Wasif M. Abidi, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

Wasif M. Abidi, M.D., Ph.D. Photo

Position

Assistant Professor
Medicine-Gastroenterology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX US

Address

Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center, McNair Campus (Clinic)
7200 Cambridge St., 8th Floor, Suite 8B
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-0947
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Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center, McNair Campus (Office)
7200 Cambridge St., 8th Floor, Suite 8B
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-0947
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Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Gastroenterology
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

  • BS from Haverford College
    Haverford, Pennsylvania
  • MD-PhD from New York University School of Medicine
    New York, NY
  • Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital of Icahn School of Medicine (Mount Sinai)
    New York, New York
  • Fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital of Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital of Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital of Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts

Professional Statement

Dr. Abidi earned his medical degree and doctorate from New York University School of Medicine. He continued his internship and residency training in New York at Mount Sinai Hospital. He then completed Gastroenterology, Bariatric Endoscopy, and Advanced Endoscopy Fellowships at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston. While there, Dr. Abidi gained unique experience in endoscopic primary weight loss procedures and treatment of complications of bariatric surgery. He has participated in numerous studies and clinical trials in novel treatments of obesity and diabetes. He has also served as faculty at international meetings on flexible endoscopic surgery. Dr. Abidi has experience in a variety of gastrointestinal diseases and offers both basic and interventional endoscopic procedures. He is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

Professional Achievements

  • Excellence in Tutoring Award
    04/2015 - Harvard Medical School

  • Poster of Distinction
    05/2015 - DDW

  • Rochelle Hirschhorn Award for Excellence in Research
    11/2005

  • President's Service Award
    05/2001 - N.Y.U

  • Ruth L. Kirschtein National Research Service Award
    08/2000

  • Department of Biology Honors
    05/2000 - Haverford College

Professional Interests

  • Endoscopic Weight Loss Procedures (Intragastric Balloons, Sleeve Gastroplasty, Aspiration, etc)

  • Management of Biliary and Pancreatic Disorders

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening & Colonoscopy

  • Endoscopic Revision of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

  • Complications of Bariatric Surgery

  • Endoscopic Ultrasound

  • ERCP and Cholangioscopy

  • Pancreatic Fluid Collections and Cysts

  • Acute Pancreatitis

  • Chronic Pancreatitis

  • Zenker's Diverticulum Treatment (Flexible Endoscopic Cricopharyngeotomy)

Physician Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

  • Balloon endoscopy

  • Celiac block

  • Feeding tube

  • Weight loss procedure/surgery

Professional Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Memberships

  • American Medical Association

  • American Gastroenterological Association

  • Association of Bariatric Endoscopy

  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy