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Bashar Safar, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Centers & Institutes

  • Colon Cancer Center
  • Meyerhoff Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center


Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colon Cancer, Colon Polyps, Colon Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis, Diverticulosis, General Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Rectal Cancer, Rectal Surgery, Ulcerative Colitis

Research Interests

Establishing quality improvement measures for the surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease; Surgical outcomes of inflammatory bowel disease


Dr. Bashar Safar is a colorectal surgeon whose clinical focus includes colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and benign anorectal disorders. He has a particular interest in surgical management of complex Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis. He is an expert in minimally invasive and robotic procedures, as well as stoma sparing procedures, such as ileal pouch anal anastomosis. He is experienced in treating other benign colorectal conditions, such as hemorrhoids, perirectal fistulas, rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence and using endoscopy for screening colonoscopy and polyectomy.


  • English
  • Arabic


American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
American College of Surgeons (fellow)
Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons

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