Dr. Muhammad Sheikh, MD

Dr. Muhammad Sheikh, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Muhammad Sheikh, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Fresno, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Dow Medical College, University Of Karachi in 1982 and specializes in gastroenterology, liver disorders, and more.Read his story

7055 N Maple Ave Ste 106

Fresno, CA 93720

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Sheikh performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Esophageal Varices
very high
more than 99% of peers
Liver Damage from Alcohol
very high
more than 98% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Sheikh's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sheikh "Muhammad Sheikh, M.D. has served as the founding Chief of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology program at UCSF Fresno. He was instrumental in the creation and accreditation of a new gastroenterology division and fellowship program at UCSF Fresno. He is Professor (emeritus) of Clinical Medicine, University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Sheikh is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition. In addition, he specializes in hepatology and the management of liver diseases, liver transplant evaluation, and the nutritional support of critically ill patients. Dr. Sheikh is actively involved in clinical research as it relates to hepatitis C, fatty liver, and hepatic encephalopathy. Dr. Sheikh completed his residency training at Indiana University and his fellowship training at the University of Louisville in Kentucky and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Sheikh is listed as one of the best Gastroenterologists in the United States by Consumer Reports and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA). He has been selected for "Who's Who" 2010/2011 edition as a member of North America's most accomplished Healthcare Professionals. He directs "Valley Gut Club", a highly prestigious monthly Continuing Medical Education program in the Central California. Dr. Sheikh is the recipient of "Laureate Award-2012 "from American College of Physicians, Northern California Chapter. Dr. Sheikh has published extensively in top ranking journals including: The New England Journal of Medicine and Hepatology. He is presently actively involved in clinical trials related to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). He is president of Fresno Clinical Research Center (FCRC)."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sheikh "Provide the service and the quality care you truly deserve. Incorporate current research, medical science, and new technology into my practice, thus providing my patients with safe and effective treatment options. Provide education to my patients so that they understand the disease and the treatment involved. Incorporate the best knowledge of nutritional sciences into my clinical practice."

3  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Liver Disorders
  • Nutrition

2  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

82  Conditions Treated

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10  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • D. J Science College, Karachi
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Dow Medical College, University Of Karachi
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Indiana University / School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Indiana University / School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hosp Harvard Med Sch
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University Of Louisville
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Laureate Award 2012 from American College of Physicians, Northern California Chapter, Nov. 2012
Media & Publications

Dr. Sheikh has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sheikh's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sheikh to family and friends
119 total reviews (22 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (119)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Sheikh's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (22)

Amazing doctor, very knowledgeable and explained everything very well. Would highly recommend him
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Very thorough and efficient. He makes sure you are healthy and taken care of.
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Dr. Sheikh is a very kind Dr. you get a senseof peace knowing he cares about what is best for your health. All his staff were very polite and helpful. I would recommend him. My procedure was so uncomfortable and relaxing.
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I brought my 82 year old mother in and she has been ill for several months. The moment we met the Doctor, he put us at ease. He is a very kind and patient man! He took such good care of her, she's finally on the mend! And his staff is terrific, you can always tell a well run office. We never feel...more
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I was referred to Dr. Sheikh for a colonoscopy. On the day of the procedure, I chose not to have any sedation or pain medication. Even though the staff was counseling me about not using any medication, Dr. Sheikh was supportive. The procedure went great and without any difficulty. If for any reason...more
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