Co-director of the Memorial Hermann Southeast Esophageal Disease Center
Michel I. Kafrouni, M.D., co-director of the Memorial Hermann Southeast Esophageal Disease Center, focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the digestive organs. He has expertise in treating esophageal diseases, motility of the gastrointestinal tract, prevention and diagnosis of malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Kafrouni practices general gastroenterology and hepatology with specific interest in diseases of the esophagus, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), achalasia, Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal cancer, dysphagia and other conditions.
Dr. Kafrouni received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon. He subsequently completed his internal medicine internship and residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, a teaching hospital affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He continued his medical education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he completed a fellowship in gastroenterology in 2008.
Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine since 2005 and the American Board of Gastroenterology since 2009, Dr. Kafrouni is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American College of Gastroenterology and the Texas Medical Association. He is fluent in Arabic and French, and speaks conversational Spanish.