After completing medical school at the University of Aleppo School of Medicine in Syria, Dr. Obideen moved to the United States where he completed his internship and residency at the Emory University School of Medicine. During his residency, he was awarded the Dr. N. Tiliakos Award for Excellence as a Resident in Internal Medicine. His fellowships in gastroenterology and hepatology were also completed at Emory University School of Medicine.
In 2005, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory and as Director of the Hepatology Clinic at the Atlanta Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center. He was appointed GI Fellowship Associate Director at Emory in 2008 and was named 'Attending of the Year' in the medical school's Division of Digestive Diseases.
In his role as an Assistant Professor and GI Fellowship Associate Director at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Obideen has lectured frequently on a variety of gastrointestinal issues to medical students, residents and fellows, and has spoken at several GI conferences and meetings. His clinical and academic activities focused on pancreatobiliary, liver and colon diseases as well as advanced therapeutic endoscopy. He has actively participated in a number of clinical research projects and has authored and co-authored numerous articles, which have appeared in several publications, including Practical Gastroenterology, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology Journal, and The Journal of Virology.
In addition to his medical board certifications, Dr. Obideen holds a National Board of Nutrition Support Certification (NBNSC). He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Society of Nutrition Support. For the third consecutive year, he was named to Atlanta Magazine's 'Top Doctors' guide in gastroenterology by Castle Connally Medical, Ltd.
Dr. Obideen joined Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates in 2009.
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