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Hawwa Alao, MD

About Hawwa

Dr. Hawwa Alao joined Altru's Gastroenterology team in 2020. She is a well-trained and experienced gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Driven by her passion for service to the community and comprehension of GI/liver diseases, she takes pride in providing the best care conceivable. As an NIH-trained physician, her goals include investigating liver diseases and performing procedures that will help patients understand their disease burden in order to better make decisions on their health. In addition to her primary job functions, Dr. Hawwa Alao has been recognized by peers for her extraordinary commitment to evidence-based top quality of care. In her free time, Dr. Alao likes to hike, read about African history and does not miss a beat with the African music genre.

Professional Memberships

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

Philosophy of Medicine

"My mother's health problems inspired me to become a physician. I am passionate about investigating health problems and helping patients understand them. I approach each patient with dedication, compassion, and understanding because it is an honor to have their health entrusted to me."

Locations Altru Professional Center
  • AASLD Young Investigator Award
  • ASGE Leadership Education and Development Award
  • AGA/AASLD Academic Skills Workshop Award
  • NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence
  • Hurricane Ivan Scholarship Award
  • Medical School
  • Medical Diploma St. George University School of Medicine
    , AL
  • Residency
  • Internal Medicine University of Massachusetts Medical Center
  • Fellowship
  • Hepatology National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Clinical Scholars Gastroenterology University of Maryland/National Institute of Health
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical Interests Special Clinical Interests: I am committed to helping you understand your health


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  • 02/15/2022

    First time seeing this dr and I LOVED her. She has great bed side manor and really was knowledgeable and informative

    Rating: 5