Bashar A. Aqel, M.D.

  1. Gastroenterologist
  2. Gastroenterologist (Transplant Hepatologist)
  3. Internist

Departments

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

English

Areas of clinic expertise include:

  • Improving access to liver transplant and the care of patients awaiting liver transplant.
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and the impact of gut bacteria (microbiome) on the progression of this disease.
  • The efficacy and safety of new hepatitis C treatment in patients awaiting liver transplant and those with recurrent infection post-transplant.

Dr. Aqel is a member of the United Network of Organ Sharing’s Regional Review Board.

  1. Hepatitis infectious disease
  2. Hepatocellular carcinoma
  3. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  1. Liver transplant
  • Liver transplant outcomes
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Hepatocellular cancer
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Phoenix, Arizona

  1. 2004
    Fellow - Gastroenterology and HepatologyMayo Clinic in Florida
  2. 2001
    Fellow - Hepatology and Liver TransplantationMayo Clinic in Florida
  3. 2000
    MD - Internal MedicineUniversity of Missouri, Columbia
  4. 2000
    Resident - Internal MedicineUniversity of Missouri, Columbia
  5. 1995
    MD - MedicineUniversity of Jordan

Certifications

  1. 2008
    Transplant HepatologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2004
    GastroenterologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 2000
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2015
    GI/Hepatology Attending of the YearDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona
  2. 2006
    Teacher of the Year AwardUniversity of Minnesota
  3. 2000
    Outstanding Third Year Resident AwardUniversity of Missouri, Columbia
  4. 2000
    The Extra Mile AwardUniversity of Missouri, Columbia
  5. 1999
    Outstanding Teaching Resident in Internal MedicineUniversity of Missouri, Columbia
  6. 1998
    Outstanding Intern AwardUniversity of Missouri, Columbia

Professional memberships

  1. 2016
    MemberGrand Rounds, Center for Liver Disease, California Pacific Medical Center
  2. 2016 - present
    MemberHospital Practice Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Team - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  3. 2016 - present
    MemberHospital Practice, Clinical Practice Committee, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  4. 2016 - present
    MemberOutpatient Practice, Clinical Practice Committee, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  5. 2016 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic-Honor Health Liver Care Collaborative, Transplant Center Outreach Program, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  6. 2015 - 2017
    ChairDiscipline Oriented Group, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  7. 2015
    MemberPlanning Committee, Annual Dartmouth Conference on Liver, Pancreas, and Biliary Diseases: Burning Topics in Hepatology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  8. 2015 - present
    MemberGIH Endoscopy Meeting, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  9. 2015 - present
    MemberLeadership, Transplant Center, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  10. 2015 - present
    MemberUNOS Regional Review Board, Transplant Center, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  11. 2015 - present
    MemberMERG Diversity Group, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  12. 2013
    MemberPlanning Committee, Annual Dartmouth Conference on Liver, Pancreas, and Biliary Diseases: Burning Topics in Hepatology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  13. 2012 - 2015
    Vice ChairTransplant Discipline Oriented Group, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  14. 2012 - present
    MemberHepatobiliary Cancer Task Force, Gastroenterology Steering Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  15. 2011 - 2015
    MemberTransplant Discipline Oriented Group, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  16. 2011 - present
    MemberDiversity Subcommittee, Personnel Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  17. 2011 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  18. 2011 - present
    MemberInternational Liver Transplantation Society
  19. 2011 - present
    MemberPhoenix Society of Gastroenterology
  20. 2011 - present
    MemberEuropean Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  21. 2010 - present
    Co-ChairTransplant Discipline Oriented Group, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  22. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  23. 2008 - 2009
    MemberGastroenterology and Hepatology 2009, CME Course Planning Committee, Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development for Arizona
  24. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Transplantation
  25. 2001 - present
    MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association
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