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

4.8 out of 5 (76 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 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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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

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  • Oct 17, 2023

    Doctor was very patient, thorough, and answered all our questions.

  • Aug 21, 2023

    Dr Khan was patient and explained some of my concerns very well!

  • Feb 9, 2023

    Never had a bad experience.