Ani Kardashian, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
Address2011 Zonal Ave.
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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    Stanford UniversityB.A.2008Human Biology
    University of California, San FranciscoM.D.2013School of Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoInternship/Residency2016Department of Medicine
    University of California, Los AngelesFellowship in Gastroenterology2019
    University of California, San FranciscoFellowship in Advanced/Transplant Hepatology2020
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    University of Southern California2022  - 2025Mentored Career Development in Clinical and Translational Science Program (KL2)
    International Liver Congress/EASL2021Young Investigator Bursary Award for Outstanding Abstract
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco2020Clinical Fellow of the Year
    American Society of Transplantation2020Women's Health Community of Practice Outstanding Abstract Award
    American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases2019  - 2021Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award (grant)
    American College of Gastroenterology2018  - 2019Young Physicians Leadership Program
    HIV and Liver Disease Seventh Biennial Meeting2018Young Investigator Award
    American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases2017  - 2018Resident/Fellow Ambassador Award
    HIV and Liver Disease Sixth Biennial Meeting2016Young Investigator Award
    American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases2015Emerging Liver Scholar
    University of California San Francisco School of Medicine2015Clinical and Translational Research Award
    University of California San Francisco School of Medicine2013Alpha Omega Alpha
    Stanford University2008Graduated with Distinction
    Stanford University2007Phi Beta Kappa

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    Dr. Ani Kardashian is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. She is a transplant hepatologist who specializes in caring for patients with fatty liver, cirrhosis, and patients who undergo liver transplantation. Her research interests include understanding the social factors that contribute to the development and management of chronic liver diseases, viral hepatitis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and liver disease in HIV infection.

    Dr. Kardashian received her MD from the University of California, San Francisco and completed Internal Medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco. She then completed fellowships in Gastroenterology at University of California, Los Angeles and in Transplant Hepatology from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Kardashian is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and transplant hepatology.

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    USC Dean's Pilot Award
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH KL2TR001854
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. The effects of food insecurity on hepatic steatosis and fibrosis in people with HIV. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2024 Apr 05. Kardashian A, Lloyd A, Vilar-Gomez E, Naggie S, Sulkowski MS, Woreta T, Lake JE, Crandall H, Loomba R, Wilson LA, Sterling RK, Heath S, Gawrieh S, Chalasani NP, Price JC, HIV NASH Clinical Research Network. PMID: 38582290.
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    2. Parental leave, childcare policies, and workplace bias for hepatology professionals: A national survey. Hepatol Commun. 2023 09 01; 7(9). Feld LD, Sarkar M, Au JS, Flemming JA, Gripshover J, Kardashian A, Muir AJ, Nephew L, Orloff SL, Terrault N, Rabinowitz L, Volerman A, Arora V, Farnan J, Villa E. PMID: 37639705; PMCID: PMC10461944.
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    3. Quantifying the Negative Impact of Fast-food Consumption on Liver Steatosis Among United States Adults With Diabetes and Obesity. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2023 11; 21(12):3176-3178.e3. Kardashian A, Dodge JL, Terrault NA. PMID: 36638832.
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    4. The key role of hepatology providers in optimizing reproductive care in patients with liver disease: A call to action. Hepatology. 2023 07 01; 78(1):363-367. Kardashian A, Kushner T, Au JS, Flemming JA, Gripshover J, Muir AJ, Orloff SL, Villa E, Sarkar M, AASLD Women’s Initiative Committee. PMID: 37142412.
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    5. Racial and ethnic differences in diet quality and food insecurity among adults with fatty liver and significant fibrosis: a U.S. population-based study. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2022 Nov; 56(9):1383-1393. Kardashian A, Dodge JL, Terrault NA. PMID: 36173037.
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    6. Health disparities in chronic liver disease. Hepatology. 2023 04 01; 77(4):1382-1403. Kardashian A, Serper M, Terrault N, Nephew LD. PMID: 35993341; PMCID: PMC10026975.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Achieving health equity in liver disease pharmacotherapy. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 08; 19(8):489-490. Kardashian A, Nephew LD. PMID: 35581340.
