- Internal Medicine
Fouad J. Moawad, MD, is a gastroenterologist who specializes in managing diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. He currently serves as the medical director of the Anderson Medical Pavilion (AMP) ambulatory surgical center.
Prior to joining Scripps Clinic, Dr. Moawad spent 13 years on active duty as a U.S. Army physician, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During his military career, he served one year in Germany at a Mobile Army Support Hospital (MASH). He also deployed to Baghdad, Iraq with the infantry and was awarded the Bronze Star. He spent the remainder of his military career as a gastroenterologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
While at Walter Reed, Dr. Moawad worked as both the director of gastrointestinal research and director of the motility and reflux testing lab.
Dr. Moawad’s research focuses on esophageal conditions, particularly eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and the complex interaction between the two conditions. He has authored more than 100 publications and is an internationally recognized expert on EoE. He was recognized for his research and clinical excellence while on active duty and is the recipient of the U.S. Army Surgeon General Physician Recognition award, conferring his status as one of the top physicians in the Army. He was also elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.
Dr. Moawad believes the best doctor-patient relationships are developed through open and honest communication. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, exercise and travel.
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, 2010
- Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, MD, 2003
- Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2006
- Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Gastroenterology, 2010
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