Past President

Hashem B. El-Serag, MD, MPH, AGAF

Hashem B. El-Serag, MD, MPH, AGAFHashem B. El-Serag, MD, MPH, AGAF, received his medical degree from Al Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya. He then completed his residency in internal medicine at Greenwich Hospital, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, and his gastroenterology fellowship at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, where he also earned a master’s degree in public health. He served as chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, from 2007 to 2016. In 2017, Dr. El-Serag was appointed the Margaret and Albert Allek professor chairman of department of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. El-Serag’s research focuses on the outcomes and clinical epidemiology of GI and liver diseases, including Barrett’s esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hepatocellular carcinoma, and hepatitis C. He has over 400 publications and grant funding from NIH and the Department of Veterans Affairs. He has won numerous awards for his work in the field, such as the Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Award in 2016. Dr. El-Serag is an elected member of American Society for Clinical Investigators (ASCI) and American Association of Physicians (AAP).

Dr. El-Serag has made a lasting impact on AGA’s scientific publications, serving as the editor-in-chief for Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology from 2012 to 2017 and previously as the associate editor of Gastroenterology from 2007 to 2011. He has been a member of multiple committees at AGA, including the Research Policy Committee, Nominating Committee, Future Trends Committee and Publication Committee.