Dr. Eyad Alakrad

Consultant - Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Director of the GI Motility Disorders
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Dr. Eyad Alakrad, MD, is an American Board Certified Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, and the Director of GI Motility Disorders at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Alakrad has extensive expertise in the fields of Gastroenterology and Hepatology with a significant training background in renowned hospitals and universities in the UK and the USA. Dr. Alakrad’s primary focus is motility disorders. He specializes in performing general endoscopy, endoscopic placement of temporary gastric stimulators, and analyzing esophageal manometry, anorectal manometry, pH impedance, and pH capsules.

Doctor can help with

  • GERD
  • Dysphagia
  • Achalasia
  • Esophageal spasms
  • Gastroparesis
  • Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic floor disorders and incontinence


  • American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
  • American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
  • American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS)

Licences and certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • American Board of Gastroenterology (ABG)
  • Florida Board of Medicine (FBM)

Training and work experience

  • Consultant, Gastroenterology & Hepatology

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Abu Dhabi

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

    University of Florida, USA

  • Fellowship of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

    University of Florida, USA

  • Internal Medicine Residency

    St. Elizabeth Health Center, USA

  • Anatomy and Physiology Instructor

    HoHoKus School of Trade and Technical Sciences, USA

  • Senior House Officer

    Dudley Group of Hospitals, UK

  • Laboratory Medicine Resident

    University of Damascus, Syria


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)

    University of Aleppo, Syria

Awards and recognitions

  • The Golden Stethoscope Award for Best Intern

    St. Elizabeth Health Center, USA
  • Highest Honors and Scholarship in English: American Language Centre

    Languages Centre of Damascus University, British Council, Syria
  • Sixth Year Highest Achievers of Aleppo Medical School, Syria


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