Hepatology (Liver Disease), Pediatric Gastroenterology | More

Associate Professor of Pediatrics Director of Pediatric Hepatology
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program

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Ruba K. Azzam, MD
Ruba Azzam, MD, specializes in treating children with conditions related to hepatology, gastroenterology and nutrition. Her clinical interests include hepatobiliary diseases, liver transplantation, pancreatic disorders and the full range of gastrointestinal diseases.

Dr. Azzam has authored several publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and book chapters focusing on liver-related research as well as general gastroenterology, hepatology and transplant hepatology.

Areas of Expertise

  • Pancreatic Diseases
  • Pediatric liver transplantation
  • Pediatric Hepatobiliary Diseases
  • Fatty Liver Disease

Medical Education

  • University of Jordan

Internship

  • Jordan University Hospital; University of North Dakota Children's Hospital; Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Cente, Weill Cornell Medicine

Residency

  • Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Weill Cornell Medicine;University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital

Fellowship

  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2005

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Transplant Hepatology

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English