Abdul Kouanda, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address521 Parnassus Avenue, #6207
San Francisco CA 94117
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    University of California, San FranciscoFellowship2021Advanced Endoscopy
    University of California, San FranciscoFellowship2020Gastroenterology
    University of California, San FranciscoResidency2017Internal Medicine
    Stony Brook School of MedicineMD2014Medicine
    Emory UniversityBS2010Chemistry

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    Dr. Abdul Kouanda is a gastroenterologist who specializes in caring for patients with cancerous and noncancerous diseases of the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder and pancreas. To assess and treat these conditions, he specializes in performing endoscopic procedures, including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, which uses both endoscopy and X-rays to treat bile and pancreatic duct disorders; endoscopic ultrasound, in which an endoscope is used to pass the ultrasound transducer into the digestive tract; and endoscopic mucosal resection, a minimally invasive way to remove growths from the digestive tract lining. He works with a team of gastroenterologists, surgeons, oncologists and radiologists to provide comprehensive care.

    Kouanda's research interests include patient outcomes, safety, and novel therapeutic approaches in endoscopy. He is also interested in endoscopic treatments for weight loss and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

    Kouanda earned his medical degree from the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. At UCSF, he completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowships in gastroenterology and interventional endoscopy. He belongs to several professional associations, including the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

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    1. Index admission cholecystectomy for biliary acute pancreatitis or choledocholithiasis reduces 30-day readmission rates in children. Surg Endosc. 2024 Mar 19. Pathak SJ, Avila P, Dai SC, Arain MA, Perito ER, Kouanda A. PMID: 38503905.
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    2. Correction to: Over-the-Scope Clips Versus Standard Endoscopic Treatment for First Line Therapy of Non-variceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Dig Dis Sci. 2024 Jan; 69(1):311-313. Faggen AE, Kamal F, Lee-Smith W, Khan MA, Sharma S, Acharya A, Ahmed Z, Farooq U, Bayudan A, McLean R, Avila P, Dai SC, Munroe CA, Kouanda A. PMID: 38010602.
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    3. Index admission cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis reduces 30-day readmission rates in pediatric patients. Surg Endosc. 2024 Mar; 38(3):1351-1357. Pathak SJ, Ji H, Nijagal A, Avila P, Dai SC, Arain MA, Kouanda A. PMID: 38114877; PMCID: PMC10881756.
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    4. Impact of Telemedicine on No-Show Rates in an Ambulatory Gastroenterology Practice. Telemed J E Health. 2024 Apr; 30(4):1026-1033. Kouanda A, Faggen A, Bayudan A, Kamal F, Avila P, Arain M, Dai SC, Munroe CA. PMID: 37883629.
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    5. EUS-guided coil injection therapy in the management of gastric varices: the first U.S. multicenter experience (with video). Gastrointest Endosc. 2024 Jan; 99(1):31-37. Bazarbashi AN, Aby ES, Mallery JS, El Chafic AH, Wang TJ, Kouanda A, Arain M, Lew D, Gaddam S, Mulki R, Kabir Baig KK, Satyavada S, Chak A, Faulx A, Glessing B, Evans G, Schulman AR, Haddad J, Tielleman T, Hollander T, Kushnir V, Shah J, Ryou M. PMID: 37532106.
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    6. Current state of biliary cannulation techniques during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): International survey study. Endosc Int Open. 2023 Jun; 11(6):E588-E598. Kouanda A, Bayudan A, Hussain A, Avila P, Kamal F, Hasan MK, Dai SC, Munroe C, Thiruvengadam N, Arain MA. PMID: 37564727; PMCID: PMC10410689.
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    7. Afferent Loop Syndrome as Second Presentation of Gastric Outlet Obstruction in Patient With Billroth II Anatomy. ACG Case Rep J. 2023 May; 10(5):e01043. Davis BG, Bayudan AM, Kouanda AM. PMID: 37168507; PMCID: PMC10166390.
