancers. Seminars in Interventional Radiology. 23:47-63,2006.
13. AN Ananthakrishnan, K Saeian. Caroli's disease: identification and treatment strategy. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 9(2)151-5, Sept 2007.
14. K Saeian, KR Reddy. Hepatotoxicity of Psychotropic Drugs and Drugs of Abuse. Drug-induced Liver Disease. Eds. N Kaplowitz, L DeLeve. Marcel Dekken Inc., New York NY, 2003, pp 447-469.
15. K Dua, D Binion, K Saeian. Gastroenterology and Diseases of the Liver. Kochar's Concise Textbook of Medicine. K Kutty, R. Schapira, J Van Ruiswyk, M Kochar (Editors). Fourth Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia 2003, pp 449-553.
16. K Saeian, R Shaker. Management of swallowing disorders. Neurogastroenterology, Eds. E. Quigley, RF Pfeiffer. Butterworth-Heinemann. Philadelphia 2003, pp 275-300.
17. K Saeian. Hepatic Infections. Editors; KR Reddy, WB Long. Liver & Pancreas vol. 3.
18. K Saeian. Editor of Gastroenterology and Diseases of the Liver section. Kochar's Concise Textbook of Medicine. D Torre, M Kochar (Editors). Fifth Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD; 2007, pp 454-462 and 463-474.
19. M Issa, K Saeian. Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and the Liver. V Preedy, R Lakshman, R Srirajaskanthan, RR Watson (Editors).CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group. Boca Raton, FL. 2010. pp 231-246.
 
Abstracts
1. K Saeian, R Weintraub, S Hagen-Ansert, et al. Echocardiography; 12(1):71-7. Abstracted in Circulation, Supplement I, 1992, 86(4). Oral presentation American Heart Association Annual Meeting, November 1992.
2. K Saeian, R Shaker, P Sharma, A Trifan, J Ren, Z Sui, K Dua. Effect of Aging on the Lower Esophageal Sphincter Pressure (LESP) Response to Pharyngeal Water Stimulation. Gastroenterol, 1994;106(4):A631.
3. D Staff, K Saeian, BT Massey, R Shaker, WJ Hogan. Post-fundoplication dysphagia: Abnormal ramp (Intra-bolus) pressure provides substantiation of a "Tight Wrap." Gastroenterol, 1998;114(4), A294. Presented as oral presentation at AGA Annual Meeting May 1998.
4. M Kern, R Arndorfer, L Eskowski, E Stein, A Bloom, J Hyde, K Saeian, R Shaker. Detection of CCK-8 induced cerebral neuronal activities by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in humans. Gastroenterology, 1998;114(4),A1154. Presented at the poster session at AGA Annual Meeting in May 1998.
5. K Saeian, SP Reddy, RD Clare, R. Komorowski, J Franco, and RR Varma. Recurrence of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) after orthotopic liver transplantation. Hepatology 1998;28(4):A411. Presented at poster session of the AASLD Annual Meeting in November 1998.
6. K Saeian, D Staff, W Townsend, K Dua, P Rassam, S Mehdi, F Rochling, U Almagro, H Choi, M Lentz, W Berger, R Shaker. A new approach to surveillance of columnar-lined "Barrett's" esophagus. Gastroenterology 1999; 116(4); G1348. Presented at the poster session of AGA Annual Meeting in May 1999.
7. K Saeian, D Staff, W.Townsend, K Dua, W Berger, B Massey, R Shaker. A new approach to screening for esophageal varices. Hepatology 1999;30(4): AB 219. Presented at the poster session of AASLD Annual Meeting in November 1999.
8. C Hofman, C Ryan, K Saeian, B Massey, K Dua, D Staff, S Thierfelder, W Hogan, R Shaker. Prevalence of esophagitis in apparently healthy individuals and GERD patient volunteers for research studies. Abstracted in Gastroenterol 1999;116(4):G1348. Poster of distinction presented at poster session at AGA Annual Meeting in May 1999.
