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Ahmet Omur Gurakar, M.D.

Medical Director, Liver Transplantation
Associate Professor of Medicine

Male  | Languages: English, Turkish

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Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Out of State Patients

Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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International Patients

Call +1-410-502-7683 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Medical Director, Liver Transplantation
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes



The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-933-7495

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-5389


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

Research Interests

Acute Liver Failure and Artificial Liver support systems

Featured Video

Dr. Ahmet Gurakar - Video Biography

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • University of Istanbul / MD (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 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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    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    Live-Donor Liver Transplants: Back in Business, Inside Tract (Spring 2015)

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