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    8. Plasma metabolomic analysis indicates flavonoids and sorbic acid are associated with incident diabetes: A nested case-control study among Women's Interagency HIV Study participants. PLoS One. 2022; 17(7):e0271207. Yu EA, Alemán JO, Hoover DR, Shi Q, Verano M, Anastos K, Tien PC, Sharma A, Kardashian A, Cohen MH, Golub ET, Michel KG, Gustafson DR, Glesby MJ. PMID: 35802662; PMCID: PMC9269977.
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    9. Food Insecurity is Associated With Mortality Among U.S. Adults With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Advanced Fibrosis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 Dec; 20(12):2790-2799.e4. Kardashian A, Dodge JL, Terrault NA. PMID: 34958747.
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    10. Gender and Other Factors Associated with Endoscopy Volume Among U.S. Gastroenterology Fellows. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 Dec; 20(12):2911-2914.e4. Lenhart A, Chen F, Condon A, Kardashian A, El-Nachef N, UCLA GI DIVISION BIOSTATISTICS, Chang L. PMID: 34628079.
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    11. The role of endoscopic ultrasound in evaluating patients with bile duct dilation of unclear etiology. J Dig Dis. 2021 Oct; 22(10):597-603. Phan J, Ge PS, Kardashian A, Kim S, Sedarat A, Watson R, Muthusamy VR. PMID: 34431229.
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    12. Addressing Social Determinants of Liver Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: A Call to Action. Hepatology. 2021 02; 73(2):811-820. Kardashian A, Wilder J, Terrault NA, Price JC. PMID: 33150599.
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    13. Liver Transplantation Outcomes in a U.S. Multicenter Cohort of 789 Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma Presenting Beyond Milan Criteria. Hepatology. 2020 12; 72(6):2014-2028. Kardashian A, Florman SS, Haydel B, Ruiz RM, Klintmalm GB, Lee DD, Taner CB, Aucejo F, Tevar AD, Humar A, Verna EC, Halazun KJ, Chapman WC, Vachharajani N, Hoteit M, Levine MH, Nguyen MH, Melcher ML, Langnas AN, Carney CA, Mobley C, Ghobrial M, Amundsen B, Markmann JF, Sudan DL, Jones CM, Berumen J, Hemming AW, Hong JC, Kim J, Zimmerman MA, Nydam TL, Rana A, Kueht ML, Fishbein TM, Markovic D, Busuttil RW, Agopian VG. PMID: 32124453.
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    14. Identifying an Optimal Liver Frailty Index Cutoff to Predict Waitlist Mortality in Liver Transplant Candidates. Hepatology. 2021 03; 73(3):1132-1139. Kardashian A, Ge J, McCulloch CE, Kappus MR, Dunn MA, Duarte-Rojo A, Volk ML, Rahimi RS, Verna EC, Ganger DR, Ladner D, Dodge JL, Boyarsky B, McAdams-DeMarco M, Segev DL, Lai JC. PMID: 32491208; PMCID: PMC7710552.
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    15. Reply. Hepatology. 2020 10; 72(4):1500. Kardashian A, Agopian V. PMID: 32314409.
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    16. Identifying Quality Gaps in Preventive Care for Outpatients With Cirrhosis Within a Large, Academic Health Care System. Hepatol Commun. 2020 Dec; 4(12):1802-1811. Kardashian A, Patel AA, Aby ES, Cusumano VT, Soroudi C, Winters AC, Wu E, Beah P, Delshad S, Kim N, Yang L, May FP. PMID: 33305151; PMCID: PMC7706302.
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    17. The Pathogenesis of Liver Disease in People Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus: The Emerging Role of the Microbiome. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2020 Jan; 15(1):46-51. Kardashian A, Peters MG, Tien PC, Price JC. PMID: 32104578; PMCID: PMC7041953.
