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Ahmet Omur Gurakar, MD

Medical Director, Liver Transplantation
Associate Professor of Medicine
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Medical Director, Liver Transplantation
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Comprehensive Transplant Center


Clinical Gastroenterology, Digestive Diseases, Elevated Liver Tests, End Stage Liver Disease, Fatty Liver, Gastroenterology, Hepatitis, Jaundice, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Liver Mass, Liver Test Abnormalities, Liver Transplant, Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis, Sclerosing Cholangitis

Research Interests

Acute Liver Failure and Artificial Liver support systems

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  • Education +


    • University of Istanbul (Istanbul) (1983)


    • Metropolitan Hospital Center - New York Medical College / Internal Medicine (New York NY ) (1991)
    • New York University Medical Center / Pediatrics (New York NY ) (1989)


    • University of Amsterdam - Academic Medical Center / Gastroenterology (1105 Az Amsterdam) (1997)
    • University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine / Gastroenterology (Galveston TX ) (1994)
    • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pittsburgh PA ) (1993)
    • Baylor College of Medicine / Sleep Medicine (Houston TX ) (1987)


    • Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2008)
    • Transplant Hepatology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2006)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Wright H, Sharma S, Gurakar A, Sebastian A, Kohli V, Jabbour N. Management of biliary stricture guided by the Spyglass Direct Visualization System guided in a liver transplant recipient: An innovative approach.Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2008 Jun; 67(7):1201-3.

    C. Camci, A.Gurakar, V. Kohli, S. Sharma, N. Jabbour. Unusual Presentation of Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma as Obstructive Jaundice 15 Years after Liver Transplant. Experimental and Clinical Transplantation.(2007) 2:631-633.

    Sharma S, Gurakar A, Jabbour N. Biliary strictures following liver transplantation: past, present and preventive strategies. Liver Transplantation. 2008 Jun;14(6):759-69.

    S. Sharma, A. Gurakar, N. Jabbour. Avoiding pitfalls - What an Endoscopist should know in Liver Transplantation -Part 1. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. Dig Dis Sci. 2008 Jul;53(7):1757-73.
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    Dr. Ahmet Gurakar - Video Biography

    Dr. Ahmet Gurakar, is the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, whose clinical practice focuses on Hepatitis, Liver Disease, Liver Cancer and Liver Transplant. Visit:

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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-614-5389
    Appointment Phone: 410-933-7495
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