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Ahmet Omur Gurakar, M.D.
Medical Director, Liver Transplantation
Associate Professor of Medicine
Languages: English, Turkish
Expertise: 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 Fatty Liver Disease, Sclerosing Cholangitis ...read more
Research Interests: Acute Liver Failure and Artificial Liver support systems
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Dr. Gurakar joined Johns Hopkins from the Nazih Zuhdi Transplantation Institute at the Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where he was the chief of Hepatology Research and the program director of the Liver Transplantation Medicine/ Hepatology Fellowship. He served at various capacities in the Liver Medicine Section, since its first establishment in 1993.
Dr. Gurakar's clinical interests include pre and post-transplant, clinical and endoscopic management of liver diseases and viral hepatitis. His research interests include bioartificial liver dialysis systems and application of total plasma exchange in the treatment of liver disorders. Dr. Gurakar is board-certified in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology.
- Medical Director, Liver Transplantation
- Associate Professor of Medicine
Centers & Institutes
- MD, University of Istanbul (1983)
- New York University Medical Center / Pediatrics (1989)
- Metropolitan Hospital Center - New York Medical College / Internal Medicine (1991)
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (1993)
- University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine / Gastroenterology (1994)
- University of Amsterdam - Academic Medical Center / Gastroenterology (1997)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Gastroenterology (1998, 2008)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Transplant Hepatology (2006)
Research & Publications
Selected PublicationsWright 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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Live-Donor Liver Transplants: Back in Business, Inside Tract (Spring 2015)