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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr/ Said’s practice is devoted to advanced hepatology (e.g., diseases of the liver) and liver transplantation, and he is a member of UW Health's Digestive Health Services team.


Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Transplant Medicine

UW Health Clinics

Digestive Health Center
(608) 890-5000 | (855) 342-9900 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 262-5420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Regional Specialty Clinics

GI Associates of Wausau (Wausau)
(608) 263-9531 |  Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial, UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Gastroenterology
Transplant Hepatology
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, 1995


Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Languages Spoken

English, Urdu
Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Programs & Conditions


Dr. Said’s research interests include acute and chronic liver disease and liver transplantation.


Read Dr. Said's articles on PubMed

PubMed Articles
Kelly SG Campbell TC Hillman L Said A Lucey MR Agarwal PD . The Utilization of Palliative Care Services in Patients with Cirrhosis who have been Denied Liver Transplantation: A Single Center Retrospective Review. Ann Hepatol. 2017 May - Jun 2017;16(3):395-401
[PubMed ID: 28425409]
Kinner S Schubert TB Said A Mezrich JD Reeder SB . Added value of gadoxetic acid-enhanced T1-weighted magnetic resonance cholangiography for the diagnosis of post-transplant biliary complications. Eur Radiol. 2017 Apr 13;
[PubMed ID: 28409358]
Erenay FS Alagoz O Banerjee R Said A Cima RR . Cost-effectiveness of alternative colonoscopy surveillance strategies to mitigate metachronous colorectal cancer incidence. Cancer. 2016 Aug 15;122(16):2560-70
[PubMed ID: 27248907]
Roldán-Alzate A Frydrychowicz A Said A Johnson KM Francois CJ Wieben O Reeder SB . Impaired regulation of portal venous flow in response to a meal challenge as quantified by 4D flow MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 Oct;42(4):1009-17
[PubMed ID: 25772828]
Givens ML Malecki KC Peppard PE Palta M Said A Engelman CD Walsh MC Nieto FJ . Shiftwork, Sleep Habits, and Metabolic Disparities: Results from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin. Sleep Health. 2015 Jun;1(2):115-120
[PubMed ID: 26894229]
Akhter A Said A . Cutaneous manifestations of viral hepatitis. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2015 Feb;17(2):452
[PubMed ID: 25809574]
Gunderson A Said A . Liver disease in kidney transplant recipients. Transplant Rev (Orlando). 2015 Jan;29(1):1-7
[PubMed ID: 25306468]
Pickhardt PJ Hahn L Muñoz del Rio A Park SH Reeder SB Said A . Natural history of hepatic steatosis: observed outcomes for subsequent liver and cardiovascular complications. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Apr;202(4):752-8
[PubMed ID: 24660702]
Said A Jou JH . Hepatitis B vaccination and screening awareness in primary care practitioners. Hepat Res Treat. 2014;2014:373212
[PubMed ID: 24729872]
Said A . Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and liver transplantation: outcomes and advances. World J Gastroenterol. 2013 Dec 28;19(48):9146-55
[PubMed ID: 24409043]
Rice JP Lubner M Taylor A Spier BJ Said A Lucey MR Musat A Reichelderfer M Pfau PR Gopal DV . CT portography with gastric variceal volume measurements in the evaluation of endoscopic therapeutic efficacy of tissue adhesive injection into gastric varices: a pilot study. Dig Dis Sci. 2011 Aug;56(8):2466-72
[PubMed ID: 21336602]
Rice JP Skagen C Said A . Liver transplant outcomes for patients with hepatorenal syndrome treated with pretransplant vasoconstrictors and albumin. Transplantation. 2011 May 27;91(10):1141-7
[PubMed ID: 21544034]
Skagen CL Jou JH Said A . Risk of de novo hepatitis in liver recipients from hepatitis-B core antibody-positive grafts - a systematic analysis. Clin Transplant. 2011 May-Jun;25(3):E243-9
[PubMed ID: 21323735]
Dureja P Mellinger J Agni R Chang F Avey G Lucey M Said A . NAFLD recurrence in liver transplant recipients. Transplantation. 2011 Mar 27;91(6):684-9
[PubMed ID: 21248661]
Spier BJ Walker AJ Cornett DD Pfau PR Halberg RB Said A . Screening colonoscopy and detection of neoplasia in asymptomatic, average-risk, solid organ transplant recipients: case-control study. Transpl Int. 2010 Dec;23(12):1233-8
[PubMed ID: 21059109]
Benson ME Reichelderfer M Said A Gaumnitz EA Pfau PR . Variation in colonoscopic technique and adenoma detection rates at an academic gastroenterology unit. Dig Dis Sci. 2010 Jan;55(1):166-71
[PubMed ID: 19156519]
Skagen C Einstein M Lucey MR Said A . Combination treatment with octreotide, midodrine, and albumin improves survival in patients with type 1 and type 2 hepatorenal syndrome. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2009 Aug;43(7):680-5
[PubMed ID: 19238094]
Skagen C Lucey M Said A . Liver transplantation: an update 2009. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2009 May;25(3):202-8
[PubMed ID: 19349862]
Spier BJ Pfau PR Lorenze KR Knechtle SJ Said A . Risk factors and outcomes in post-liver transplantation bile duct stones and casts: A case-control study. Liver Transpl. 2008 Oct;14(10):1461-5
[PubMed ID: 18825682]
Said A Lucey MR . Liver transplantation: an update 2008. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2008 May;24(3):339-45
[PubMed ID: 18408462]