Karim A. El-Kersh, M.D.

Karim A. El-Kersh, M.D.

Karim A. El-Kersh, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 310
Louisville, KY 40202
502-852-5841 - Academic Office
502-588-4600 - Patient Appointments


Clinical Expertise
Pulmonology; Sleep Medicine; Critical Care Medicine; Pulmonary Hypertension


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine / Pulmonary Disease / Critical Care Medicine / Sleep Medicine

Education and Training

  • Medical School: Minia University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Seton Hall University Affiliated Hospitals
  • Fellowships: University of Louisville (Sleep & Pulmonary/Critical Care)

Featured Publications (more publications from PubMed)

  • El-Kersh K, Homsy E, Daniels CJ, Smith JS. Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return: A case series with management approach. Respir Med Case Rep. 2019 Apr 3;27:100833. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2019.100833. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 31008046; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6456451.
  • Gearhart AM, Guardiola JJ, El-Kersh K. A 33-Year-Old Woman With Altered Mental Status and Elevated Ammonia Level. Chest. 2018 Dec;154(6):e169-e171. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2018.06.029. PubMed PMID: 30526984.
  • El-Kersh K, Suliman S, Smith JS. Selexipag in Congenital Heart Disease-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Eisenmenger Syndrome: First Report. Am J Ther. 2018 Nov/Dec;25(6):e714-e715. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0000000000000727. PubMed PMID: 29521655.
  • Chen D, Cholin L, Jalil BA, El-Kersh K. Ehrlichiosis masquerading as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Oct 2;2018. pii: bcr-2018-226665. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-226665. PubMed PMID: 30279260.
  • Burkes RM, Mkorombindo T, Chaddha U, Bhatt A, El-Kersh K, Cavallazzi R, Kubiak N. Impact of Quality Improvement on Care of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients in an Internal Medicine Resident Clinic. Healthcare (Basel). 2018 Jul 25;6(3). pii: E88. doi: 10.3390/healthcare6030088. PubMed PMID: 30044381; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6165540.
  • El-Kersh K, Cavallazzi R, McClave SA, Saad M. Reply. J Crit Care. 2018 Jun;45:251-252. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2018.02.007. PubMed PMID: 29754943.
  • El-Kersh K, Ruf KM, Smith JS. Rapid Inpatient Titration of Intravenous Treprostinil for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Safe and Tolerable. Am J Ther. 2018 Mar/Apr;25(2):e213-e217. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0000000000000443. PubMed PMID: 27003321.
  • Jalil B, Thompson P, Cavallazzi R, Marik P, Mann J, El-Kersh K, Guardiola J, Saad M. Comparing Changes in Carotid Flow Time and Stroke Volume Induced by Passive Leg Raising. Am J Med Sci. 2018 Feb;355(2):168-173. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2017.09.006. Epub 2017 Sep 20. PubMed PMID: 29406045.
  • El-Kersh K, Jalil B, McClave SA, Cavallazzi R, Guardiola J, Guilkey K, Persaud AK, Furmanek SP, Guinn BE, Wiemken TL, Alhariri BC, Kellie SP, Saad M. Enteral nutrition as stress ulcer prophylaxis in critically ill patients: A randomized controlled exploratory study. J Crit Care. 2018 Feb;43:108-113. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2017.08.036. Epub 2017 Aug 26. PubMed PMID: 28865339.
  • El-Kersh K, Cavallazzi R, Senthilvel E. Outcomes of adenotonsillectomy in severe pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. Ear Nose Throat J. 2017 Dec;96(12):E6-E9. PubMed PMID: 29236274.