Wesam M. Frandah, MD

Associate Professor


Clinical Interests



Dr. Frandah brings to Marshall Health intensive research outcomes related to current gastroenterological disorders. His extensive training in diverse endoscopic procedures such as endoscopic radiological invasive procedures, endoscopic removal of gastointestinal polyps and tumors, as well as inpatient and outpatient services serve the needs of our patient community. He sees adult patients and specializes in gastroenterology, pancreatic biliary disorders, complex interventional endoscopy and advanced therapeutic procedures including ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, TIF, luminal stenting, POEM and endoscopic tissue resection.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Al-Fateh University School of Medicine (Tripoli, Libya)
  • Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Internal Medicine (Lubbock, Texas)
  • Fellowship: University of Kentucky - Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Fellowship: Center for Interventional Endoscopy - Advanced Endoscopy (Orlando, Fla.)

Honors & Memberships

  • Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Member, American Gastroenterology Association
  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Member, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Libyan Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology


  • Certified: ALS
  • Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty certification in Gastroenterology

Additional Languages

  • Arabic

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Joseph Simmons , Ahmed Sherif , Jason Mader , Saba Altarawneh , Mehiar El-Hamdani , Wesam Frandah. 2022. Closure of recurrent colovaginal fistulas using AMPLATZER occluder device BMJ Open Gastroenterol 2022 Jun;9(1):e000921
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AlTarawneh S, Obeidat Y, Sherif A, Shweihat Y, Frandah W. 2022. A Complicated Parenchymal-Esophageal Fistula in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Cureus. 2022 3 22;14(2):e22149.
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Yasmeen Obeidat, Saba Altarawneh, Joseph Simmons, Prabin Sharma, Rodrigo Aguilar, Ahmed Sherif, Wesam Frandah. 2022. THE OUTCOMES OF PERCUTANEOUS VERSUS ENDOSCOPIC BILIARY DRAINAGE IN PATIENTS WITH LIVER CIRRHOSIS: A NATIONWIDE INPATIENT SAMPLE STUDY Gastroenterology 162 (7), S-752

Saba Altarawneh, Yasmeen Obeidat, Prabin Sharma, Rodrigo Aguilar, Ahmed Sherif, Wesam Frandah. 2022. THE OUTCOMES OF PERCUTANEOUS VERSUS ENDOSCOPIC DRAINAGE IN PATENTS WITH HILAR CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA: A NATIONWIDE SAMPLE STUDY Gastroenterology 162 (7), S-752

Saad Emhmed Ali, Avinash Bhakta, Robert-Marlo Bautista, Ahmed Sherif, Wesam Frandah. 2022. Endoscopic stricturotomy with pulsed argon plasma and balloon dilation for refractory benign colorectal strictures: a case series Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2022;7:32

Onyinye Ugonaboa, b, Mujtaba Mohameda , Wesam Frandaha , Ahmed Sherif. 2022. Two Patients With Difficulty in Swallowing due to Dysphagia Lusoria J Med Cases. 2022;000(000):000-000

Mujtaba Mohamed, Wesam Frandah. 2021. Severe Acute Liver Injury From Post-Partum HELLP Syndrome/Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy Overlap Improved With Plasmapheresis Official journal of the American College of Gastroenterology| ACG 116, S1120

Saba Altarawneh, Wesam Frandah, Eva Tackett, Mohamed Suliman, Yasmeen Obeidat, Ahmed M Sherif. 2021. Mystery Bleed: A Case Report of a Rectal Dieulafoy Lesion Official journal of the American College of Gastroenterology| ACG 116, S1001-S1002

