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Yasir Qazi, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
AddressHCC-I 200 1510 San Pablo St.
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9520
Phone+1 323 226 7307
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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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    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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    1. High levels of dd-cfDNA identify patients with TCMR 1A and borderline allograft rejection at elevated risk of graft injury. Am J Transplant. 2020 Feb 13. Stites E, Kumar D, Olaitan O, John Swanson S, Leca N, Weir M, Bromberg J, Melancon J, Agha I, Fattah H, Alhamad T, Qazi Y, Wiseman A, Gupta G. PMID: 32056331.
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    2. Two-year outcomes in de novo renal transplant recipients receiving everolimus-facilitated calcineurin inhibitor reduction regimen from the TRANSFORM study. Am J Transplant. 2019 11; 19(11):3018-3034. Berger SP, Sommerer C, Witzke O, Tedesco H, Chadban S, Mulgaonkar S, Qazi Y, de Fijter JW, Oppenheimer F, Cruzado JM, Watarai Y, Massari P, Legendre C, Citterio F, Henry M, Srinivas TR, Vincenti F, Gutierrez MPH, Marti AM, Bernhardt P, Pascual J. PMID: 31152476.
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    3. Marginal kidney transplantation: the road less traveled. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2019 02; 24(1):92-96. Sharma N, Mahajan A, Qazi YA. PMID: 30507708.
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    4. Delayed graft function in kidney transplantation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2019 02; 24(1):82-86. Bahl D, Haddad Z, Datoo A, Qazi YA. PMID: 30540574.
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    5. Everolimus with Reduced Calcineurin Inhibitor Exposure in Renal Transplantation. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 07; 29(7):1979-1991. Pascual J, Berger SP, Witzke O, Tedesco H, Mulgaonkar S, Qazi Y, Chadban S, Oppenheimer F, Sommerer C, Oberbauer R, Watarai Y, Legendre C, Citterio F, Henry M, Srinivas TR, Luo WL, Marti A, Bernhardt P, Vincenti F. PMID: 29752413.
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    6. Kidney outcomes in patients with liver cirrhosis and chronic kidney disease receiving an orthotopic liver transplant alone. Clin Transplant. 2017 Sep; 31(9). Singh N, Ahmadzadeh S, Shokouh-Amiri H, Qazi YA, Sequeira A, Samant H, McMillan R, Zibari GB. PMID: 28504869.
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    7. Association of Clinical Events With Everolimus Exposure in Kidney Transplant Patients Receiving Low Doses of Tacrolimus. Am J Transplant. 2017 Sep; 17(9):2363-2371. Shihab F, Qazi Y, Mulgaonkar S, McCague K, Patel D, Peddi VR, Shaffer D. PMID: 28141897.
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    8. 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. 2017 May; 17(5):1358-1369. Qazi Y, Shaffer D, Kaplan B, Kim DY, Luan FL, Peddi VR, Shihab F, Tomlanovich S, Yilmaz S, McCague K, Patel D, Mulgaonkar S. PMID: 27775865.
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    9. Duplex Doppler sonography: is there clinical relevance to elevated renal vein velocity in kidney transplants? Clin Imaging. 2016 Nov - Dec; 40(6):1237-1245. Gulati M, Palmer SL, Im MY, Jadvar H, Qazi YA, Fazli U, Grant EG. PMID: 27618805.
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    10. Kidney transplantation in the Hispanic population. Clin Transplant. 2016 Feb; 30(2):118-23. Matsuoka L, Alicuben E, Woo K, Cao S, Groshen S, Qazi Y, Smogorzewski M, Selby R, Alexopoulos S. PMID: 26529140.
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    11. Editorial. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2015 Dec; 20(6):629. Qazi Y. PMID: 26536424.
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    12. Bortezomib in kidney transplantation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2015 Dec; 20(6):652-6. Shah N, Meouchy J, Qazi Y. PMID: 26536428.
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    13. In vivo detection of clinically non-apparent ocular surface inflammation in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction-associated refractory dry eye symptoms: a pilot study. Eye (Lond). 2015 Aug; 29(8):1099-110. Qazi Y, Kheirkhah A, Blackie C, Cruzat A, Trinidad M, Williams C, Korb DR, Hamrah P. PMID: 26088680.
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    14. 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; 21(1):58-70. Forster M, Allem JP, Mendez N, Qazi Y, Unger JB. PMID: 25650806.
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    15. Strategies for the management of adverse events associated with mTOR inhibitors. Transplant Rev (Orlando). 2014 Jul; 28(3):126-33. Kaplan B, Qazi Y, Wellen JR. PMID: 24685370.
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    16. 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. Vu D, Tellez-Corrales E, Yang J, Qazi Y, Shah T, Naraghi R, Hutchinson IV, Min DI. PMID: 23721685.
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    17. Posttransplant malignancies in solid organ adult recipients: an analysis of the U.S. National Transplant Database. Transplantation. 2012 Nov 27; 94(10):990-8. Sampaio MS, Cho YW, Qazi Y, Bunnapradist S, Hutchinson IV, Shah T. PMID: 23085553.
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    18. Donor-derived Coccidioides immitis fungemia in solid organ transplant recipients. Transpl Infect Dis. 2012 Jun; 14(3):305-10. Blodget E, Geiseler PJ, Larsen RA, Stapfer M, Qazi Y, Petrovic LM. PMID: 22176511.
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    19. A rapid and efficient method BK polyomavirus genotyping by high-resolution melting analysis. J Med Virol. 2011 Dec; 83(12):2128-34. Matsuda Y, Qazi Y, Iwaki Y. PMID: 22012720.
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    20. 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. Shah T, Tellez-Corrales E, Yang JW, Qazi Y, Wang J, Wilson J, Hutchinson I, Min DI. PMID: 21099740.
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    21. Development of a real-time quantitative PCR assay for detection of a stable genomic region of BK virus. Virol J. 2010 Oct 29; 7:295. 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. PMID: 21034442.
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    22. Foxp3 staining in BK virus allograft nephropathy and comparison with acute cellular rejection. Transplant Proc. 2009 Dec; 41(10):4188-92. Miller DC, Qazi Y, Smogorzewski M, Azen CG, Shah T, Koss MN. PMID: 20005366.
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    23. Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation. Editorial comment. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2009 Aug; 14(4):364. Qazi YA. PMID: 19602978.
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    24. Incentivizing living organ donation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2009 Apr; 14(2):201-5. Cynowiec J, Kim J, Qazi YA. PMID: 19300256.
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    25. Costimulation targeting therapies in organ transplantation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2008 Dec; 13(6):622-6. Gandhi AM, Fazli U, Rodina V, Qazi YA. PMID: 19060553.
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    26. 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. Nainani N, Singh N, Shanahan T, Damodar A, Parimoo N, Ummadi S, Qazi Y, Murray BM, Tornatore KM, Ciccirella JC, Blessios GA, Venuto RC. PMID: 18996198.
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    27. Living related donor nephrectomy in transfusion refusing donors. Transpl Int. 2007 Jun; 20(6):490-6. Mateo R, Henderson R, Jabbour N, Gagandeep S, Goldsberry A, Sher L, Qazi Y, Selby RR, Genyk Y. PMID: 17313445.
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    28. 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. Qazi YA, Forrest A, Tornatore K, Venuto RC. PMID: 16824147.
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    29. Donor calculi induced acute renal failure. Ren Fail. 2003 Mar; 25(2):315-22. Qazi YA, Ali Y, Venuto RC. PMID: 12739839.
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