Obaid Shaikh, MD
I am currently completing a manuscript on treatment of HCV post-transplant and have applied for VA start-up funding to study genomics of patients with cirrhosis and HCC. My work also includes collaboration with a computing group at CMU to develop liver allocation models for transplant using machine learning. The main clinical and research interests of my work are: progression of chronic liver disease, hepatocarcinogenesis, and donor allocation models. I see patients in the clinic, and I am enrolling patients with cirrhosis—with or without HCC—in a follow up prospective study. Blood samples are acquired yearly. I plan to start banking tissue from participants who undergo liver transplant. I collaborate with Dr Scott Kulich, who is the chief of molecular anatomic pathology at the VA, and whose lab has the ability to peform NexGen sequencing.
Director, Transplant Medicine
Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition