About Dr. Halim Charbel – Non-Surgical Endoscopic Weight Loss Specialist
Dr. Charbel was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. He received his medical degree in 2002 from the Saint Joseph’s University School of Medicine in Beirut, Lebanon. He completed his internal medicine residency in 2006. Dr. Charbel finished his gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition fellowship in 2009 at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC.
Additionally, Dr. Charbel gained expertise in advanced endoscopic procedures, such as endoluminal stenting, endoscopic mucosal resection, and endoscopic ultrasound. He published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented scientific posters at national gastroenterology meetings.
Gastroenterology Medical Practice History:
After his fellowship, Dr. Charbel joined the Peninsula Regional Medical Group on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where he established Peninsula Regional Gastroenterology Medicine.
He successfully built a GI practice and became the Director of Gastroenterology of the Peninsula Regional Medical Group and the Medical Director of the Peninsula Surgery Center.
Dr. Charbel also enjoyed teaching and interacting with healthcare providers in training. He joined the University Of Maryland on the Eastern Shore as a Clinical Instructor of Gastroenterology for the Physician Assistant program and welcomed trainees to rotate in his practice.
In 2017, Dr. Charbel moved to Montgomery County and established Digestive Care Specialists, with the goal of providing comprehensive and high-quality gastrointestinal care to the community. He plans to continue his multidisciplinary approach to digestive health by working closely with established treating physicians and other healthcare providers.
In 2019, Dr. Charbel established The Silhouette Clinic to provide a comprehensive approach to the treatment of obesity. He offers the latest minimally-invasive endobariatric procedures such as the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG), the Orbera and Spatz3 balloons, as well as endoscopic bariatric revision of gastric bypass and gastric sleeve. He built a team of professionals who provide the patients with the support they need through their weight loss journey. The practice quickly became one of the top endobariatric centers and patients travel from all over the country to get their weigth loss procedures at The Silhouette Clinic.
Gastroenterology and Obesity Medicine Certifications & Memberships
Dr. Charbel is Board certified in gastroenterology and in obesity medicine. He is an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the Obesity Medicine Association, and the Association of Bariatric Endoscopy. He specializes in gastroenterology, and obesity medicine and his areas of interest include endoscopic weight loss procedures, treatment of obesity, reflux disease, pancreatic diseases, and the endoscopic evaluation and management of gastrointestinal cancers.
During his free time, Dr. Charbel enjoys traveling, hiking, and running. He has run several half-marathons and full marathons, including the Marine Corps Marathon.