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M. Samer Ammar, MD

M. Samer Ammar, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Dr. Ammar grew up dreaming about being a physician. Hard work made that dream come true. Going through years of medical school, it had become clear that Dr. Ammar is passionate about caring for children. The digestive system and its accessories fascinate Dr. Ammar. When it comes to caring for children with gastrointestinal disorders, TriStar Children Hospital and Dr. Ammar share their philosophy and dedication. Dr. Ammar earned his medical degree abroad. He did general pediatric training at Louisianan State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport and Gastrointestinal training at Riley Children’s Hospital, Indiana University, Indianapolis. Dr. Ammar has served children with gastrointestinal problems in the states of Michigan and Illinois and most recently in East Tennessee. Dr. Ammar is an American board certified gastroenterologist with 15 years experience. Dr. Ammar is married and has four beautiful children. Outside work, Dr. Ammar enjoys biking, listening to country music and building friendships with people of different background and cultures.
Care Philosophy

Kids are the most delicate creatures on earth. Sickness is an unusual circumstance. Providing hope and care and aiming for the cure of gastrointestinal diseases can be better achieved through a family centered approach.

Aetna

Amerigroup

Blue Cross Blue Shield - Tennessee

Bluecare

Bluegrass Family Health

Cigna

First Health/Coventry

Healthspring

Humana

Choice Care

Medicaid of Tennessee

NovaNet

Olympus

PHCS Multiplan

Prime Health

Medicare

Sedgwick/Occunet

Tricare Prime South

Tricare Standard South

USA MCO

United Healthcare

Abdominal Pain

Acid Reflux

Celiac Disease

Colitis

Colonoscopy

Diarrhea

Endoscopy

Esophagitis

Failure to Thrive - FTT

Feeding Disorders

Irritable Bowel Syndrome - IBS

Liver Disease

Pancreatic Disease

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology - Primary - Board Certified
  • Gender: Male
  • Graduate Degree: Damascus University Faculty of Medicine - 1991
  • Internship: Louisiana State University Medical Center - Shreveport - 1997
  • Residency: Louisiana State University Medical Center - Shreveport - 1999
  • Fellowship: Riley Hospital for Children - 2002
  • English
  • The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial