Omer Shahab, M.D.

Omer is a board-certified physician trained in gastroenterology, hepatology, and internal medicine. He is currently practicing in Arlington, VA in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Dr. Shahab’s areas of expertise include general gastroenterology, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, gut-brain axis, and endoscopy.

He obtained dual bachelor’s degrees in Cognitive Science and Psychology from the University of Virginia and received his medical degree from the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University. He completed training in Internal Medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition at VCU Health (formerly the Medical College of Virginia).

Dr. Shahab has published peer-reviewed journal articles in the areas of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, primary biliary cholangitis, machine learning in IBD, gastric intestinal metaplasia, hepatic encephalopathy, and hepatitis C. He has also given oral presentations at national and international medical conferences, including Digestive Disease Week and The Liver Meeting.

He also has experience in digital health, virtual care, digital therapeutics, and artificial intelligence in gastroenterology. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology Innovation and Technology Committee.