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Dr. Tugrul Purnak, MD

Gastroenterology

Transplant Hepatology

Dr. Tugrul Purnak is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at McGovern Medical School. He earned his medical degree from Ankara University in Ankara, Turkey. He then completed an internal medicine residency at Hacettepe University Medical School in Ankara and a fellowship in gastroenterolog...

Dr. Tugrul Purnak is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at McGovern Medical School. He earned his medical degree from Ankara University in Ankara, Turkey. He then completed an internal medicine residency at Hacettepe University Medical School in Ankara and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital.

After receiving additional training in endoscopic retrograde holangiopancreatography (ERCP) at Indiana University Medical School in Indianapolis, Ind., Dr. Purnak developed and refined his interest in the evaluation and management of liver disorders. He has a special interest in autoimmune disorders, specifically autoimmune hepatitis and autoimmune biliary diseases such as primary biliary cholangiopathy and chronic sclerosing cholangitis.

Dr. Purnak’s research interests lie in the medical management and diagnosis of patients with these and other chronic liver disorders, and he is a key faculty member of the transplant hepatology service. He is an active participant in multiple gastroenterological societies and has been involved in various leadership roles during his medical education and training. Dr. Purnak is currently a fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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Locations and Appointments

Call to make an appointment (713) 704-3450

Meet the Provider

Specialties
  • Gastroenterology
  • Transplant Hepatology
Medical Education

Ankara University Medical School-Records 2001

Languages Spoken
  • Turkish
  • English
Fellowship

Ankara University Medical School-Records 2011, Indiana University School of Medicine 2016, Oslo University Hospital 2017

Affiliated Centers
  • Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
Gender

Male

Internship & Residency

Ankara University Medical School-Records 2002, Hacettepe University 2007

PCP Number

110000039000

Clinical Interests
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Hepatology
  • Transplant Hepatology
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Cities Served

Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City

Zip Codes Served

77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77008, 77009, 77010, ...

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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Providers
  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna Most Benefit Plans
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Cigna Most Benefit Plans
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna Healthspring Star Plus MMP
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health Workers Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana Most Benefit Plans
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Molina StarStar Plus
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Workers Comp
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • United Healthcare Most Benefit Plans
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • Wellcare
  • WELLCARE TEXAN PLUS
  • WorkLink Workers Comp

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