Jana G. Al Hashash, M.D., M.S.

  1. Gastroenterologist

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

ArabicEnglish

Dr. Jana Al Hashash is a gastroenterologist and a specialist in the diagnosis and management of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), which include patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Prior to joining the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Mayo Clinic, she was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the American University of Beirut. Between 2015 and 2017, she served as the Medical Director of the Infusion Center of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Subspecialty Education Coordinator for the GI Division at the Department of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Al Hashash is a physician scientist interested in clinical and translational research related to IBD. She has published over 130 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, a number of book chapters, and authors the UpToDate chapters on the medical management of low-risk adult patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis, medical management of mild (low risk) Crohn's disease in adults, as well as the medical management of high-risk, adult patients with moderate to severe Crohn's disease. She has received funding for several of her research projects. Dr. Al Hashash is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and a member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the Crohn's Colitis Foundation. She serves on numerous committees including the AGA Clinical Practice Update Committee, ACG Women in Gastroenterology Committee, ACG Practice Parameters Committee, as well as the National Scientific Advisory Committee (Professional Education Committee) of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. She is a member of the Chapter Medical Advisory Committee for the Central and Northern Florida Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.

Dr. Al Hashash has received numerous prestigious awards and honors for her teaching, research, and clinical care including the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society award, AUB Faculty of Medicine Humanism and Professionalism Physician Award, Junior Faculty Research Award from the University of Pittsburgh, among many other recognitions and awards. She was recognized by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on multiple occasions for her high Patient Satisfaction (Press-Ganey) scores and was awarded the 'Above and Beyond Award' for Commitment to Patient Care in 2015.

  1. 2016
    MSc - Clinical ResearchInstitute of Clinical Research Education, University of Pittsburgh
  2. 2013
    Clinical Fellowship - Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and NutritionPresbyterian Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  3. 2010
    Certificate - Clinical ResearchInstitute of Clinical Research Education, University of Pittsburgh
  4. 2010
    Internship/Residency - Internal MedicinePresbyterian Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  5. 2007
    Postdoctoral Research FellowshipAmerican University of Beirut Medical Center
  6. 2006
    MDAmerican University of Beirut
  7. 2002
    BS - Biology (with distinction); premedical studies with electives in PsychologyAmerican University of Beirut

Certifications

  1. 2013
    GastroenterologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2010
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Faculty of Medicine Humanism and Professionalism Physician Award 2021American University of Beirut
  2. 2020
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society American University of Beirut
  3. 2020
    Fellow of the American College of GastroenterologyAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  4. 2020
    Ambassador for Advances in Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseAdvances in IBD Directors
  5. 2019
    Ambassador for Advances in Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseAdvances in IBD Directors
  6. 2018
    World Economic Forum Expert NetworkWorld Economic Forum
  7. 2018
    ACG Clinical Research Pilot Grant 2018 American College of Gastroenterology
  8. 2018
    Ambassador for Advances in Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseAdvances in IBD Directors
  9. 2015
    Above and Beyond Award for Commitment to Patient Care University of Pittsburgh
  10. 2015
    Junior Faculty Research Award, 13th Annual Research DayUniversity of Pittsburgh
  11. 2011
    Recipient of Fellowship2Leadership Gastroenterology/Hepatology Travel GrantSalix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  12. 2010
    Best Research Project Award, 8th Annual Research DayUniversity of Pittsburgh
  13. 2007
    Junior Investigator AwardUnited European Gastroenterology Federation

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    MemberCrohn's and Colitis Foundation, National Scientific Advisory Committee (NSAC) Professional Education Committee
  2. 2021 - present
    MemberCentral and Northern Florida Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Chapter Medical Advisory Committee
  3. 2020 - present
    Committee MemberPractice Parameters Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  4. 2020 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association, Clinical Practice Section Nominating Committee
  5. 2020 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association, Clinical Practice Updates Committee
  6. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberWomen in Gastroenterology, American College of Gastroenterology
  7. 2012 - present
    MemberCrohns and Colitis Foundation of America
  8. 2011 - present
    MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  9. 2011 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Gastroenterology

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.