5077-Al-Haddad, Mohammad

Mohammad A. Al-Haddad, MD

Professor of Medicine

Phone 317-944-0980
University Hospital, Room 1634
550 University Blvd.

Indianapolis , IN 46202-5149


Dr. Mohammad Al-Haddad is a board certified gastroenterologist with clinical and research expertise in endosonography and novel therapeutic endoscopy procedures. Dr. Al-Haddad completed his medical residency at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio and his gastroenterology fellowship at Mayo Clinic Florida. He is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine where he also serves as the Division Director and Clinical Director, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He leads a top ranked GI division consisting of 50 faculty physicians, 3 psychologists, 16 subspecialty fellows, and over 100 staff members. In the last 3 years, Dr. Al-Haddad has helped establish the Medical and Endoscopic Weight Loss Program at Indiana University School of Medicine, a multidisciplinary program providing a spectrum of endoscopic and medical weight loss options. Additionally, he helped grow the recently founded Innovative Endoscopy program which currently offers a variety of novel therapeutic procedures including per oral esophageal and gastric myotomy, endoscopic submucosal dissection; and various applications of full thickness endoscopic suturing among several other novel procedures. Dr. Al-Haddad’s other clinical and research interests include the management of premalignant and malignant cystic lesions of the pancreas, and applications of endosonography in cancer staging and tissue acquisition. Between 2007 and 2014, Dr. Al-Haddad served the Medical Director of the IU Pancreas Cyst and Pancreas Cancer Prevention Program, a unique multidisciplinary program dedicated to managing patients with premalignant and malignant pancreatic conditions. In addition, Dr. Al-Haddad was the EUS fellowship director at IU between 2007-2014, where he mentored numerous fellows and residents. He has authored over 140 papers in peer reviewed medical literature, eleven book chapters, and presented over 160 abstracts and lectures in national and international conferences. Dr. Al-Haddad carries a Master’s degree in Clinical Research from Indiana University/ Regenstrief Health Science Institute and was the recipient of several research and career development grants. For the last 12 years, Dr. Al-Haddad has been an active member and received the designation of “Fellow” from the three main gastroenterological societies (American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) where he served on multiple committees and has been invited to speak and moderate at their annual scientific meetings. Dr. Al-Haddad is the current Governor of the American College of Gastroenterology for the State of Indiana. In addition, Dr. Al-Haddad serves as the Medical Director of International Patient services at IU Health and is involved in promoting the clinical care and education missions of IU Health globally.

Key Publications

Most Patients Are Willing to Undergo Elective Endoscopic Procedures During the Reopening Period of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Rex DK, Vemulapalli KC, Kane MJ, McHenry L Jr, Sherman S, Al-Haddad M. Gastroenterology. 2020 May 16. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2020.05.039

Endoscopy staff are concerned about acquiring COVID-19 infection when resuming elective endoscopy.

Rex DK, Vemulapalli KC, Lahr RE, McHenry L, Sherman S, Al-Haddad M. Gastroenterology. 2020 May 16. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2020.05.038.

A Comparative Study of 22G versus 19G Needles for EUS-Guided Biopsies for Parenchymal Liver Disease: Are Thinner Needles Better?

Patel HK, Saxena R, Rush N, Patel SK, Dasari CS, Mneimneh W, Quickery A, Rahal MA, Temnykh L, DeWitt J, Al-Haddad M. Dig Dis Sci. 2020

ASGE guideline on minimum staffing requirements for the performance of GI endoscopy.

Jamil LH, Naveed M, Agrawal D, Fujii-Lau LL, Al-Haddad M, Buxbaum JL, Fishman DS, Jue TL, Law JK, Lee JK, Qumseya BJ, Sawhney MS, Thosani N, Storm AC, Calderwood AH, Gurudu SR, Khashab MA, Yang J, Wani SB. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 Apr;91(4):723-729.e17

Management of Incidental Pancreatic Cystic Lesions: Integrating Novel Diagnostic and Prognostic Factors With Current Clinical Guidelines.

Kim M, Karadsheh Z, Levy A, Al-Haddad MA. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2020 May/Jun;54(5):415-427

How Can We Optimize Tools and Techniques for Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Liver Biopsy?

Obaitan I, Al-Haddad MA. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 May;18(5):1025-1027. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2020.01.026. Epub 2020 Jan 24.

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy guideline on the role of endoscopy in the management of acute colonic pseudo-obstruction and colonic volvulus.

Naveed M, Jamil LH, Fujii-Lau LL, Al-Haddad M, Buxbaum JL, Fishman DS, Jue TL, Law JK, Lee JK, Qumseya BJ, Sawhney MS, Thosani N, Storm AC, Calderwood AH, Khashab MA, Wani SB. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 Feb;91(2):228-235.

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Division Chief
  • Destination Services

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