About Murat Akdamar, MD

Digestive Health Specialists welcomes Dr. Murat Akdamar to our outstanding lineup of providers. He has a wide variety of GI interests and skills with previous experience in both hospital and office settings. Our growing practice is excited about the addition of Dr. Akdamar to Digestive Health Specialists.

He received his medical degree from the Tulane University of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana where he was born and raised. He completed both his Residency and Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and has been practicing in Birmingham since 2006. He enjoys all general Gastroenterology, with an emphasis on the prevention of liver and pancreaticobiliary disorders.

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Doctor of Medicine 2000
Tulane School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Masters in Public Health 2000
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Bachelor of Sciences in
Biology, Magna Cum Laude
Millsaps College
Jackson, MS


Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship 2003-2006
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Internal Medicine Residency 2000-2003
University of Alabama at Birmingham


American Board of Gastroenterology 2006

American Board of Internal Medicine 2003


American College of Gastroenterology

American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

National Provider Identifier (NPI) 1386678225


A Word from the Doctor

Pancreatic Cancer

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Let’s Talk About Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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Pancreatic Cancer With Dr. Akdamar

Pancreatic Cancer is on the top of everyone's mind, with the unfortunate passing of Alex Trebek, the long-time host of Jeopardy. Dr. Murat Akdamar saw it essential to provide more information on this disease. In the videos below, he tackles...
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