Obeidat Y, Simmons J, AlTarawneh S, Sigdel S, Frandah W, Saunders E. 2021. A Benign Ulcerating Gastric Mass Presenting as Acute Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. Cureus. 2021 8 3;13(6):e15954.
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Obeidat Y, Singh D, AlTarawneh S, Simmons J, Elghezewi A, Patton-Tackett E, Frandah W. 2021. Ascending Cholangitis Caused by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Species in a Patient With Cystic Fibrosis. Cureus. 2021 9 16;13(8):e17045.
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Frandah WM, Fiore N, Sherif M, Emhmed Ali S, Sherif AM. 2020. Endoscopic diagnosis and management of chronic relapsing pancreatitis due to eroded embolization coils. Endoscopy. 2020 5 13;52(12):E448-E449.
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Tripathi N, Mardini H, Koirala N, Raissi D, Emhmed Ali SM, Frandah WM. 2020. Assessing the utility, findings, and outcomes of percutaneous transhepatic cholangioscopy with SpyglassTM Direct visualization system: a case series. Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 3 20;5:12.
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Ali SE, Benrajab K, Mardini H, Su L, Gabr M, Frandah WM. 2019. Anchoring lumen-apposing metal stent with coaxial plastic stent for endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage of pancreatic fluid collections: any benefit? Ann Gastroenterol. 2019 11 9;32(6):620-625.
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Emhmed Ali S, Akanbi O, Godman M, Soliman M, Frandah WM, Benrajab K. 2019. A challenging case of spontaneous bacterial empyema in a cirrhotic patient. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2019 9 19;9(4):322-324.
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Anand R, Ali SE, Raissi D, Frandah WM. 2019. Duodenal variceal bleeding with large spontaneous portosystemic shunt treated with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt and embolization: A case report. World J Radiol. 2019 9 17;11(8):110-115.
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Emhmed Ali S, Frandah WM, Su L, Fielding C, Mardini H. 2019. Should a fully covered self-expandable biliary metal stent be anchored with a double-pigtail plastic stent? A retrospective study. World J Gastrointest Endosc. 2019 6 18;11(5):365-372.
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Kapoor H, Issa M, Winkler MA, Nair RT, Wesam F, Ganesh H. 2019. The augmented role of pancreatic imaging in the era of endoscopic necrosectomy: an illustrative and pictorial review. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019 6 15;45(5):1534-1549.
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Ali S, Chaar A, Frandah W, Altoos R, Sattar Z, Hasan M. 2018. Exploring the Excluded Stomach: A Case Series of Novel Endoscopic Techniques to Diagnose Gastric Cancer in the Excluded Stomach After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery. Cureus. 2018 8 23;10(6):e2825.
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Emhmed Ali S, Mardini H, Salih M, Krohmer SJ, Frandah WM. 2017. Restoration of Completely Transected Common Bile Duct Continuity Using Single Operator Cholangioscopy. ACG Case Rep J. 2017 10 19;4:e111.
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Frandah W, Siddiqui S, Navaneethan U, Chaar A, Hawes RH, Varadarajulu S, Hasan MK. 2017. Unusual cause of hemobilia. Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 8 10;84(1):182.
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Fielding CM, Frandah W, Krohmer S, Flomenhoft D. 2016. Superior mesenteric artery-duodenal fistula secondary to a gunshot wound. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2016 1 2;29(1):30-2.
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Bang JY, Hasan MK, Navaneethan U, Sutton B, Frandah W, Siddique S, Hawes RH, Varadarajulu S. 2016. Lumen-apposing metal stents for drainage of pancreatic fluid collections: When and for whom? Dig Endosc. 2016 5 21;29(1):83-90.
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Frandah W, Colmer-Hamood J, Nugent K, Raj R. 2014. Patterns of use of prophylaxis for stress-related mucosal disease in patients admitted to the intensive care unit. J Intensive Care Med. 2014 11 13;29(2):96-103.
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Mojazi Amiri H, Frandah W, Colmer-Hamood J, Raj R, Nugent K. 2014. Risk factors of Candida colonization in the oropharynx of patients admitted to an intensive care unit. J Mycol Med. 2014 4 5;22(4):301-7.
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Frandah W, Colmer-Hamood J, Mojazi Amiri H, Raj R, Nugent K. 2013. Oropharyngeal flora in patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit: clinical factors and acid suppressive therapy. J Med Microbiol. 2013 6 14;62(Pt 5):778-784.
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Islam S, Cevik C, Madonna R, Frandah W, Islam E, Islam S, Nugent K. 2013. Left ventricular assist devices and gastrointestinal bleeding: a narrative review of case reports and case series. Clin Cardiol. 2013 10 1;36(4):190-200.
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Sherif KA, Frandah W, Graham S, Phy M. 2013. Hepatocellular carcinoma as unusual cause for paraplegia. J Clin Oncol. 2013 3 5;30(31):e303-5.
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