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Section of Gastroenterology

Houston, Texas

The Alkek Building at Baylor College of Medicine
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section
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Hashem B. El-Serag, M.D., M.P.H.

Hashem B. El-Serag

Dan L. Duncan Professor of Medicine

Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section
Baylor College of Medicine

Message from the Chief

GI Section Chief
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
2002 Holcombe Blvd., Room 3A-320
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-794-8640
Fax: 713-748-4471

BCM Medical Center
7200 Cambridge St., Suite 10C
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-798-0950
Fax: 713-798-0951


  • Al-Arab Medical University, Libya, M.D.
  • Yale University Greenwich Hospital, Connecticut, Internal Medicine Residency
  • The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Gastroenterology Fellowship
  • The University of New Mexico, Master of Public Health

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Dyspepsia and gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Screening and surveillance of GI and liver cancers
  • Epidemiology and outcomes of digestive disorders
  • Genetic epidemiology


Message from the Chief

Welcome to the Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine. We thank you for your interest in our section and our clinical, scientific and educational mission.

We specialize in the prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of digestive tract and liver diseases and combine compassion and common sense with the most advanced tests and procedures. Our mission is to provide outstanding care to patients and their families, using state-of-the-art training and education in clinical and research aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology.

Our section includes outstanding, nationally and internationally recognized faculty members; a comprehensive, highly sought-after fellowship training program with a new NIH T-32 funded research training track; and diverse clinical practice in several medical facilities (Baylor Clinic, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Harris County District Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and the Methodist Hospital). The Baylor College of Medicine Liver Health Program is one of the nation's best.

Additionally, we conduct cutting-edge clinical and translational research that advances science and clinical care through our partnerships with the Texas Digestive Disease Center, and the Houston VA Health Services Research & Development Center of Excellence. Many of our investigators hold highly competitive, peer-reviewed grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs and national gastrointestinal societies.

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