Shima Ghavimi, MD

Assistant Professor

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Biography

With three years of independent practice as a rural family physician along with vast gastroenterological and hepatological training, Dr. Ghavimi is skilled in performing colonoscopies, endoscopies, capsule endoscopies, manometry, PH testing and molecular testing for the prevention of colorectal cancer. She also specializes in Bravo, hemorrhoid banding, flexible sigmoidoscopy and paracentesis.

Dr. Ghavimi manages diverse patients with a broad range of digestive diseases with compassionate, comprehensive care.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Shahid Beheshti University School of Medicine (Tehran, Iran)
  • Residency: Howard University - Internal Medicine (Washington, D.C.)
  • Fellowship: Rutgers University - Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Newark, N.J.)

Honors & Memberships

  • Member, Cabell County Medical Society
  • Member, West Virginia State Medical Association
  • Member, American NeuroGastroenterology and Motility Society
  • Advocacy Award, American Society of Human Genetics, Baltimore
  • Member, American Gastroenterological Association
  • Member, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Member, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Member, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • Member, American Society of Human Genetics
  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Member, Society of Rural Physicians of Canada

Certification

  • Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty certification in Gastroenterology
  • Certified: Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Additional Languages

  • Persian, French

Marshall Internal Medicine

An outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital
Erma Ora Byrd Center
1249 15th Street
2nd & 3rd Floor
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304-691-1000

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Ghavimi S, Apfel T, Azimi H, Persaud A, Pyrsopoulos NT. 2020. Management and Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Immunotherapy: A Review of Current and Future Options. J Clin Transl Hepatol. Ghavimi, Shima et al. “Management and Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Immunotherapy: A Review of Current and Future Options.” Journal of clinical and translational hepatology vol. 8,2 (2020): 168-176. doi:10.14218/JCTH.2020.00001
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Choi C, Barajas-Ochoa A, Uppuluri A, Hashemipour R, Ghavimi S, Panchal D, Nasir UM, Ahlawat S.. 2020. Prior Bariatric Surgery is associated with Lower rates of Portal Hypertension and Variceal Bleeding in Autoimmune Hepatitis Patients. Choi C, Barajas-Ochoa A, Uppuluri A, Hashemipour R, Ghavimi S, Panchal D, Nasir UM, Ahlawat S. 2020; Gastroenterology, VOLUME 158, ISSUE 6, SUPPLEMENT 1, S-1381, MAY 01, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/S0016-5085(20)34120-2

Ghavimi S, Hashemipour R, Azimi H, Choi C, Nasir U, Ahlawat S.. 2020. Outcome of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in Patients with INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE. Ghavimi S, Hashemipour R, Azimi H, Choi C, Nasir UM, Ahlawat S. (2020); Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 91 (6), AB390. DOI: 10.1016/j.gie.2020.03.3881

Ghavimi S, Azimi H, Patel N, Shulik O. 2019. Geriatric Hepatology: The Hepatic Diseases of the Elderly and Liver Transplant (2019) Geriatric Hepatology: The Hepatic Diseases of the Elderly and Liver Transplant. J Dig Dis Hepatol 3: 167. DOI:10.29011/2574-3511.000067

Ghavimi, Shima MD; Nasir, Umair M. DO; Panchal, Dayna DO; Choi, Catherine MD; Fidan-Ozbilgin, Ozlem MD; Verma, Siddharth MD, JD.. 2019. Colon Polyp as Rare Manifestation of Breast Cancer Metastasis. Ghavimi S, Nasir UM, Panchal D, Choi C, Fidan-Ozbilgin O, Siddharth V. Colon Polyp as Rare Manifestation of Breast Cancer Metastasis, The American Journal of Gastroenterology: October 2019; 114; p S831. DOI: 10.14309/01.ajg.0000595536.19647.33

Okoronkwo N, Ghavimi S, Chokshi R, Peters S, Ahlawat S. 2018. Gastric calcifying fibrous tumor mimicking GI stromal tumor. Gastrointest Endosc. Okoronkwo N, Ghavimi S, Chokshi R, Peters S, Ahlawat S. Gastric calcifying fibrous tumor mimicking GI stromal tumor. Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 Sep;88(3):556-558. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2018.04.003. Epub 2018 Apr 6. PMID: 29627493.
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Azimi H, Singh S, Ghavimi S.. 2018. The Role of Gut Microbiome and Associated Diseases Azimi, Hamed; Singh, Sanmeet; Ghavimi, Shima. The Role of Gut Microbiome and Associated Diseases, American Journal of Gastroenterology: October 2018 - Volume 113 - Issue - p S1523 doi:10.14309/00000434-201810001-02736

Ghavimi S, Neel Patel, Zhiwei Y, Ahlawat S.. 2018. Sarcomatoid Carcinoma of the Pancreas: An Unusual Cause of Abdominal Pain. Ghavimi, Shima MD; Patel, Neel MD; Yin, Zhiwei MD1; Ahlawat, Sushil MD. American Journal of Gastroenterology: October 2018 - Volume 113 - Issue - p S787. DOI: 10.14309/00000434-201810001-01372

Ghavimi S, Singh S.. 2016. Knowledge of Gastroenterology Fellows in Various Hospitals of the United States of America, on Genetic Testing for Disease-Specific Biomarkers and Attitude Towards the Knowledge of Precision Medicine S Ghavimi, S Singh - American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2016; LWW, 111;(s44). doi:10.14309/00000434-201610001-01025

Ghavimi S, Ashktorab H, Lee E, Adeyinka L, Brim H. 2016. Diverticular Disease-Associated Colectomy in Urban African American Patients: A Hospital Based Study Ghavimi S, Ashktorab H, Lee E, Adeyinka L, Brim H. Diverticular Disease-Associated Colectomy in Urban African American Patients: A Hospital Based Study, American Journal of Gastroenterology: 2016 October; Volume 111:(S90).

Ashktorab H, Azimi H, Nickerson M, Bass S, Boland J, Yeager M, Varma S, Daremipouran F, Sherif A, Ghavimi S, Shokrani B, Lee E, Laiyemo A, Brim H.. 2016. Targeted sequencing revealed distinctive and pathogenic mutations in African Americans with colorectal cancer In Proceedings of the 107th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research; 2016 Apr 16-20;76:(14 Suppl). doi:10.1158/1538-7445.AM2016-4488

Sherif ZA, Saeed A, Ghavimi S, Nouraie SM, Laiyemo AO, Brim H, Ashktorab H. 2016. Global Epidemiology of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Perspectives on US Minority Populations. Dig Dis Sci. Sherif, Z.A., Saeed, A., Ghavimi, S. et al. Global Epidemiology of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Perspectives on US Minority Populations. Dig Dis Sci 61, 1214–1225 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-016-4143-0
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Heptegebriel Y, Sulieman M, Ghavimi S , Mehari A, Carter J.. 2015. Case Report: Primary Synovial Sarcoma of the Lung. Chest. 2015;148(4_MeetingAbstracts):570A. doi:10.1378/chest.2281490

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