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Zahida Khan, MD, PhD

Zahida Khan, MD, PhD

Personal Information


Detroit, MI

College/Medical School

Simmons College (Boston, MA) 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Career/Research Interests

Academic Medicine/Physician-Scientist.  My background is in cellular approaches to tissue engineering and liver regeneration. My clinical and research interests include: (1) metabolic liver diseases in children, (2) molecular mechanisms of liver regeneration, (3) liver progenitor cells and reprogramming events, (4) cellular approaches to transplantation.


Ethnic cooking (I am a foodie!), healthy living, shopping, spending time with family, being outdoors, travel, reading, Bollywood movies and songs.


Married to Nasrullah Khan since 1994.


I speak fluent Pushto and a little Urdu and "un peu de francais". I learned a lot from spending two months in Palermo, Italy, where I did an international elective in Pediatric Hepatology at UPMC ISMETT (Mediterranean Institute for Tranpslantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies) in Sicily. I have also travelled all over the US, including Hawaii.

Likes About Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

We are thrilled to be back in Pittsburgh, home of the Steeler Nation! The new Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville is a wonderful place to work, learn, and enjoy. UPMC is home to one of the world's oldest and extensive networks of liver researchers and clinicians, and I feel fortunate to train with such a great group of teachers and mentors.
Last Update
August 13, 2014
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Last Update
August 13, 2014