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Our Physicians

Bassam Haffar, MD
Bassam Haffar, MD


  • National Institutes of Health, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC​
    Gastroenterology Fellowship

  • Mercy Hospital and Medical Center of Illinois, Chicago Illinois
    Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine

  • South Manchester University and Birmingham General Hospital, U.K.
    Clinical Externship in GI and Nephrology

  • Damascus University, Syria
    MD with Honors


Primary Specialty:

  • Surgery/Gastroenterologist

  • Private Practice


Professional Experience/Interests:

  • Medical Doctor/Surgeon, Boone Memorial Hospital

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, WV School of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Full-time Attending Gastroenterologist, Thomas Memorial and
    St. Francis Hospital

  • Therapeutic Endoscopy with special interest in biliary endoscopy



  • American Board of Gastroenterology

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

  • F.L.E.X.

  • V.Q.E.

  • E.C.F.M.G.

  • MD, Damascus University


Awards and Honors:

  • Outstanding Medical Graduate, ranking 2nd of 250 graduates
    (Damascus University, Syria)

  • Certificate of Appreciation presented on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Logan Medical Foundation for significant contributions to the education program through the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine.



  • American College of Physicians

  • American College of Gastroenterology

  • American Gastroenterology Association

  • American Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy


Presentation at City Round GI Conferences:

  • Haffar, MD, Fleisher D. Perforated Appendix: An Unusual Cause of a Chronic Enteric Fistula. Case Report and Review of Literature, 1989.

  • Haffar, MD, Al-Kawas FH, Isolated Gastric Varices, Case Report and Review of Literature, 1990.


Research and Publication:

  • Al-Kawas FH, Haffar MB, Should Upper GI Series and EGD be done on patients with positive hemoccult stool and negative colonoscopy (Abstract presented at American College of Gastroenterology meeting, San Francisco, 1990).

  • Wang LH, Coy DH, Taylor JE, Jiany NY, Moreau JP, Frucht H, Haffar MB, and Jensen RT, Des-Met Carboxy-terminally modified Analogues of Bombesin: Potent Bombesin Receptor Antagonists and partial Agonists (Biochemistry 1989).

  • Haffar MB, Coy DH, Rocart SJ, Chiang VC, Jensen RT, Reduced Peptide bond Analogues of Secretin: A New Class of Secretion Receptor Antagonists. Presented at DDW meeting 1990, in Journal of Biological Chemistry, 316-322, 1991.


License and Certifications: State of West Virginia, #16153


Practice Location at Boone Memorial Hospital:



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