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Fouad Moawad, MD

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Dr. Fouad Moawad, MD


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9898 Genesee Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • Gastroenterology


Gastroenterologist Fouad J. Moawad, MD, specializes in managing diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including esophageal, gastric and bowel disorders. He has a clinical interest in motility disorders of the gut.

Dr. Moawad served 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 director of gastrointestinal research and director of the motility and reflux testing lab. He concurrently served as the advanced clerkship director of fourth-year medical students at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. 

Dr. Moawad’s research focused on esophageal conditions, particularly eosinophilic esophagitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and the complex interaction between the two conditions. He also worked on research in GERD and Barrett’s esophagus. He has authored multiple publications on eosinophilic esophagitis and is an internationally recognized expert on this topic.

Dr. Moawad has been 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 him status as one of the top physicians in the Army. He was also elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. 

Dr. Moawad enjoys reading, running, travel and spending time with his family.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, 2010

Medical Education

  • 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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