9. K Saeian, K Curro, DG Binion, S Vasilopoulos, B Seetharam, RR Varma. Plasma total homocysteine levels are higher in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Hepatology 1999;30(4):AB 1102. Presented at the poster session of AASLD Annual Meeting in November 1999.
10. S Vasilopoulos, K Saeian, J Emmons, WL Berger, B Seetharam, DG Binion. Plasma homocysteine is elevated in Crohn's disease (CD) patients and is independent of disease activity and location. Am J Gastro 1999;94(9):AB293.
11. K Saeian, D Staff, W Townsend, K Dua, U Almagro, H Choi, R Komorowski, C Hofman, J Kim, W Berger, R Shaker. Detection rate of dysplastic Barrett's mucosa by unsedated transnasal endoscopy (T-EGD) is comparable to conventional endoscopy. Gastroenterol 2000;118(4):G1068.
12. K Saeian, D Staff, W Townsend, K Dua, W Berger, W Hogan, R Shaker. T-EGD: A new technique for accurately detecting and grading esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2000;51(4):3559.
13. K Saeian, R Franco, L Nelin, MR Crain, WR Rilling, KW Presberg, J Franco. Exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) increases in cirrhotics after TIPS placement. Presented at the poster session of AGA Annual Meeting in May 2000. Gastroenterol 2000;118(4), A1044.
14. T Atilla, DM Staff, K Saeian, CL Hofmann, R Shaker. Evaluation of gastric emptying of solid food by unsedated transnasal gastroscopy. Presented at the poster session of AGA Annual Meeting in May 2000. Gastroenterol 2000;118(4), G837.
15. K Saeian, AM Fendrick, R Shaker. Impact of unsedated transnasal endoscopy (T-EGD) on the management of dyspepsia: A decision analysis. Presented at the poster session of AGA Annual Meeting in May 2001.Gastroenterol 2001;120(5 Suppl 1), A238.
16. K Saeian, S. Vasilopoulos, D Staff, R Komorowski, U Almagro, H Choi, W Townsend, R Shaker. Does biopsy size of unsedated transnasal endoscopy (T-EGD) impact histologic interpretation of Barrett's dysplasia? Presented at the poster session of ASGE Annual Meeting in May 2001.Gastrointest Endosc 2001;53(5):A4165.
17. K Saeian, J Franco, J Knox, J Daniel, R Varma, S Ho & the Midwest Hepatitis Study Group. Does vitamin E supplementation decrease ribavirin-associated hemolysis? Hepatology 2001;34(4 Pt 2):AB 607A.
18. T Atilla, R Hellman, K Saeian, D Staff, A Krasnow, F Steffl, R Shaker. Verification of the scintigraphic complete gastric emptying of solid food by unsedated transnasal gastroscopy. Gastrointest Endosc 2002;55(5):M1977.
19. K Saeian, M. Jean, M. Kern, J. Knox, R. Shaker. Relationship of body mass index and family clustering with symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease among obese individuals. Gastroenterol 2002;122(4):S1354.
20. M. Jean, K Saeian. Patient preference of sedated and unsedated endoscopy for dyspepsia. Gastrointest Endosc 2002;55(5):T1888.
21. D. Prajapati, K Saeian, J. Kim, D. Binion. Impact of medicare reimbursement on volume and yield of screening colonoscopy at an academic hospital. Gastrointest Endosc 2002;55(5):W1421.
22. J. Potter, R. Shaker, K Saeian, D. Staff, B. Massey, R. Komorowski, W. Hogan. Eosinophilic esophagitis in adults: an emerging problem with unique esophageal deformities. Gastroenterol 2002;122(4):M1718.
23. D Prajapati, K Saeian, J Kim, S Kugathasan, J Knox, J Emmons, D Binion. Symptomatic luminal stricture underlies infliximab non-response in Crohn's Disease (CD). Gastroenterol 2002;122(4):777.
