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Dr. Hashem El-Serag

Pioneering Researcher in Liver Cancer

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Date of Birth:



Libya (to Palestinian parents from the Gaza Strip)

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Significant contributions to hepatology research.

Brief bio

Dr. Hashem El-Serag is a distinguished Palestinian-American doctor and researcher, renowned for his groundbreaking work in liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and hepatitis C virus research. He has made substantial contributions to medical science, particularly in hepatology

Major Milestones


  • 1966 - Born in Libya to Palestinian parents.

  • 1992 - Graduated with an M.D. from Al-Arab Medical University, Libya.

  • 2003 - Awarded the American Gastroenterological Association's Young Clinical Investigator Award.

  • 2005 - Received the American Gastroenterological Association's Masters Award in Clinical Research.

  • 2007 - Became the Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine...See More

  • Research on Hepatocellular Carcinoma - Published over 250 scholarly papers, significantly contributing to the understanding of HCC.

  • Advancements in Hepatitis C Research - Contributed to the knowledge and treatment of hepatitis C virus.

  • Leadership in Gastroenterology - Served as Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine.

  • Publications in Renowned Journals - Authored numerous studies published in top medical journals.

  • Editorial Roles - Served as Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Associate Editor of Gastroenterology.

Date of Last Update: 
January 7, 2024

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