Khalid M. Khan, MD| Pediatric Small Bowel Transplant Surgery, Pediatric Liver Transplant Surgery | MedStar Health

Khalid M. Khan, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (67 reviews)

Specialties: Pediatric Small Bowel Transplant Surgery, Pediatric Liver Transplant Surgery, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Languages: English

(877) 680-8194

About me

Khalid Khan, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist and medical director of the Islet Cell Transplant Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. In his dual roles, he provides medical care to both children with complex gastrointestinal diseases and disorders as well as adults and children undergoing islet cell transplant for chronic pancreatitis. Previously, Dr. Khan held similar positions with the University Medical Center in Tucson and the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, where he also worked with both systems' pediatric hospitals.

In addition to providing clinical care, Dr. Khan is an active researcher, author and presenter. His work has appeared in such peer-reviewed journals as Journal of Pediatrics, American Journal of Transplantation and Transplantation, among others. He is also the author or co-author of multiple text book chapters, and a frequent presenter at international, national and regional medical symposia and meetings.

Philosophy of Care
The principles I follow in patient care are related to the rare and unusual nature of the disorders I treat. These are uncommon problems that cannot be managed at most hospitals as they require a detailed level of knowledge, first-hand experience and expertise. As a result, most patients in my care are referred by other specialists. My approach is to interact directly with the referring specialists and the patients themselves throughout treatment, follow-up and ongoing medical management.

In the News
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  1. Desai CS, Khan KM, Fishbein TM. Reuse of liver allografts from brain-dead liver transplant recipients. Transpl Int. 2013 May;26(5):e43-5.
  1. Matsumoto CS, Kaufman SS, Island ER, Kallakury B, Yazigi NA, Khan KM, Fishbein TM. Hepatic Explant Pathology of Pediatric Intestinal Transplant Recipients Previously Treated with Omega-3 Fatty Acid Lipid Emulsion. J Pediatr. 2014 Jul;165(1):59-64. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.03.034
  1. Khan KM, Desai CS, Fishbein TM, Kaufman SS. Esophageal eosinophilic disease after intestinal transplantation in children. Transplantation. 2014 Aug 15;98(3):e25-8
  1. Khan KM, Desai CS, Mete M, Desale S, Girlanda R, Hawksworth J, Matsumoto C, Kaufman S, Fishbein T. , Developing trends in the intestinal transplant waitlist. Am J 2014 Dec;14(12):2830-7.
  1. Desai CS, Sharma S, Gruessner A, Fishbein T, Kaufman S, Khan KM. Effect of small donor weight and donor-recipient weight ratio on the outcome of liver transplantation in children. Pediatr Transplant. 2015 Jun;19(4):366-70

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Amylase Blood Test
  • Abnormal Liver Function Blood Test
  • Achalasia
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Allergic Colitis
  • Allergic Esophagitis
  • Allergic Gastroenteritis
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Polyp
  • Anal Spasm
  • Anal Stenosis
  • Anal Ulcer
  • Annular Pancreas
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Autoimmune Enteropathy
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Biliary
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Congenital Anomalies Of The Esophagus
  • Congenital Cystic Liver
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Drug Induced Liver Injury
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Eosinophilic Colitis
  • Eosinophilic Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastritis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Eructation
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Esophageal Mass
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fatty Liver
  • Fecal Impaction
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Flatulence
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Anomaly
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease In Infancy
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Growth Failure
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Hydrops Of Gallbladder
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Idiopathic Megacolon
  • Ileitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intractable Abdominal Pain
  • Intractable Constipation
  • Intractable Vomiting
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Jaundice
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Disease
  • Malabsorption
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Metabolic Liver Disease
  • Nausea
  • Neonatal Ichthyosis And Sclerosing Cholangitis Syndrome
  • Obstipation
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Ogilvie Syndrome
  • Omphalocele
  • Pancreas Disease
  • Pancreas Divisum
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Polyposis Syndrome
  • Polyps
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC)
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Fistula
  • Rectal Polyp
  • Right Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Rumination Syndrome
  • Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Small Bowel Stricture
  • Small Intestine Disease
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Tenesmus
  • Toxic Liver Injury
  • Tyrosinemia
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Urea Cycle Defects
  • Whipple's Disease
  • Wilson's Disease
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Procedures I perform

  • Antroduodenal Manometry
  • Biologic Therapy For Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Breath Testing
  • Colonic Manometry
  • Colonoscopy
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Fecal Transplant
  • Feeding Tube Management
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Pancreas Function Test
  • PH Impedance Test
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Upper Gi Series
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 202-444-2961

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MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)"
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)"
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO"
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)"



Fellowship Program: University of Minnesota School of Medicine (2001)

Residency Program: Queen Elizabeth Medical Center (1995)

Residency Program: Derbyshire Royal Infirmary (1993)

Internship Program: University of Leicester (1988)

Medical School: University of Leicester School of Medicine (1987)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

  • Provider listened carefully

  • Provider knew medical history

  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • May 13, 2022

    The provider informed us that he did not have the patient's information that the pediatricians office sent over. He stated it was not in the chart. Pediatricians office sees all of the information in the system. Provider was texting during our appointment. Our pediatrician made my child's condition sound very urgent. I felt as if this provider was not paying attention to me. I felt as if he was not listening to what I was saying.

  • Aug 9, 2021

    Dr. Khan was very observant, attentive, had a great bedside manner and explained everything to me in a way that made me understand.

  • Aug 4, 2020

    our care has been between several providers. nobody seemed to know who had told us what. this call served to level set us against all the information and tests to do date and was helpful