GI physician leader to know: Dr. Jean-Paul Achkar of Cleveland Clinic

Jean-Paul Achkar, MD, is a staff physician in the department of gastroenterology of Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease Center. He previously served as director of the Cleveland Clinic Gastroenterology Fellowship Program. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association and Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

Dr. Achkar’s clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.He has won a number of awards for his work, including the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s Premier Physician Award and the American College of Gastroenterology’s Governors Award for Best Scientific Paper. He has served as the principal or co-principal investigator in several research trials, and he has been the recipient of research awards from the National Institutes of Health, Cleveland Clinic, GlaxoSmithKline Institute for Digestive Health and American College of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Achkar earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland and completed his residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland. He completed his GI and hepatology fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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