Hashem B. El-Serag, MD, MPH
Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Chair of the Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas
Hashem B. El-Serag, MD, MPH, 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 in Houston, where he become chief of the Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2007-2016), leader of the clinical epidemiology and outcomes program at Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies (2005-2013), leader of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at Dan L Duncan Cancer Center (2009-2015) and Director of NIH funded Texas Medical Center Digestive Disease Center (2013-to date). Effective January 1, 2017 he will be the new Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine.
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. His seminal work on hepatocellular carcinoma, “Rising Incidence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the United States,” was published in 1999 in the New England Journal of Medicine and has been cited more than 3000 times. Dr. El-Serag has more than 400 published articles. Several of his studies were published in notable journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Gut. Dr. El-Serag has obtained more than 50 research grants including multiple continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health and Veteran Affairs, Cancer Preven