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Bashar Safar, M.B.B.S.

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  • Chief of Colorectal Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Languages: English, Arabic


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

Research Interests

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

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

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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 Crohn's 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. more


  • Chief of Colorectal Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions

  • Surgery - Ravitch Colorectal Division

Centers & Institutes



  • MBBS; King's College of London (1997)


  • General Surgery; Indiana University School of Medicine (2006)
  • Surgery; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2004)
  • Surgery; Queen Elizabeth Hospital (2001)


  • Colorectal Surgery; Cleveland Clinic Florida (2008)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (Colon & Rectal) (2009)

Activities & Honors


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons

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