Saro Khemichian, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
AddressHCC 245 1510 San Pablo Street Mail Code:9198
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089
Phone+1 323 442 5576
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    Georgetown University1999Physiology Student of the Year
    Department of Medicine, USC2004Intern of the Year Award

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    Dr. Saro Khemichian is a board certified transplant hepatologist who received his medical degree from University of Southern California Keck School of medicine. He then went on to complete his residency in Internal Medicine followed by Gastroenterology fellowship at LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Khemichian then completed an extra year of training for Transplant Hepatology at Keck Medical Center of USC.

    Dr. Khemichian's clinical interests include gastroenterology, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, chronic liver disease and liver transplantation. His research interests include complications of chronic liver disease, liver transplant, and treatment of hepatitis C infection.

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    1. Incidence and outcomes of acute kidney injury including hepatorenal syndrome in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis in the US. J Hepatol. 2023 12; 79(6):1408-1417. Patidar KR, Belcher JM, Regner KR, St Hillien SA, Simonetto DA, Asrani SK, Neyra JA, Sharma P, Velez JCQ, Wadei H, Nadim MK, Chung RT, Seethapathy R, Parada XV, Ouyang T, Ufere NN, Robinson JE, McLean Diaz P, Wilechansky RM, Przybyszewski EM, Smith TN, Ali AA, Orman ES, Schulz P, Siddiqui SM, Shabbir R, Liu LJ, Cama-Olivares A, Flannery AH, Baker ML, Gunasekaran D, Aswine A, Issa R, Li J, Verma S, Chalmers D, Varghese V, Lam W, Mohamed M, Kovacic R, Gaddy A, Attieh RM, Cortes P, Semnani S, Wang L, Khemichian S, Allegretti AS, from the HRS-HARMONY consortium. PMID: 37517455; PMCID: PMC10807505.
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    2. The novel SALT-M score predicts 1-year post-transplant mortality in patients with severe acute-on-chronic liver failure. J Hepatol. 2023 09; 79(3):717-727. Hernaez R, Karvellas CJ, Liu Y, Sacleux SC, Khemichian S, Stein LL, Shetty K, Lindenmeyer CC, Boike JR, Simonetto DA, Rahimi RS, Jalal PK, Izzy M, Kriss MS, Im GY, Lin MV, Jou JH, Fortune BE, Cholankeril G, Kuo A, Mahmud N, Kanwal F, Saliba F, Sundaram V, Artzner T, Jalan R, Multi-Organ Dysfunction and Evaluation for Liver Transplantation (MODEL) Consortium. PMID: 37315809.
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    3. Advances in management of hepatorenal syndrome. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2021 09 01; 30(5):501-506. Khemichian S, Francoz C, Nadim MK. PMID: 34397647.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Use of Hepatitis B Virus-Positive Organs in Organ Transplantation. Clin Liver Dis. 2021 11; 25(4):841-857. Khemichian S, Kahn J, Terrault NA. PMID: 34593157.
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    5. Autoimmune hepatitis triggered by COVID-19. Intern Med J. 2021 Jul; 51(7):1182-1183. Hong JK, Chopra S, Kahn JA, Kim B, Khemichian S. PMID: 34278694; PMCID: PMC8447478.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    6. Deficits in Advance Care Planning for Patients With Decompensated Cirrhosis at Liver Transplant Centers. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 05 01; 181(5):652-660. Patel AA, Ryan GW, Tisnado D, Chuang E, Walling AM, Saab S, Khemichian S, Sundaram V, Brook RH, Wenger NS. PMID: 33720273; PMCID: PMC7961470.
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    7. Applying the original model for end-stage liver disease score rather than the model for end-stage liver disease-Na score for risk stratification prior to transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedures. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 04 01; 33(4):541-546. Lee BT, Yang AH, Urban S, Kim KY, Ter-Oganesyan R, Yuan L, Han HH, Khemichian S, Kahn JA, Kim B. PMID: 32398491.
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    8. Hepatorenal Syndrome. Crit Care Clin. 2021 Apr; 37(2):321-334. Khemichian S, Francoz C, Durand F, Karvellas CJ, Nadim MK. PMID: 33752858.
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    9. Thrombopoietin Receptor Agonists in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2020 Sep; 46(6):682-692. Khemichian S, Terrault NA. PMID: 32820479.
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    10. Treatment and Outcomes of Early Stage Breast Cancer in Patients with Hepatic Dysfunction. J Surg Res. 2020 12; 256:212-219. Olimpiadi YB, Brownson KE, Kahn JA, Kim B, Han H, Khemichian S, Fong TL, Kang I, Terando A, Lang JE. PMID: 32711178; PMCID: PMC7854813.
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    11. Acute Kidney Injury After Liver Transplantation. Transplantation. 2018 10; 102(10):1636-1649. Durand F, Francoz C, Asrani SK, Khemichian S, Pham TA, Sung RS, Genyk YS, Nadim MK. PMID: 29847502.
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    12. Daclatasvir and sofosbuvir treatment of decompensated liver disease or post-liver transplant hepatitis C virus recurrence in patients with advanced liver disease/cirrhosis in a real-world cohort. Hepatol Commun. 2018 04; 2(4):354-363. Kwo P, Fried MW, Reddy KR, Soldevila-Pico C, Khemichian S, Darling J, Zamor PJ, Napoli AA, Anduze-Faris B, Brown RS. PMID: 29619415; PMCID: PMC5880197.
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    13. Comparison of Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Hispanic and Asian Chronic Hepatitis B Patients in Southern California. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2016 08; 50(7):602-7. Zhu J, Khemichian S, Nghiem D, Zhang SR, Limurti J, Saito T, Fong TL. PMID: 26890328.
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    14. Randomized trial of 1-week versus 2-week intervals for endoscopic ligation in the treatment of patients with esophageal variceal bleeding. Hepatology. 2016 08; 64(2):549-55. Sheibani S, Khemichian S, Kim JJ, Hou L, Yan AW, Buxbaum J, Dara L, Laine L. PMID: 27082942; PMCID: PMC4956532.
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    15. Sofosbuvir and Simeprevir Therapy for Recurrent Hepatitis C Infection After Liver Transplantation. Transplant Direct. 2015 Jul; 1(6):e21. Khemichian S, Lee B, Kahn J, Noureddin M, Kim B, Harper T, Esmailian Y, Fong TL. PMID: 27500223; PMCID: PMC4946469.
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    16. Nucleoside-Nucleotide Analog Combination Therapy Is Effective in Preventing Recurrent Hepatitis B After Liver Transplantation. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Sep; 60(9):2807-12. Khemichian S, Hsieh MJ, Zhang SR, Limurti J, Kim J, Fong TL. PMID: 25939541.
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    17. Combined liver-kidney transplantation is preferable to liver transplant alone for cirrhotic patients with renal failure. Transplantation. 2012 Aug 27; 94(4):411-6. Fong TL, Khemichian S, Shah T, Hutchinson IV, Cho YW. PMID: 22805440.
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    18. Hepatic dysfunction in hyperthyroidism. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2011 May; 7(5):337-9. Khemichian S, Fong TL. PMID: 21857837; PMCID: PMC3127041.
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    19. Pulmonary vein leiomyosarcoma. Intern Med J. 2006 Dec; 36(12):793-4. Khemichian S, Bemanian S. PMID: 17096743.
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