Rochester, Minnesota


Ibrahim.Samar@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Samar H. Ibrahim, M.B., Ch.B., studies protective mechanisms against the development of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

NASH is considered the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome. It is closely linked to obesity and insulin resistance, and well-recognized as the most common cause of liver disease in developed countries.

Focus areas

Dr. Ibrahim's main focus is exploring in vitro and in vivo mechanisms that prevent lipoapoptosis (the key pathogenic mechanism of NASH), inflammation, and fibrosis of the liver through genetic and pharmacological manipulations.

Significance to patient care

The ultimate goal is to gain a mechanistic insight into the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in NASH pathogenesis and identify therapeutic targets that treat and prevent human NASH progression to irreversible end-stage liver disease.


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Primary Appointment

  1. Pediatric Gastroenterology

Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


  1. Fellow - Pediatric Transplant and Hepatology Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center
  2. Fellow - Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. Resident - Pediatrics Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. Resident - Pediatrics American University of Beirut Medical Center, American University of Beirut
  5. Internship Beirut Arab University
  6. MB ChB Beirut Arab University

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