Heba Iskandar, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine


Emory Healthcare clinical profile

Dr. Iskandar is Assistant Professor in the Division of Digestive Diseases. She has a strong clinical interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Her research focuses on the social and psychological facets of IBD and improving quality of life in IBD patients. She is interested in treatment of functional gastrointestinal symptoms and characterization of sleep disorders in IBD, a project for which she received a clinical research grant from the American College of Gastroenterology.

Her current work is focused on medication adherence, health disparities, and health literacy in IBD. She has a strong interest in quality improvement, with prior studies involving following colonoscopy interval guidelines and rates of celiac testing. Dr. Iskandar is also starting a clinical trials program for IBD patients who have failed other therapies and has an ongoing clinical registry for all IBD patients seen in the clinic.

Dr. Iskandar completed her medical school training and gastroenterology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, where she also completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation. She completed her internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is a member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Research Alliance and the local Medical Advisory Committee for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

When not at work, Dr. Iskandar enjoys traveling with her husband, Basil, swimming, and hiking. 

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