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Rima Fawaz, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)

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Rima Fawaz, MD

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Originally from Beirut, Lebanon, Dr. Rima Fawaz received her undergraduate and medical degree at the American University of Beirut. She then completed her pediatric residency at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, Gastroenterology fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center and her Pediatric Transplant Hepatology fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Once she completed her training, Dr. Fawaz moved to Boston to work in the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Mass General Hospital for Children for 3 years before transitioning to Boston Children’s Hospital for 11 years to devote more time to the care of transplant patients. At Boston Children’s Hospital, she was appointed as the Medical Director of Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplant Program, spending much of her time treating complex patients with end stage liver disease and intestinal failure referred both nationally and internationally. Dr. Fawaz enjoys teaching and was part of the core faculty to staff fellow clinics. She was also an invited core faculty of the GI pathophysiology course at Harvard Medical Course for 10 weeks. Her enthusiasm and dedication to teaching has been recognized twice when she was awarded the Gastroenterology Attending of the Year award by the GI fellows at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Fawaz was recruited to Yale School of Medicine and appointed as the Medical Director of Pediatric Hepatology and Liver Transplantation in September 2019. At Yale, Dr. Fawaz is the site investigator for an INH sponsored study about treatment of immune medicated acute liver failure in children and is a co-investigator for the Wilson’s disease registry. She is also the site investigator for multiple studies involving pediatric liver transplant and cholestasis in children.

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  • MD
    American University of Beirut (1996)

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