24. S Kugathasan, D Prajapati, J Kim, K Saeian, J Emmons, J Knox, T Rivera-Bennett, S Werlin, D Binion. Infliximab outcome in children and adults with ulcerative colitis. Gastroenterol 2002;122(4):W1353.
25. T Attila, K Saeian, JF Knox, J Emmons, L Calbrese, D Rose, D Prajapati, S Kugathason, M Otterson, DG Binion. Correlation of short inflammatory bowel disease questionnaire (SIBDQ) with clinical status in routine management of Crohn's disease patients including ostomies. . Gastroenterol 2003;124(4):S1346.
26. V Kounev, MB Levy, T Attila, K Saeian, S Kugathason, JF Knox, J Emmons, WJ Hogan, R Shaker, DG Binion. Increased rates of drug allergy in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients compared to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients and normal controls. Gastroenterol 2003;124(4):S1419.
27. C Easterling, O Kawamura, T Rittman, M Kern, K Saeian, R. Shaker. Reproducibility of pharyngo-glottal closure in awake humans. Gastroenterol 2003;124(4):W1490.
28. JS Bajaj, K Saeian, RR Varma, J Franco, D McKee, JF Knox, J Daniel, C Peine, S Ho. High-dose Vitamin E supplementation does not decrease ribavirin-associated hemolysis in chronic hepatitis C. Hepatology 2003;38(4 Suppl 1):AB 1200.
29. JS Bajaj, K Saeian. Reported Prevalence of and Survival of Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE) Have Not Changed with MELD Implementation. Gastroenterol 2004;126(4): S1182.
30. JS Bajaj, MA McBride, K Anderson, K Saeian. Effect of Hepatitis C (Hep C) and Type 2 Diabetes (DM) on Patient and Graft survival in Patients with Solitary Liver, Combined and Serial Liver-Kidney transplants. Presented as an oral presentation at Digestive Diseases Week Annual Meeting in May 2004. Gastroenterol 2004;126(4):46 .
31. JS Bajaj, MA McBride, K Anderson, K Saeian. Patient and Liver Graft Survival in Solitary liver Transplantation as Compared to Combined Liver-Kidney and Serial Liver and Kidney Transplantation. Poster of distinction at Digestive Diseases Week Annual Meeting in May 2004. Gastroenterol 2004;126(4):S1178 .
32. JS Bajaj, K Kao, K Saeian. Comparison of a simple questionnaire to Locke questionnaire in the evaluation of GERD symptoms. Gastroenterol 2004;126(4): M1383.
33. JF Knox, D Rose, J Emmons, J Podoll, K Saeian, T Attila, RK Cross, DG Binion. Colesevelam for the treatment of bile acid-induced diarrhea in Crohn's disease patients intolerant of cholestyramine. Gastroenterol 2004;126(4): W1399.
34. JS Bajaj, K Saeian, RR Varma, J Franco, J Knox, J Emmons, J Podoll, DG Binion. Increased rates of early adverse reaction to azathioprine in patients with Crohn's disease compared to Autoimmune Hepatitis: A tertiary referral center experience. Gastroenterol 2004;126(4):M1197.
35. JS Bajaj, MD Verber, SM Rao K Saeian. Inhibitory Control Test is a simple computerized test to diagnose Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy (MHE). Presented as an oral presentation at AASLD Annual Meeting in November 2004. Hepatology 2004;40(4 Suppl 1):AB 141.
36. A. Sanjeevi, RA Komorowski, S Shaker, BT Massey, R Shaker, K Saeian, C O'Loughlin, D Binion,WJ Hogan. Eosinophilic esophagitis: Potential sources for diagnostic error in the histopatholohic detection. Gastroenterol 2005;128(4):41.
