Abbasi J Akhtar, MD
Title Professor
Institution Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Department Internal Medicine
School College of Medicine
Address 1731 E. 120th Street

Telephone (323) 563-4806
Education & Training
NIH Awarded Grants
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1. Kim GB, Rincon Fernandez Pacheco D, Saxon D, Yang A, Sabet S, Dutra-Clarke M, Levy R, Watkins A, Park H, Abbasi Akhtar A, Linesch PW, Kobritz N, Chandra SS, Grausam K, Ayala-Sarmiento A, Molina J, Sedivakova K, Hoang K, Tsyporin J, Gareau DS, Filbin MG, Bannykh S, Santiskulvong C, Wang Y, Tang J, Suva ML, Chen B, Danielpour M, Breunig JJ. Rapid Generation of Somatic Mouse Mosaics with Locus-Specific, Stably Integrated Transgenic Elements. Cell. 2019 09 19; 179(1):251-267.e24.
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2. Akhtar AJ, Akhtar AA, Padda MS. Choledocholithiasis in African American and Hispanic patients: a comparison between painless presentation and classical biliary pain with regards to clinical manifestations and outcomes. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Jun; 16(3):373-6.
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3. Akhtar AJ, Padda MS. Natural history of Mallory-Weiss tear in African American and Hispanic patients. J Natl Med Assoc. 2011 May; 103(5):412-5.
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4. Padda MS, Sanchez M, Akhtar AJ, Boyer JL. Drug-induced cholestasis. Hepatology. 2011 Apr; 53(4):1377-87.
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5. Akhtar AJ, Padda MS. Safety and efficacy of colonoscopy in the elderly: experience in an innercity community hospital serving African American and Hispanic patients. Ethn Dis. 2011; 21(4):412-4.
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6. Akhtar AJ, Shaheen M. Jaundice in African-American and Hispanic patients with AIDS. J Natl Med Assoc. 2007 Dec; 99(12):1381-5.
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7. Shaheen MA, Akhtar AJ. Organ failure associated with acute pancreatitis in African-American and Hispanic patients. J Natl Med Assoc. 2007 Dec; 99(12):1402-6.
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8. Akhtar AJ, Shaheen M. Increasing incidence of clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in African-American and Hispanic patients: association with the use of proton pump inhibitor therapy. J Natl Med Assoc. 2007 May; 99(5):500-4.
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9. Akhtar AJ, Shaheen MA, Zha J. Organic colonic lesions in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Med Sci Monit. 2006 Sep; 12(9):CR363-7.
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10. Shaheen M, Echeverry D, Oblad MG, Montoya MI, Teklehaimanot S, Akhtar AJ. Hepatitis C, metabolic syndrome, and inflammatory markers: results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey [NHANES III]. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2007 Mar; 75(3):320-6.
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11. Akhtar AJ, Funnyé AS. Hepatitis C virus associated arthritis in absence of clinical, biochemical and histological evidence of liver disease--responding to interferon therapy. Med Sci Monit. 2005 Jul; 11(7):CS37-9.
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12. Akhtar AJ, Padda M. Fecal incontinence in older patients. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2005 Jan-Feb; 6(1):54-60.
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13. Akhtar AJ, Shaheen M. Extrapancreatic manifestations of acute pancreatitis in African-American and Hispanic patients. Pancreas. 2004 Nov; 29(4):291-7.
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14. Akhtar AJ, Shaheen MA. Dyspepsia in African-American and Hispanic patients. J Natl Med Assoc. 2004 May; 96(5):635-40.
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15. Akhtar AJ. Lower gastrointestinal bleeding in elderly patients. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2003 Nov-Dec; 4(6):320-2.
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16. Akhtar AJ, Funnyé AS, Akanno J. Gunshot-induced plumbism in an adult male. J Natl Med Assoc. 2003 Oct; 95(10):986-90.
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17. Akhtar AJ. Oral medication-induced esophageal injury in elderly patients. Am J Med Sci. 2003 Sep; 326(3):133-5.
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18. Akhtar AJ, Zhuo J. Non-association between acrochordons and colonic polyps in a minority population. J Natl Med Assoc. 2003 Aug; 95(8):746-9.
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19. Funnyé AS, Akhtar AJ. Syphilis and human immunodeficiency virus co-infection. J Natl Med Assoc. 2003 May; 95(5):363-82.
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20. Ganesan K, Teklehaimanot S, Akhtar AJ, Wijegunaratne J, Thadepalli K, Ganesan N. Racial differences in preventive practices of African-American and Hispanic women. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 Apr; 51(4):515-8.
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21. Akhtar AJ. Acute diarrhea in frail elderly nursing home patients. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2003 Jan-Feb; 4(1):34-9.
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22. Akhtar AJ, Shaheen M. Upper gastrointestinal toxicity of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in African-American and Hispanic elderly patients. Ethn Dis. 2003; 13(4):528-33.
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23. Akhtar AJ, Shaheen MA. For the patient. Treating pain without causing complications. Ethn Dis. 2003; 13(4):550.
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24. Akhtar AJ, Alamy ME, Yoshikawa TT. Extrahepatic conditions and hepatic encephalopathy in elderly patients. Am J Med Sci. 2002 Jul; 324(1):1-4.
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25. Funnyé AS, Akhtar AJ, Biamby G. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in older African Americans. J Natl Med Assoc. 2002 Apr; 94(4):209-14.
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26. Akhtar AJ. Conjunctival edema: a marker of increased mortality in patients with advanced hepatic encephalopathy and hepatocellular failure. Dig Dis Sci. 2002 Feb; 47(2):373-5.
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27. Akhtar AJ. Lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage in African-American and Hispanic elderly patients. Ethn Dis. 2002; 12(3):379-82.
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28. Akhtar AJ, Shaikh A, Funnyé AS. Dysphagia in the elderly patient. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2002 Jan-Feb; 3(1):16-20.
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