Lara Dakhoul

Lara Dakhoul, M.D., M.S.C.R.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 273-9474
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About Lara Dakhoul

As assistant professor of medicine in the University of Florida Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, I strive to meet my patients with compassion. My goal as a physician is to prioritize listening, addressing and answering my patients’ concerns in each interaction. I am board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. My decision to pursue medicine was influenced by my family line of inflammatory bowel diseases. Eventually, it drove my curiosity into my subspecialty of gastroenterology. My clinical interest includes endoscopy, general GI, general hepatology and IBD. I treat patients for a wide range of conditions related to these interests.

I received my medical degree from Lebanese University in Lebanon, where I also completed my Internal Medicine internship. Thereafter, I completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois. I dedicated two years to clinical research at Indiana University. During this time, I also obtained my Master of Science in Clinical Research from Indiana University School of Medicine. Subsequently, I completed my gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at Indiana University.

Currently, I am a member of the Florida Gastroenterologic Society, American Society for Gastroenterological Endoscopy, American Gastroenterological Association, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American College of Gastroenterology, American Medical Association and American College of Physicians.

When not treating my patients at UF Health Digestive Disease Specialists, I enjoy staying active by hiking, swimming and traveling.


Poster Presidential Award
2017 · WCOG
Award for excellence for the outstanding achievement in quality and patient safety
2016 · Advocate Christ Medical Center
Resident Award for excellence in scholarly activity
2016 · Advocate Christ Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

  • Gastroenterology
Areas of Interest
  • Endoscopy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • General GI
  • General Hepatology
  • inflammatory bowel disease


Changing Trends of Cirrhotic and Noncirrhotic Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the Era of Directly-Acting Antiviral Agents.
Clinical and translational gastroenterology. 12(11) [DOI] 10.14309/ctg.0000000000000420. [PMID] 34730559.
Comorbidity Burden May Be Associated with Increased Mortality in Patients with Severe Acute Liver Injury Referred for Liver Transplantation.
Annals of transplantation. 25 [DOI] 10.12659/AOT.926453. [PMID] 33139688.
Distinctive Features and Outcomes of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients With Alcohol-Related Liver Disease: A US Multicenter Study.
Clinical and translational gastroenterology. 11(3) [DOI] 10.14309/ctg.0000000000000139. [PMID] 32352723.
Gender Matters: Characteristics of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Women From a Large, Multicenter Study in the United States.
The American journal of gastroenterology. 115(9):1486-1495 [DOI] 10.14309/ajg.0000000000000643. [PMID] 32453046.
Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Hispanic Patients: Trends and Outcomes in a Large United States Cohort.
Hepatology communications. 4(11):1708-1716 [DOI] 10.1002/hep4.1575. [PMID] 33163839.
Significant Medical Comorbidities Are Associated With Lower Causality Scores in Patients Presenting With Suspected Drug-Induced Liver Injury.
Clinical and translational gastroenterology. 11(4) [DOI] 10.14309/ctg.0000000000000141. [PMID] 32251016.
Characteristics, aetiologies and trends of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients without cirrhosis: a United States multicentre study.
Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics. 50(7):809-821 [DOI] 10.1111/apt.15464. [PMID] 31475372.
Older Age and Disease Duration Are Highly Associated with Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients with Autoimmune Hepatitis.
Digestive diseases and sciences. 64(6):1705-1710 [DOI] 10.1007/s10620-018-5441-5. [PMID] 30617453.
Racial Disparities in Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Are Not Explained by Differences in Comorbidities, Liver Disease Severity, or Tumor Burden.
Hepatology communications. 3(1):52-62 [DOI] 10.1002/hep4.1277. [PMID] 30619994.
Drug-induced chronic liver injury.
Journal of hepatology. 69(1):248-250 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jhep.2018.01.001. [PMID] 29598958.
Heavy Consumption of Alcohol is Not Associated With Worse Outcomes in Patients With Idiosyncratic Drug-induced Liver Injury Compared to Non-Drinkers.
Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 16(5):722-729.e2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.12.036. [PMID] 29306044.
Causality Assessment for Suspected Drug-Induced Liver Injury in Patients With Underlying Chronic Liver Disease.
Clinical liver disease. 9(3):63-65 [DOI] 10.1002/cld.619. [PMID] 30992960.
The Quality of Care for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.
Digestive diseases and sciences. 62(3):569-576 [DOI] 10.1007/s10620-016-4409-6. [PMID] 28028689.
Sterile Seroma after Drainage of Purulent Muscle Abscess in Crohn’s Disease: Two Cases.
Case reports in gastrointestinal medicine. 2016 [DOI] 10.1155/2016/1516364. [PMID] 27529038.
Amyloidosis presenting as a colonic mass. A case report.
International journal of colorectal disease. 30(2) [DOI] 10.1007/s00384-014-1988-6. [PMID] 25139368.
Carotid Stump Syndrome: Case Report and Endovascular Treatment.
Journal of investigative medicine high impact case reports. 2(3) [DOI] 10.1177/2324709614548796. [PMID] 26425620.


Master of Science in Clinical Research
2018 · Indiana University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
2006-2012 · Lebanese University

Contact Details

(352) 273-9474
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100214