Dr. Amir Butt

Executive Director (AIMSpk)


ABIM (2006):
American Board of Internal Medicine

ABIM subspecialty (2010):
American Board of Medical Specialties
– Gastroenterology

ABIM (2016):
American Board of Internal Medicine

Contact information:
Section of Gastroenterology,
Department of Medicine,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and
Research Centre,
P. O. Box 3354, Riyadh 11211,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Mobile: +966 59 044-0667

Current position:
Director IBD Program
Consultant Gastroenterology & Hepatology

  • Internal Medicine residency (2003-2006)
    Chief Resident (2006-2007)
    Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship (2007-2010)
    Chief Fellow
    The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Medical Director, Pancreas and Biliary Service
    Assistant Professor (2010-2014)
    East Carolina University, North Carolina, USA


Dr. Butt’s clinical interests include Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Peptic ulcer disease, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Colorectal Cancer diagnosis, Celiac disease, Pancreatic and Liver transplant, and Advanced Endoscopy (ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound).

He has been actively involved in the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows in training both in the USA and Saudi Arabia and is currently the examiner of the Saudi Gastroenterology Fellowship final examination.

Dr. Butt has been the speaker for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). In addition, he has been a regularly invited speaker to several international and national conferences. He has organized and chaired national and international workshops on Advanced Endoscopy. He is also involved in various hospital committees.

Dr. Butt has presented and published on Hepatitis C, advanced therapeutic endoscopy, and pancreatic transplant.

His current research topics include:

  • Endoscopic predictors of pancreas rejection after transplantation
  • Endoscopic therapy for weight loss
  • Stretta for persistent reflux