Dr. Zahida Khan is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Experimental Pathology.
Dr. Khan received her BS in Biochemistry Magna Cum Laude from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. She continued her education and training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine MSTP, obtaining her PhD in Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CATER program), and her MD in Medicine. Dr. Khan completed her internship and residency training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. She also served as a Staff Physician at Cincinnati Children’s in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. She completed fellowships in Pediatric Gastroenterology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Advanced Pediatric Transplant Hepatology at Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Khan’s list of current research activities includes:
Bile acid signaling as a therapeutic target for liver disease in alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
Role of liver progenitor cells in hepatocyte repopulation in alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
Clinicopathologic significance of LGR5 expression in acute and chronic pediatric liver disease.
Her current grant awards include:
Molecular basis of pediatric disease K12 (NICHD)
Hepatocyte repopulation by liver progenitor cells in A1AT Deficiency (Hillman Foundation)
Advanced single cell analysis of proliferation and ploidy in PiZ mouse hepatocytes (Alpha-1 Foundation)
Dr. Khan is a member of several scientific and professional organizations. They are:
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
American Society for Transplantation
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases