Hashem B El-Serag, MD, MPH
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Hashem B. El-Serag, M.D., M.P.H.

Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Professor and Chair Department of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas


Dr. El-Serag obtained his medical degree from Al-Arab Medical University in Libya, completed his internship and residency in internal medicine (1995) at Greenwich Hospital, Yale University, Connecticut, and completed a fellowship in clinical gastroenterology (1997) at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he also earned a master’s degree in public health (1998). In 1999, Dr. El-Serag joined the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, where he later became Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2007-2016)In 2017, he was selected to serve as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at BCM.


Dr. El-Serag’s research focuses on the clinical epidemiology and outcomes of several digestive disorders, including GERD, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatitis C. He has obtained more 50 funded research grants including those from NIH, VA and Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).  He has more than 450 published papers to his credit including those published in New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He served multiple national leadership roles including Editor-in-Chief for Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2012-2017) and President Elect for the American Gastroenterological Association (2019). Dr. El-Serag’s achievements have been recognized in multiple national and international awards as well as selection into the American Society for Clinical Investigators (ASCI) and American Association of Physicians (AAP).