AMIR ABADIR, MD FRCPC is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Abadir received his MD degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. At the University of Toronto, he completed both his core residency training in Gastroenterology followed by a fellowship in Therapeutic Endoscopy where he received specialized training in advanced endoscopic procedures including endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).
Hi, my name is Dr. Amir Abadir, and I’m a gastroenterologist here at the Center for Digestive Health. Well, I chose gastroenterology, really late in college when I took a year to do some research in that field. We ended up doing some work on pancreatic hormones and published a paper. And you know, that was sort of what started my interest in gastroenterology, and I got more interested in it in medical school as I learned more about it.
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