Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Fellowship, 2002
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
Department of Pediatrics, Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1999
Damascus University School of Medicine, Damascus, Syria
Awards, Honors, Distinctions
Certifications & Licensure
Since I was a young boy in middle school I knew I wanted to be a health care provider. It was not unusual in high school to be called “Dr. Ammar.” Interacting with children, while in medical school, was the leading factor in my decision to become a pediatrician and then to specialize in pediatric gastroenterology.
I love working and treating children of all ages. The majority of pediatric GI patients are treated for abdominal pain and/or irregular bowel movement; and working in this specialty presents a unique set of challenges.
I am a board certified pediatric gastroenterologist. I practiced in Grand Rapids, Michigan prior to coming to Knoxville. It is my pleasure teaming up with GIforKids, PLLC to provide care for children of East Tennessee and the surrounding areas.
Knoxville is an attractive place to live and raise a family. My wife, Manal, has a degree in business management. We have four children ages 11, 6, 5, and 2 years old. Outside of work, I enjoy biking, listening to country music and building friendships with people from different background and cultures.
Dr. Samer Ammar, received one of the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital IMPACT awards in 2013 for Service Excellence. This award is given to an individual who consistently demonstrates and lives the core value of Service Excellence by going above and beyond to exceed the expectations of patients, families or other customers.