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Dr Ala’ Sharara (FACG,AGAF,FRCP)

Gastroenterology Consultant

CMC Hospital – DHCC 2
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Professor of Medicine at the American University of Beirut Medical Center and previous Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at AUBMC from 2002-2017. He is also a Consulting Professor at Duke University in Durham, NC, USA where he trained and received American Board Certification in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and of the American Gastroenterological Association, and the Royal College of Physicians (London).

Dr. Sharara is a member of the AGA, ACG, WEO, ECCO, and the Lebanese Society of Gastroenterology.

  • BS in Chemistry 1983
  • MD with distinction 1987
  • ABIM Internal Medicine 1990
  • ABIM Gastroenterology 1994

Dr Sharara has over 200 published peer-reviewed articles and 4 book chapters and serves on the editorial boards of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology, and World Journal of Gastroenterology. He is the recipient of the Golden Jubilee Clinical Research Excellence Award from the Lebanese National Council for Research in 2012. He is a member of the Lebanese National Committee on CRC Screening and is the Coordinator of the IBD Interest Group in the Lebanese Society of Gastroenterology.

Main research interests: Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis), colonoscopy screening and quality in colonoscopy

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