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    18. NAFLD in women: Unique pathways, biomarkers and therapeutic opportunities. Curr Hepatol Rep. 2019 Dec; 18(4):425-432. Yuan L, Kardashian A, Sarkar M. PMID: 32523869; PMCID: PMC7286566.
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    19. Empowering early career female gastroenterologists and hepatologists. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 11; 16(11):644-645. Kardashian A, May FP. PMID: 31570808.
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    20. High Kynurenine:Tryptophan Ratio Is Associated With Liver Fibrosis in HIV-Monoinfected and HIV/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected Women. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Jul; 6(7):ofz281. Kardashian A, Ma Y, Yin MT, Scherzer R, Nolan O, Aweeka F, Tien PC, Price JC. PMID: 31304190; PMCID: PMC6612851.
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    21. Preventative care in cholestatic liver disease: Pearls for the specialist and subspecialist. Liver Res. 2019 Jun; 3(2):118-127. Malik A, Kardashian AA, Zakharia K, Bowlus CL, Tabibian JH. PMID: 32042471; PMCID: PMC7008979.
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    22. Post-sustained Virologic Response Liver Stiffness May Underestimate Fibrosis After Direct Acting Antiviral-containing Therapy. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 05 02; 68(10):1784-1787. Kardashian A, McKinney J, Huynh N, Yu R, Peters M, Catalli L, Price JC. PMID: 30388212; PMCID: PMC6495007.
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    23. Hemobilia: Etiology, diagnosis, and treatment☆. Liver Res. 2018 Dec; 2(4):200-208. Berry R, Han JY, Kardashian AA, LaRusso NF, Tabibian JH. PMID: 31308984; PMCID: PMC6629429.
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    24. Use of hepatitis C-positive grafts in hepatitis C-negative liver transplant recipients is cost effective. Clin Transplant. 2018 10; 32(10):e13383. Saab S, Kardashian A, Saggi S, Choi G, Agopian V, Tong MJ. PMID: 30129981.
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    25. Weighing the risks: Morbid obesity and diabetes are associated with increased risk of death on the liver transplant waiting list. Liver Int. 2018 03; 38(3):553-563. Kardashian AA, Dodge JL, Roberts J, Brandman D. PMID: 28727287.
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    26. Sex differences in the association of HIV infection with hepatic steatosis. AIDS. 2017 01 28; 31(3):365-373. Kardashian A, Ma Y, Scherzer R, Price JC, Sarkar M, Korn N, Tillinghast K, Peters MG, Noworolski SM, Tien PC. PMID: 27831949; PMCID: PMC5233556.
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    27. Hepatitis C virus-HIV-coinfected patients and liver transplantation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2015 Jun; 20(3):276-85. Kardashian AA, Price JC. PMID: 25944240; PMCID: PMC4807723.
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    28. A clinical trial of lovastatin for modification of biomarkers associated with breast cancer risk. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Nov; 142(2):389-98. Vinayak S, Schwartz EJ, Jensen K, Lipson J, Alli E, McPherson L, Fernandez AM, Sharma VB, Staton A, Mills MA, Schackmann EA, Telli ML, Kardashian A, Ford JM, Kurian AW. PMID: 24166281; PMCID: PMC5508753.
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    29. Breast cancer risk factors differ between Asian and white women with BRCA1/2 mutations. Fam Cancer. 2012 Sep; 11(3):429-39. de Bruin MA, Kwong A, Goldstein BA, Lipson JA, Ikeda DM, McPherson L, Sharma B, Kardashian A, Schackmann E, Kingham KE, Mills MA, West DW, Ford JM, Kurian AW. PMID: 22638769.
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    30. A Pilot study of the Sharing Risk Information Tool (ShaRIT) for Families with Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome. Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2012 Apr 12; 10(1):4. Kardashian A, Fehniger J, Creasman J, Cheung E, Beattie MS. PMID: 22494806; PMCID: PMC3351367.
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