Los Angeles
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(954) 771-1402
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Office Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm

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Focus Areas

Gastroenterology - digestive tract disorders, esophageal disorders, small bowel and colon diseases; Hepatology, Internal Medicine

Specialized Training

Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy

Notable Work Experience

Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy and ERCP Fellow and Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Mayo Clinic - Rochester, Minnesota (2003-2004)

Gastroenterology Fellow with subspecialty in Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) - University of Texas and MD Anderson Cancer Center - Houston, Texas (2000-2003)


American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology

Residency / Fellowship

Fellowship, Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy and ERCP - Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN (2003-2004)

Fellowship, Gastroenterology with subspecialty in Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) - University of Texas and MD Anderson Cancer Center - Houston, TX (2000-2003)

Residency, Internal Medicine - University of Arkansas for Medical Science - Little Rock, AR (1997-1999)

Internship, Internal Medicine - University of Arkansas for Medical Science - Little Rock, AR (1996-1997)

Rotating Internship - Al-Basheer General Hospital - Amman, Jordan (1994-1995)

Higher Education

University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine - M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Diploma) - Amman, Jordan (1991-1994)

Kuwait University, Faculty of Medicine - B.Med.Sc (Bachelor of Medical Sciences) - Kuwait City, Kuwait (1986-1990)

Professional Asssociations

American Gastroenterological Association 

American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 

American College of Gastroenterology


Construction of a recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) that harbors a human beta-globin gene that can be used for gene therapy in sickle cell disease. Howard University College of Medicine, Center for Sickle Cell Disease, Washington, DC. (6/1995 – 2/1996).

Abu-Hamda EM, Baron TH, Simmons DT, Petersen BT. A retrospective comparison of outcomes using three different precut needle knife techniques for biliary cannulation. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2005 Sep;39(8):717-21.

Abu-Hamda EM, Petersen BT, Baron TH, Larson MV, Levy MJ, Gostout CJ. The management of biliary obstruction in patients with malignant duodenal obstruction (submitted to American Journal of Gastroenterology).

Agarwal B, Swisher SG, Ajani J, Kelly K, Komaki RR, Abu-Hamda E, Correa AM, Roth JA. Differential response to preoperative chemo radiation and surgery in esophageal adenocarcinomas based on presence of Barrett's esophagus and symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 May;79(5):1716-23.

Abu-Hamda EM, Baron TH. Endoscopic management of cholangiocarcinoma. Semin Liver Dis. 2004 May; 24(2): 165-75

Abu-Hamda EM, Baron TH. Cystic dilation of the terminal portion of the duct of Wirsung. (Wirsungocele) Gastrointest Endosc. 2004 May; 59(6):745-7

Agarwal B, Abu-Hamda E, Molke KL, Correa AM, Ho L. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration and multidetector spiral CT in the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Am J Gastroenterol. 2004 May; 99(5): 844-50

Agarwal B, Swisher S, Ajani J, Kelly K, Fanning C, Komaki RR, Putnam JB Jr, Abu-Hamda E, Molke KL, Walsh GL, Correa AM, Ho L, Liao Z, Lynch PM, Rice DC, Smythe WR, Stevens CW,
Vaporciyan AA, Yao J, Roth JA. Endoscopic ultrasound after preoperative chemoradiation can help identify patients who benefit maximally after surgical esophageal resection.Am J Gastroenterol. 2004 Jul;99(7):1258-66.

Abu-Hamda EM, Hattab EM, Lynch P. Small bowel tumors. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2003 Oct; 5(5):386-93

Abu-Hamda EM, Erickson RA. Lumps and bumps of the colon. Visible Human Journal of Endoscopy. Volume 2, Issue 1 (Online Journal)

Abu-Hamda, EM, Baron TH. Endoclips and Endoloops. Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (book chapter)

Scott LD, Abu-Hamda EM. Gastrointestinal Disease in Pregnancy; Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 5th Edition (book chapter)

Abu-Hamda EM, Kaw M. Accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound in the staging of pancreatic cancer. DDW 2002 (abstract form)

Abu-Hamda EM, Stroehlein JR. Primary Lymphoma of the Liver. ACG 2001 (abstract form)


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