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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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  • 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


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. more

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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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