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    Yasir Qazi, MD

    TitleAssociate Professor of Clinical Medicine
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentMedicine
    AddressIRD 806
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-9520
    Phone+1 323 226 7307
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      TitleDirector, Kidney Transplantation and Medical Director of The Renal Transplant Program At Keck Hospital


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      After serving as an assistant professor of medicine at Erie County Medical Center at the State University of New York in Buffalo, Dr. Qazi came to Southern California to head the Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Program at Keck School of Medicine at USC. Dr. Qazi has received nearly $2 million in research grants and has several other studies recently submitted for approval.

      While in Buffalo, Dr. Qazi was invited to lecture on pancreas transplantation at a number of area medical centers and continues to author numerous peer reviewed articles and abstracts for medical journals. Educated in India, Dr. Qazi was consistently one of the academic leaders among his medical school classmates and he continues to demonstrate his talents and devotion to medicine as an educator, researcher and practitioner.


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      SUNY, Buffalo, New York2000Austin-Flint's Best Outgoing Resident Award
      Daemen College for Physician Assistants1999Physician Appreciation Award

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      1. Qazi Y, Shaffer D, Kaplan B, Kim D, Luan FL, Peddi VR, Shihab F, Tomlanovich S, Yilmaz S, McCague K, Patel D, Mulgaonkar S. Efficacy and Safety of Everolimus Plus Low-dose Tacrolimus Versus Mycophenolate Mofetil Plus Standard-dose Tacrolimus in De Novo Renal Transplant Recipients: 12-month Data. Am J Transplant. 2016 Oct 24. PMID: 27775865.
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      2. Gulati M, Palmer SL, Im MY, Jadvar H, Qazi Y, Fazli U, Grant EG. Duplex Doppler sonography: is there clinical relevance to elevated renal vein velocity in kidney transplants? Clin Imaging. 2016 Nov - Dec; 40(6):1237-1245. PMID: 27618805.
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      3. Matsuoka L, Alicuben E, Woo K, Cao S, Groshen S, Qazi Y, Smogorzewski M, Selby R, Alexopoulos S. Kidney transplantation in the Hispanic population. Clin Transplant. 2016 Feb; 30(2):118-23. PMID: 26529140.
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      4. Qazi Y. Editorial. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2015 Dec; 20(6):629. PMID: 26536424.
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      5. Shah N, Meouchy J, Qazi Y. Bortezomib in kidney transplantation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2015 Dec; 20(6):652-6. PMID: 26536428.
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      6. Forster M, Allem JP, Mendez N, Qazi Y, Unger JB. Evaluation of a telenovela designed to improve knowledge and behavioral intentions among Hispanic patients with end-stage renal disease in Southern California. Ethn Health. 2016 Feb; 21(1):58-70. PMID: 25650806.
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      7. Kaplan B, Qazi Y, Wellen JR. Strategies for the management of adverse events associated with mTOR inhibitors. Transplant Rev (Orlando). 2014 Jul; 28(3):126-33. PMID: 24685370.
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      8. Vu D, Tellez-Corrales E, Yang J, Qazi Y, Shah T, Naraghi R, Hutchinson IV, Min DI. Genetic polymorphisms of UGT1A8, UGT1A9 and HNF-1a and gastrointestinal symptoms in renal transplant recipients taking mycophenolic acid. Transpl Immunol. 2013 Dec; 29(1-4):155-61. PMID: 23721685.
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      9. Sampaio MS, Cho YW, Qazi Y, Bunnapradist S, Hutchinson IV, Shah T. Posttransplant malignancies in solid organ adult recipients: an analysis of the U.S. National Transplant Database. Transplantation. 2012 Nov 27; 94(10):990-8. PMID: 23085553.
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      10. Blodget E, Jan Geiseler P, Larsen RA, Stapfer M, Qazi Y, Petrovic LM. Donor-derived Coccidioides immitis fungemia in solid organ transplant recipients. Transpl Infect Dis. 2012 Jun; 14(3):305-10. PMID: 22176511.
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      11. Matsuda Y, Qazi Y, Iwaki Y. A rapid and efficient method BK polyomavirus genotyping by high-resolution melting analysis. J Med Virol. 2011 Dec; 83(12):2128-34. PMID: 22012720.
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      12. Shah T, Tellez-Corrales E, Yang JW, Qazi Y, Wang J, Wilson J, Hutchinson I, Min DI. The pharmacokinetics of enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium and its gastrointestinal side effects in de novo renal transplant recipients of Hispanic ethnicity. Ther Drug Monit. 2011 Feb; 33(1):45-9. PMID: 21099740.
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      13. Iwaki KK, Qazi SH, Garcia-Gomez J, Zeng D, Matsuda Y, Matsuda K, Martinez ME, Toyoda M, Kore A, Stevens WT, Smogorzewski M, Iwaki DD, Qazi Y, Iwaki Y. Development of a real-time quantitative PCR assay for detection of a stable genomic region of BK virus. Virol J. 2010; 7:295. PMID: 21034442.
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      14. Miller DC, Qazi Y, Smogorzewski M, Azen CG, Shah T, Koss MN. Foxp3 staining in BK virus allograft nephropathy and comparison with acute cellular rejection. Transplant Proc. 2009 Dec; 41(10):4188-92. PMID: 20005366.
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      15. Qazi Y. Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation. Editorial comment. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2009 Aug; 14(4):364. PMID: 19602978.
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      16. Cynowiec J, Kim J, Qazi Y. Incentivizing living organ donation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2009 Apr; 14(2):201-5. PMID: 19300256.
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      17. Gandhi AM, Fazli U, Rodina V, Qazi Y. Costimulation targeting therapies in organ transplantation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2008 Dec; 13(6):622-6. PMID: 19060553.
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      18. Nainani N, Singh N, Shanahan T, Damodar A, Parimoo N, Ummadi S, Qazi Y, Murray BM, Tornatore KM, Ciccirella JC, Blessios GA, Venuto RC. Cross Reactive Epitope Group antibodies in sensitized kidneys transplant recipients was associated with early acute Antibody Mediated Rejection. Transpl Immunol. 2009 Jan; 20(3):113-7. PMID: 18996198.
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      19. Mateo R, Henderson R, Jabbour N, Gagandeep S, Goldsberry A, Sher L, Qazi Y, Selby RR, Genyk Y. Living related donor nephrectomy in transfusion refusing donors. Transpl Int. 2007 Jun; 20(6):490-6. PMID: 17313445.
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      20. Qazi Y, Forrest A, Tornatore K, Venuto RC. The clinical impact of 1:1 conversion from Neoral to a generic cyclosporine (Gengraf) in renal transplant recipients with stable graft function. Clin Transplant. 2006 May-Jun; 20(3):313-7. PMID: 16824147.
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      21. Qazi Y, Ali Y, Venuto RC. Donor calculi induced acute renal failure. Ren Fail. 2003 Mar; 25(2):315-22. PMID: 12739839.
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