Dr. Ala' Sharara | Gastroenterologist

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


Gastroenterology Consultant treats various conditions related to the GI tract, including acid reflux, gastritis, peptic ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), liver diseases (such as hepatitis and cirrhosis), gallbladder diseases, pancreatic disorders, and gastrointestinal cancers.

The terms Gastroenterologist and Gastroenterology Consultant are often used interchangeably. Both refer to physicians specializing in Gastroenterology. The term "Consultant" may indicate additional experience, expertise, or leadership in the field.

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