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    8. Benefits of EUS-guided gastroenterostomy over surgical gastrojejunostomy in the palliation of malignant gastric outlet obstruction: a large multicenter experience. Gastrointest Endosc. 2023 09; 98(3):348-359.e30. Canakis A, Bomman S, Lee DU, Ross A, Larsen M, Krishnamoorthi R, Alseidi AA, Adam MA, Kouanda A, Sharaiha RZ, Mahadev S, Dawod S, Sampath K, Arain MA, Farooq A, Hasan MK, Kadkhodayan K, de la Fuente SG, Benias PC, Trindade AJ, Ma M, Gilman AJ, Fan GH, Baron TH, Irani SS. PMID: 37004816.
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    9. Over-the-Scope Clips Versus Standard Endoscopic Treatment for First Line Therapy of Non-variceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Dig Dis Sci. 2023 06; 68(6):2518-2530. Faggen AE, Kamal F, Lee-Smith W, Khan MA, Sharma S, Acharya A, Ahmed Z, Farooq U, Bayudan A, McLean R, Avila P, Dai SC, Munroe CA, Kouanda A. PMID: 36943590.
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    10. Efficacy and safety of EUS-guided biliary drainage for benign biliary obstruction - A systematic review and meta-analysis. Endosc Ultrasound. 2023 Mar-Apr; 12(2):228-236. Kamal F, Khan MA, Lee-Smith W, Sharma S, Acharya A, Farooq U, Tarar ZI, Faggen AE, Aziz M, Chandan S, Ahmed Z, Kouanda A, Dai SC, Munroe CA, Adler DG. PMID: 36751758; PMCID: PMC10237615.
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    11. Efficacy and safety of EUS-guided gallbladder drainage for rescue treatment of malignant biliary obstruction: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Endosc Ultrasound. 2023 Jan-Feb; 12(1):8-15. Kamal F, Khan MA, Lee-Smith W, Sharma S, Acharya A, Farooq U, Aziz M, Kouanda A, Dai SC, Munroe CA, Arain M, Adler DG. PMID: 36861505; PMCID: PMC10134926.
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    12. Second exam of right colon improves adenoma detection rate: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Endosc Int Open. 2022 Oct; 10(10):E1391-E1398. Kamal F, Khan MA, Lee-Smith W, Sharma S, Acharya A, Imam Z, Farooq U, Hanson J, Pulous V, Aziz M, Chandan S, Kouanda A, Dai SC, Munroe CA, Howden CW. PMID: 36262512; PMCID: PMC9576333.
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    13. Telecytology versus in-room cytopathologist for EUS-guided FNA or fine-needle biopsy sampling of solid pancreatic lesions. Gastrointest Endosc. 2023 03; 97(3):466-471. Kouanda A, Mclean R, Faggen A, Demissie E, Balassanian R, Kamal F, Avila P, Arain M, Dai SC, Munroe C. PMID: 36252871.
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    14. A Prospective Cohort Study Evaluating PAN-PROMISE, a Patient-reported Outcome Measure to Detect Post-ERCP Morbidity. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2023 05; 21(5):1233-1242.e14. Thiruvengadam NR, Kouanda A, Kalluri A, Schaubel D, Saumoy M, Forde K, Song J, Faggen A, Davis BG, Onwugaje KC, Cote G, Arain MA, Kochman ML. PMID: 36075501.
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    15. EUS-guided bilateral biliary access and metal stent placement post-Whipple resection. VideoGIE. 2022 Feb; 7(2):77-78. Kouanda A, Bayudan A, Walker J, Santiago R, Arain M. PMID: 35146231; PMCID: PMC8819521.
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    16. Systematic review with meta-analysis: one-year outcomes of gastric peroral endoscopic myotomy for refractory gastroparesis. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2022 01; 55(2):168-177. Kamal F, Khan MA, Lee-Smith W, Sharma S, Acharya A, Jowhar D, Farooq U, Aziz M, Kouanda A, Dai SC, Howden CW, Munroe CA. PMID: 34854102.
