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  • Ahmad Kamal, MD, MS

    Ahmad Kamal, MD, MS

    Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated), Medicine - Med/Gastroenterology and Hepatology

    BioDr. Kamal graduated from the University of California at Irvine in 1995 with a B.S. in Biology and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1999. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Gastroenterology at Stanford in 2006, during which time he also earned an MSc in Clinical Epidemiology.

    ​In addition to serving as associate chief of the division of gastroenterology at SCVMC, Dr. Kamal is vice chair of internal medicine and director of the clinical research pathway, an innovative program that provides mentoring and protected time for clinical research to internal medicine residents. He is active in teaching trainees at all levels and received an outstanding mentor award from Stanford's biodesign program.

    Dr. Kamal has been named a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association and has been recognized several times in the "Top Doctors" list. He received the Hospital Quality Institute's C. Duane Dauner Award for his work in specialty care transformation and was one of 6 recipients of Silicon Valley Business Journal's Excellence in Healthcare Award. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he served as Director of Health Systems Preparedness for Santa Clara County and was awarded a Medal for Outstanding Service by the Board of Supervisors.

    Dr. Kamal has also been active in clinical and health services research, authoring over 20 peer-reviewed publications, 40 abstracts, and 7 book chapters. ​

  • Donghee Kim, MD, PhD

    Donghee Kim, MD, PhD

    Social Science Research Scholar, Medicine - Med/Gastroenterology and Hepatology

    BioI am clinically trained as a physician specializing in gastroenterology and hepatology. My research has focused on clinical research of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and obesity-related gastrointestinal diseases, focusing on a population-based study. In addition, my research was not only focused on gastroenterology and was expanded to cardiology, endocrinology, and neurology (sleep medicine). I have experience with large epidemiologic cohort studies as well as clinical trials. This work has resulted in over 250 published papers, including major journals such as Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Gut, Journal of Hepatology, American Journal of Gastroenterology, etc. (as the first and corresponding author). These publications have been cited more than 13,000 times.