Treatment & Services
- Esophageal Band Ligation
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Hydrogen Breath Test
- Therapeutic Endoscopy
- Variceal Band Ligation
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Collagenous Colitis
- Crohn's Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Microscopic Colitis
- Ulcerative Colitis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - Tufts University
Biology and French
Boston, MA USA
- National Institutes of Health K23 Grant Award for Genetic Studies in Crohn’s Disease
- Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
Crohn's Disease, IBD including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis
Awards & Honors
- Physician of the Year Award, Gastroenterology Department, Cleveland Clinic
- Premier Physician Award, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
- Two Senior Fellow Teaching Awards
- Governors Award for Best Scientific Paper, American College of Gastroenterology
- Chair, Educational Affairs Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
- Board member, Northeast Ohio Chapter Board of Trustees, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
- American Gastroenterological Association
Research & Publications
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As of 12/1/2016, Dr. Achkar has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
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159 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
11 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Dec 5, 2016
Reviewed on Nov 14, 2016
I wish there were less looking at and typing on the computer
Reviewed on Oct 3, 2016
Dr Achkar gave recommendations about treatment and answered my regular gastro MD's questions about meds to give, given my renal failure complication.
Reviewed on Sep 23, 2016
It was all good
Reviewed on Aug 26, 2016
Dr. Achkar was very helpful in getting an important test done in a timely manner.
Reviewed on Jul 19, 2016
Reviewed on Jun 10, 2016
Very good experience
Reviewed on Jun 3, 2016
dr achkar takes the time to listen to me and my concerns and relates to me as best as possible. I drive all the way from Columbus to see him
Reviewed on Apr 1, 2016
Doctor are very informative about my care and the steps to making me well again. Wouldn't trade them for nothing.
Reviewed on Feb 26, 2016
I've been seeing Dr. Achkar for yearly check-ups for over 10 yrs. He is always friendly, positive, helpful, knowledgeable, and caring. He remembers me and my medical history from visit to visit even though I only see him once per year.
Reviewed on Feb 25, 2016
Totally happy with this physician...liked everything about his approach...feel very confident that I am getting first rate care and attention.
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