Dr. Bashar Ahmed Aqel MD Gastroenterologist

Dr. Bashar Aqel is a gastroenterologist in Phoenix, Arizona and is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for 13 years. Dr. Aqel accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 27 doctors at Mayo Clinic Hospital who specialize in Gastroenterology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Arabic.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Gastroenterologist: General Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Liver Transplantation

Clinical Interests: Endoscopy, NASH Viral Hepatitis Cholangiocarcinoma Endoscopic management of PHTN

Hospital Affiliation

Mayo Clinic Hospital
Ranked #20 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Missouri-Columbia
Residency, Internal Medicine, 2000

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Fellowship, Gastroenterology, 2004

University of Missouri-Columbia
Internship, Internal Medicine, 1997 - 1998

University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine
Class of 1995

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 14 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 10 years in Gastroenterology

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 6 years in Transplant Hepatology

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

MN State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Multicenter experience using telaprevir or boceprevir with peginterferon and ribavirin to treat hepatitis C genotype 1 after liver transplantation.
Pungpapong, S.,Aqel, B. A.,Koning, L.,Murphy, J. L.,Henry, T. M.,Ryland, K. L.,Yataco, M. L.,Satyanarayana, R.,Rosser, B. G.,Vargas, H. E.,Charlton, M. R.,Keaveny, A. P.

Portal Vein Thrombosis in Patients with End Stage Liver Disease Awaiting Liver Transplantation: Outcome of Anticoagulation.
Werner, K. T.,Sando, S.,Carey, E. J.,Vargas, H. E.,Byrne, T. J.,Douglas, D. D.,Harrison, M. E.,Rakela, J.,Aqel, B. A.

Endoscopic treatment of anastomotic biliary strictures after living donor liver transplantation: outcomes after maximal stent therapy.
Hsieh, T. H., Mekeel, K. L., Crowell, M. D., Nguyen, C. C., Das, A., Aqel, B. A., Carey, E. J., Byrne, T. J., Vargas, H. E., Douglas, D. D., Mulligan, D. C., Harrison, M. E.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Minnesota Blue Cross Accord
  • BCBS Tennessee Network 5
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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