Raif W. Elsakr, M.D
Outside of my busy practice, I enjoy spending time with my family. My wife, Susie, is also a physician, and we are the proud parents of two children. I enjoy bicycle riding, reading the Bible, playing the guitar and playing volleyball.
Education and Training
A native of Cairo, Egypt, Dr. Elsakr studied general biology at Ain-Shams University, School of Science as an undergraduate and then attended medical school at Ain-Shams University, Faculty of Medicine in Cairo, finishing his studies and training there in 1986. He interned there for one year before beginning his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY, and later at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk, VA, where he served as chief resident in internal medicine from 1993-1994 and as assistant professor of medicine from 1994-1995.
In 1995, he began a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, which he completed in 1997. He joined Gastroenterology Center of the MidSouth, now Gastro One, in 1997.
Dr. Elsakr is certified by the American Board of internal medicine in Internal Medicine and gastroenterology.
Fellow of the American College of Physicians
Associate Member of the American College of Gastroenterology
American Medical Association
Honors and Awards
Graduated with honors from Ain-Shams University
Senior Resident Seminar Award
E.V.G.S.M. Internal Medicine Conference. Dermatological Manifestations of Internal Malignancies. October 12, 1992.
E.V.G.S.M. Internal Medicine Conference. Common Dermatoses. September 29, 1993.
E.V.G.S.M. Grand Round Dept. of Internal Medicine VA Medical Center. Cost Effective Approach of Iron Deficiency Anemia Outcome Analysis. June 14, 1994, Hampton, VA.
E.V.G.S.M. Grand Round Dept. of Internal Medicine Norfolk General Hospital. Cardiogenic Shock, Morbidity and Mortality Conference. June 29, 1994.
UT Case Conference, Gastroenterology Division. Porphyria. January 5, 1996, Memphis, TN.
UT Pathophysiology Conference, Gastroenterology Division. Lipid Digestion and Absorption. February 5, 1996, Memphis, TN.
UT Case Conference, Gastroenterology Division. Primary GI Lymphoma, MALT Lymphoma. March 1, 1996, Memphis, TN.
UT Case Conference, Gastroenterology Division. Role of Octreotide Radioactive Scan in Patient with Secretory Diarrhea. April 19, 1996, Memphis, TN.
UT Case Conference, Gastroenterology Division. Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection. August 23, 1996, Memphis, TN.
Elsakr R, Johnson D. Antimicrobial Therapy for Intra-Abdominal Infection. Current Opinion of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Journal.
Elsakr R, Smith L. After-hours Telephone Calls for the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellow. American Journal of Gastroenterology. Vol. 91, No. 9, A 398.
Elsakr R, Abell TL, Werkman R, Chiang G, Moore P, West L. Longitudinal Follow-up of Evaluations and Treatment of Patient with Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Disorder. Gastroenterology. Vol. 112, No. 4, A 228.
Elsakr R, Wekman R, et al. A fistula from the portal vein and the bile duct: An unusual complication of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 1998; 1993: 1952-1955.
Elsakr, R. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: The Real Challenge. The Wellness Guide Cita D. June-July 2002, Number 16.
Elsakr R, Johnson D, Kolm P, Ali A. Cost Effective Approach of Iron Deficiency Anemia Outcome Analysis. Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology. American Journal of Gastroenterology. Vol. 8, No. 9, A 263.
Elsakr R, Abell TL, Chiang G, Werkman R, Moore P, West L. Anal EMG Response to Therapy. Presented at the Fifth International Workshop on Electrogastrography, May, 1997 (IEGGS) Washington, D.C.
Elsakr R, Johnson D. Misoprostol Effect in Postoperative Ileus (Prospective Study).
Elsakr R, Johnson D, Oldfield El. Single Daily Dose of Gentamicin in the Treatment of Diverticulitis (Prospective Therapeutic Trial).
Elsakr R, Fields B. Aphthous Ulceration in AIDS Patients (Review of three cases) ACG, Annual Postgraduate Gastroenterology Course “Anal EMG may be Predictive of Response to Pelvic Floor Retaining.” October 16 & 17, 1999, Phoenix, AZ.