Karim A. El-Kersh, M.D.

Karim A. El-Kersh, M.D.

Karim A. El-Kersh, M.D.

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)

  • Hrustanovic-Kadic M, Jalil B, El-Kersh K. Carfilzomib-Induced Pulmonary Hypertension. Am J Ther. 2019 Aug 19. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0000000000001051. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31724976.
  • Jalil BA, El-Kersh K. Enteral nutrition better than proton pump inhibitors? Curr Opin Crit Care. 2019 Aug;25(4):334-339. doi: 10.1097/MCC.0000000000000620. PubMed PMID: 31082823.
  • Jalil BA, Smith JS, El-Kersh K. A 34-Year-Old Woman With Hoarseness of Voice and an Abnormal Echocardiogram. Chest. 2019 Jun;155(6):e163-e166. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2019.01.021. PubMed PMID: 31174660.
  • 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, 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.