Tarek I. Hassanein, MD

Tarek I. Hassanein, MD photo

Dr. Tarek Hassanein received his medical degree from Faculty of Science/Alexandria University in 1982. He later completed an Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Faculty of Science/Alexandria University in 1987. He then served an Internal Medicine Residency at Wayne State University, and a Clinical Research Fellowship as well as Gastroenterology Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh in 1994.

Dr. Hassanein specializes in Gastroentereology and Transplant Hepatology, and helps patients with GI diseases. He is a Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine in San Diego, California (UCSD). He also serves as the Director of Southern California GI & Liver Centers and is the Director of the Clinical Trials Center. Dr. Hassanein is the Co-Director of Liver Transplantation at Scripps Clinic.

Dr. Tarek Hassanein is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Transplant Hepatology. He also speaks English, Arabic, and German.

Areas of focus

Languages Spoken

  • › English
  • › German
  • › Arabic

Board certifications

  • › American Board of Internal Medicine, Transplant Hepatology


  • › University of Pittsburgh, Gastroenterology Fellowship - 1994
  • › University of Pittsburgh, Clinical Research Fellowship - 1990
  • › Wayne State University, Internal Medicine Residency - 1992
  • › Faculty of Science/Alexandria University, Internal Medicine Residency - 1987
  • › Faculty of Science/Alexandria University, Internal Medicine Internship - 1983
  • › Faculty of Science/Alexandria University, MD - 1982

Memberships & associations

  • › Fellow of the American College of Physicians
  • › Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology
  • › Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association
  • › American Association for the study of Liver Diseases
  • › American Gastroenterology Association
  • › American Collage of Gastroenterology
  • › American Society of Transplant Physicians
  • › American College of Physicians
  • › International Liver Transplantation Society
  • › European Association for the Study of Liver

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