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Firas H Al-Kawas, M.D.

Director of Endoscopy, Sibley Memorial Hospital
Professor of Medicine

Male  | Languages: English, Arabic

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  • Director of Endoscopy, Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Professor of Medicine



Sibley Memorial Hospital

Appointment Phone: 202-660-5555

5255 Loughboro Road NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20016 map
Phone: 202-660-5555
Fax: 202-660-6103


Barrett's Esophagus, Gastroenterology, Gastroesophageal Cancer


Joining Johns Hopkins from Georgetown University, where he was the chief of endoscopy for 15 years, Dr. Al-Kawas is a world-renowned authority in pancreatobiliary disease and interventional endoscopy. In 2006, he was one of three individuals in North America to receive one of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy’s highest honors, the Master Endoscopist award, in recognition for his impressive career as a gastroenterologist, endoscopist and administrator. Dr. Al-Kawas has delivered more than 200 lectures around the world and published more than 120 papers and book chapters addressing a variety of topics in gastroenterology and endoscopy.

Dr. Al-Kawas is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. more

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  • Education +


    • Damascus University / MD (1974)


    • DC General Hospital / Pathology (1976)
    • DC General Hospital / Internal Medicine (1979)


    • Washington DC VA Medical Center / Gastroenterology and Hepatology (1981)


    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Gastroenterology (1983)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1979)
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  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • Best Doctors in America, selected yearly, 2001
    • Master Endoscopist, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy(ASGE), 2006


    • American College of Gastroenterology
    • American College of Physicians
    • American Gastroenterological Association
    • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    • Syrian Society of Gastroenterology
      Honorary member
    • West Virginia Gastrointestinal Society
      Honorary Member
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