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Yasir Qazi, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Kidney Transplantation and Medical Director of The Renal Transplant Program At Keck Hospital
IRD 806 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 226 7307


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.


SUNY, Buffalo, New York: Austin-Flint's Best Outgoing Resident Award, 2000

Daemen College for Physician Assistants: Physician Appreciation Award, 1999

SUNY, Buffalo, New York: Austin-Flint's Best Outgoing Resident Award , 2000

Daemen College for Physician Assistants: Physician Appreciation Award, 1999


Gulati M, Palmer SL, Im MY, Jadvar H, Qazi YA, 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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Qazi Y. Editorial. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2015 Dec; 20(6):629. View in: PubMed

Shah N, Meouchy J, Qazi Y. Bortezomib in kidney transplantation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2015 Dec; 20(6):652-6. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Qazi YA. Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation. Editorial comment. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2009 Aug; 14(4):364. View in: PubMed

Cynowiec J, Kim J, Qazi YA. Incentivizing living organ donation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2009 Apr; 14(2):201-5. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Gandhi AM, Fazli U, Rodina V, Qazi YA. Costimulation targeting therapies in organ transplantation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2008 Dec; 13(6):622-6. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Qazi YA, 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. View in: PubMed

Qazi YA, Ali Y, Venuto RC. Donor calculi induced acute renal failure. Ren Fail. 2003 Mar; 25(2):315-22. View in: PubMed

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