37. A. Sanjeevi, A Lawal, M Kern, BD Ward, K Saeian, R Shaker. Cerebral cortical response to esophageal acid exposure: Correlation to reflux-induced mucosal injury. Gastroenterol 2005;128(4):M1891.
38. JS Bajaj, MD Verber, M Wagner, S Rao, K Saeian. Altered cerebral activation during response inhibition in minimal hepatic encephalopathy using functional MRI. Gastroenterol 2005;128(4):S1616.
39. AB Jeffers, P Kandiah, T Quinn, K Saeian. Amyloid angiopathy resulting in retroperitoneal hematoma as the presenting symptom of primary al amyloidosis. Accepted as poster for SGIM 4/28/2006.
40. JS Bajaj, KM Christensen, M Hafeezullah, RR Varma, J Franco, RG Hoffmann, K Saeian. Randomized trial of probiotic yogurt in Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy - It helps to bug your patient. Gastroenterology 2007; 132(4):T1016.
41. M Rajagopal, LR Weber, JF Knox, S Skaros, M Issa, S Lundeen, MF Otterson, K Saeian, JS Bajaj, DG Binion. Distinct phenotypes of inflammatory bowel disease in US minority population: Comparison of African American and Asian Subgroups. Gastroenterology. 2007;132(4):W1110.
42. MJ Neisen, WS Rilling, RA Hieb, EJ Hohenwalter, SM Tutton, KK Christians, EJ Quebbeman, J Franco, K Saeian. Results of chemoembolization for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with and without chronic liver disease. World Conference on Interventional Oncology Meeting, Washington, DC, May 14-17, 2007.
43. AN Ananthakrishnan, K Saeian. Blacks have worse graft and overall survival at 2 years after OLT in the MELD era. Gastroenterology. 2007;132(4):S1732.
44. AN Ananthakrishnan, K Saeian. Does time spent on the waiting list in the MELD era affect prognosis after liver transplantation? Gastroenterology. 2007;132(4):S1740.
45. JS Bajaj, M Hafeezullah, RG Hoffmann, K Saeian. Minimal hepatic encephalopathy: a vehicle for accidents and traffic violations. Am J Gastroenterol. 2007 Sep;102(9):1903-9.
46. CP Katopes, SN Surapaneni, R Komorowski, B Behmaram, JR Wallace, P Nuttleman, J Franco, RR Varma, O Massoud, K Saeian, S Gawrieh. Variability in the histologic interpretation of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Gastroenterology. 2007;132(4):S2160.
47. AN Ananthakrishnan, K Saeian. Blacks have worse graft and overall survival at 2 years after OLT in the MELD era. Gastroenterology 132(4): A-755, 2007. Poster presentation, Digestive Disease Week, Washington DC, May 2007.
48. AN Ananthakrishnan, K Saeian. Does time spent on the waiting list in the MELD era affect prognosis after liver transplantation. Gastroenterology 132(4): A-757, 2007. Poster presentation, Digestive Disease Week, Washington DC, May 2007.
49. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, K Saeian. Is it bad to bleed on a weekend? A nationwide analysis of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH). Gastroenterology 134(4), Suppl 1: P-123, 2008. Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, May 2008.
50. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, K Saeian. Uninsured and Medicaid patients have higher mortality in Acute Liver Failure. Gastroenterology 134(4), Suppl 1: A-799, 2008. Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, May 2008.
51. AN Ananthakrishnan, D Beaulieu, A Naik, Y Zadvornova, S Skaros, K Johnson, L Perera, M Issa, DG Binion, K Saeian. Does primary sclerosing cholangitis impact quality of life in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease? Poster Presentation. Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, June 2009.
52. J Kwiatt, M Desai, S Gawrieh, K Saeian. Use of a patient registry database to improve hepatocelluar carcinoma screening, vaccination rates, and esophageal varices screening in patients with cirrhosis. Gastroenterology 2009; 136 (Suppl 1):M1003.
53. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, K Saeian, DG Binion. A national survey of emergency room utilization in inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterology 2009; 136 (Suppl 1):M1137.
54. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, J Fangman, K Saeian. Hepatitis C - HIV co-infection is a risk factor for worse outcomes in hospitalized patients: A national study. Gastroenterology 2009; 136 (Suppl 1):M1765.
55. B Qumseya, K Saeian, BT Massey. Endoscopic biopsy for cytomegalovirus in symptomatic immunocomprised patients has low yield in the absence of mucosal lesions. Poster Presentation. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Volume 69, Issue 5, Pages AB206-AB206.
56. A Patel, S Gawrieh, S Rizvi, Q Xiang, A Szabo, K Saeian. Fatty Liver Disease: Survey of AASLD members. Gastroenterology 2009; (Suppl 1): A847.
57. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, K Saeian. Ambulatory care for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - 1994-2005: National trends and patterns. Poster Presentation. Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, June 2009.
58. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, K Saeian. Laparscopic resection in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Predictors and outcomes: A Nationwide Analysis. Poster Presentation. Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, June 2009.
59. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, Binion DG, K Saeian. Physician density and hospitalization for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: How much does access matter? Gastroenterology 2010; (Suppl 1):S1192
60. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, Binion DG, K Saeian. A novel quantitative severity score to stratify hospitalizations for Crohn's disease. Gastroenterology 2010; (Suppl 1):T1291
61. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, K Saeian, Binion DG. Clostridium difficile and inflammatory bowel disease: Has the disease changed in severity from 1998 to 2007? Gastroenterology 2010; (Suppl 1):1005
62. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, Binion DG, K Saeian. A simple quantitative score to stratify severity of ulcerative colitis hospitalizations. Poster Presentation. Gastroenterology 2010; (Suppl 1):T1292
63. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, Binion DG, K Saeian. Changing severity of Inflammatory Bowel Disease hospitalizations from 1998 to 2007. Gastroenterology 2010; (Suppl 1):S1193
64. AN Ananthakrishnan, A Muhammad, E McGinley, K Saeian. Venous thromboembolic events in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis: A nationwide analysis. Gastroenterology 2010; (Suppl 1):156
65. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, DG Binion, K Saeian. Air pollution & hospitalizations for IBD: an ecologic analysis. Gastroenterology 2010
66. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, DG Binion, K Saeian. Fracture-Associated Hospitalizations in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Gastroenterology 2010
67. Ananthakrishnan AN, Hoffmann RG, K Saeian. Higher Physician Density is Associated with Lower Incidence of Late-Stage Colorectal Cancer. Gastroenterology 2010.
68. E Martin, J Huang, J Klein, Q Xiang, JS Bajaj, K Saeian. The Impact of Combined Liver and Kidney Transplantation on Transplant Outcomes. Gastroenterology 2010; (Suppl 1):M1009
69. JS Bajaj, DM Heuman, C Schubert, K Saeian, DE Bell, A Topaz, M Hafeezullah, R Stravitz, RK Sterling, JB Wade, DP Gibson, AJ Sanyal. Persistent deficit in learning of response inhibition following onset of overt hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhosis. Gastroenterology 2010; (Suppl 1):S1912
70. JS Bajaj, C Schubert, M Hafeezullah, JA Pleuss, G Krakower, R Franco, K Saeian. Ghrelin secretion is altered in sleep and enforced sleep deprivation in cirrhosis compared to controls: Association with sleep disturbances? Gastroenterology 2010; (Suppl 1):S1911
71. P Beniwal, DW Seal, J Fangman, K Saeian. Barriers to and facilitators of diagnosis and treatment of Hepatitis C. Poster Presentation at Digestive Disease Week 2011, Chicago, IL.
72. JT Kwiatt, PN Desai, S Gawrieh, K Saeian. Performance feedback impacts quality measures in the management of cirrhosis. Oral Presentation at Digestive Disease Week 2011, Chicago, IL.