Dr. Muhammad Sheikh, MD

Dr. Muhammad Sheikh, MD


Gastroenterology | Male | 62 years old

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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.Read more

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Muhammad Sheikh, M.D. has served as the founding Chief of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology program at UCSF Fresno. He was...Read more

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Patient Reviews (10)
in Madera, CA |
Honestly, before my wife chose Dr. Sheikh for me I was very hesitant to go with another Dr from the far east. I have now earned his respect far beyond any other. Office personnel is excellent. He also cured my Hep C. Before my Liver Transplant, I was not a very nice person. After trans, I have learned to love life again. Dr. is thorough, understanding, intelligent just to name a few traits. I consider him not only a Dr. but a true friend. Can you say that about any of your Drs.? AWESOME Dr.
Fresno, CA |
I was diagnosed with Hepatitis C back in 2010. I was going to Bakersfield to visit another specialist until I received a referral to Dr. Sheikh from my GP. Stroke of great fortune! Dr. Sheikh has been amazing. I was treated 2 separate times with 2 separate medications. Dr. Sheikh's staff were excellent at helping me to navigate the many challenges with my insurance company. He was on top of what new medications were coming out and the newest one was finally successful. I am now cured of Hep C!
in Fresno, CA |
I was treated by Dr. Sheikh for my hepatitis C. The treatment was extremely successful. I highly recommend Dr. Sheikh to all those who have liver disease. He is the best stomach doctor in the valley.
Fresno, Ca |
Everyone in the office are very nice and helpful especially Laura. Dr. Sheikh saved my life he caught my cancer in its early stages and I had surgery immediately. I would recommend him to anyone.
in Friant, CA |
Dr. Sheikh is thorough...with a good sense of humor [important]. Out of many contacts, he was the only one able to pinpoint where the pain problem was [& rule out a few things]...and, sent me to the right specialist for further study. He goes above and beyond most doctors by having actual contact with his patient [me] long after office hours. Even my respected cardiologist recognizes Dr. Sheikh as a good doctor.
in Clovis, CA |
He is very patient and very thorough. He treated my liver disease and I've been cured. I'm very greateful for the work he's done an recommend him strongly. He is the best liver doctor in the valley.
in Fresno, CA |
I would recommend Dr. Sheikh to anyone. His wealth of experience and professionalism is outstanding and his ability to explain medical issues and treatment is excellent
in Madera, CA |
Dr. Sheikh is an excellent doctor. He is thorough and looks at other conditions that may affecting your health . He has a good staff and my visits have all gone well. I would not hesitate to go back to him if necessary.
in Fresno.ca |
I met Dr.sheikh at university medical center he took me on as one of his patients and has been treating me ever since it is always a pleasure to see Dr.sheikh and know that I will get the best treatment possible Thank you Dr.sheikh Emilio j Gonzales
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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).

Dr. Sheikh's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Sheikh says...

1: Fatty liver disease/non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)

2: Chronic hepatitis C

3: Acute viral hepatitis

4: Alcoholic liver disease

5: Hepatitis B

6: Autoimmune hepatitis

7: Drug induced liver disease

8: Cirrhosis and complications of portal hypertension

(Ascites, Hepatic Encephalopathy, intestinal bleeding, etc.)

9: Primary biliary diseases

10: Hemachromatosis, Wilson disease, Alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency

11: Liver tumors

12: Pre-and post -liver transplant care

13: Liver disease during pregnancy

As one of the national thought leaders in liver disease, I am recipient of dozens of research grants, including NIH and I am actively involved in clinical research related to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.

Dr. Sheikh's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

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

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Mass
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


  • Medical School
    Dow Medical College, University Of Karachi

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Indiana University / School of Medicine

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Indiana University / School of Medicine

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Beth Israel Deaconess Hosp Harvard Med Sch

    Completed in 1998

    University of Louisville

    Completed in 1997

  • Undergraduate School
    D. J Science College, Karachi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Liver Disorders
  • Nutrition

Procedures Performed

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy