Khalil N. Bitar, Ph.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Khalil N. Bitar, Ph.D.


Contact Information

Department: 336-716-2011


Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Amer Univ of Beirut School of Medicine-Lebanon , 1976
  • B.S., Amer Univ of Beirut School of Medicine-Lebanon , 1968
  • M.B.A., University of Michigan/Ann Arbor , 2009


  • Am Assn Of Advancement Of Scie
  • Am Federation Of Clinical Rese
  • Am Gastroenterological Assn
  • Am Motility Society
  • Am Physiological Society
Khalil N. Bitar, Ph.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Khalil N. Bitar, Ph.D.

Professor, Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Sticht Center on Aging
Physiology & Pharmacology

Research Interests

aging, biotechnology, cell growth, differentiation,d, degenerative disorders, diabetes, engineering/bioengineering

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-2011


Recent Publications

Zakhem E, Raghavan S, Bitar KN. Neo-innervation of a bioengineered intestinal smooth muscle construct around chitosan scaffold. Biomaterials. 2014;35(6):1882-1889.

Orlando G, Bendala JD, Shupe T, Bergman C, Bitar KN, Booth C, Carbone M, Koch KL, Lerut JP, Neuberger JM, Petersen B, Ricordi C, Atala A, Stratta RJ, Soker S. Cell and organ bioengineering technology as applied to gastrointestinal diseases. Gut. 2013;62(5):774-786.

Bitar KN, Zakhem E. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine as applied to the gastrointestinal tract. Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2013;24(5):909-915.

Bitar KN, Raghavan S. Intestinal tissue engineering: current concepts and future vision of regenerative medicine in the gut. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2012;24(1):7-19.

Zakhem E, Raghavan S, Gilmont RR, Bitar KN. Chitosan-based scaffolds for the support of smooth muscle constructs in intestinal tissue engineering. Biomaterials. 2012;33(19):4810-4817.

Bitar KN. Artificial anal sphincter: a biologic plausibility [abstract]. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2012;24(Suppl 2):5.

Koch KL, Bitar KN, Fortunato JE. Tissue engineering for neuromuscular disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. World J Gastroenterol. 2012;18(47):6918-6925.

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