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Naim Alkhouri, MD


Naim Alkhouri, MD
Department: Pediatric Gastroenterology
Staff, Metabolic Liver Disease / Be Well Kids
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A111
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Naim Alkhouri, MD
Department: Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A51
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Naim Alkhouri, M.D., currently serves as a Staff Physician with Digestive Disease and Surgery 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 and Surgery 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
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Albert Einstein Medical Center
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Philadelphia, PA USA
Medical School - Damascus University-Faculty of Medicine
Damascus Syria


  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics- Adolescent Medicine

Treatment & Services

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

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 4/1/2016, Dr. Alkhouri has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Alkhouri receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English

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