Dr. Mohammed Abdel-Rahim Karajeh

Chair of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Consultant, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Director – Endoscopic Bariatric Therapy
Chair, GI Clinical Practice
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Dr. Mohammed Abdel-Rahim Karajeh, MBChB, FRCP, CCST Gastroenterology and GIM, is the chair of gastroenterology and hepatology, consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist and director of the Endoscopic Bariatric Therapy at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi. He is also the chair of GI Clinical Practice and Vice-Chair of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology.

After graduating from Dundee University in Scotland, Dr. Karajeh completed postgraduate training in general internal medicine, gastroenterology, and hepatology in England. He served as a consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS foundation trust for over a decade. He also served as a senior lecturer at Sheffield University. He has been involved in research throughout his career with publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals and award-winning papers. He has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings. With over two decades of experience in gastroenterology and hepatology, Dr. Karajeh is an expert in performing endoscopic procedures, including ERCP, cholangioscopy, stenting, and endoscopic bariatric procedures, such as intragastric balloons and endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. Additionally, Dr. Karajeh has established a successful endobariatric service at SSMC and helped introduce minimally invasive procedures for weight loss.

Doctor can help with

  • Non-surgical management of obesity (intragastric balloons and endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty Intragastric balloon)
  • Pancreaticobiliary disease
  • ERCP and cholangioscopy
  • Gastrointestinal oncology
  • Screening colonoscopy


  • Member - European Association for Study of Liver Disease (EASL)
  • Member - Royal College of Physicians (RCPE), Edinburgh
  • Member - British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)

Licences and certifications

  • Licensed, Department of Health (DoH), Abu Dhabi
  • Licensed, GMC (General Medical Council), UK
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP, UK)
  • Certificate - Completion of Specialist Training in General Internal Medicine (GIM) & Gastroenterology

Training and work experience

  • Chair and Consultant, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Director, Endoscopic Bariatric Therapy Chair, GI Clinical Practice

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Abu Dhabi

  • Consultant, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Director of Endoscopy

    Mafraq Hospital, UAE

  • Consultant, Hepatology and Gastroenterology

    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

  • Honorary Senior Lecturer

    The University of Sheffield, UK

  • Specialist Registrar in “Advanced” Hepatology

    Liver Unit & Transplant Centre St James’s University Teaching Hospital, UK

  • Specialist Registrar in Hepatology, Liver Unit

    Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK

  • Specialist Registrar in Gastroenterology and General Medicine

    North Trent Rotation, UK


  • Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCT) in GIM & Gastroenterology

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) Dundee University, UK

Awards and recognitions

  • Winning Paper, 2004

    North of England Gastroenterology Society Prize, UK
  • Sir Ernest Finch Traveling Fellowship

  • Best Research Paper

    Bardhan Traveling Fellowship, UK