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    17. Efficacy of empiric esophageal dilation in patients with non-obstructive dysphagia: systematic review and meta-analysis. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2021 Dec; 56(12):1490-1495. Kamal F, Khan MA, Lee-Smith W, Sharma S, Jowhar D, Farooq U, Acharya A, Kouanda A, Imam Z, Ahmed N, Henry C, Saleem N, Munroe C, Howden CW. PMID: 34477033.
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    18. Safety and efficacy of EUS-guided coil and glue injection for the primary prophylaxis of gastric variceal hemorrhage. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 08; 94(2):291-296. Kouanda A, Binmoeller K, Hamerski C, Nett A, Bernabe J, Shah J, Bhat Y, Watson R. PMID: 33539908.
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    19. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided gastroenterostomy versus open surgical gastrojejunostomy: clinical outcomes and cost effectiveness analysis. Surg Endosc. 2021 12; 35(12):7058-7067. Kouanda A, Binmoeller K, Hamerski C, Nett A, Bernabe J, Watson R. PMID: 33479837.
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    20. EUS-guided gastroenterostomy for duodenal obstruction secondary to superior mesenteric artery syndrome. VideoGIE. 2021 Jan; 6(1):14-15. Kouanda A, Watson R, Binmoeller KF, Nett A, Hamerski C. PMID: 33490746; PMCID: PMC7806496.
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    21. The screw tip stent retriever for biliary drainage in a severe living donor liver transplant anastomotic stricture. Endoscopy. 2020 12; 52(12):E454-E455. Kouanda A, Avila P, Arain M. PMID: 32396955.
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    22. Microforceps in the Diagnosis of Pancreatic Bronchogenic Cyst Under Endoscopic Ultrasound Guidance. ACG Case Rep J. 2020 Mar; 7(3):e00356. Kouanda A, Umetsu S, Dai SC. PMID: 32337317; PMCID: PMC7162121.
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    23. Predictors of Emergency Visits Within 14 Days of Outpatient Endoscopy at A Safety-Net Hospital: A Case-Control Study. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research. 2020; 1(9):3059-3065. Kouanda AM, Tabbaa A, Sewell JL, Selvig D, Day LJ. View Publication.
    24. Epiphrenic diverticula: An added source of complexity in achalasia management. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2020 03; 32(3). Holmes I, Ko MS, Kouanda A, Singh A, Nett A, Kathpalia P. PMID: 31777144.
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    25. Practice patterns of post-ERCP pancreatitis prophylaxis techniques in the United States: a survey of advanced endoscopists. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 03; 91(3):568-573.e2. Avila P, Holmes I, Kouanda A, Arain M, Dai SC. PMID: 31743690.
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    26. An Unusual Presentation of Mucoid Klebsiella Pneumoniae Liver Abscess. SciTz Gastroenterology. 2017; 1(2):1004. Kouanda AM, Coughlin S, Nguyen DH, Crevensten H. View Publication.
    27. Urgent colonoscopy in patients with lower GI bleeding: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 Jul; 86(1):107-117.e1. Kouanda AM, Somsouk M, Sewell JL, Day LW. PMID: 28174123.
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    28. Pharmacophore modeling of nilotinib as an inhibitor of ATP-binding cassette drug transporters and BCR-ABL kinase using a three-dimensional quantitative structure-activity relationship approach. Mol Pharm. 2014 Jul 07; 11(7):2313-22. Shukla S, Kouanda A, Silverton L, Talele TT, Ambudkar SV. PMID: 24865254; PMCID: PMC4086741.
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    29. Use of baculovirus BacMam vectors for expression of ABC drug transporters in mammalian cells. Drug Metab Dispos. 2012 Feb; 40(2):304-12. Shukla S, Schwartz C, Kapoor K, Kouanda A, Ambudkar SV. PMID: 22041108; PMCID: PMC3263938.
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