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Language(s) Spoken

English; Spanish

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

August 2016

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​​​​Professional Backgr​​ound 

Dr. Dakik began his medical training in Houston, Texas at Baylor College of Medicine where he cultivated an interest in disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Subsequently, he pursued residency training at Duke University where he found his academic home. He continued at Duke for fellowship training where he developed a special interest in the management of inflammatory disorders of the GI tract such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Dakik served as the Assistant Chief at Duke University in 2012.​

Professional As​​​sociations 

Dr. Dakik is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association.

Hobbies and Int​​erests

Dr. Dakik enjoys woodworking in his small garage shop. He also enjoys playing basketball, football and racquetball. Most importantly, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. 

Fun F​acts

Dr. Dakik’s favorite actor is Daniel Day Lewis and his favorite book is “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway. His favorite historical figure is Thomas Edison. His favorite superhero is Aquaman because he gets to live in the ocean.​

​I believe that the role of the physician is to provide compassionate and comprehensive guidance to patients about their medical problems, as well as to serve as an advocate for patients by working closely with them through their illness together.


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Awards & Recognitions

  • ​​Awarded position of Assistant Chief Resident at Duke University Hospital 2012-2013 academic year. 
  • Appleseed Resident Teaching Award 2013
  • Graduated with Honors from Baylor College of Medicine
  • Graduation with high honors in Biochemistry (2005)
  • Honorable mention at Honors Day Ceremony at The University of Texas at Austin (2003)


  • “The Diagnostic Yield of Endoscopic Evaluation in Patients with Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Left Ventricular Assist Devices.” Dakik HK, McGhan A, Patel CB, Chui ST, Chow SC, Wild DM. Dig Dis Sci. 2016 Jan 25.
  • “Management of occluded self-expandable metallic stents in patients with malignant biliary obstruction: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Shah T, Desai S, Haque M, Dakik HK, Fisher D. Digestive Disease & Science. Nov 2012; 57(11): 2765–2773.
  • “The use of GTX as second-line and later chemotherapy for metastatic pancreatic cancer: A retrospective analysis.” Dakik HK, Moskovic DJ, Carlson PJ, Tamm EP, Qiao W, Wolff RA, Abbruzzese JL, Fogelman DR. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2012 Feb;69(2):425-30. Epub 2011 Aug 18.
  • “The Quantitative ADAM Questionnaire: A new tool in quantifying the severity of hypogonadism.” Mohamed O, Freundlich RE, Dakik HK, Grober ED, Najari B, Lipshultz LI, Khera M. International Journal of Impotency Research. 2010 Jan-Feb;22(1):20-4.​