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Wissam Bleibel

Wissam Bleibel, MD

Specializing in Gastroenterology
  • One Health


  • Arabic
  • English
  • Russian

Education & Training


Kursk State Medical University


North Oakland Medical Center/Wayne State University, Family Medicine
Caritas Carney Hospital/Tufts University, Internal Medicine


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard University, Advanced Hepatology
University of Virginia, Gastroenterology
University of Virginia, Advanced Endoscopy and ERCP

Board Certified

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008

Gastroenterology - Subspecialty Certification


Original Articles & Case Reports

  • Bleibel W, Al-Osaimi, MS. Hepatic Encephalopathy: Review article, Saudi J Gastroenterol. 2012 Sep;18(5):301-9.
  • Michael P. Curry, MD, and Wissam Bleibel, MD. Update on the Treatment of Hepatitis C Genotype 1. J Clin Outcomes Manage 2012 September;19(9):422-431.
  • Sheth S, Bleibel W, Thukral C, A-Rahim Y, Beldi G, Csizmadia E, Robson SC. Heightened NTPDase-1/CD39 expression and angiogenesis in radiation proctitis. Purinergic Signal. 2009 Sep;5(3):321-6.
  • Enjyoji K, Kotani K, Thukral C, Blumel B, Sun X, Wu Y, Imai M, Friedman D, Csizmadia E, Bleibel W, Kahn BB, Robson SC. Deletion of cd39/entpd1 results in hepatic insulin resistance. Diabetes. 2008 Sep;57(9):2311-20.Lau D, Bleibel W. Review: Current status of antiviral therapy for hepatitis B
  • Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology. Vol. 1, No. 1, 61-75 (2008)
  • Lymphoepithelial Cyst of the Pancreas: A case report and review of literature. Younus S, Bleibel W, Hemady N. Dig Dis Sci. 2007 Nov;52(11):3136-9. Epub 2007 Feb 15.
  • Streptococcus Bovis Endophthalmitis: a Unique Presentation of Colon Cancer. Bleibel W, Dhanjal U. Dig Dis Sci. 2007 Sep;52(9):2336-9.
  • The Clinical Significance of Incidental Computer Tomography Finding of Gastrointestinal Luminal Wall thickening as Evaluated by Endoscopy. Bleibel W, Guererro J, Kenney T. Dig Dis Sci. 2007 Jul;52(7):1709-12.
  • Concurrent Immune thrombocytopenic purpura and Guillain-Barre Syndrome in a Patient with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Kohli R, Bleibel W. Am J Hematol. 2007 Apr;82(4):307-8.
  • Endometrioma of the large bowel. Kanthimathinathan V, Elakkary E, Bleibel W, Kuwajerwala N, Conjeevaram S, Tootla F. Dig Dis Sci. 2007 Mar;52(3):767-9.
  • Plasmapheresis in the Treatment of Hypertriglyceridemic Pancreatitis with ARDS. Kohli R, Bleibel W, Dhanjal U. Dig Dis Sci. 2006 Dec;51(12):2287-91.
  • A Case Report Comparing Various Radiologic Tests in the Diagnosis of Calcific Uremic Arteriolopathy. Bleibel W, Hazar B, Herman R. Am J Kidney Dis. 2006 Oct;48(4):659-61.
  • Massive Renal and Retroperitoneal Hemorrhage in a Patient with Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease. Bleibel W, Elhorr Ali, Hemady N. Hosp Physician 2006 Sep;42(9):43-47 Overlap between systemic lupus erythematosus and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Bleibel W, Thukral C, Robson SC. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2006 Jul;40(6):561-2
  • The shape of the epiglottis reflects improvement in upper airway obstruction after weight loss. Gazayerli M, Bleibel W, Elhorr A, Elakkary E. Obes Surg. 2006 Jul; 16(7):945-7. A Correlation between the shape of the epiglottis and obstructive sleep apnea. Gazayerli M, Bleibel W, Elhorr A, Maxwell D, Seifeldin R.. Surg Endosc. 2006 May; 20(5):836-7.
  • Extraocular Myositis Preceding Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus. Bleibel W, D’Silva KJ, Hemady N. Hospital Physician, 2006 Mar; 42(3): 47-50. Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor of the Small Bowel Mesentery Mimicking Ectopic Pregnancy. Elhorr A, Elakkary E, Bleibel W, Phan T. Surgical Rounds Journal, Jan 2006.

Reviews, Editorial, and Educationally Relevant Publications:

  • Medical Management of Complications of Portal Hypertension. Book Chapter. In press.
  • Peliosis hepatic. Review chapter for up to date. April 2010. Bleibel W, Curry M.
  • Truvada and Treatment of Hepatitis B. Lau D, Bleibel W.  Clinical Care Options. [Aug 2009]
  • Crohn’s Disease: Review Chapter. Bleibel W, Thukral C, Peppercorn N. Point of Care, British Medical Journal, UK. Online versions. 2008]
  • Nodular Regenerative Hyperplasia of the Liver. Chapter for UpToDate Online 1.6 at . Bleibel W, Curry M, Chopra S.Drug Induced Liver Injury. Bleibel W, D’Silva K, Lemmer E. Dig Dis Sci. 2007 Oct; 52(10):2463-71.
  • Pregnancy and Transplantation. Bleibel W, Kozyreva O, Friedman AL. Review chapter:, Oct 2007. “Peritoneal Cancer”. Bleibel W, Kozyreva O, May SK, MD. Review chapter: Jul 2007.
  • The Power Of Prevention Against Colorectal Cancer


1-  Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A Cause of Abnormal Liver Function Tests of Unknown Etiology, DDW 2011

2-  Implementing a Treatment Protocol Reduces Inpatient Cost of Hepatic Encephalopathy, DDW 2011

3-  Platelet count predicts mortality on liver transplant waiting list, AASLD 2011

4-  Liver volume ratio predicts mortality on liver transplant list, AASLD 2011

5-  Platelet count predicts mortality on liver transplant waiting list, conference for coagulation in liver disease, London, UK 2011