Fasiha Kanwal, M.D. M.S.H.S.
Phone: (713) 798-8614
In addition to gastroenterology and hepatology training, Dr. Kanwal has received formal research training with a Masters in Science, Health Services. Her research focuses on assessing and improving quality and outcomes of care in individuals with chronic liver diseases, including those with chronic hepatitis C, hepatitis B virus, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular cancer.
She has had continuous research funding since her fellowship, including three VA Merit Review Awards, a VA Service-Directed Project, a Cancer Prevention Research in Texas grant, VA Quality Improvement and Research Initiative grants, and VA Pilot grants. These projects have used health services research methods to study the clinical course and outcomes of patients with liver diseases. Dr. Kanwal has served as the chair of several committees and workgroups for the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and the American Gastroenterological Association. She is also the editor-in-chief of one of the leading clinical journals in digestive disease, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.