Amal Ahmad Aqul, MD $$

Pediatric Hepatologist

Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Amal Ahmad Aqual, M.D., is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children's Health℠ and an Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

Dr. Amal Aqul graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Cairo University. She completed her Pediatric residency at UT Medical Branch in Austin. In addition to completing a Pediatric Gastroenterology fellowship at UT Southwestern, Dr. Aqul finished a specialty fellowship in Hepatology and Liver Transplant at Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital.

Education and Training

Medical School
Cairo University Faculty of Medicine (1998)
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School (2008), Pediatrics
Boston Children's Hospital (2013), Pediatrics Transplant Medicine
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2011), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Gastroenterology
  • Research Interests

    • Biliary Atresia
    • Cholestatic liver disease
    • Cholesterol metabolism
    • Clinical pathways
    • Lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (Wolman's disease)
    • Niemann-Pick type C disease
    • Quality improvement
    • Viral etiology of fulminant hepatic failure
  • Publications

    • Correlation of Transient Elastography With Severity of Cystic Fibrosis Related Liver Disease. Aqul A, Jonas MM, Harney S, Raza R, Sawicki GS, Mitchell PD, Fawaz R Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 2016 Oct
    • Hepatic entrapment of esterified cholesterol drives continual expansion of whole-body sterol pool in lysosomal acid lipase-deficient mice. Aqul A, Lopez AM, Posey KS, Taylor AM, Repa JJ, Burns DK, Turley SD American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology 2014 Aug
  • Professional Activities

    • American Medical Association (2011)
    • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (2008)
    • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) (2012)
    • American Society of Transplantation (AST) (2012-2014)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (2005)
  • Awards and Honors

    • Featured Article - Journal of Neuroscience, June Issue (2011)
    • One of Best Five Abstracts - 2nd Annual Sr. Fellow Research Conference (2011)
    • Outstanding Resident Award (2007)
    • Ranked 4th in Class of 800 -Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt (1997)

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