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Khalil Farah, MD

Gastroenterology


Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

"Patients need to understand their symptoms and disease well enough to be involved in all decision making. In my practice, I get to know my patients on multiple levels and help build a strong relationship that allows patients to ask, enquire and understand their health care, so together we can formulate the best plans for their health."

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Farah is board certified in gastroenterology and has special interests in taking care of patients with liver disease, especially alcohol related, and patients with gastrointestinal bleeding. Dr. Farah provides the latest treatments for patients with hepatitis C and has the latest non invasive tools to evaluate the liver for scarring and fat content. He also has the expertise to treat and stop active gastrointestinal bleeding using all the latest technology. Dr. Farah strives on building a strong relationship with his patients that goes beyond the disease.

Credibility

  • Board certified in gastroenterology
  • Board certified in internal medicine
  • Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
  • HCMC Site Director for University of Minnesota Gastroenterology Fellowship
  • Member of University of Minnesota GI Fellowship Executive Committee

Honors

  • Minnesota Monthly, Best Doctors 2016

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastrointestinal Association
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Publications

  • Trikudanathan G, Farah K, and Tiewala M. Malignant Coloduodenal Fistula: An Unusual Cause of Vomiting. ACG Case Rep J. 2015 Apr 10;2(3):137-8.
  • Farah K, Mir F, Pakravan A, Al Kaade, S. Urine output in the first 24-48 hours after diagnosis/admission of acute pancreatitis as predictor of outcomes. Am J Gastroenterol. 107:S75 (Abstract 173) Oct 2012.
  • Pakravan A, Bhatti F, Farah K, Hachem C. Practice patterns and outcomes in patients with esophagitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 107:S7-S8 (Abstract 17) Oct 2012.
  • Farah K, Rodriguez J, Fernandes HD, Khalid H, Sodhi R, Oshima K, Junaidi O. Acute liver failure in a young adult male. Am J Gastroenterol. 107:S149 (Abstract 351) Oct 2012.
  • Ongoing current research projects regarding alcoholic hepatitis.

Personal

"I am fluent in four languages including English, French, Arabic and Greek. Outside the world of medicine, I enjoy spending time with my family. I'm also an avid sports fan, closely following Arsenal football club and the Saint Louis Cardinals."

 

Medical School

American University of Beirut, BEIRUT, LEBANON

Residency

Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, USA

Fellowship

Gastroenterology, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, USA