Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Professor and Section Chief
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States


M.S.H.S from UCLA School Of Public Health
M.D. from King Edward Medical College, Pakistan


Missouri Medical License
National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Internal Medicine
ABIM Gastroenterology Certification
ABIM Transplant Hepatology Certification

Honors & Awards

Annual meeting distinguished poster
Emerging Leaders in Gastroenterology Award
Plenary session at the VA National HSR&D Meeting
Research Excellence in GI and Liver (REGAL) Award

Professional Interests

  • Process and outcomes of care in patients with chronic liver diseases
  • Quality management in liver disease
  • Medical decision-making
  • Patient reported outcomes (health related quality of life)
  • Cost effectiveness analyses
  • Cirrhosis and related complications


American Association for Study of Liver Disease Practice Metrics Committee
American Gastroenterological Association Quality Measures Committee
American Association for Study of Liver Disease Training and Policy Group
American Association for Study of Liver Disease Practice Guidelines Committee
American College of Gastroenterology Research
American College of Physicians
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Association for Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
American Medical Association


Center for Gastrointestinal Development, Infection and Injury
- #NIDDK P30 DK 56338-10/15
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIH
This Center supports four scientific cores, conferences and a pilot project program to facilitate on-going Digestive Disease research of center members, promote interactions and translational research between basic and clinical areas, develop new projects, nurture new investigators, and provide GI educational activities.
Patient Centered Care for Individuals with Advanced Liver Disease
- #Application # 1 I01 HX002204-01A2
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development
The main goal of the project is to develop a patient-centered care model for advanced liver disease, including risk-prediction models and clinician-patient collaborative treatment planning guides that focus on addressing patient unmet needs and expectations about illness course and care preferences for curative, supportive, and palliative care. The study findings will have direct impacts on current advanced liver disease care, as well as provide evidence for developing innovative care models for other serious chronic illnesses.
Risk Stratification for and Early Detection of Liver Cancer
- #1 U01 CA230997-01
NIH Consortium on Translational Research
The overarching goal of our Translational Research Center (TRC) is to reduce the mortality of hepatocellular cancer (HCC) by developing personalized indices that combine novel and existing biomarkers with clinical, behavioral and genetic data to improve clinical risk stratification and increase early detection of HCC.
Cirrhosis Quality Collaborative
American Association for Study of Liver Diseases
This is the first large-scale quality improvement project targeting patients with advanced and chronic liver diseases. It will pilot test a collaborative chronic care network, including necessary technology infrastructure.
A Personalized Surveillance Program for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
- #RSG-17-022-01
American Cancer Society Extramural Grant
The goal of this proposal is to reduce the burden of hepatocellular carcinoma by identifying effective surveillance programs that improve early detection.
Risk Factors of Hepatocellular Cancer in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
- #IIR Award RP150587
Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
The overarching goal of this study is to examine risk of hepatocellular cancer in a broad spectrum of Texas- based NAFLD patients receiving care in the Veterans Health Administration.