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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

Alcoholic Liver Disease

Barrett's Esophagus




Liver Biopsy

Liver Disease

Liver Transplant

Liver Transplant Medicine

Medical Management of Liver Transplant Patients

Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


Digestive Health Center
(608) 890-5000 | (855) 342-9900 | Map
GI Associates of Wausau
(608) 263-9531 | | Map
University Hospital
(608) 262-5420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

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

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

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


Read Dr. Said's articles on PubMed

PubMed Articles
Sherman CB Said A Kriss M Potluri VS Levitsky J Reese PP Shea JA Serper M In-Person Outreach and Telemedicine in Liver and Intestinal Transplant: A Survey of National Practices, Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019, and Areas of Opportunity. Liver Transpl . 2020 Oct;26(10):1354-1358
[PubMed ID: 32772459]
Said A Weiss M Varhelyi A Farago R Ballweg C Rice J Agarwal P Fernandez L Foley D Utilization of hepatitis C viremic donors for liver transplant recipients without hepatitis C. A veterans transplant center report. Transpl Infect Dis . 2020 Sep 15;:e13466
[PubMed ID: 32931616]
German MN Lutz MK Pickhardt PJ Bruce RJ Said A Statin Use is Protective Against Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Case-control Study. J Clin Gastroenterol . 2020 Sep;54(8):733-740
[PubMed ID: 31567625]
Rich NE Yang JD Perumalswami PV Alkhouri N Jackson W Parikh ND Mehta N Salgia R Duarte-Rojo A Kulik L Rakoski M Said A Oloruntoba O Ioannou GN Hoteit MA Moon AM Rangnekar AS Eswaran SL Zheng E Jou JH Hanje J Pillai A Hernaez R Wong R Scaglione S Samant H Kapuria D Chandna S Rosenblatt R Ajmera V Frenette CT Satapathy SK Mantry P Jalal P John BV Fix OK Leise M Lindenmeyer CC Flores A Patel N Jiang ZG Latt N Dhanasekaran R Odewole M Kagan S Marrero JA Singal AG Provider Attitudes and Practice Patterns for Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy for Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol . 2020 Apr;18(4):974-983
[PubMed ID: 31357028]
Singal AG Rich NE Mehta N Branch AD Pillai A Hoteit M Volk M Odewole M Scaglione S Guy J Said A Feld JJ John BV Frenette C Mantry P Rangnekar AS Oloruntoba O Leise M Jou JH Bhamidimarri KR Kulik L Ioannou GN Huang A Tran T Samant H Dhanasekaran R Duarte-Rojo A Salgia R Eswaran S Jalal P Flores A Satapathy SK Kagan S Gopal P Wong R Parikh ND Murphy CC Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C Virus Infection Is Associated With Increased Survival in Patients With a History of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Gastroenterology . 2019 Nov;157(5):1253-1263.e2
[PubMed ID: 31374215]
Phillips PK Saha S Foley DP Iruretagoyena JI Said A Deficiencies in reproductive health counseling in liver transplant recipients. Clin Transplant . 2019 Aug;33(8):e13631
[PubMed ID: 31173406]
Singal AG Rich NE Mehta N Branch A Pillai A Hoteit M Volk M Odewole M Scaglione S Guy J Said A Feld JJ John BV Frenette C Mantry P Rangnekar AS Oloruntoba O Leise M Jou JH Bhamidimarri KR Kulik L Tran T Samant H Dhanasekaran R Duarte-Rojo A Salgia R Eswaran S Jalal P Flores A Satapathy SK Wong R Huang A Misra S Schwartz M Mitrani R Nakka S Noureddine W Ho C Konjeti VR Dao A Nelson K Delarosa K Rahim U Mavuram M Xie JJ Murphy CC Parikh ND Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy Not Associated With Recurrence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in a Multicenter North American Cohort Study. Gastroenterology . 2019 May;156(6):1683-1692.e1
[PubMed ID: 30660729]
Pickhardt PJ Graffy PM Said A Jones D Welsh B Zea R Lubner MG Multiparametric CT for Noninvasive Staging of Hepatitis C Virus-Related Liver Fibrosis: Correlation With the Histopathologic Fibrosis Score. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2019 Mar;212(3):547-553
[PubMed ID: 30645162]
Lubner MG Jones D Kloke J Said A Pickhardt PJ CT texture analysis of the liver for assessing hepatic fibrosis in patients with hepatitis C virus. Br J Radiol . 2019 Jan;92(1093):20180153
[PubMed ID: 30182750]
Motosugi U Roldán-Alzate A Bannas P Said A Kelly S Zea R Wieben O Reeder SB Four-dimensional Flow MRI as a Marker for Risk Stratification of Gastroesophageal Varices in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis. Radiology . 2019 Jan;290(1):101-107
[PubMed ID: 30325278]
Lubner MG Jones D Said A Kloke J Lee S Pickhardt PJ Accuracy of liver surface nodularity quantification on MDCT for staging hepatic fibrosis in patients with hepatitis C virus. Abdom Radiol (NY) . 2018 Nov;43(11):2980-2986
[PubMed ID: 29572714]
Daniel KE Said A Considerations When Treating Hepatitis C in a Cirrhotic Transplant Candidate. Curr Gastroenterol Rep . 2018 Apr 5;20(5):20
[PubMed ID: 29623506]
Said A Ghufran A Epidemic of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma. World J Clin Oncol . 2017 Dec 10;8(6):429-436
[PubMed ID: 29291167]
Fleming JN Lai JC Te HS Said A Spengler EK Rogal SS Opioid and opioid substitution therapy in liver transplant candidates: A survey of center policies and practices. Clin Transplant . 2017 Dec;31(12)
[PubMed ID: 28941292]
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 Oct;27(10):4415-4425
[PubMed ID: 28409358]
Agarwal PD Phillips P Hillman L Lucey MR Lee F Mezrich JD Said A Multidisciplinary Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Improves Access to Therapy and Patient Survival. J Clin Gastroenterol . 2017 Oct;51(9):845-849
[PubMed ID: 28877082]
Daniel K Said A Early Biliary complications after liver transplantation. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken) . 2017 Sep;10(3):63-67
[PubMed ID: 30992762]
Said A Akhter A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials of Pharmacologic Agents in Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis. Ann Hepatol . 2017 Jul-Aug;16(4):538-547
[PubMed ID: 28611274]
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;16(3):395-401
[PubMed ID: 28425409]
Akhter A Pulla A Said A Revisión de los tratamientos farmacológicos actuales y futuros de la esteatohepatitis no alcohólica. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken) . 2016 Nov;8(Suppl 1):S34-S38
[PubMed ID: 31041094]