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Abdul Kouanda, MD

Abdul Kouanda, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Medicine

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521 Parnassus Avenue, #6207
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: 415-502-4444
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  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Fellowship
  • Advanced Endoscopy
  • 2021
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Fellowship
  • Gastroenterology
  • 2020
  • Stony Brook School of Medicine
  • MD
  • Medicine
  • 2014
  • Emory University
  • BS
  • Chemistry
  • 2010
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Residency
  • Internal Medicine
  • 2017
  • 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. Kouanda A, Faggen A, Bayudan A, Kamal F, Avila P, Arain M, Dai SC, Munroe CA. Impact of Telemedicine on No-Show Rates in an Ambulatory Gastroenterology Practice. Telemed J E Health. 2023 Oct 26. View in PubMed
    2. Bazarbashi AN, Aby ES, Mallery JS, El Chafic AH, Wang TJ, Kouanda A, Arain M, Lew D, Gaddam S, Mulki R, Baig KKK, Satyvada S, Chak A, Faulx A, Glessing B, Evans G, Schulman A, Haddad J, Tielleman T, Hollander T, Kushnir V, Shah J, Ryou M. Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Coil Injection Therapy in the Management of Gastric Varices: The First U.S. Multicenter Experience. Gastrointest Endosc. 2023 Jul 31. View in PubMed
    3. Kouanda A, Bayudan A, Hussain A, Avila P, Kamal F, Hasan MK, Dai SC, Munroe C, Thiruvengadam N, Arain MA. Current state of biliary cannulation techniques during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): International survey study. Endosc Int Open. 2023 Jun; 11(6):E588-E598. View in PubMed
    4. Davis BG, Bayudan AM, Kouanda AM. 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. View in PubMed
    5. 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. 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. View in PubMed
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