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Dr Rashid Khan is one of two Transplant Hepatologists/Gastroenterologists at Liver Specialists of Texas. Following his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston( UTHSC), he pursued Gastroenterology training at the University of Texas Medical Branch( UTMB) under the direction of Drs Don Powell and Roger Soloway. Wanted to further his education in liver disease, he completed his traning in Transplant Hepatology at the Baylor College of Medicine, St Lukes CHI( formerly St Lukes Episcopal Hospital) in Houston, under the direct mentorship of Dr John Vierling. St Lukes CHI is one of the premier liver transplant programs in the nation with one of the highest 1 and 5 year survival rates after liver transplantation.

During his training in Galveston and Houston, Dr Khan was forefront in several studies related to liver disease and digestive disorders. He participated in several clinical trials conducted at the Baylor College of Medicine, including trials involving the first generation of DAAs( directly acting antivirals) against Hepatitis C infection. Notable publications related to liver diseases include topics such as  alcoholic hepatitis , complications of cirrhosis, hepatopulmonary syndrome and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis( SBP) in competitive peer reviewed journals as well as national presentations at the prestigious Digestive Disease Week( DDW) , European Association for study of the Liver( EASL), American Association for study of Liver Diseases( AASLD) as well as American College of Gastroenterolgy( ACG). He has also published in areas of digestive disorders, notably related to colon cancer screening and approach to rectal bleeding in young patients. See references below. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and expects to be board certified in Transplant Hepatology later this year.

Dr Rashid Khan has been a tremendous addition to our team at Liver Specialists of Texas. In addition to Gastroenterology training , he has specialized training in Transplant / Advanced Hepatology, one of few individuals to do so on a local and national level. Range of disorders seen by him in the clinic, include , but not limited to are , fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, autoimmune liver disease, liver transplantation, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome( IBS) , inflammatory bowel disease( IBD) , diarrhea, constipation, rectal bleeding and colon cancer screening.

When not practicing medicine, Dr Khan enjoys spending time with his young family residing in Bellaire. Hobbies include travelling, sports( tennis, soccer and basketball) . He is dedicated to the mission statement of Liver Specialists of Texas, namely providing exceptional and compassionate health care to patients with all facets of liver and digestive disorders. Colon cancer screening initiatives and prompt assessment and evaluation of fatty liver disease, named by experts in the field as the next major challenge in the field of liver disorders, are his main areas of focus.

 

To make an appointment with Dr Khan , please call 713-794-0700.

 

Selected peer review publications:

Khan, R, Hyman, D, Hematochezia in the young patient: A review of health seeking behavior, physician attitudes and controversies in management. Dig Dis Sci. 2010 Feb;55(2):233-9.

Jampana,S, Khan,R, Pathogenesis of alcoholic hepatitis : Role of inflammatory signaling and oxidative stress. World J Hepatol, 2011, May 27: 3(5) : 114-117.

Singh,H, Khan,R, Giardina TD, Paul, LW, Daci, K, Gould,MEl-Serag, H, Postreferral Colonoscopy delays in Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer: A mixed methods Analysis. Qual Manag Health Care 2012 Oct ; 21(4): 252-261

Khaderi, S; Khan, R; Safdar, Z; Vierling,; Stribling, R; Goss, J; Sussman,N,

Long term follow up of portopulmonary hypertension patient after Liver transplantation. Liver Transpl 2014, Jun; 20 (6) :724-727.

 

Khan, R;  Singal,A; Anand,B. Outcomes after liver transplantation for combined  alcohol and hepatitis C virus infection. World J Gastro 2014, Sep ; 20(34): 11935-11938

 

Obesity and Fatty Liver Disease

Obesity, and all of its related complications, is more serious than most adults in America believe. More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and certain types of cancer, are some of the leading causes of preventable death. We are seeing an increase in the number of young children and adolescents developing obesity, and all of the related complications.

The cost of obesity is staggering, with annual medical cost of obesity exceeding $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars. The medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.

Dr. Galati and the Liver Specialists of Texas team are dedicated to evaluate, treat, and manage all aspects of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD and NASH), including the complication of cirrhosis and liver failure. Developing a customized plan of care for each patient they see is their objective.

Liver Transplant Resources

Dr. Galati has been involved in Liver Transplantation since 1989. As Medical Director for the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at Houston Methodist Hospital, Dr. Galati has cared for thousands of patients with advanced liver disease. In those with the most severe form of advanced liver disease and cirrhosis, liver transplantation is a life-saving surgery. For more information on liver transplantation, click here.

Indications for liver transplant include:

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