Fouad Otaki, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, School of Medicine


Dr. Fouad Otaki completed his undergraduate and medical degree at the Weill Cornell Medicine College in Qatar. He then joined the division of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York as a research fellow in the fields of personalized medicine and gene based therapies. 

His clinical training began as a resident and subsquently a chief resident at Stamford Hospital. He then returned to New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical College for a fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  In addition to general gastroenterology training, Dr. Otaki undertook additional esophageal clerkships at the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health, Columbia University, and University of North Carolina.  Subsequently, completing a dedicated fellowship in benign and malignant esophageal diseases at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

When Dr. Otaki is away from medicine he enjoys spending time with family, traveling and photography.

The collaborative multidisciplinary care of patients with complex diseases combined with the friendly and patient centric approach to medicine are what attracted me to join the Digestive Health Center at OHSU.

Education and training

    • M.D., 2009, Weill Cornell Medical College,
  • Residency

    • Internal Medicine, Stamford Hospital, 2013
  • Fellowship

    • Medical Genetics Research Fellowship, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2010
    • Gastroenterology and Hepatology, New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical College, 2016
    • Esophageal Diseases, Mayo Clinic, 2017
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2013
    • American Board of Gastroenterology, 2016

Memberships and associations:

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Society

Areas of interest

  • Esophageal diseases
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Esophageal motility disorders
  • Achalasia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Dysphagia


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