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Farhana Ali-Geiger

Farhana Ali-Geiger, MD

Languages spoken: Bengali, English

Clinical Locations

Layton Parkway Clinic

Layton Parkway Clinic
Layton
801-581-2955

Primary Children's Hospital

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Salt Lake City
801-213-3599

University of Utah Hospital

University Pediatric Clinic
Salt Lake City
801-581-2205
  • Dr. Farhana Ali received her medical degree from the University of California San Diego (UCSD). She completed her Pediatric residency at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and returned to San Diego for her Pediatric Gastroenterology fellowship with UCSD/ Rady Children’s Hospital. She then pursued additional fellowship training in Advanced Nutrition at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Pediatric Gastroenterology division at University of Utah. Her clinical interests primarily entail malnutrition, short bowel syndrome, and pediatric intestinal failure. She has a keen interest in the development of an intestinal rehabilitation program to promote a multidisciplinary approach in the long-term management of children with intestinal failure and their complex medical and nutritional needs.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
    American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Pediatric Gastroenterology)
  • Dr. Farhana Ali received her medical degree from the University of California San Diego (UCSD). She completed her Pediatric residency at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and returned to San Diego for her Pediatric Gastroenterology fellowship with UCSD/ Rady Children’s Hospital. She then pursued additional fellowship training in Advanced Nutrition at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Pediatric Gastroenterology division at University of Utah. Her clinical interests primarily entail malnutrition, short bowel syndrome, and pediatric intestinal failure. She has a keen interest in the development of an intestinal rehabilitation program to promote a multidisciplinary approach in the long-term management of children with intestinal failure and their complex medical and nutritional needs.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Pediatrics -Primary
    Academic Divisions Gastroenterology
    Board Certification
    American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
    American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Pediatric Gastroenterology)

    Education history

    Fellowship Advanced Nutrition in Pediatric Gastroenterology - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Clinical Fellow
    Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition - University of California, San Diego School of Medicine Clinical Fellow
    Residency Pediatrics - Loma Linda University School of Medicine Resident
    Medicine - University of California, San Diego School of Medicine M.D.
    Undergraduate Integrative Biology - University of California, Berkeley B.A.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Ali F, Kocoshis SA (2022). 50 Years Ago in The Journal of Pediatrics: Growing and Adapting Despite Intestinal Failure. J Pediatr, 241, 82. (Read full article)
    2. Ali F, Mouzaki M (2021). 50 Years Ago in The Journal of Pediatrics: MCTs: Are They what We want Them to Be? J Pediatr, 236, 94. (Read full article)
    3. Hajam IA, Ali F, Young J, Garcia MA, Cannavino C, Ramchandar N, Liu GY (2021). Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Plasma from Children with Short Bowel Syndrome. Pathogens, 10(8). (Read full article)
    4. Kalil AC, Patterson TF, Mehta AK, Tomashek KM, Wolfe CR, Ghazaryan V, Marconi VC, Ruiz-Palacios GM, Hsieh L, Kline S, Tapson V, Iovine NM, Jain MK, Sweeney DA, El Sahly HM, Branche AR, Regalado Pineda J, Lye DC, Sandkovsky U, Luetkemeyer AF, Cohen SH, Finberg RW, Jackson PEH, Taiwo B, Paules CI, Arguinchona H, Erdmann N, Ahuja N, Frank M, Oh MD, Kim ES, Tan SY, Mularski RA, Nielsen H, Ponce PO, Taylor BS, Larson L, Rouphael NG, Saklawi Y, Cantos VD, Ko ER, Engemann JJ, Amin AN, Watanabe M, Billings J, Elie MC, Davey RT, Burgess TH, Ferreira J, Green M, Makowski M, Cardoso A, de Bono S, Bonnett T, Proschan M, Deye GA, Dempsey W, Nayak SU, Dodd LE, Beigel JH, ACTT-2 Study Group Members (2020). Baricitinib plus Remdesivir for Hospitalized Adults with Covid-19. N Engl J Med, 384(9), 795-807. (Read full article)
    5. Beigel JH, Tomashek KM, Dodd LE, Mehta AK, Zingman BS, Kalil AC, Hohmann E, Chu HY, Luetkemeyer A, Kline S, Lopez de Castilla D, Finberg RW, Dierberg K, Tapson V, Hsieh L, Patterson TF, Paredes R, Sweeney DA, Short WR, Touloumi G, Lye DC, Ohmagari N, Oh MD, Ruiz-Palacios GM, Benfield T, Ftkenheuer G, Kortepeter MG, Atmar RL, Creech CB, Lundgren J, Babiker AG, Pett S, Neaton JD, Burgess TH, Bonnett T, Green M, Makowski M, Osinusi A, Nayak S, Lane HC, ACTT-1 Study Group Members (2020). Remdesivir for the Treatment of Covid-19 - Final Report. N Engl J Med, 383(19), 1813-1826. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Chavira A, Belda-Ferre P, Kosciolek T, Ali F, Dorrestein PC, Knight R (2019). The Microbiome and Its Potential for Pharmacology. [Review]. Handb Exp Pharmacol, 260, 301-326. (Read full article)

    Commentary

    1. Ali F, Sweeney DA (2020). Throat-Wash Testing and Coronavirus Disease 2019: Should We Put Our Money Where Our Mouth Is? Clin Infect Dis, 71(8), 1982-1983. (Read full article)

    Editorial

    1. Ali F, Sweeney DA (2020). No One Likes a Stick up Their Nose: Making the Case for Saliva-based Testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Clin Infect Dis, 72(9), e357-e358. (Read full article)
    2. Ali F, Sweeney DA (2020). In Pursuit of Microbiome-based Therapies for Acute Respiratory Failure. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 202(12), 1616-1618. (Read full article)

    Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

    1. Marotz C, Belda-Ferre P, Ali F, Das P, Huang S, Cantrell K, Jiang L, Martino C, Diner RE, Rahman G, McDonald D, Armstrong G, Kodera S, Donato S, Ecklu-Mensah G, Gottel N, Salas Garcia MC, Chiang LY, Salido RA, Shaffer JP, Bryant MK, Sanders K, Humphrey G, Ackermann G, Haiminen N, Beck KL, Kim HC, Carrieri AP, Parida L, Vzquez-Baeza Y, Torriani FJ, Knight R, Gilbert J, Sweeney DA, Allard SM (2021). SARS-CoV-2 detection status associates with bacterial community composition in patients and the hospital environment. [Microbiome]. England. (Read full article)