World Congress at ACG2017
Symposium 1A: Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Margaret and Albert Alkek Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; Chief, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Houston VA Medical Center
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 internal medicine internship and residency (1995) at Greenwich Hospital, Yale University; and completed a fellowship in clinical gastroenterology (1997) at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, also earning a master’s degree in public health (1998). In 1999, Dr. El-Serag joined the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and BCM in Houston, where he became chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2007-2016), leader of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center (2009-2015), and director of the NIH-funded Texas Medical Center Digestive Disease Center (2013-to date). In 2017, he became the Chairman of BCM’s Department of Medicine.
Dr. El-Serag’s research focuses on clinical epidemiology and 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 the New England Journal of Medicine (1999, with >3000 citations). With >400 published articles (H-index 107), several studies have been published in notable journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Hepatology. Dr. El-Serag has obtained >50 research grants, including from NIH, Veterans Affairs, Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), and several professional societies and foundations.
Dr. El-Serag’s current leadership roles include Editor-in-Chief for Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2012-2017), Vice Chair and incoming President of the AGA Institute, elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigators and the Association of American Physicians, and recognition by Thompson Reuter as one of World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds in Clinical Medicine.
Monday, October 16
11:30 AM – 11:50 AM
Tuesday, October 17
5:00 PM – 5:20 PM
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