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Gastroenterologist Joins OU Physicians

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - Campus News -

Ahmed Bolkhir, M.D., a fellowship-trained gastroenterologist, has established his practice with OU Physicians. He has also been named an assistant professor of medicine for the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Gastroenterologists specialize in the treatment of digestive disorders.

Bolkhir is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in gastroenterology. He has a special interest in advanced endoscopy, having completed an extra year of medical training in the subject at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He also has a special interest in diagnosing and treating esophageal diseases, including Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer, and pancreatic cancer.

Bolkhir completed a gastroenterology fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine–Barns & Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Illinois–Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, where he was the recipient of the First Exceptional House Staff Award. He earned his medical degree from the University of Garyounis Faculty of Medicine (Al-Arab Medical University), Benghazi, Libya, and received the University of Garyounis Faculty of Medicine Award of Outstanding Scientific Achievement.

Bolkhir sees patients in the OU Physicians building at 825 N.E. 10th St., Oklahoma City. For an appointment with an OU Physicians gastroenterologist, call (405) 271-8478.

With more than 660 doctors, OU Physicians is the state’s largest physician group. The practice encompasses almost every adult and child specialty. Many OU Physicians have expertise in the management of complex conditions that is unavailable anywhere else in the state, region or sometimes even the nation. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts. 

OU Physicians see patients in their offices at the OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and at clinics in Edmond, Midwest City and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to OU Medical Center. Many also care for their patients in other hospitals around the metro area. OU Physicians serve as faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and train the region’s future physicians.

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