Naim Alkhouri, MD

216.444.9000

Naim Alkhouri, MD

Appointed: 2010

Naim Alkhouri, MD
Department: Pediatric Gastroenterology
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A111
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.9000
DeskDesk:216.445.7126
WorkFax:216.444.2974
Naim Alkhouri, MD
Department: Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.7000
DeskDesk:216.444.3626
WorkFax:216.445.5477
Naim Alkhouri, MD
Department: Pediatric Gastroenterology
Active, CCCHR
Location: Shaker Campus
Mail Code A111
2801 Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Cleveland, OH 44104
WorkAppointment:216.444.9000
DeskDesk:216.445.7126
WorkFax:216.444.2974
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Naim Alkhouri, M.D., currently serves as a Staff Physician with Digestive Disease Institute and Cleveland Clinic’s Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Alkhouri is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. He completed his medical degree at the University of Damascus, Damascus, Syria. His post-graduate training includes a one-year internal medicine and pediatric internship followed by a three-year internal medicine and pediatric residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia;  a three-year pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition fellowship at Cleveland Clinic; and finally, an Adult Transplant Hepatology fellowship at the Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic.
 
Dr. Alkhouri is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease; American Gastroenterology Association; American College of Gastroenterology; and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
 
Among many research awards over the years, Dr. Alkhouri recently received the American College of Gastroenterology Junior Faculty Development Award to investigate volatile organic compounds in the breath of patients with liver disease.  He also received the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellow Research Award for his prospective evaluation of the pediatric NAFLD fibrosis index and ELF markers in children with fatty liver disease. 
 
Dr. Alkhouri is an established clinical and basic researcher and has published multiple research articles in peer-reviewed journals, textbook chapters, as well as having contributed abstracts and presentations at a number of professional association meetings.
 
Dr. Alkhouri’s specialty interests include nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis, autoimmune liver disease, metabolic liver disease, end stage liver disease, liver transplantation, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Hepatology
Cleveland, OH USA
2011
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Cleveland, OH USA
2010
Residency - Albert Einstein Medical Center
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Philadelphia, PA USA
2007
Medical School - Damascus University-Faculty of Medicine
Damascus Syria
2000

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics- Pediatric Gastroenterology

Treatment & Services

  • Egd
  • Endoscopic Dilation
  • Evaluation for Caustic Ingestion
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Outpatient Care
  • Pediatric Gasroenterology
  • Pediatric Hepatology
  • Polypectomy
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Variceal Band Ligation

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
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