Kia Saeian, MS, MD, FACG

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Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
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Dr. Kia Saeian specializes in diseases of the liver with a particular focus on viral hepatitis, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma and liver transplantation. He has published widely on minimal hepatic encephalopathy and various aspects of viral hepatitis. Since joining the faculty in 1999, he has also served as director of training for numerous gastroenterologists. Dr. Saeian has been recognized by his peers as one of America’s Best Doctors and Milwaukee Magazine’s Top Doctor.


Diseases & Conditions

Chronic Liver Disease
End-Stage Liver Disease
Hepatic Encephalopathy
Liver Disease
Liver Tumors
Portal Hypertension

Treatment & Services

Liver Transplant Evaluation and Management
Post-Liver Transplantation Care

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Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Froedtert Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-3310
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Transplant Center - Froedtert Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-6920
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Education & Training

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine - La Jolla - Doctor of Medicine - (1992)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Residency - (1992-1995)

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - Milwaukee - Chief Medical Resident - (1995-1996)

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - Milwaukee - Fellowship in Gastroenterology - (1996-1999)

University of Miami - FL - Fellowship in Liver Diseases - (1997-1998)

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Transplant Hepatology

Patient Reviews

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4.9 out of 5. 89 ratings, 28 reviews
Dec. 15, 2019
Dr Saeian was very compassionate and made you feel working together will achieve the best outcome
Dec. 15, 2019
the amount of time spent with me, answering questions, was appreciated
Nov. 15, 2019
love my transplant team #!!!
Nov. 9, 2019
10. he was fantastic and knew exactly whay was going on. I've been up to Mayo Clinic and the degree of care and compassion I have received here is amazing and by far the best hospital and staff I have been given.
Nov. 8, 2019
the doctor is very caring and concerned about my health and any issues that I might have. you could not find a better doctor anywhere. he is a 15 not A10
Nov. 8, 2019
both dr saeian and ana Vidic were wonderful!!!!
Nov. 8, 2019
Dr. Saeien and his care team could not possibly be more comprehensive knowledgeable or forthright. The thoroughness and explanation of lifestyle impact on health is not only an inspiration to succeed but proof that their advice is effective over time.
Nov. 4, 2019
Dr. KIA SAEIAN MD is an excellent physician! I have been very fortunate to be under his truly great care for so many years!
Oct. 18, 2019
I never had him, he was excellent and answered all my concerns. My PA called in sick and this doctor came in to help their department out that day for their patients.
Oct. 17, 2019
He patiently listened to my questions and thoroughly explained the plan for addressing my health concern.
Oct. 12, 2019
Excellent care from laboratory to registration to nurse and to Dr. Saeian.
Oct. 5, 2019
No. This is an excellent provider and so is his staff
Oct. 4, 2019
I felt as though I was the only important person in the area from the time Mary Anne met me at the door to the time I left the GI area. The PA, Kristin, was so thorough and listened carefully to all of my questions and answers. She explained everything in simple terms to that I could understand everything. Dr Saeian was the last person to walk into the room and he was amazing also. I know that he is terribly busy yet I never felt that he was in a hurry to get out of the room. I left feeling as though I wished that my other doctors, PA's and nurses were as kind and intelligent as Dr. Saeian and his staff. Kudos to everyone!!
Sept. 28, 2019
I had my liver transplant in 2006. I've been seeing Dr Kia Saeian since 2004. He is a wonderful doctor and was and is very supportive and caring. My entire transplant team was exceptional. My continued care has been exceptional.
Sept. 19, 2019
excellent care. quick responses to care needed. very empathetic.
Aug. 22, 2019
I felt that I was listened to and discussion followed that answered my concerns.
July 12, 2019
I like my *Kia Saeian he is very nice very sweet. I feel good about him.
June 2, 2019
did not spend as much time discussing assessment and prognosis as he has in the past. this appt felt rushed.
May 29, 2019
Nurse who did iniital Blood Pressure/Temp, etc was cold and did not talk. After Doctor visit we waited more then 30 minutes and had to seek out the receptionist at the desk to get a nurse to follow up and close out the visit.
May 16, 2019
The only area where I was not greeted with a friendly face was at the phlebotomy desk when trying to get my blood test. The woman there was initially very unfriendly but then realized I was paying attention to her customer service behavior and started to change her attitude. Just thought you would want to know as I would if one of my receptionists treated a patient in this manner.
April 30, 2019
I believe I am a person with a name... not a patient with a number. He is compassionate and invites me to be an integral participant in my care and respects my input and questions.
April 26, 2019
Provider is very compassionate & caring - He also has excellent knowledge and explains everything very well!!
April 18, 2019
You only gave a rating up to 10. Dr Saeian should have a 100. He has literally been a lifesaver for me through his educating me on my condition and what I can do to help improve my situation. I am so thankful to have Dr Saeian as my doctor.
March 25, 2019
I love my doctor and all his staff. They saved my life.
March 20, 2019
Dr. & staff show genuine concern about my medical issues.
March 18, 2019
Easy to understand answer all questions.
Feb. 1, 2019
He is the best!
Jan. 27, 2019
I love *Dr. Saeian and his staff. They saved my life.