Zahida Khan, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology, Pediatrics
Children’s Wisconsin since 2019
  • Attending Physician, Children's Wisconsin
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin



Dr. Zahida Khan is a physician-scientist that has longstanding clinical and research interests in pediatric liver diseases. She is a pediatric transplant hepatologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics.  Dr. Khan specializes in the medical care of children before and after liver transplant, and treats patients with acute and chronic liver diseases. In addition to inpatient Liver service and outpatient clinics, she also performs routine procedures including endoscopies.

Dr. Khan received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts.  She then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program, obtaining her PhD in Cellular and Molecular Pathology and her MD in Medicine. She also earned a graduate certificate in Cellular Approaches to Tissue Engineering and Regeneration from the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, for her dissertation work on hypoxia in liver regeneration. Dr. Khan completed her Pediatrics internship and residency training at Cincinnati Children’s Wisconsin Medical Center in Ohio, followed by fellowships in Pediatric Gastroenterology at UPMC Children’s Wisconsin of Pittsburgh, and Advanced Pediatric Transplant Hepatology at Texas Children’s Wisconsin, Baylor College of Medicine.

Prior to joining the faculty of MCW, she held positions as a pediatric hepatologist at UPMC Children’s Wisconsin of Pittsburgh, and a pediatric bone marrow transplant hospitalist at Cincinnati Children’s Wisconsin. Dr. Khan’s research lab investigates critical cellular pathways for liver regeneration and metabolism, and she plans to extend these by developing cellular and molecular therapies for liver-based metabolic diseases.


  • English
  • Pushto/Pashto


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology, Pediatrics

Areas of Interest

  • Pediatrics
  • Gastroenterology
  • Drug induced liver toxicity
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver disease
  • Liver failure
  • Liver transplant
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Education and Awards


  • 2006, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PhD
  • 2008, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,


  • 2011, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Pediatrics


  • 2015, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY (PEDIATRICS)


  • Top Research Abstract Award, Baylor Pediatric Symposium, 2017.
  • Innovation Development Grant, CHP Hillman Transplant Foundation, 2016.
  • Pilot & Feasibility Grants, Alpha-1 Foundation, 2015-2016, 2016-2017.
  • CHP Scholars K12 Career Development Award, 2015-2016.
  • Studies in Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) Annual Meeting Travel Award, 2014.
  • Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology (PSG) Annual Scientific Meeting Travel Award and Second Prize, Best Poster Presentation, 2014.
  • NASPGHAN Teaching and Tomorrow Program, 2009.
  • Friends of ISMETT Medical Student Scholarship, 2008.

Research and publications


Research Areas:

  • Liver development, regeneration, and transplantation
  • Hepatocyte biology and liver stem cells

A complete list of Dr. Khan’s publications.

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